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    Body rub with new wheels

    Just got my 1st SAAB. 2005 Convertible 2L turbo (Vector). Really enjoy the car but have a small problem. The original 5 spoke wheels (with 245 x 45 x 17 tires) were in really bad shape, so I managed to get a set of Aero rims with 235 x 45 x 17 tires. On full lock I'm getting body rub. Would spacers solve this problem? If so, what size (without fouling)?

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    my mistake

    Tires are 45 not 40's.

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    Are the new wheels OEM Saab 9-3 wheels or could they have a different offset?

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    oem

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    Those are Saab 9-5 wheels with an offset of 49mm. Saab 9-3 wheels are 41mm. Spacers probably will fix the problem.

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    Thanks Wulf. You are the Saabmeister!

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