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    hey, just bought a 99 sl2 yesterday, already thinking of changing some things. first, where can i look for a new set of guages? also i need some new rims/tires, how do i know what size rim/tire will fit? thanks in advance for any help
    99 Saturn Blackberry SL2
    <br />
    <br />7/17/2006

  • #2
    since I am the only one to post in here, then Ill try and help you.

    Gauges you can find at various saturn stores online. Also, Therob.com has printable gauges that you have to print on special paper and the ncan just replace them with te stock ones. As far as rims and tires go, you will need a 4x100 lug pattern. Dont plan on putting 20's on the 4 dr either, unless you really want to. What kind of rims do you want? certain size or color?

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    • #3
      i was thinking 17's, i understand how to get the size of tire for the rim, just i dont know what the dimensions of the tires that will fit in the wheel well are. also, any links to the guages would be cool, google has failed me in finding anything.. but it did help me find you guys [img]{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif[/img]
      99 Saturn Blackberry SL2
      <br />
      <br />7/17/2006

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      • #4
        [quote="SeanC2004"]but it did help me find you guys most ppl usualy find us from saturnfags or tsn

        is the s series 40 mm offset like the ion?
        Originally posted by ECOtec Gods
        Consider this: 800 hp is a lot on a 2.0L motor. With 750hp, three-quarters of a thousand you're basically dealing with 6.14 hp per cubic inch. Pressures and stresses of all kinds thermal and mechanical loading across the board escalate to extreme levels. A Chevrolet 5.7-liter LS1 V8 with this much specific power (horsepower per cubic inch) would be making 2,137 hp

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        • #5
          [quote="AC66Bronco"]
          Originally posted by SeanC2004
          but it did help me find you guys most ppl usualy find us from saturnfags or tsn

          is the s series 40 mm offset like the ion?

          Yes

          4x100 lug pattern

          40mm offset is large enough

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          • #6
            WeLcOmE as well!!!!!!!!!! the factory offset is 50, right. if you use the tirerack they can tell you if it will fit too
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            • #7
              Originally posted by dream36realms
              WeLcOmE as well!!!!!!!!!! the factory offset is 50, right. if you use the tirerack they can tell you if it will fit too

              50? lol

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              • #8
                yah that sounds a lil bitt off to me as well
                Originally posted by ECOtec Gods
                Consider this: 800 hp is a lot on a 2.0L motor. With 750hp, three-quarters of a thousand you're basically dealing with 6.14 hp per cubic inch. Pressures and stresses of all kinds thermal and mechanical loading across the board escalate to extreme levels. A Chevrolet 5.7-liter LS1 V8 with this much specific power (horsepower per cubic inch) would be making 2,137 hp

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                • #9
                  do you guys even know what a wheel offset is before you laugh at someone [img]{SMILIES_PATH}/rolleyes.gif[/img]
                  -Vinny

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                  • #10
                    im glad im not the one being flamed [img]{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif[/img], i would be happier if there were links or answers haha, thanks for taking time look
                    99 Saturn Blackberry SL2
                    <br />
                    <br />7/17/2006

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                    • #11
                      Sean I suggest going to a site like http://www.tirerack.com or http://www.tires.com and searching for your vehicle, see what it comes up with. both sites use a database of info such as offset, backspacing, etc to determine what wheels will fit your car.

                      17x7 and 17x8 should both fit fine. I would try to stay with a 205/45/17 tire. I had a set of 17's with 215/40/17 and they were pretty harsh, but then again I'm used to 15's with nice meats on them [img]{SMILIES_PATH}/biggrin.gif[/img]
                      -Vinny

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                      • #12
                        thanks, and anyone know place to buy new guages?
                        99 Saturn Blackberry SL2
                        <br />
                        <br />7/17/2006

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                        • #13
                          check out http://www.blackcatcustom.com

                          they will make pretty much any gauge face you can come up with, and they're fit specifically for each car. (disclaimer: I have no personal experience with them, I'm just impressed with their website lol)

                          ask around, as some of the guys on here may have some actual dealings with these guys. (or something better that i haven't heard of [img]{SMILIES_PATH}/biggrin.gif[/img])
                          -Kevin<br /><br />&quot;Ha ha HA! Mine is an evil laugh...now die!&quot;<br /><br />

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                          • #14
                            ask around, as some of the guys on here may have some actual dealings with these guys.
                            haha, exactly what i was doing [img]{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif[/img]

                            any others anyone?
                            99 Saturn Blackberry SL2
                            <br />
                            <br />7/17/2006

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                            • #15
                              I have heard alot of good things about that website too. I got my aluminum ones on http://www.spswebpage.com. I would have posted johns index like I always do for these situations but it seems to be dead now
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