fitment/spacer requirements of non-standard 240 rims

So I recently got my hands on an 81 244 in yellow.

I finished giving her a good buff and polish and I’m now ready to throw on some new/ nicer wheels to complete the look

I was thinking Volvo Pegasus or Polaris but more realistically, getting the IPD Pegasus replica is more feasible. Obviously the main concern here is making the fitment correct ish, but I’ve done some thinking about how the offset and wheel widths are gonna come into play so bare with me:

stock 240 rim: 5.5j x14 et25

IPD Pegasus replica: 7.5j x17 et38

Soooooo based on those numbers the pegasus reps would sit 13mm inward if the rims were the same width. (38-25)mm

Since they’re two inch (50mm) wider(25mm each side), it actually sits 12mm further out than the stock rims even with the increased offset (25mm wider - 13mm extra positive offset) and 38mm more inward. Clearance on the inside of the rim is 100% an issue here.

so far I’ve found that the biggest spacer available is 32mm, which would do well to restore original ish clearance on the inside of the rims (leaving the rim 3mm inward over stock), however 47mm outwards compared the stock rim will most likely rub on the fender.

im guessing that I could get away with slightly less clearance on the inside of the rims because my freind has an s70 with 6.5j x15 et43 and I test fitted one wheel while my car was up on stands. Inward clearance was jussstt an issue on the strut tower.

if anyone has any experience with what I need to get those rep Pegasus’ fitted without any clearance issues I’d love to hear- rolling it’s fenders is not an option. - hearing the numbers involved would be nice but if you know that 25mm spacers for example work with no issues or that my train of thought is leading somewhere then I’d love to hear.



  • Ex850RSnoopy @Ex850R Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Melbourne.

    Usually 25.0 mm front , 33.0mm rear for fwd to red Volvo. Centrebore is fixed with the spacers.

    Plenty of other spacers out there eboy has lots , ipd charge too much for them and their postage is ridiculous compared to anyone.

  • Ex850RSnoopy @Ex850R Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Melbourne.

    @AshDVS could sort you out with them and correct fasteners too plus he has big brakes , stainless hoses etc etc.

  • carnut222Greg S @carnut222 Daylesford VIC

    Ipd did make a RWD offset Pegasus replica but I think no longer. I have 2 sets (one in black currently on my yellow 245 and one in hyper silver - currently sitting in the shed but did have them on the blue 240 wagon). Pretty sure they have sort of a 25 mm extra casting built into them...typically as Snoopy said you’d want 25 mm spacers. I can measure the thickness of the extra cast-in bit on the RWD offset Pegasus replicas if you like.

  • carnut222Greg S @carnut222 Daylesford VIC

    Note there’s probably room to go a bit farther out on the rears...I only have 205 wide tyres on the black wheels, but the silver ones had 225 IIRC. The Polaris on the gold car are 215 width FWIW.

  • @carnut222 Love the wagon collection :) no need to measure it, 25mm does sound about right

    thanks for your help Greg and snoopy

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