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Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2001 12:03:33 +0100
From: Johannes H Andersen <johsnopsamsafish.com>
Subject: Re: 15 to 16inch tires


Bob wrote: > > On Fri, 30 Mar 2001 10:35:45 -0700, "Leslie Aust" > <laustnopsamdchoice.com> wrote: > > >My SAAB dealer noticing that my 96 900s is due for new tires, offered to me > >to replace my 15inch wheels and tires to 4 SAAB 16inch wheels and Goodyear > >EAGLE tires for $995. Is this a good offer and will the handling be > >improved or somewhat the same as the 15incher`s? > > Questions: > - new, used, or new take-offs ? > - alloy wheels or steel wheels ? > - what size tires will he use ? > > In general, you can get aftermarket alloys for $125 to $250 new and > good tires in this size start around $105. Check www.tirerack.com. > I wouldn't buy Eagles, but that's your call. My personal preference > is for Pirelli P7000's - SuperSport if you need all season. > > 16" wheels with 205-50-16's should improve handling quite a bit. > > Bob Saab's alloy wheels appers to be of high quality and have a good resistance to dirt (easy to clean). After market alloys come in many different kinds; just speculating that Saab wheels might be worth it? If you do the sums 4*($125+$105) = $920, then there is not much in it between the "real" thing. Johannes

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