Wheels: what fits what

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Jeff Townsend, Dec 7, 2003.

  1. I am looking for a set of 4 wheels for my '89 240 wagon.

    A quick search on ebay shows hundreds of choices, few though
    specifically for the 240.

    My question then is, what fits what. Will 740/760 wheels fit? How 'bout
    Mustang 5 lug? How 'bout Jeep 5 lug Mags?

    What are my bolt circle/offset specs?

    Thanx, Jeff
     
    Jeff Townsend, Dec 7, 2003
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    Myron Samila Guest

    I'm not 100% sure, but I'd say that Volvo wheels are all hub centric (like most European
    cars).

    Offset is another thing, so I wouldn't go looking at Mustang or Jeep wheels.

    The correct wheel on the car makes the difference between a car that is a pleasure to
    drive, and one that is dangerous. (wrong offset can cause tires to rub against brake flex
    lines, or outer wheel lip if too much track width, etc..)
     
    Myron Samila, Dec 8, 2003
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    James Sweet Guest

    Volvo uses an odd bolt spacing, however anything from a 140 to a 940 from at
    least '72-'92 will go right on. Some of the newer cars had ABS so they
    needed 15" wheels but yours doesn't so you're home free. IMO the nicest
    looking wheels you can find for that car are the Virgo 15" alloys that came
    on 240 Turbo's and GLT's. That's just my opinion though, the Draco and Hydra
    rims the 740T's got are nice too. The 760's got rims that were a bit more
    classy looking but not the sporty look I prefer, just look around there's a
    lot out there.
     
    James Sweet, Dec 8, 2003
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    brackenburn Guest

    Hi James,

    I agree with your sentiments re the 240 15" turbo wheels. I liked them so
    much I put them on our '93 240 "Classic" wagon. It came with 14" mags, and
    (note this) ABS................

    Andy I.
     
    brackenburn, Dec 8, 2003
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    athol Guest

    The wheels are 5-stud on a 4.25"PCD. The normal offset for the 240
    is 20mm, but earlier 2-series ran 25mm (and hence 10mm narrower
    track). The Volvo wheel studs are 1/2UNF.

    I have a feeling that some of the 7 and 9 series wheels might have
    a different offset - I'm sure that someone will be able to confirm
    that. The wheel size on genuine Volvo wheels is usually cast into
    the front of the rim, such as 6x15x20 cast into Virgos.

    The Ford and Chrysler cars will generally run 5-stud 4.5"PCD, while
    most GM 5-stud are on a 4.75"PCD. The _big_ cars are 5"PCD. IOW,
    none will fit.

    Since you're not in Australia, the following information won't be of
    much use to you but may be to others reading... The stud pattern is
    the same as early Holdens (FE to HG) and Toranas. The studs on the
    Holdens are only 7/16UNF, so you need different nuts. This usually
    means that Volvo wheels end up on trailers, as the Holden stud
    pattern is very common on trailers.
     
    athol, Dec 9, 2003
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    Peter Milnes Guest

    Some 240s were fitted with 14" wheels, generally steel, although alloys were
    available in this rim size. The 15" rims from 700/900/90 series will fit but the
    offset is slightly different. IIRC it doesn't make that much difference, as the
    240 rims have 20mm offset and 700/900/90 rims have 25mm offset. I would not
    recommend going larger than 15" rims, as you compromise on ride quality and
    inclement weather roadholding, with the lower profile tyres (tires) you would
    need with the larger rim sizes. Check with IPD http://www.ipdusa.com as they
    know about these things.

    Cheers, Peter.

    : 740,760,940 rim will fit 240 , I use a 940 Turbo 16" rim on my 240
    :
    : Jeff Townsend ¼g¤J¡G
    :
    : > I am looking for a set of 4 wheels for my '89 240 wagon.
    : >
    : > A quick search on ebay shows hundreds of choices, few though
    : > specifically for the 240.
    : >
    : > My question then is, what fits what. Will 740/760 wheels fit? How 'bout
    : > Mustang 5 lug? How 'bout Jeep 5 lug Mags?
    : >
    : > What are my bolt circle/offset specs?
    : >
    : > Thanx, Jeff
    :
     
    Peter Milnes, Dec 14, 2003
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    athol Guest

    Actually, early model 2-series steel wheels on _sedans_ were 25mm offset.

    AFAIK, all the 2-series mags and the rims fitted to _wagons_ were 20mm
    offset!

    I don't think that any changes to the 2-series ever made it likely to have
    tyre clearance simply because of 25mm offset rims.
     
    athol, Dec 14, 2003
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