Date: Sun, 30 May 1999 02:09:06 GMT
From: "Robert L. Davis" <iclicknopsam.com>
Subject: Re: Recommended Replacement Tires for '94 900


> I need to replace the original Michelin Pilot MXM (205/50 ZR 16) on my > 1994 Saab 900S Turbo. > > Other than the Pilot MXM (at CDN $314 ++ a piece) any suggestions? I > seem to end up driving in the rain a fair bit, so wet highway traction > is important. After trying every hi-performance tire imaginable on five Saab turbos since '82, I've finally found the nearly perfect tire: Firestone SZ-50. Check out the Tire Rack's website. At these following site, click on "Firestone," then "Firehawk SZ50," then "Tire test results": http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tirebrand_f.html At this site, click on "Ultra-high performance": http://www.tirerack.com/tires/surveyresults_f.html Here, the SZ50 scores #1 in wet traction and never below #4 in any category among 25 other "ultra-high performance" tires, including wear. The tire's wet performance is absolutely astounding, and here in Louisiana I have ample opportunity to test tires under wet conditions. What makes it even more amazing is that they only cost $110 each in 205-55ZR-16, making them close to the least expensive Z-rated tire available. They don't make a 205-50ZR-16. As soon as these Michelin Pilots wear out on my Aero, I'll be fitting Firestones on in their place.

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