Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2005 01:34:42 +0100
From: Pooh Bear <>
Subject: Re: new tires on my '02 Saab '9-3 SE

Bob wrote: > On 26 Jul 2005 13:45:00 -0700, "" <> > wrote: > > >Pablo, > > > >Just curious, what is the exact modelof the Continental's you have & > >how are they on wet traction? > > > > He gave you the model :-) "Conti Extreme Contact". I have them too. > Great tires. Wet, dry, snow performance all great. Quiet. Soak up > bumps. FWIW, one other poster here had "not round" problems with his. > Conti gives you a 1 year warranty with an "customer satisfaction" > exchange period up front which is very generous. Check the reviews at > Read the "reviews" and "survey" results. > > If you want to look at another nice, reasonably priced tire, check out > the Yokohama Avid V4S. > > Do *NOT* put H (120mph) tires on a car that goes 150mph. Regardless of > the speed issue, you will find that (at least) "V" rated tires handle > and ride better. You can get V rated tires at reasonable prices if you > just look around a little. A minor correction. H rated tyres are specced for 130 mph. The T rating is 120 mph. I just looked at a UK tyre specialist's site and found that the V rated tyres - when available - cost little more that H rated ( in some cases it's literally pennies ) so it does make sense to buy V rated. Graham

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