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Date: Tue, 30 Mar 1999 18:38:12 -0500
From: "J. Pires" <>
Subject: Re: ?Replacement tires for an '86 900?

Paul... I just put 4 BF Goodrich COMP T/A's that I bought at BJ's wholesale on my 86 900T, they handle well in all wether conditions, and they won't break you. The sidewall was increased to 2 ply on the new thread design T/A. I first went to this type of tire when my $134.00 each GOODYEAR GT+4 wore out on my 88 Olds. Been happy with the brand since. With the SAAB II get up to about 110MPH at times but do not maintain it, mostly drive between 65 to 85. For high speeds I would go with a better tire. Also checkout the TIRE RACK for goood prices. Joe Paul K wrote: > I'm looking for replacement tires for my '86 900 by this weekend. > I was very happy with the original Michelin MXL 185/65R15. > They were rated at 40k miles and I got about 35k out of two sets. > Now that the MXL model is discontinued, the closest Michelin is the > MXV4. But since I don't want to spend the $90 plus per tire for > them, which would top out over $400 for the complete set of four, > I looked at a few other options at nearby stores. I found these > offerings shopping today (price is less tax, %6 in PA) : > > --Futura at Pep Boys on sale for $240 right now. > > --Optima by Bridgestone at a local tire chain (Kost). They > will be about $280. The Michelin MXV4 will be about $360. > > --Michlin Roadhandler at Sears for about $360. > > --Goodyear Spectra at KMart/Penski on sale for about $240. > > My criteria is : > Saftey/handeling, treadware and price, in that order. I just > use it to drive around town, and put very little mileage on > it so I don't need performance, but rather reliability. What's > a good inexpensive replacement to the original Michelins? > > Thanks, > --Paul

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