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Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2003 17:29:17 -0000
From: "Jim" <jimnopsamil.thanks.com>
Subject: Re: 9-5 Aero - using snow chains


"John Davies" <johndaviesNOSPAMnopsam.net> wrote in message news:cke24vo9qkcd8e9u3jlrri40kronnmtvaunopsamcom... > On Wed, 5 Feb 2003 11:49:57 -0000, "Jim" <jimnopsamil.thanks.com> > wrote: > > >I am told that you can't fit snow chains to the standard 2002 9-5 Aero > >wheels. > > > >One idea is to buy two 16inch steel wheels and tyres for use only with > >chains. Where can I buy suitable 16 inch steel wheels? > > Do you really want to see your beautiful car with 17 inch alloys and > summer tires in the back, and 16 inch steel wheels and chains on the > front?? > > Can you say "recipe for disaster"? > > I recommend a full set of four 16 inch wheels with winter tires. This > will retain the fine handling of your car and will allow full braking > performance. Saab sells these sets through the dealers, ready to > install, for about US$900 in the USA. > > You really really do not want to drive with mismatched tires. Read > this: > > http://www.tirerack.com/winter/tech/faqs.html > > > John Davies > Monroe WA USA > > 2001 Saab 9-5 Aero Wagon > 2000 Audi A4 quattro 1.8T > 1991 Jeep Cherokee Laredo 4x4 > I understand this and would never drive with a mismatched set but with snow chains and limited to 30mph it seemed possible. Presumably with winter tyres you would need snow chains less often?

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