I have a 1992 volvo 240 sedan and I have the opportunity to purchase a beautiful set of 2001 s60 rims with tires ( 195 65 15 ) I want to be sure the change to this type of 15 inch rim would work and I am ok with the size of tires as well
The bolt pattern is the same but the offset of the newer wheels is quite different.
Basically, they are Front Wheel Drive offset. That means they have a negative streering radius bias. The centre line of the wheel is inside the centre line of the steering pivot. That is intended to minimize torque steer on acceleration and, in the case of a flat tire, minimize the pull effect from that.
What does it mean for you? The new wheels will not stick out as far as the old stock offset wheels. A 240 already has a narrower rear wheelbase than at the front, so it might look strange.