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Date: Tue, 03 Oct 2006 04:20:27 -0400
From: "hippo" <>
Subject: Re: Tire sizing for c900

Jeremy Brown wrote: >Hello All, >Anybody have a list of the tire sizes appropriate for the c900? >I am looking for the best value for tires and I cannot get an exact answer >from most online dealers about the size my car uses. If the car is older >than 10 years they just don't seem to care- they just give you the default >tire or tell you that there are no tires available for the car. >I have an 86 900 T that was upgraded to an SPG, and the local tire shops >just give me a blank stare or tell me to just look at the sticker on the >visor. They cannot seem to grasp that I had actually upgraded my car... >Any help will do. I believe that the tire size didn't change very much over >the life of the c900, that there was different size tires dependant on what >model you have. The various web sites will tell you the max size you can >get, but not what sizes are appropriate for each year\model. >If we can get enough correct info, I will post a sizing chart on my site. >TY >-- >Jeremy Visit my 1986 Saab 900T & me at: Really depends on your wheel size. Earlier ones were all 5 or 5.5 x 15, except for the infamous 135 x 390 metric rims that *only* took Michelin's (get a 2nd mortgage) TRX. Later 900s went to 6". Sizes listed for the earlyier ones include 165x15, 180/65x15 and 195/60x15. 205/60x15 are a bit too big on rolling resistance but they *are* usually cheaper in Oz 'cos they fit so many of the local bigger cars, so they're a good budget opiton esp around town! I'm running 195/60 on a set of 5.5 original 3 spoke Aero (same as your SPG?) and also a set of 6.5 x 15 aftermarkets at the moment with no clearance, wear or handling problems at all. Any help? Cheers

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