Welcome to the world of Saab ! Register
Results 1 to 9 of 9
  1. #1
    Saab Nut Brad Lauzze's Avatar
    Join Date
    17 Aug 2011
    Location
    Honeoye Falls, NY
    Posts
    395
    Saab(s)
    2011 9-3 Aero XWD Performance by Hirsch
    Thumbs Up:   1

    Installed BBS RK1 wheels on the '04...

    More pictures to come, but anyways it was a nice enough day so I decided to pull the BBS wheels/tires out from behind the garage, clean them up and test fit them on the Aero wagon. Wasn't really sure at first but the longer they are on the car, the more they sort of grow on me. Initially, I was put off at the fact that visually, they don't appear as large as the '04/'05 5-spokes. Anyways, thoughts/comments are open and welcome:

    Name:  04bbs.jpg
Views: 1437
Size:  37.4 KB

    0 Not allowed!
    2011 Saab 9-3 Aero XWD Performance by Hirsch "Wolffe"

  2. #2
    mdb99@bellsouth.net
    Oh! I Get It Now Mike Brennan's Avatar
    Join Date
    21 Aug 2010
    Location
    Williamsburg, Va. and Cedar RIver Mi.
    Posts
    634
    Saab(s)
    01 95 Aero and Wagon, 09 93 Combi and an 08 95 Combi
    Thumbs Up:   13
    My 01 Aero came with BBS RK II's which are worth about half what I paid for the car. They are hard to clean if you need to detail your car and the finish is not as durable as it should be, but are a good looking wheel. I did move over to high quality brake pads so now I have no dust at all so they stay pretty good. I did put a coat of wax on them which always helps with cleaning/

    0 Not allowed!

  3. #3
    Frank
    Administrator nordwulf's Avatar
    Join Date
    30 Jul 2010
    Location
    USA - Netherlands
    Posts
    7,875
    Saab(s)
    previous: 2006 9-3, 2001-06 9-5, 2011 9-4X
    Thumbs Up:   132
    I had Rial Nogaro wheels on my 9-3 and they also looked smaller than the original 5-spoke Aero wheels. The spokes go all the way to the edge of the rim (same with the 9-3 Aero 5-spokes) so I think that's why they appear larger than other wheels. I think those BBS wheels look very nice on the 9-5. Something different and still not too flashy.

    0 Not allowed!

  4. #4
    Saab Nut Brad Lauzze's Avatar
    Join Date
    17 Aug 2011
    Location
    Honeoye Falls, NY
    Posts
    395
    Saab(s)
    2011 9-3 Aero XWD Performance by Hirsch
    Thumbs Up:   1
    The longer I leave them on the car, the more I like them. I agree with you Mike on the RK2s, they are a nice wheel but durability is seriously lacking. I had two or three customers who had them on '00/'01 Aeros and they never took care of them, so the polished lip corroded out, clear coat flaked off and ended up looking awful.

    0 Not allowed!
    2011 Saab 9-3 Aero XWD Performance by Hirsch "Wolffe"

  5. #5

    Join Date
    31 Jul 2012
    Posts
    1
    Thumbs Up:   0
    Love your wagon! Do you have better pictures?

    0 Not allowed!

  6. #6
    Saab Nut Brad Lauzze's Avatar
    Join Date
    17 Aug 2011
    Location
    Honeoye Falls, NY
    Posts
    395
    Saab(s)
    2011 9-3 Aero XWD Performance by Hirsch
    Thumbs Up:   1
    Thanks, you can see more pictures in the garage section. There are a few shots with the new 18" wheels fitted.

    0 Not allowed!

  7. #7
    Saab Enthusiast
    Join Date
    01 Aug 2010
    Location
    Colorado/Iraq
    Posts
    193
    Saab(s)
    06' 9-5 Sportcombi, 06' Sport Sedan
    Thumbs Up:   6
    I think they look great on your car!!!

    I want to try some on one of my 06' 9-5's to see what they look like, maybe one day it will happen.

    0 Not allowed!

  8. #8
    Frank
    Administrator nordwulf's Avatar
    Join Date
    30 Jul 2010
    Location
    USA - Netherlands
    Posts
    7,875
    Saab(s)
    previous: 2006 9-3, 2001-06 9-5, 2011 9-4X
    Thumbs Up:   132
    These were dealer-installed wheels, right? From what I gathered, they were offered by Saab USA and also appeared in catalogs in the late 90s.

    0 Not allowed!

  9. #9
    Saab Nut Brad Lauzze's Avatar
    Join Date
    17 Aug 2011
    Location
    Honeoye Falls, NY
    Posts
    395
    Saab(s)
    2011 9-3 Aero XWD Performance by Hirsch
    Thumbs Up:   1
    There were a few variants, some that were factory fitted to early '99 9-5 SE with 4-cylinder engines and the more common RK and RK2s fitted at the port before shipping to the dealerships. The "factory" optioned RK wheel was also available for sale in the accessory catalogs from '98-'00 from what I've seen.

    0 Not allowed!
    2011 Saab 9-3 Aero XWD Performance by Hirsch "Wolffe"

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Tapatalk installed
    By nordwulf in forum Administration
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 25 January 2017, 13:57
  2. Installed E-code corner lights on the 2004
    By Brad Lauzze in forum Saab 9-5 (1998-2009)
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 26 February 2016, 04:21
  3. Replies: 11
    Last Post: 04 June 2012, 02:07
  4. just installed another abs module and my TCS is off
    By blackls1ttop in forum Saab 9-5 (1998-2009)
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 01 January 2012, 01:57
  5. Replies: 10
    Last Post: 17 December 2010, 17:11

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
All times are GMT. The time now is 23:33.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 4.2.5
Copyright © 2022 vBulletin Solutions Inc. All rights reserved.