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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 11:53 am 
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Car Model: 95 vector sport
Hi everyone, I'm new to saab's and need some help,

It's time for some new tyers. Currently fitted size is 225/50/17 but upon putting my reg in on the tyer site it brings the car up correctly but says tyer size is 325/45/17. Is this correct? I'll attach a picture of the alloys fitted to the car.

Thanks for any help.
Joe.

The attached picture is not my saab as I could not get the file to attach but this one has the same alloys as.mine fitted.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 5:26 pm 
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Car Model: 2007 Derv Dame Vector Sport
The DE 9-5 generally had 235/45/17 tyres fitted as standard, I have the same age car as yours and have these.
Possibly your alloys are of the older version and would then fit 225/45/17 tyres.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:52 pm 
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OK thanks so basically fit what is on there then? And don't bother with the 235? That's a shame as the 235 are cheaper!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 19, 2017 7:54 pm 
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Oh and I forgot to mention it's a 2006 plate


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:00 pm 
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Car Model: 9-5 Aero Manual 2006
Depends on the alloys you've got fitted, my vector sport 2006 had 225s by my Aero of the same year had 235s


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:15 pm 
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Best thing to do is check the plate inside the passenger door frame, this will tell you what was fitted at factory. Having said that, your alloys may have been swapped at some point.

Mine (2007 vector sport) looks like this:

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:29 pm 
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50 profile on 17" rims is 'wrong' although ive been running them as my winter set for 3 years with no issues. May not work so well on an Aero or anything on lowered suspension. The difference between 225 and 235 width isnt significant.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:05 pm 
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Those same 17" 10 spoke Aero wheels are standard on my car and use 225/45/17's


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Those alloys at 7j wide, so 225/45*17 would have been the fitment

2006 onwards got 7.5j rims which Saab could fir 235/45*17 too, but you don't have those.

Although I fitted 235/45*17 to mine without trouble.

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