First, a thanks to the community here, which has been an excellent resource for me since I picked up my 850 earlier this year. I haven't posted a lot, but I have done a lot of reading. I've spent my time on the car from purchase to now getting it to "Stage 0", now it's time for some fun upgrades. Here's the car the wheels are going on, picture it with V70 taillights and roof rack:
So I'm looking to upgrade the wheels on my '96 855. I'm pretty sure I want to use 16", but I’m considering 17” wheels as well. I do not want to use spacers or adapters, or aftermarket wheels; direct bolt-on OEM wheels are what I’m looking for. This is a low-dollar build(the car itself only cost me $350!), so the budget I’ve set for wheels is just above that at ~$400 for a set without tires. Obviously I’m shopping craigslist and the junkyard hoping to score something I like, and I’ve got plenty of time before the 15” steelies with winter tires the car came with come off for the season.
This is my “beater” car, so ride height will remain stock to maintain it’s usefulness as a wagon. I’m hoping with the right wheel I’ll be able to get at least a 215/50-16 or 215-45-17 under the car, but I know that the wheel diameter/width/offset will ultimately determine whether or not that is possible. I do prefer the look of a "meatier" tire vs a "stretched" one.
I’m hoping the community here can help me see some pictures of these wheels on an 850(preferably) or x70:
Polaris 17” (RWD – possible to fit without spacers?)
Through my research, these are wheels I have seen on 850s that I DO like:
These are wheels I've seen on 850s that I DO NOT want to use:
Thank you all for your help!