Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2005 19:45:51 -0700
From: "R Gostenik" <gstnknospamcom>
Subject: Re: Winter Tires


Green Diamond Tires... either the Inari or Icelanders "Shane Almeida" <almeida.spam.is.evilnospam.is.evil.mindless.com> wrote in message news:4_fAd.716076$mD.56478nospami_s02... > As I slid passed a stop sign and right through a four-way intersection > this morning, I thought to myself, "Self, it's time to get some winter > tires." I have 17 inches wheels with 225/45-17 tires. tirerack.com says > I should consider "minus-sizing" for winter tires. I think I'd rather > keep the same size tire on the same wheels to save a couple hundred bucks. > How important is minus-sizing for getting better traction? They say it's > because wide tires have to plow through more snow, but my tires aren't > *that* wide (7 inches), are they? I don't have a lot of experience with > Saabs and/or winter tires, so I'm wondering what fellow Saab owners think. > I'm going to call Tire Rack and maybe Pat Greer (the guy Dave Hinz has > mentioned a few times) later today as well. Thanks.

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