Date: Wed, 17 Feb 1999 15:47:31 GMT
Subject: Re: Tyres for a SAAB FORTY 16 v

In article <7aee96$mjp$>, "Peter van Beem" <> wrote: > Hi, > > I have 500.000 km experience with SAAB 900 cars and I haven't find yet the > ideal tyre. > My expections are: > . safety > . comfort > . long live > > I have allready tried: Michelin, and Uniroyal > > Please if anyone can advice me, > > Peter > > I have asked a few mechanics this and they have all (so far atleast) reckoned that for grip/feel/cornering the japanese tires can't be beat. Yokohama are also one of the few manufacturers that produce high performance tires in the sizes that will fit the classic 900. I am about to get a set of 205x60/15 A520 fitted. The cost per tire is about 53 compared with a ridicolous 92 for Michelin pilots. The only downside with Yoko's is the fact that they wear out unbelievably fast. Don't expect to get much more than 15,000Km out of a set (including rotation). If you don't feel the need to go fast then I would fit the cheapest tires you can find or maybe something that will last a very long time like Continental (CH90 I think). Changes in European law should ensure that the unsafe cheap remoulds etc. are taken of the market so I wouldn't worry too much about tire safety in the future. NJH. -----------== Posted via Deja News, The Discussion Network ==---------- Search, Read, Discuss, or Start Your Own

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