Date: Fri, 09 Nov 2001 20:08:40 +1100
From: Peter Wilkins <>
Subject: Re: Replacement Tyres for 98 Saab 9-5SE in Oz?

On Fri, 9 Nov 2001 01:36:14 GMT, "Paul" <> wrote : >Hi Peter, >On 9-Nov-2001, Peter Wilkins <> wrote: > >> However, for an extra $20 per tyre, I have been taken by some Yokohama V210's that Bob >> Jane suggested. They are $190 each, look great, have good recommendation for >> directional stability, handling and quietness, but may not last quite as >> long. They are directional too, so that limits the tyre rotation scheme. >> I think I will go for them in the next month or so. > >Let us know how they go....what about the Continentals and what does >'directional' mean ? 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! Directional tyres have a directional tread pattern which is designed to only rotate one way, which is marked on the tyre. If you don't want to go to the trouble of taking them off the rims and refitting, you can only rotate from front to rear, not diagonally. -- Regards, Peter Wilkins

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