Date: Wed, 08 Nov 2000 04:26:47 GMT
From: "Scott Turnamian" <wahoonopsamd.rr.com>
Subject: 1999 9-5 Tire question


Hello, I have a 1999 9-5SE 5 speed. It came from the factory with V-rated 215/55 R16 Michelin Energy MXV4s. I just replaced them (they had about 39000 miles on them) with a new set of the same tire but H-rated. The tires have been balanced 3 times and there's still lots of shake, vibration, and shudder in both the steering wheel and seats. Before I replaced the tires, the car was rock steady at any speed. Is there anything special about the wheels or tires on the 9-5? Are they (the rims or tires) directional? Are the Michelins it shipped with specially made for Saab? Are there special requirements for mounting and balancing? I've never had this kind of trouble in 20 years. Merchants Tire & Auto has agreed to put another set of tires on the car at no charge. They've been good to work with but thus far have not been able to get it quite right. Any ideas or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Scott

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