Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2004 14:33:20 GMT
From: Retro Bob <>
Subject: Re: 9-5 tires

On Tue, 16 Nov 2004 00:38:15 GMT, "Bill Jackson" <> wrote: >My 215/55-16 summer tires are worn out. Put the snows on yesterday. > >When I get new tires, I'm thinking "bigger" > >235/50 is essentially the same outer diameter as 215/55, 245/45 is a little >bit smaller, but not much. The 245 is about an inch wider though. > >1: will they fit on the stock Saab alloy's that came with the 9-5? I assume >they will, even though they're an inch wider. > >2: will they rub on something? I think you are thinking the wrong way about this. Unless you just want to look kueler, you should approach this from a handling/ride perspective. That is, you can generally increase handling by going to a shorter sidewall tire. You can increase ride quality by going to a taller sidewall tire. Generally that requires changing wheels to do either correctly, but there is a little leeway. What are your goals ?

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