Date: Sun, 11 Nov 2001 13:38:23 +1100
From: Peter Wilkins <>
Subject: Re: Replacement Tyres for 98 Saab 9-5SE in Oz?

On Sat, 10 Nov 2001 02:06:39 GMT, "Davo" <> wrote : > >"Peter Wilkins" <> wrote in message >news:or6nutkv8t6qsj0t7o8vj2hft7b5ktkdqunopsamcom... >> There has been a late development. I have just spoken to Michelin again >> this afternoon and they have found me 4 Pilots as originally fitted - >> probably one of the last sets available in Oz. I am having them fitted >> Monday, can't risk losing them. Unfortunately, they are $295 each. Ouch! > >Hi Peter, > >DAMN DAMN DAMN!!!!! PUNCTURE number 2 after 7000k's on OEM Michelins. I sympathise - particularly when you have to fit that stupid emergency spare and are stuck at 80Kmph with the nearest service station 250Km away, as happened to me once. > >About to head off on a trip this morning, and what do I find? A nail through >the MIDDLE groove on the tyre. Exactly the same groove as the first >puncture. The tyres are standard on my 2001 93 ... 'Michelan Pilots >Primacy' Never going to get those things again at replacement. I think the >MIDDLE groove is just too damn wide... and we HATE a wide middle groove >right ;-) > >Anyway, there's some frustration from me and just a bit of advice. And yep, >they're the directional tyres also, probably simliar to what you've ordered. >Hey, nice ride, nice tyre, but does lightening really strike twice??? Good >luck. The ones I have located are not the Primacy, which are not available in Oz (except as OEM fitment on new cars) until mid Dec, according to Michelin. Mine are the earlier (now superseded) MXV3 HA, and it seems there are only 8 left in NSW. Remind me not to fit the Primacy next time! Thanks Peter

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