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Nebor
12-05-2004, 09:34 PM
I'm getting myself wheels for christmas. I'm pretty well set on the Pegasus wheels, but feel free to suggest anything else that might be good or better. This is for a '97 960. Assuming I get Pegs, I really want 18"s for the look, but I worry about ruining them with dings. If I get 18"s, should I get silver or titanium (darker.) Or should I just get the 17"s?

Here's some pics of the car to give you a feel for it. If one of you is particularly gifted at photoshop, I would much appreciate a "preview."

Pic one (http://home.comcast.net/~dianthos/volvo1.JPG)
Pic two (http://home.comcast.net/~dianthos/volvo2.JPG)

Also, do you guys think that 18" pegs might actually be lighter than my current wheels, since they're so solid??

n xntrx volvo
12-05-2004, 09:37 PM
the darker, more sinister looking.

wisturbo
12-05-2004, 09:38 PM
17 silver and lower that pig!!!

Nebor
12-05-2004, 09:43 PM
17 silver and lower that pig!!!

I should have my entirely new suspension installed at the beginning of January. $1000 for 30mm drop. Pretty good deal huh? :rofl:

DoubleV
12-05-2004, 09:51 PM
Silver because:
-Looks best on a white car
-Gives the car a newer and more modern look
-Stands out alot more in a classy way
-Looks the best when clean
I'm sure there are other reasons I have forgotten, but in my opinion it's silver hands down.
BTW, very nice 960.

JonnyScorch
12-05-2004, 10:06 PM
Darker hands down..

wisturbo
12-05-2004, 10:09 PM
silver 2 hands down. :rockon:

Hank Scorpio
12-05-2004, 10:38 PM
Normally I like silver but a white car needs either: Bronze, black or anthracite (titanium now I guess :???: ).

18's.

Spottty
12-05-2004, 10:54 PM
Gotta be 18's and in Titainium.

jackbombay
12-05-2004, 11:31 PM
IMO 18s would be harsh, I like my 16s. Ultimatley it depends on the quality of your surrounding roads as far as size is concerned. Silver and white look good IMO, darker def has the 'bad bay' look going if thats what you are after.

Nebor
12-05-2004, 11:45 PM
IMO 18s would be harsh, I like my 16s. Ultimatley it depends on the quality of your surrounding roads as far as size is concerned. Silver and white look good IMO, darker def has the 'bad bay' look going if thats what you are after.

I think the silver and white might look better than the darker wheels, personally, but I'm not certain.

I'd LOVE it if someone would photoshop this!!!

DoubleV
12-05-2004, 11:58 PM
Well, here is my attempt at a photoshop and to convert everyone else to the silver rims. I also decided to have a little fun and give you that drop on your car and tint your windows (which I think would look awesome!).
http://i.snapandshare.com/22/70121401/92774599o.jpg

Spottty
12-06-2004, 12:12 AM
I still think the titanium ones would look better. They give more of a contrast. Silver and white are just too close of colors.

Nebor
12-06-2004, 12:17 AM
I still think the titanium ones would look better. They give more of a contrast. Silver and white are just too close of colors.

I sort of agree, but the car did come with silver wheels.

Good effort on the photoshop dude! The wheels seem very very bright though, just about white.

DoubleV
12-06-2004, 12:21 AM
I sort of agree, but the car did come with silver wheels.

Good effort on the photoshop dude! The wheels seem very very bright though, just about white.

Thanks. I couldn't find a more silver color, but I didn't give looking for it too much effort. I still think that silver wheels on a white car look the best, my white 940 has the silver hydras and I couldn't imagine a better looking color.

