Date: Thu, 09 Nov 2000 04:41:32 GMT
From: "Harry Davis" <harryedavisnopsamediaone.net>
Subject: Re: 1999 9-5 Tire question


I had a similar problem with my 96 9000 CS 5 speed. I had a set of Dunlops put on and at about 50 MPH there was a significant vibration. I went back to the tire dealer and they rebalanced all four tires. I helped slightly but they still vibrated. I lived with it until I took it to the Saab dealer and they rebalanced all four and they have been fine ever since. Since then they have been rotated two or three times and they are still rock solid. I have driven the car on a couple of tracks and no problems. It sounds like the balance machine at my tire dealer can't do a high speed spin properly but the one at the car dealer can. "Scott Turnamian" <wahoonopsamd.rr.com> wrote in message news:bC4O5.8205$I8.988551nopsamoon.southeast.rr.com... > Hello, > > I have a 1999 9-5SE 5 speed. It came from the factory with V-rated 215/55 > R16 Michelin Energy MXV4s. I just replaced them (they had about 39000 miles > on them) with a new set of the same tire but H-rated. The tires have been > balanced 3 times and there's still lots of shake, vibration, and shudder in > both the steering wheel and seats. Before I replaced the tires, the car was > rock steady at any speed. > > Is there anything special about the wheels or tires on the 9-5? Are they > (the rims or tires) directional? Are the Michelins it shipped with > specially made for Saab? Are there special requirements for mounting and > balancing? > > I've never had this kind of trouble in 20 years. Merchants Tire & Auto has > agreed to put another set of tires on the car at no charge. They've been > good to work with but thus far have not been able to get it quite right. > > Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. > > Thanks. > > Scott > >

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