Wish I'd known 9-7x wheels started at 18"

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Reprise, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. Reprise

    Reprise Silver Supporter

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    Currently rolling with new Firestones on 17" N77 wheels, which I've never really liked. I especially hate how the aftermarket center caps fly off with abandon. Need to hit a pick-a-part one of these days, I suppose.

    Look fairly regularly on my local CL for other options, and whenever I come across wheels from a 9-7x, I invariably like them. Found a set yesterday in a style I'd not seen before that was marked as 17", and agreed on a price for them - thought I was set to pick them up today. Then I found out that the ad was wrong, and there's no stock 9-7x wheel smaller than an 18" :Banghead:

    At least I found that out yesterday before I drove 60+ miles to get the wheels.
     
  2. Mooseman

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    Even I thought the ones on the I6 version of the 9-7x were 17". Different style but not size. They're all 18" except the Aero which is 20".
     
  3. mfnman88

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    My I6 Saab came with 18s, the SS brakes, and the "horizontal hole" swaybar shared with the Envoy Denali even though its listed wrong on every major auto parts store website. Probably more I haven't found yet. I'm guessing Saab requested the "best" of every option be put on their vehicles when they agreed to slap thier badge on the trailblazer. lol
     
  4. HARDTRAILZ

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    What year? I think the swaybar is only affected by year, not model.
     
  5. mfnman88

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    2008. It's possible someone switched it out before I bought it. I not original owner. as far as wheels and brakes go though I know for sure the stock are 18" and the bigger SS rotors. 135mm if memory serves
     
  6. HARDTRAILZ

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    all 2008 have those sway bar links.
     
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  7. mfnman88

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    Is that all trailvoys or just certain models. AutoZone and orielys computers only show this style when you lookup the Yukon Denali
     
  8. HARDTRAILZ

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    All of them. Parts stores are horrible places to try and get accurate info. Far better to just give them a part number so they can't screw up. Well---it lessens their chances to screw up but they still manage.
     
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  9. Martyelzz4

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    Well, the Rotors on my 2008 Saab 5.3i are 12.80" which seems to be 325.12 mm according to the Microsoft calculator/converter function.
     
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  10. mfnman88

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    I spent 30 min at a store a couple days ago. went through 4 registers and 2 managers before they broke my points card and gave me a 20$ discount for my hassles
     
  11. HARDTRAILZ

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    "The engineering of the 9-7x included a lower ride height of 1 inch, updated bushings and dampers, quicker steering, Additional braces between the cross members and frame, Firmer springs and shocks, Larger front anti-roll bars, Larger brakes, Specific Dunlop tires and a Limited-slip differential"

    Seems to be some of the SS stuff standard on them...the height, steering ratio, roll bars and brakes.
     
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  12. mfnman88

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    Awesome. thanks for the info

    @Martyelzz4
    You sir are correct. I don't know what I was thinking typing 135mm. That's like the diameter of a can of beans.
    The large Rotors are 324.9mm (2nd picture HERE)
    and normal Rotors are 305mm (2nd picture HERE)
     
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