Date: Thu, 13 Nov 2003 22:30:31 +0100
From: Robert Brown <>
Subject: Re: 99 9/3 Snow Tires

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

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