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Okay, right now, my dad's 940 rides on 15x6 rims. With a 108mm lug pattern. If 850 rims have the same pattern, then would it be possible to use the same size rims on his 944?
 

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Re: Wheel question, Do 850's fit on 940's? (omega6_virus)

Seems possible to me. Especally if 16" is your new application. 17" may have fender clearance issues depending on the tire profile and width (as this is also an issue with 850s). Correct offset is something like 35mm-42mm (not positive) on an 850, you should look into what it is on your 940. I'm sure an offset spacer can be made for your wheel for proper spacing, the spacers were free on my TSWs.<br>Post pictures after install!!
 

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Re: Wheel question, Do 850's fit on 940's? (Spearzy)

I am pretty sure the offset is different. I will check to be sure though. How'd you get your spacers for free? If I got spacers, would it allow me to go with a wider tread? Thanks.
 

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Re: Wheel question, Do 850's fit on 940's? (omega6_virus)

Well when I bought aftermarket rims I speced them at the shop to fit my car. The spacers just showed up in a bag in one of the rim boxes. The wheel is made to a certain offset and a spacer pushes the rim out ever so slightly for the 850 offset range. Perhapse buying an 850 rim without a spacer (as it was designed with proper offset already for the application) you will likely have to have a spacer fabricated. Although maybe you won't need one. Could be different but within the tolerances. I must say I've never seen a 940 with 850 rims but 850 rims are dear. My mom has a 940 and my dad picked up some aftermarket 15" five spoke rims of some kind. It was affordable and looks good. Myself I wouldn't buy 15"s. Maybe 16", 17"...18" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"><br>I'd go to a car shop or even a tire dealer if they sell rims and ask them to look up the specs, pretend your interested in there product if you have to, doesn't take long. Then shop around and see what screams "That's the one!". <br>For aftermarket stuff surf the net and email the sights that have a wheel your interested. I found a couple places that didn't advertise a fit for volvo in there application guide but actually can and will spec one out for you. Many places get in "blanks", wheels with no bolt pattern drilled in yet, anything is possible with those. I'd stay away from the cheep ones, my TSWs weren't exactly cheep (not OZ expensive though) and they are pretty soft. I've had them repaired once due to a manhole cover I didn't think was as narley as it turned out to be. Course I'm running a 40 profile. OEM rims are at least not as iffy in the metal. But for the price I can buy extra rims of my favorite style (which changes weekly) compared to the expensive OEM stuff which are usually dry and flat looking IMO. I think I'll always opt for steel wheels from the dealer, hopefully they can throw in winter tires! <br>
 

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Re: Wheel question, Do 850's fit on 940's? (Spearzy)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>... the spacers were free on my TSWs.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>How thick were they? If they were really thin, they may have been centering rings. Sometimes a car that uses hubcentric wheels needs a centering ring with aftermarket wheels because the center bore of the wheel is too large in order to accomodate many cars.
 

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Re: Wheel question, Do 850's fit on 940's? (towerymt)

That's a possibility... I was told they were for offset but that makes sense. The side that fit into the the rim was tapered, the side against my hub is flush. I'd say maybe less than 1/4". The taper part fits into the wheel (I test fit it before). So maybe the wheel offset was ok (I have no rubbing) and the guy at the counter was talking out of his wazoo. I guess it helps to ask around. I've heard of a hub centering ring before, I just went by what I was told buy the speed shop that sold it to me. They seemed to know their stuff... can't say for sure. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcrook.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Wheel question, Do 850's fit on 940's? (Spearzy)

As far as I know, the hub size and the bolt pattern on later 850s (some '93s were 4 lug) is the same as every 700/900, but all 740/940s have a 20-25mm offset, 850s/ '95+ 960s/ 70 series etc. have a 43 mm offset, all p2 cars have a 49mm offset. H&R makes a hubcentric adapter to fit the FWD rims to RWD cars. It is a 25mm adapter that bolts to the hub, then you bolt the rim to the adapter.<p>
 

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Re: Wheel question, Do 850's fit on 940's? (quickbrick)

Where can I pick something like that up? And about how much will they cost? Would I be able to fit something like a 17x7 on my 944 with just those adapters?
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Where can I pick something like that up? And about how much will they cost? Would I be able to fit something like a 17x7 on my 944 with just those adapters?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p><A HREF="http://www.gilracing.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.gilracing.com</a> He sells adapters to put FWD wheels (43+mm offset) on a 200/700/900. Also see my links page for a couple more sources of adapters.
 

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Re: Wheel question, Do 850's fit on 940's? (omega6_virus)

Any H&R dealer can get them for you, but as far as I know, H&R doesn't have any in stock (mine have been backordered for some time now). a 17x7 in the 850 offset should fit with the adapters.
 
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