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Parts & Accessories for Saabs FOR SALE & WANTED / Luggage Guard
« Last post by Norfolk Jim on Today at 09:20:41 AM »
Morning chaps.

Little while since I was last on here - I'm still trundling along in my Nissan X Trail with now 187k on the clock - can't believe how reliable it has been and still gives me average 45mpg with 221 hp!

Anyway sorting through my loft and I found I still have the luggage space divider for my old 9-3 Aero Sportwagon (The main luggage guard was sold with the car which was a 58 Reg TTiD Aero Est).

It is in excellent condition and I believe fits all 9-3 Sportwagons with the main luggage rack in place - it's even in it's original box! I believe part no 32025546 2006 - 2011.

Looking for 30 + postage?
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The one thing I can say about the Anni alloys, like a lot of the newer Saab alloys that they really do show up scrapes and dirt quite badly.  The ALU45 (Vector) and ALU50 (Aero) seems to fare much better.  M

Really!? Mine are still in pretty good condition (apart from that one with that hidden curb...) I always thought that the Anniversary wheels fared better than many of the more "standard" wheels like the ALU45 and ALU50 which seemed to suffer really badly with bubbling and corrosion! It's one of the reasons I wanted them.
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Perhaps banded steels, painted white, is the way to go!! :)

Were they Wolfrace?
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The one thing I can say about the Anni alloys, like a lot of the newer Saab alloys that they really do show up scrapes and dirt quite badly.  The ALU45 (Vector) and ALU50 (Aero) seems to fare much better.  My Carves on the NG9-5 seemed to be quite sensitive to scuffs etc...the Turbines even more so.... says a lot for the appeal of steel wheels with plastic trims...
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What really made the ride in the 9-3 better was replacing all the dampers with new (genuine saab) ones and getting a set of eibach springs, totally transformed the car! Careful shopping for parts meant I paid around 600 Inc the labour! Although that price was also new genuine strut mounts, bearings and a few bushes too.
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I can vouch for the ride on an Aero with 18" wheels!!! :D

I have had a couple of courtesy 9-3 saloons which had 16" or 17" wheels on, and the ride was much better than my car......but then again, those car's weren't as fast ha ha!!!

I do miss the ride comfort of my V reg 9-5 on 16" 10 spoke alloys though ;) But that wasn't as fast, of course  :Fawlty: :Fawlty: ;)
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They're one of my favourite Saab wheels ever, I was lucky to get them though as I when I saw the car it had 18" aftermarket wheels on and I commented to the garage selling the car that "shame it doesn't have the original wheels" as 18" on an Aero do make the ride quite bumpy.

Anyway turned out that the owner had put the aftermarket wheels on and they didn't have any tyres for the correct wheels, fortunately I'd just put a brand new set of rubber on my 9-5 which was the required size so after a tyre swap I got the wheels I wanted.
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Thanks Audax, saw someone advertising a wheel as 9-3 / 9-5.

I have been keeping an eye on 17" wheels for the Aero as an alternate set to have in case I ever get the 18" Speedlines on it at the moment refurbed.

I like the normal 17" Aero alloys but these Anniversary ones appeal too.
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Yes, they are a standard wheel for the car, they were fitted as standard to my '07 Aero Anniversary.

The 9-5 version of those wheels was ALU74 which has a different offset which will still fit a 9-3 but may cause rubbing on the arches.
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Do the Anniversary alloys ALU71 fit the 9-3 ss (2006) or are they 9-5 wheels?
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