Date: Fri, 06 Jul 2001 21:37:22 -0400
From: "Kenneth S." <nimrodnopsams.com>
Subject: Re: Big wheels


I have a 1996 900SE, which I bought about six months ago. I would like to have a less firm ride, and I wonder if the low-profile tires are a factor. Also, I don't like the "boy racer" appearance of the low-profile tires. I don't want to go to the expense of buying new smaller wheels, in order to be able to use conventional tires. But are there any tires that would give me a less harsh, quieter ride? KeithG wrote: > > The larger wheels have lower profile tires which have less sidewall flex and > hence more direct steering. The steering is turned and the car responds more > quickly. > > KeithG > "Jeremy" <JeremynopsamVEelmc.demon.co.uk> wrote in message > news:HkhaQWA5XNR7Ewvonopsamscott.net... > > Thanks for your reply. Whats a "sharper turn in"? I am not familiar > > with that term? > > > > Jeremy > > > > > > In article <f7417.2375$8O1.1164860nopsamoon.columbus.rr.com>, KeithG > > <noonenopsaml.com> wrote: > > >more money with larger rims. Tires are more expensive, rims are more > > >expensive. Saab 16" rims are notoriously soft and bend easily. If you are > in > > >the northern climes (frost heaves) stay with 15 or 16 as a max. The > > >performance benefits are sharper turn in with larger diameter rims. > > > > > >KeithG > > > > > >"Jeremy" <JeremynopsamVEelmc.demon.co.uk> wrote in message > > >news:tCGwpLAn6LR7Ewpdnopsamscott.net... > > >> Hi > > >> > > >> Can anyone please tell me the differences between driving on 15, 16 and > > >> 17" wheels? > > >> > > >> Thanks > > >> Jeremy > > >> > > >> 97 900 v6 > > >> > > > > > > > > > >

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