**EDIT: I tried to darken the wheels a bit so they would look more silver.

klr142
12-06-2004, 01:34 AM
I definitely vote for the darker rims... Although, I'm not a fan of the pegasus like everyone else seems to be... And 18's for sure... the 960 can handle 18s well, and it looks P I M P. If you go for the darker rims and tint your windows it is a great contrasting look... I'll post a pic of my best friends car, but you'd all make fun of it. If you'd like, I'll post it, it's white with gunmetal wheels and 35% tint(stupid legal tint...), but in the meantime, I'll post a picture of Peter's 960 with 18" C70 wheels on it that I think you should be interested in as well... ;-) Or, the 18" titanium pegs...
http://www.ovtuners.org/gallery/albums/Marcshouse/DSC02054.jpg
And Nick's 960 with the same wheels, although not quite a good wheel shot...
http://www.ovtuners.org/gallery/albums/album01/WEBDSC03121.jpg

Nebor
12-06-2004, 01:58 AM
http://www.mvpvolvo.com/content/project_images/Peters__960_-3.jpg

That's a pic of Peter's 960 with a Triton wheel. I have no clue what the cost of Tritons are though. They're made by BBS, so I figure they're very expensive. Anyone know how much they weigh? 18" pegs weigh 25.5lbs.

BoxDriver2
12-06-2004, 02:11 AM
http://www.mvpvolvo.com/content/project_images/Peters__960_-3.jpg

That's a pic of Peter's 960 with a Triton wheel. I have no clue what the cost of Tritons are though. They're made by BBS, so I figure they're very expensive. Anyone know how much they weigh? 18" pegs weigh 25.5lbs.


Not a Triton. Those are ADR wheels. Look at the Triton in the other pics, and look at this rim, most noticeable, the difference in the center.

Still nice.

Nebor
12-06-2004, 02:18 AM
Not a Triton. Those are ADR wheels. Look at the Triton in the other pics, and look at this rim, most noticeable, the difference in the center.

Still nice.

The other pic is of the same car... :???:

Marvelous3
12-06-2004, 02:40 AM
TRitons...2-piece, aluminum wheels made by BBS for Volvo. 18"x 7.5", ET+43mm.

http://www.vptuning.com/t5r/wheels/18.jpg

http://www.vptuning.com/t5r/wheels/tritons/2.jpg

http://www.vptuning.com/t5r/may2003/5.jpg

Hands down the best Volvo wheel.

DoubleV
12-06-2004, 02:59 AM
Tritans look so vastly superior to the Pegs it's not even funny.

dmcgee
12-06-2004, 03:09 AM
Darker 18's, silver wheels will disapear with a white car

Nebor
12-06-2004, 03:13 AM
Apparently Tritons cost twice as much as Pegs though! Anyone know how much they weigh?

stylngle2003
12-06-2004, 05:03 PM
pm 242gtmd...i think he still has a set

EvanSargent
12-06-2004, 05:14 PM
Anything in sliver

Also, one thing to keep in mind. Your brakes are gonna look tiny as hell behind an 17 inch wheel, much less an 18

Nebor
12-06-2004, 05:41 PM
Anything in sliver

Also, one thing to keep in mind. Your brakes are gonna look tiny as hell behind an 17 inch wheel, much less an 18

Nah, look at DoubleV's photoshopped example, my brakes look fine! :rofl:

klr142
12-06-2004, 05:45 PM
Anything in sliver

Also, one thing to keep in mind. Your brakes are gonna look tiny as hell behind an 17 inch wheel, much less an 18

Come on Evan! Haven't you seen Nick's cars on the Tritons? Or Peter's? THEY LOOK GOOD! Stock brakes and all... This is a newer car, so they can play with bigger wheels usually stock and still look good...

luke242ti
12-06-2004, 06:42 PM
Quite the hard decision.
Normally I like 5 spoke wheels but the Tritons are gorgeous! Especially viewing them in person on two amazing cars (Nick, and Peter's like klr142 post about).
I usually prefer silver wheels, but with a white car the darker titanium pegasus wheels would be awesome and give better contrast.

good luck!
take care

mikep
12-06-2004, 08:29 PM
17s are for Civics. Go big or go home.

