Date: Tue, 28 Dec 2004 16:38:24 GMT From: Shane Almeida <almeida.spam.is.evilnospam.is.evil.mindless.com> Subject: Winter Tires
As I slid passed a stop sign and right through a four-way intersection this morning, I thought to myself, "Self, it's time to get some winter tires." I have 17 inches wheels with 225/45-17 tires. tirerack.com says I should consider "minus-sizing" for winter tires. I think I'd rather keep the same size tire on the same wheels to save a couple hundred bucks. How important is minus-sizing for getting better traction? They say it's because wide tires have to plow through more snow, but my tires aren't *that* wide (7 inches), are they? I don't have a lot of experience with Saabs and/or winter tires, so I'm wondering what fellow Saab owners think. I'm going to call Tire Rack and maybe Pat Greer (the guy Dave Hinz has mentioned a few times) later today as well. Thanks.