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Old 09-25-2017, 11:42 PM   #1
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Default Wheel swappability

A have a 1996 sl2 I'm getting rid of and a 1995 sc1 I'm keeping.

Can I swap wheels / tires on them without needing to do anything else?

The sl2 has 15" aluminum sawtooths with sightly newer tires. The sc1 has 14" steel wheels.

I'm very sad to say that I'm sending it to the wrecker, no one will even give me $800 for it because I don't want to lie about the issues it has. And the state of California will give me $1k if I fail smog and "retire" it. So I will be failing smog this week and starting the paperwork to turn it in.

The 14" wheels have all great tires too if someone else wants to trade them for crappier tires in L.A.

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Old 09-26-2017, 12:11 AM   #2
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Default Re: Wheel swappability

Any S-Series wheel fits on any S-Series with no issues (numbnutz putting non-stock size tires on stock rims aside).

Considering the '95 SC1 I had for about 3 weeks had 175/70R14's I can't say I'd endorse putting those on anything faster than your average overloaded 20yr old golf cart...lol

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Old 09-27-2017, 09:04 AM   #3
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Default Re: Wheel swappability

While the aluminum rims look great - you have to love the steel rims.

I built my car hauler using Saturn rear wheel bearings, and use the steel rims.

My SO has steel rims on her first Saturn - a 96 SC2 she bought new.

They never lose air. It's been years since I had to add on either.

Everything else we own have aluminum rims - and it's a continuous chore keeping air in everything.....

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Old 09-27-2017, 01:34 PM   #4
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Ok cool, I'll swap them.

Another reason I want to swap is that my old SC2 definitely handled corners better at speed than my same year sc1, I'm hoping this will help with handling a bit too.

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Ok cool, I'll swap them.

Another reason I want to swap is that my old SC2 definitely handled corners better at speed than my same year sc1, I'm hoping this will help with handling a bit too.
The handling difference is probably more attributed to the differences in steering and suspension. In the SC2 the front sway bar is stiffer, steering is lighter and there is a rear sway bar in the back whereas the SC1 does not have one.

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The handling difference is probably more attributed to the differences in steering and suspension. In the SC2 the front sway bar is stiffer, steering is lighter and there is a rear sway bar in the back whereas the SC1 does not have one.
These would be good parts to pull from the SL2, and put on the SC1, before junking it.

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