Date: Sun, 09 Apr 2000 00:09:35 GMT
From: lexterminatornopsameja.com
Subject: Re: Help ! Tire size for my Saab 900


Thanks for your tips. About the 225, I was just asking around... I will buy for sure 205. The offset of my 16 x 7.5 mag is ET35. I didn't made my choice yet. So far I prefer the Firestone Firehawk SZ50EP but it doesn't exist in 205-50-16. The only size close to the original is 205-55-16. Like you mentionned in your favorite tires, I'm considering also the Dunlop SP Sport 9000 and I know they have 205-50- 16. I'm also looking at the Bridgestone Potenza RE730 and BFGoodrich G- Force KDW. Alex. > The speedometer problem (showing too low speed) with the 55 instead of > 50 is maginal. Itīs difficult to say if you can use 225 instead of 205 > because I donīt know the offset of the MOMO rim! It can happen, that the > tyre scubbs the fender well when turning in completely (front) or > driving over bumps(heavy loaded). - Itīs even possible that one tyre in > 225 works fine, a different one may fail (different edge design). > If you have to register them in the cars papers you have to ask the > local Saab headquarters anyway. If not then you have to try it with a > compareable rim/tyre combination. - Good luck. > > If you are looking for fine tyres you should have a close look at: > Michelin Pilot Sport, > Bridgestone S-02 PP, > Yokohama AVS and > Dunlop 9000 (the perfect rain tyre). > > Most of them are also available in 205. Why do you want to take 225? > (sure, it looks fine!) BUT- There are also disadvantages with those wide > tyres like lower top speed, bad straight heading, more difficult > handling and maybee less grip and uneven wear cause the tyre does not > meet its operating conditions. > > RCS > > lexterminatornopsameja.com: > > > Hi Folks, > > > > I bought a 1995 Saab 900 SE last year. The car > > was equipped with 4 Momo mags. The size of the > > mag is 16 x 7.5 inches. I know that the standard > > tire size for 16 inches is 205-50-16 but on the > > car that I bought it was 205-55-16. I know it is > > a bit higher than normal but I talked to guy in a > > garage and it's fine. > > > > Now my question is: because my Momo mags are 7.5 > > inches wide, I can easily put bigger tires on > > these rims (205 is usually the minimum for 7.5 > > inches). Because the 205-55-16 and 225-50-16 have > > the same height, do you think it is OK to put 225- > > 50-16 on my Saab ? > > > > There is some nice 225-50-16 tires on the market > > like Firestone Firehawk SZ50EP or Goodyear Eagle > > F-1 GS. > > > > Thanks for your help ! > > > > Alex. > > > > Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/ > > Before you buy. > > Sent via Deja.com http://www.deja.com/ Before you buy.

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