Thankyou for the headline, Mr Fudd.
This post assumes that the insurance company will approve the claim on the Viggen….
As all Viggen owners know, the standard 17″ wheels are notoriously soft. If mine’s going to be fixed, it’s going to need at least two new wheels, which means that all four would need to be repainted in order to get the same finish.
I’m thinking it might be worthwhile to ditch the soft standard Viggen wheels and slap on these 17″ rollers from the 9-3 Aero.
These have always been one of my favourite Saab wheels, so it’d be a pleasure to see them on the Viggen.
My other thought was to get some of those 18″ Hirsch six spokes, but I’m not sure I’ll have a budget that extends that far, nor am I aware at this point whether I can even order the Hirsch wheels as Saab Oz still doesn’t have a working relationship with Hirsch.
Maybe this’d be a good time for them to start?
I knew these were in the archives somewhere, but didn’t have the time to look. Thankfully, it’s a case of SAB to the rescue.
SAB (a 9-3 Aero and C900 owner in Melbourne) recently tried on some of those Hirsch 18″ rims for a bit of fun. You can see a bunch of photos here, but below’s a good shot of the Hirsch wheels on his 9-3.
I can’t see them on the Hirsch site, but I’ve just noted that Elkparts sells a 17″ version of the Hirsch six spoke rim. The genuine Hirsch product, I take it.
It’s a tad cheaper than the 18″ and would also mean that the tyres would be cheaper, too. Weighs in at only 9.2 kilos per rim but they’re 50% stronger.