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AZEV-A wheels in 17". What experience have people of these rims?
I've heard stories of premature corrosion and breakages.........any horror stories or hearty recommendations out there?

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Azev are generally regarded as one of the better quality wheel manufacturers. There are a few folk on SSc who have them on varying models- I'll move this to the performance forum for a wider response
 

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Hi Dave,
Let me tell you of my experience of Azev A's.
I had them on a 1991 cde FPT. They had Bridgestone SO-3's on which have a very hard sidewall, giving little flex. Unfortunately the roads round my way are full of potholes, and i ended buckling two of them.
I think that if they had been fitted with a softer sidewalled tyre this may not have happened.

After all's said and done i still think they are a great wheel, definately one of the best looking wheels for older saabs.


Hope this helps
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AZEV's are a style alloy wheel rather than a one designed say for motorsport, and as such this type of wheel tends to be of a softer alloy and more prone to buckling and bending out of shape.

My inclination would always lean towards the motorsport designed wheels rather than 'bling' ones....
 

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Being a technical type I agree with the sentiment, but who would shell out 500-ish if they didn't like the look of them?
I struggle to find anything I like that suits my 9000 except the 3-spoke Aeros (which you can only get in 16", and I want 17").

These stories of buckling still worry me.....how much of a whack did it take to buckle them? Enough to suprise you they buckled, or did you smash through pothole at 50 or something?

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Dave, Abbott's have got a set of refurbished 17" AZEV's for a 9000 for sale in the clearance part of their website, £400 for the set.

Cheaper way of trying than buying new....
 

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Originally posted by dave225:
[qb]I struggle to find anything I like that suits my 9000 except the 3-spoke Aeros (which you can only get in 16", and I want   17").
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I quite like these which are a vaguely similar style Injectie's wheels

I don't know if they're any more robust, though
 

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Originally posted by aeropilot:
[qb]Dave, Abbott's have got a set of refurbished 17" AZEV's for a 9000 for sale in the clearance part of their website, £400 for the set.

Cheaper way of trying than buying new....    [/qb][/b]
Well not really...

They have 4 refurb'd azev's for a 9000 for £400
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1 brand new one (for a gm) for £95....

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Originally posted by Scaero (Maptun stg3):
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Originally posted by aeropilot:
[qb] Dave, Abbott's have got a set of refurbished 17" AZEV's for a 9000 for sale in the clearance part of their website, £400 for the set.

Cheaper way of trying than buying new....       [/qb][/b]
Well not really...

They have 4 refurb'd azev's for a 9000 for £400

[/qb][/b][/quote]Is there a parrot in the room.......
 

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400 divided by 4 is £100 each. True enough but the theory might be that it's more difficult to get rid of one wheel, so they've got to discount it?? I don't really, know but I did notice the apparent discrepancy!
 
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