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    Tire purchase advice

    Well I have to change tires on top of everything else. I don't want to change my rims because they are stock and saaby. But apperently the tires I have currently are an odd size. My two front ones the sidewalls are cracking and leaking air a lot. So, in order to match all my tires I have to purchase new ones. Just have to find the right tires. Any suggestions?

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    Driving style? All-seasons or summer tires? Why are they an odd size?

    Have a look through this thread and read some reviews. http://saabworld.net/f15/summer-all-...yours-here-16/

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    The tires on the car currently are P205/55 R15. All my local shops are saying they can't get them. So we are looking to buy 4 new tires in what was stock on the car. Because I won't give up my [notranslate]Saab[/notranslate] rims.

    I do not drive at all when it snows. If I ride it is in our 4x4 truck.

    Where I live there isn't any mountains just slight hills.

    My driving style is slower when wet but when dry can reach 100 or more depending on where I am going and if I am alone or not.

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    195/60 is standard and IMO look and steer better than "fatties". Mine are Hankook because that's what my local guy swears by. They are quiet, have good grip and wear well.

    EDIT -- oops just noticed you have a 9-3 not a C900. But pretty sure they run the same size in 15s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpecialTool View Post
    195/60 is standard and IMO look and steer better than "fatties". Mine are Hankook because that's what my local guy swears by. They are quiet, have good grip and wear well.

    EDIT -- oops just noticed you have a 9-3 not a C900. But pretty sure they run the same size in 15s.
    I checked the WIS and it lists standard size 195/60R15 for the NG900/9-3.

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