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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:38 pm 
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Car Model: Saab 9-3 Aero
A guy round the corner from me has a set of 16 inch Ronal 5 spokes from an early 9-3 cabriolet. I'm thinking of using winter rubber on them, so 205/215 winter tyres.
Will they fit on my 2005 Aero ok?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:11 pm 
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Car Model: 93 2007 tid vert 93 2000 vert
I've fitted wheels from a 2007 to a 2000 car and vice versa
so you should be ok.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:46 pm 
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Car Model: 9-5 Aero est. 9-3 Carlsson
The early wheels will fit, but they will each sit 8mm further in, so the track is a bit narrower by 16mm overall. Maybe not significant, but the 9-3 does not have much clearance on the inside and you may find that the tyre catches the plastic wheel arch liner on full lock.

If your Aero has the 314mm brakes, the wheels may foul the face of the caliper, and need spacers.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:50 pm 
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Cheers, good to know!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:46 pm 
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Car Model: Saab 9-3 Aero
Quick thought: will Aero brakes fit under 16" rims?


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 9:53 pm 
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On most wheels. Saab call the Aero brakes "16 inch". There may be the odd wheel that doesn't fit. But the 9-3 Aero also got "16 inch plus" brakes in the early days and they almost certainly won't work with 16 inch wheels from an earlier 9-3 or 9-5. They will at least need spacers to clear the face of the caliper,

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