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RE: quattro-digest V4 #2513

> Date: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 17:45:51 PDT
> From: "kendriq 87.5gt" <kendriq@hotmail.com>
> Subject: Re: Wheels to 4K from Saab?
> >Subject: Re: Wheels to 4K from Saab?
> >Date: Thu, 16 Jul 98 00:45:52 -0700
> >From: Michael Williams <daserde@ucla.edu>
> >To: "P-O Selander (EUS)" <EUSPOS@am1.ericsson.se>,
> >        "'quattro@coimbra.ans.net'" <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
> >
> >P-O Selander (EUS) decided to speak these words:
> >
> >>All SaaBs from model 99 and up have had 5 lug bolt pattern. 900, 9000
> >>and 9-3 and 9-5 all use 5 -bolt pattern.
> >
> >
> >Actually, this isnt right.  I know for a fact that the 900 up until
> they
> >did the most recent restyling (before they changed it to the 9-3) used
> a
> >4x108 pattern...i looked it up :o)
> >
> >later...
> >
> >
> >Michael Sheridan Williams
>    I know for a fact that the SAAB 99 and SOME 900's have 4 bolt
> patterns.  I'm looking at my '80 99GLi and see 4 lug nuts.  If I still
> had my acessories catalog, I could tell you for sure, but so can the
> Tire Rack.  They have a website with virtually every car (that has been
> imported to the U.S.) listed as to bolt pattern, offset, and o.e.m. tire
> sizes, plus one and sometimes two fittments.  Doesn't help for brake
> clearance though. I suppose a quick check of disk diameter would help,
> but the SAAB tended to have funkey calipers.
> - ----Mark Busse
> 75 100LS {R.I.P.}
> 85 5kS {R.I.P.}
> 80 baas 99GLI {for sale}
> 87.5 "Special Build"CGT -ANSA

I thought this thread was dead  - so I didn't add my $.02 but since it 
isn't I will.

At Mt Washington  Mark Besso out of Conn. -competed with a 85 4Kq.(If 
anybody took a close look in his car they would have noticed the bolt door 
bolsters in the cage since that is his daily driver.)  He was running (I 
think Goodyear tires) mounted on Saab 9000 rims.  I know because I asked 
the guy who was "crew chief" for him (stated he was an Audi certified 
master tech - and I believe him - don't remember his name though).

"Hey those are 9000 rims?"

crew chief said " Yep they bolt right up - no problems. Gotta get a certain 
year though (not after 93 I think)."

End of the day Mark was on his side - swapping rims - putting his street 
tires on and strapping his competition tires onto a portable roof rack. 
(Definitly the drive to work during the week and race on the weekend type 
of guy!)

More options for the 2 Poles 4kq rally car.