Date: 14 Oct 1999 22:26:16 GMT
From: Dave Wysocki <dwysockinopsampc.com>
Subject: Re: '94 900SE Snow Tire Size


Hi Barry: I live in south-central Wisconsin, and the winters vary from not much snow at all to a fair amount (>80", with several 12" snow falls). On my '84 900 S, I use 195/60/R15 for summer tires, and usually 185/65/R15 in the winter. The winter tires are Hakka NR09, and work well. The rational for a somewhat narrower tire is that it doesn't tend to "float" quite as much in deep snow or slush. Based on that notion, I foolishly tried a much narrower profile last year (165/??/R15) - big mistake! While it worked well in the snow, it was really squirrely when dry, and had poor grip on ice - not enough surface area for the weight of the car with lateral force during a turn. Dave Wysocki '93 9000 CSE '84 900 S Message by BarryG <bgNOSPAMnopsamny.net> on: 10/14/99 2:38:58 PM >Would appreciate knowledgeable comments on whether190/60 15 or 185/65 15 >would be the preferrable snow tire size for a '94 900SE (buying steel wheels >to fit). The 185/65 would be about 1.5% bigger diameter than the stock >205/50 16, but guess that's just a small speedo error. > >Thanks, >Barry > >-- >To reply by email, please remove "NOSPAM" from my email reply address. >(bee gee at albany dot net) > > >

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