Date: Sat, 10 Nov 2001 02:06:39 GMT
From: "Davo" <whatevernopsamever.net>
Subject: Re: Replacement Tyres for 98 Saab 9-5SE in Oz?


"Peter Wilkins" <wilkinspnopsamail.com.au> wrote in message news:or6nutkv8t6qsj0t7o8vj2hft7b5ktkdqunopsamcom... > There has been a late development. I have just spoken to Michelin again > this afternoon and they have found me 4 Pilots as originally fitted - > probably one of the last sets available in Oz. I am having them fitted > Monday, can't risk losing them. Unfortunately, they are $295 each. Ouch! Hi Peter, DAMN DAMN DAMN!!!!! PUNCTURE number 2 after 7000k's on OEM Michelins. About to head off on a trip this morning, and what do I find? A nail through the MIDDLE groove on the tyre. Exactly the same groove as the first puncture. The tyres are standard on my 2001 93 ... 'Michelan Pilots Primacy' Never going to get those things again at replacement. I think the MIDDLE groove is just too damn wide... and we HATE a wide middle groove right ;-) Anyway, there's some frustration from me and just a bit of advice. And yep, they're the directional tyres also, probably simliar to what you've ordered. Hey, nice ride, nice tyre, but does lightening really strike twice??? Good luck. Davo

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