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Old 10-05-2018, 10:51 AM
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Default 1991 Volvo 940SE tires and wheels woes - words of warning

My 1991 Volvo 940SE came with : P205/60R15 on what looks like original finned Volvo aluminum rims.

According to Volvo Bolt Pattern Guide Database RimHelp.com The car has the following
OE wheel size: 15"x6" and Bolt pattern: 5x108 Stud size: 12x1.5b Hub center bore: 65.1 Offset: M

I bought a set of winter 195/65R15 on steel rims with correct bolt pattern from a 97 Volvo 850.
Tires install fine, but appear to be right up against brake shoes on front and wont rotate. On the back, the tires are occassionally rubbing on something.

I am now wondering if some wheels from a Volvo 740 (unknown year) SIZE 205 / 70 R15 bolt pattern 5x108mm center bore 65.1 mm are going to give me the same problem or not. Current for sale at: https://www.kijiji.ca/v-view-details...dId=1385744111

I am thinking of taking the jack and wrench over to the seller's driveway to install right there to verify fit.

Or am I going to have to make an investment in some passenger tire changeover to get some good rubber on the right rims?

Shawn.
 
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The 850s have an offset of about 40mm, the RWD Volvos about 25mm - The offet is the "ET" stamping on the rim that states the distance from the center of the wheel hub to the center of the rim - so if you put rims from an 850 onto a 940, the inside of the rim will be 15 mm (2/3inch) closer to the strut etc.

Wheel-size.com is a good resource for the specifics by model.
 
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Thanks for the education mt6127!
Wheels that fit my car (1991 940SE) are : 6Jx15x25
The ones from the 97 850 that don't fit are: 6.5Jx15x43

For $100, I have learned less for more! LOL

So that should mean that wheels from the 740 (RWD right?) might be a fit!
According to Wheel-size.com, The 740 has a pretty wide variety of wheels and ET sizes though!

Do I need EXACTLY 6Jx15x25?
Will I basically have to try them to see?

Shawn.
 
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Doesn't need to be exact. If you find some ET20s or 6.5 or 7 inch rims with the cooectc bolt pattern and center bore, you will be fine
 
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