Date: Fri, 17 Dec 1999 16:28:01 -0000
From: "Doug Ramage" <drnopsamineone.net>
Subject: Re: Tyre Advice wanted please ?


Paul Hutchings <paul.hutchingsnopsam.co.uk> wrote in message news:83dmi9$7nn$1nopsamg1.svr.pol.co.uk... > I need to replace the tyres on my 1995 Saab 900i. > The factory fit is, I believe Pirelli P4000, which I can get for around 65 > ($100) fitted. > The equivelent Michelin / Dunlop / Goodyears are similar money. > Should I consider cheaper budget tyres ? I don't want to get very cheap > ones as I'm sure they won't be as quiet or last as long, though at the same > time, I don't want to pay over the odds on something whose benefit I'll > never see. > > Any advice would be much appreciated > > regards, > Paul > > All tyres are a compromise (some more so than others). And already there is a problem - you mention 3 attributes (quietness, longevity and price), which I personally place lower down on my priority list. Mine are (in order of importance): 1. Wet grip. 2. Dry grip. 3. Stopping distance. 4. Noise. 5. Aesthetics. 6. Longevity. 7. Price. My recommendation - Bridgestone S-02s. -- Doug Ramage [Note anti-spam in e-mail address]

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