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Date: 14 Nov 2003 06:46:04 -0800
From: michael.straussernopsamom (Mike)
Subject: Re: 99 9/3 Snow Tires


Robert Brown <xrobert.xbrownnopsampnet.se> wrote in message news:<3FB3F7F7.FCF6C5EAnopsampnet.se>... > Newbie wrote: > > > Greetings all > > > > Anyone in Toronto (Cda) have any idea where I can find a decent set of snow > > tires/rims for my 99 9/3 SE? I believe I need 16 inch rims for the car. > > > > Checked with the dealer and they want an arm and a leg. Any info would be > > greatly appreciated. > > > > Thanks > > Hi, > > We have a 1999 9-3 SE (200 hp), using alloy 205/55-16 summertime. Car works > very well with our 185/65-15 (yes, fifteen-inch) steel rims for snow tyres. > This winter wheel size is the normal one for this car in the Swedish market, > for the 1999 model (could also be for some other years too). > > My guess is that 15 inch rims are much easier to get hold of and thus cheaper. > Higher profile tyre gives slightly sloppy handling but of course the bonus is > that the flexier sidewall causes the tyre to break grip less often, in snow and > ice. > > BRgds /Robert Hi, Try Tire Rack -- http://www.tirerack.com. I have bought several sets of tires on rims from them over the years. Even with shipping costs, I have always gotten a better deal than I could find elsewhere. Mike

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