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Good day all; I am torn between the following aftermarket wheels as the price difference is negligible:

OZ superleggera 17*7

BBS RK 17*7

Any thoughts on which might have the upper hand? Anyone have experience with either of these?

Also, I am planning to wrap the chosen ones in Yokohama AVID V4S's. Any advice is appreciated. Thanks much.
 

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Tires are a sound choice. Plenty of other options too. Run a quick search - i think we had a similar discussion last week.

as for the wheels -

you can get the RKs (in Saab branded form, but that's easily remidied by buying new center caps) here:
http://www.genuinesaab.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=55&products_id=385&osCsid=762c4a3d01eabf8f499a6b49e71fdf38

That's probably cheaper than you were expecting...

Only advantage of the OZs vs the BBS is that the OZ weigh less. probably a lb or two per corner. I also like the look a little better, but that's a point of personal preference.
 

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Thanks much for the replies. I had forgotten to mention that I had taken account of the prices of the BBS's on the Saab site and the OZ's on sale over at tirerack.com. Taking shipping and wheel caps into account the difference ended up being only 80.00. Thanks again.
 

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I have seen the BBS (the 17" that come on the 9-2x) for sale at nasioc and I am sure there are Saab sites/forums where they are selling them like crazy from upgrading. Might want to look into get a used set for cheap.
 

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Also -

I've had the privledge of using 16x7 OZ SLs on my last car (a VW Golf TDI) I was really happy with them. Strong as heck, too.
 

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Superleggeras!!!

One pound is a huge difference when you are talking about unsprung weight. Just google in "unsprung weight" and you'll get plenty of reasons why. And the OZs looks much better IMO.
 

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tre36 said:
Superleggeras!!!

One pound is a huge difference when you are talking about unsprung weight. Just google in "unsprung weight" and you'll get plenty of reasons why. And the OZs looks much better IMO.

One pound in the wheels matters some, but I'm thinking that 5-6 lbs. extra in the tire's weight will have even bigger negative impact on unsprung weight & rotational resistance (plus the added weight is further from center compounding the effect)...e.g. the Avon's look attractive, but I can't get by their weight of 29 lbs. (225/50-17). I hope to end up with something ~23-24 lbs. at most...looking for max acceleration.
 

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DOHCammin said:
sirwilliam said:
I have seen the BBS (the 17" that come on the 9-2x) for sale at nasioc and I am sure there are Saab sites/forums where they are selling them like crazy from upgrading. Might want to look into get a used set for cheap.
http://saab92x.com/

these are sexay! http://saab92x.com/viewtopic.php?id=4512
stockers: http://saab92x.com/viewtopic.php?id=3270
I wonder if Saab has more than one 9-2X Aero wheel style. These are the ones that I have sitting in boxes, waiting for tires...

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=891596&highlight=BBS
 

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tre36 said:
Good point FXT22. Forgot to consider the weight of the tires.
...and I just happened to see on the Member's Forum that you have some of the lightest 225/50-17s around @ ~22.5lbs.!

I will probably be getting the same Falken tires :lol:
 
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