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  1. Tyres, Wheels, and Brakes
    Hi all, newbie SAAB and car driver here so please excuse my ignorance. I'm having a bit of a dilemma trying to decide on some winter tyres(which are essential for me here in Poland). Basically I've got a 2008 1.9 ttid 180 and at present its running on 215/55/16 summer tyres. A good friend of...
  2. Saab Recommendations
    I was very impressed with the service I received today from B.J.Banning Ltd, Lichfield Rd, Aston, Birmingham. The chap who fitted the tyres, very carefully balanced the wheels, attaching the weights to the side of the wheel which is not visible, thus leaving the visible side of the wheel free...
  3. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Can't believe it... coming back down from Clachmannanshire this weekend and I got another blow out on the M74. Okay, I was doing Warp factor 10, but this is the third tyre on this car in just under two years. The last one I had before this car was on an 'H' reg motor. As I had to match it up...
  4. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    Not massively relevant to a lot of Saab drivers on the board as it focuses on mid-range tyres for every day cars rather than performance tyres, but still an interesting read. The 2005 Auto Express tyre test
  5. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    I've come across some tyres at a local costco at a reasonable cost, since I am toying on buying some 18" alloys for my new beast. Anyway these are 235/45/18, Niel at Reading recommended 235 over 225 for the alloys but I am a little unsure if 45 over the 40 would cause any problems rubbing the...
  6. Help, Advice, Saabs and Motoring
    I have a relatively New Saab 9-3 2.2 TDi and I am very concerned that it tends to effectively 'eat' front tyres. I am now on my third set of tyres and am about to purchase my fourth?? Mileage 20,150 an average of about 7,000 per front set.. Is this usual wear? Can anybody help me as my Saab...
  7. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Re: Where's the tyre size calculator gone?? Try Here Ade
  8. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Wondered if anyone could shed any light on this I have an 04 95 Aero. When I bought it Reading Saab fitted the Hirsch suspension and 19" BBS alloys. Both my rear tyres (which have done 14,000miles) are completely bald on the inside with lots of tread everywhere else. An independant garage...
  9. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hi Folks Been a while since I have posted - mainly because my 9000 CSE 2.3t has been performing brilliantly. But having racked up greater mileage over the last couple months, it looks like I need to get a bit of work done before its MOT at the end of the month - but more of that in...
  10. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hi, I have just upgraded my alloy wheels from 16" to 17" on a saab 93 turbo, tyre size 215/45/zr17. The road noise is very noisy is this right? Secondly, is any long term damage done by upgrading to 17"? Thirdly, does anybody know what the tyre pressure should be, at the moment mine are 24 psi...
  11. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hi, I have just upgraded my wheels on a saab 93 turbo to 17", tyre size 215/45zr17.I am really surprised on the amount of road noise I can hear in the car, is this normal? Secondly, is there any long term problems with upgrading to 17"? Thirdly, does anybody know what the tyre pressure should...
  12. Saab 9-3 Sedan/Combi/TurboX/AWD(2003+)/Conv(2004+)
    What's the best tyre choice for fronts in damp/wet and greasy conditions on the 9-3ss Aero? I don't mean avoiding aquaplaning at 90 mph - I mean a country road with plenty of turns (the one's where understeer can take you straight on in to the hedgerow ). Not too bothered about tyre wear...
  13. Saab Recommendations
    Just got back from visiting Littlehampton Tyres Services and I just wanted to say how excellent the service was I received from them. I was in and out within twenty five minutes, the place was busy but there were plenty of staff and all very courteous. So what did I pay for the tyres? Well I...
  14. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    my 96 9K needs needs new fronts - the rear is wearing Pirelli p6000's with about 6mm left, they seem OK and are wearing evenly but I dont have a reference - Q/what should I shod the front with - more of the same or Conti, Michelin etc. I prefer low road noise and grip to longevity if that...
  15. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    Sorry tyres again, I have been through previous posts and they mention 17" alloys having 225/45 on. Mine has 215s which look a bit slim on the rims and make them easy to kerb Should I be on 225s, the rims are Saab 5 spoke (3 mini stud per spoke) types. Each have about 3mm to go and are...
  16. Classic Saab 9-3/GM900 (1994 - 2002)/Conv ( -2003)
    Hi Guys, I was wondering if it might be a useful exercise for one and all to have a tyres poll - it seems a frequently discussed topic in a haphazard manner - I think it would be a good idea if the accumulated knowledge/experience you guys have would be nice to have in some kind of format...
  17. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    I'm sure this has been touched on before, but I can't find it now. Does anyone have any knowledge or experience about this:- Can you put a lower speed rating tyre on your car if:- 1 The rated speed is higher than your car's maximum 2 70mph is the fastest your can legally drive in UK anyway...
  18. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    Hi, has anyone tried these tyres on an Aero and if so what were they like. FULDA CARAT EXTREMO 205/50/16 V Thanks Darryl
  19. Classic Saab 9-5 (1997 - 2009)
    My 9-5 steers in a straight line, the steering wheel is dead central but after 8,000 miles on my current tyres they are wearing badly on the outside edge. In reading the horror stories of botched wheel alignment and myself having suffered this previously with steering wheel missalignment I am...
  20. Saab 9000 (1984 - 1998)
    I just looked at the front tyres and they are rather badly worn on the inside edges. Tracking and balancing seem to be fine (no odd pull or shake at speed) but it looks like the tyres are both toed in a bit more than they should be. I seem to remember my last set going like this and the local...
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