Date: 15 Jun 2006 11:55:42 -0700 From: "Paul" <penjr1nospaml.com> Subject: Re: Changing tire size on a 9.5
i've heard of people putting tires as large as 215/40 17's on a saab with few rubbing problems.i am about to put 205/40 17's on my saab NG900SE. from people i've talked to, these are the largest that safely fit with no rubbing. your 205/60 16's should actually be SLIGHTLY smaller (we're talking less than half inch overall). if you have no suspension mods, there shouldn't be a problem. be warned that your new 8 inch tires will be much more prone to hydroplaning than your old ones. there will be a distinct cornering benefit, as will your traction in general, especially braking. if you do a lot of bad-weather driving, be cautious with this change.