Date: Tue, 27 Jan 2004 17:35:57 -0800
From: "Dima" <dimanopsamystems.com>
Subject: Re: Choice of tires for C900 (1991) - Michelin HydroEdge


Tirerack is the first place I go to. The problem is, their reports seem to indicate that there is hardly a tire that beats HydroEdge in every performance category, from dry traction to snow. So, the causes for that maybe: 1. Michelin has developed a unique technology that outperforms by a huge margin everything else out there (even for a leading tire manufacturer, that is a long shot) 2. Tirerack reports are incorrect or skewed by the type of people who tend to buy the All-Season Passenger type of tire. I am still searching for the correct answer :-). Thanks, -Dima "ma_twain" <ma_twainnopsamo.com> wrote in message news:40128F02.8030505nopsamo.com... > Did you go to tirerack.com? > > http://www.tirerack.com/survey/SurveyComments.jsp?additionalComments=y&commentStatus=P&tireMake=Michelin&tireModel=HydroEdge > There are 57 reviews of the Hydroedge. You should go and read them. > > http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Michelin&tireModel=HydroEdge > The worst rating was 7.7 out of 10 for snow with a 9.3 for dry traction > and 9.4 for wet traction. > > Dima wrote: > > > Thanks everyone for replying. Going back to the original questions - has > > anyone tried and knows anything about the Michelin HydroEdge? > > > > Thanks, > > > > -Dima > > > > "Dima" <dimanopsamystems.com> wrote in message > > news:100ooa7ltji8l90nopsam.supernews.com... > > > >>Hello, > >> > >>I am sure this topic has been discussed, but Saabnet.com link to the archive > >> > > search > > > >>does not seem to work. So, I have to ask the probably oft-addressed > >> > > question > > > >>of tire choice for my 1991 Saab 900. > >> > >>Currently, several dealers have a promotion on Michelins. I was looking at > >>their HydroEdge tires, and I am confused: the ratings show better handling > >>in dry and wet than many sports tires, while having 70k warranty, and > >> > > having > > > >>an "All-Season Touring" classification. Has anybody tried these tires, and > >>can comment on how good they are? Or, for example, how do they compare to > >>something like BridgestoneĈ Potenza RE950 (rated "All-Season > >>High-Performance")? > >> > >>Second question: if I went to one size larger (195/60 R15 instead of stock > >>185/65R15), do I put much stress on the car suspension to matter? Also, > >>would I be able to put chains on the wider tire if I need to? The reason > >> > > for > > > >>this question is that with that size, I can choose a sportier MichelinĈ > >>Pilot XGT H4 - if that is any good, of course :-) > >> > >>Thank you, > >> > >>-Dima > >> > >> > >> > > > > >

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