Date: Tue, 3 Oct 2006 22:16:39 +0000 (UTC)
From: Craig's Saab C900 Site <c900nospam.apana.org.au>
Subject: Re: Tire sizing for c900


"hippo" <johnhnospamam.shoal.net.au> writes: >Really depends on your wheel size. Earlier ones were all 5 or 5.5 x 15, >except for the infamous 135 x 390 metric rims that *only* took Michelin's >(get a 2nd mortgage) TRX. Later 900s went to 6". Sizes listed for the >earlyier ones include 165x15, 180/65x15 and 195/60x15. 205/60x15 are a bit >too big on rolling resistance but they *are* usually cheaper in Oz 'cos >they fit so many of the local bigger cars, so they're a good budget opiton >esp around town! I'm running 195/60 on a set of 5.5 original 3 spoke Aero >(same as your SPG?) and also a set of 6.5 x 15 aftermarkets at the moment >with no clearance, wear or handling problems at all. Any help? Cheers He he well I've just got a set of 5 virtually unused (still full tread) TRX tyres for the metric wheels that are original fitting on my 1983 turbo c900! They cost about A$450 each to buy retail from the one Oz dealer importing them, or about the same to import direct from Vintage Tyres in the UK. I got them for 1/4 of the total price of 5 through a place in QLD. Couldn't turn that offer down. 8-) 6" wide wheels need careful tyre choice because being wider they'll hit wheel arches, etc. I have a set of 'speedy' aftermarket 3-spoker wheels on the 1985 900i which has 205/60 Yokohama's. Took them off the turbo car because it didn't look right, and they'd done some significant rubber inside the arches which had removed protective coating and allowed rust to get at the metal. Craig. -- Craig's Saab C900 Page at | Craig's Classic Saab Workshop - Sydney .au http://lios.apana.org.au/~c900 | http://www.classicsaab.net and other URL's Email: c900nospam.apana.org.au | For Saab 99/C900/9000 Enthusiasts World-Wide! Alternate: saabonautnospaml.com | Web-forums, galleries, library, links, etc.

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