OK, I really don't feel that strongly about it, but I like darker wheels.

vurbo
12-06-2004, 08:42 PM
http://www.tirerack.com/upgrade_garage/WheelSearch.jsp?&autoMake=Volvo&autoModel=S90&autoYear=1998&autoModClar=

take a look at the BBS RK's.(second page) there a little more than peg's but look better and weigh less. or if you want something really REALLY awsome try the darker mesh BBS next to them (but there ****ING expensive!) those Rk's are 18's and should be a good 3-4 pound's lighter per wheel.

whatever rims you choose just don't run any tire lower than a 45. you'll kill you rims and look like a ricer.

my .02

xtonyx
12-06-2004, 08:42 PM
http://www.pcxmedia.com/bspics/nebor.jpg

klr142
12-06-2004, 08:48 PM
http://www.pcxmedia.com/bspics/nebor.jpg

:rofl: LOL ! I like it, but those ones aren't available in the US... They only have the 18" versions here :-P . What do you suppose those are? 24"s? larger? :-D Anywho, Once again, I vote Tritons. Tony, can you do up the same pic but with the titanium pegs?

vurbo
12-06-2004, 08:49 PM
:rofl: LOL ! I like it, but those ones aren't available in the US... They only have the 18" versions here :-P . What do you suppose those are? 24"s? larger? :-D Anywho, Once again, I vote Tritons. Tony, can you do up the same pic but with the titanium pegs?

those have to be 30's maybe a little smaller.

klr142
12-06-2004, 08:53 PM
those have to be 30's maybe a little smaller.

Yeah, cause the stock overall tire diameter is something like 25", and those are taking up more room than that with just the rims, so maybe around 26-28" wheels or so... :lol: Tony, can you do my car up with some dubs on it??? Send me a PM if you're willing to do a lil 'choppin for me.. :-D

stylngle2003
12-06-2004, 09:54 PM
so can he fit FWD wheels without spacers? what year did the offset for the 960/90 series change drastically?

if so, i think i may look for a 960/S90 for a DD in a year or 2

Nebor
12-06-2004, 10:24 PM
so can he fit FWD wheels without spacers? what year did the offset for the 960/90 series change drastically?

if so, i think i may look for a 960/S90 for a DD in a year or 2

After 1996 they went to the FWD I believe.

While I do realize the Tritons are nice, they cost about 2x what the Pegs do, and they really aren't twice as nice looking....

Marvelous3
12-06-2004, 10:33 PM
FWD started for stateside Volvo's in MY93 with the introduction of 1993. You will need spaces to make them work.

BoxDriver2
12-06-2004, 10:36 PM
I jsut picked up some BBS wheels, the guy had in his basement. Not a volvo pattern however. They are ultra light wheels. Go some sort of BBS [triton, or tirerack sells other styles].

I dig the tritons!

vurbo
12-06-2004, 11:05 PM
I jsut picked up some BBS wheels, the guy had in his basement. Not a volvo pattern however. They are ultra light wheels. Go some sort of BBS [triton, or tirerack sells other styles].

I dig the tritons!

that's two in my boat :).

Nebor
12-06-2004, 11:12 PM
FWD started for stateside Volvo's in MY93 with the introduction of 1993. You will need spaces to make them work.

I won't need spacers or adapters of any kind...

klr142
12-06-2004, 11:13 PM
Volvo 960s, 6cylinder only, from 95 on were the FWD offset. Nebor needs no spacers. The 95 940 still had the lower offset wheels. These are US models I'm talking about, I don't know about the other markets...

