Re: A possible alternative - Saab General Bulletin Board - Saabnet.com
NG900 & OG93 |
Vintage Models |
Clubs & SOC |
Other Cars |
Member Photo Galleries |
Member Directory |
*Buddy Registry |
*Mileage Registry |
What's New |
Photo of the Month |
[Main General Bulletin Board | Post Followup | BBFAQ ]
[ Prev by Date ] [ Next by Date ] Member Login / Signup [Latest Member Gallery Photos]
Re: A possible alternative
Posted by Craig [Email] (more from Craig) on Mon, 8 Jun 2020 17:16:05
In Reply to: A possible alternative, JerseySaab [Profile/Gallery]
, Mon, 8 Jun 2020 16:58:31
Good point on the 'off brand' tires. I mentioned Kumho which along with brands like Sumitomo are pretty well respected now and produce a good tire, but the weirder brands are often owned by the big tire companies and seem to pretty much use slightly older tread patterns and likely rubber compounds. I got a BMW with 'Rikken Raptors' which I was pretty suspicious of, but it turns out it's a a subsidiary of Michelin and makes tires in Indonesia. They've been pretty good tires though other special. Do check reviews though as satisfaction seems to vary a lot by brand and individual model.
I have found with cheaper tires though you do tend to compromise in at least one area. I loved my old Kumho Ecsta 712s back in the day, really fantastic grip and nice and quiet, but they only lasted about 2/3 as long as a more premium performance tire. They basically used a softer compound to get the same performance. They were probably a little less the 2/3 the price of a premium performance tire too so that's ok, but at the end of the day to some extent you do get what you pay for with tires.
posted by 66.91.28...
Posts in this Thread:
Post a Followup
No Site Registration is Required to Post - Site Membership is optional (Member Features List), but helps to keep the site online
for all Saabers. If the site helps you, please consider helping the site by becoming a member.
This is a moderated bulletin board - Posting is a privilege, not a right.
Unsolicited commercial postings are not allowed (no spam). Please, no For Sale or Wanted postings, SERIOUSLY.
Classifieds are to be listed in The Saab Network Classifieds pages.
This is a problem solving forum for over 250,000 Saab owners, so expect to see
problems discussed here even though our cars are generally very reliable. This is not an anything goes
type of forum. Saabnet.com has been a moderated forum since 1988. For usage guidelines, see the
Saabnet.com Mission and Purpose Page. Please remember that you are
not anonymous. Site Contact | Site Donations | Other Sites by SP -
Your address is: 22.214.171.124 - Using CCBot/2.0 (https://commoncrawl.org/faq/) - Logged.
Site Members do not see red text instructions, bottom of the page anchor ads, or box ads.
Click here to see all
the Site Membership Benefits!