Nebor
12-08-2004, 06:17 PM
Called on the Tritons, the retail is $576, my price is $430. So.... far, FAR more expensive than Pegasus wheels.

stylngle2003
12-08-2004, 06:29 PM
there are several members here who may be able to get you a deal on some Volvo wheels from the dealer or something. ask around, im pretty sure you can get them cheaper

Nebor
12-08-2004, 06:46 PM
there are several members here who may be able to get you a deal on some Volvo wheels from the dealer or something. ask around, im pretty sure you can get them cheaper

My price from the dealer is pretty much rock bottom.

towerymt
12-09-2004, 12:06 AM
Pegasus wheels are HEAVY. A couple pounds more than Titans per wheel. I don't remember the weights, but it was like 25 peg, 22 titan (17"s). You do get 8", but they are very heavy.

'95+ 960 and S90/V90 are higher offset like FWD.

vurbo
12-09-2004, 12:15 AM
Pegasus wheels are HEAVY. A couple pounds more than Titans per wheel. I don't remember the weights, but it was like 25 peg, 22 titan (17"s). You do get 8", but they are very heavy.

'95+ 960 and S90/V90 are higher offset like FWD.

exactly why BBS are a good idea.

xtonyx
12-09-2004, 01:33 PM
whoever wanted me to photoshop something, email a GOOD .. HIGH RES picture of your car to

tony at xtonyx dot org

i'll do something up today if i make it to my office, otherwise i'll do it tomorrow.

BoxDriver2
12-09-2004, 02:12 PM
FWD started for stateside Volvo's in MY93 with the introduction of 1993. You will need spaces to make them work.


For FWD, yes, with the 850.

The 960 started with the FWD offset in 1995...

MikeHardy
12-09-2004, 02:37 PM
why would you buy new.

goto evilbay and ther's some nice wheels on there, search "volvo (wheels, alloys, alloy, rims, rimz)"

Nebor
12-09-2004, 03:37 PM
Pegasus wheels are HEAVY. A couple pounds more than Titans per wheel. I don't remember the weights, but it was like 25 peg, 22 titan (17"s). You do get 8", but they are very heavy.

'95+ 960 and S90/V90 are higher offset like FWD.

The 18" pegs are 25 lbs. Naturally they're a bit heavier than 17" Titans. And for reference, the 18" wheels you get on a Porsche 911 weigh 26.5 lbs. ;-)

I think the wheels I have are called Andromeda. They've got to be pretty heavy 16"s, being so solid...

I want to buy new wheels because when I get something new, I want it to be new. It would always be in my mind that the scuff mark on my wheel was there when I got it. BBS wheels are mucho expensive, plus I want Volvo wheels. The Tritons are definitely nice, but I wonder how much they weigh.

Nebor
12-09-2004, 03:42 PM
so can he fit FWD wheels without spacers? what year did the offset for the 960/90 series change drastically?

if so, i think i may look for a 960/S90 for a DD in a year or 2

Wheels alone would make you buy a car for a DD?

:???:

MikeHardy
12-09-2004, 03:43 PM
the nubula i got of ebay BBS 2 peice wieghed in at 26lbs on the bathroom scales for 18x8

Nebor
12-09-2004, 03:59 PM
the nubula i got of ebay BBS 2 peice wieghed in at 26lbs on the bathroom scales for 18x8

So the pegs weigh a little less than that. Not too bad.

BTW, what do those wheels look like? Pics?

stylngle2003
12-09-2004, 04:23 PM
Nebor, ive always wanted one, but if i can fit plentiful FWD offset good looking wheels without mods or spacers, it makes the idea even more appealing

what can i say, i love sexy cars haha

MikeHardy
12-10-2004, 06:29 AM
So the pegs weigh a little less than that. Not too bad.

BTW, what do those wheels look like? Pics?
http://www.pbase.com/ravennexus/image/37334599/large.jpg

Nebor
12-10-2004, 03:11 PM
Are those wheels from the XC90?

MikeHardy
12-10-2004, 03:14 PM
no XC90 would have taller rubber, there from S60 sports option hence the 235/40/18 rubber

klr142
12-10-2004, 03:14 PM
http://www.pbase.com/ravennexus/image/37334599/large.jpg

ohohoohohhoo soooooo hoooooot...... :boink: