"Run-Flat" Tire (No, not that kind) - SaabCentral Forums
* site search:  
Home Saab Pictures Saab Classifieds Saab Dealer Listings Saab Forum Saab Forum

Go Back   SaabCentral Forums > Saab 9-5 Mk.I, 1998-2009 > Saab 9-5 Workshop
Saab 9-5 Workshop Saab 9-5 Workshop (1997 to 2010) Technical Forum

SaabCentral.com is the premier Saab Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 24-10-07
ivoneh ivoneh is offline
Active Member
Join Date: May 2007                                                
Location: Chicago, IL
My Saabs: 2004 9-5 Aero
Posts: 41
Angry "Run-Flat" Tire (No, not that kind)

Hey everyone,

Got an'04 CPO 9-5 Aero a month ago and just got a flat tire. Brought it in to Discount Tire locally and need to replace it.

I saw the sidewall that was on the inside of the well and it had a thin bead/ line of rubber and the tech reffered to it as a run-flat condition. Basically, the tire rotated as normal, but without proper inflation. This caused the sidewall to compress on itself under load and heat up and almost melt a bead into the tire. I don't think it was me, but the previous owner. Either way, it sux to have to buy tires for a new-to-me car.

I know I can buy just one tire to replace it, but I really think I should get 4, but I am going to purchase 2 as the others are ok and I think it would be a waste to not use them. They will give me a $20 credit for the other tire I am replacing.

I currently have the Conti Extrmeme Contact Tires 225/45 ZR17


and want to replace with the same thing, but they are on backorder for a week. They suggested that I replace them with a Yokahoma:


The issue is that the Conti's are on backorder, but I can wait a week or so for them.

So, fellow Saabers, what are your suggestions? Replace the 2 with something else or go with the Conti?

Also, I asked the tech about inflation and his computer told him that they should be 32psi front 31 rear. What is actually appropriate for the car and those tires?

I need to get a good air guage too, becuase I am now worried about this happening again.


Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Old 24-10-07
Kermit's Avatar
Kermit Kermit is offline
Join Date: Sep 2004                                                
Location: London UK
My Saabs: 04 9-5 Vector 2.2Tid
Posts: 10,999

Biggest crititicism i have of Yokohama tyres is wear rate. Had them on a Peugeot 205Gti and they gripped like crap on a blanket, but wore out very rapidly.
..2 3 4
1...../ 5

Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 24-10-07
Wulf Wulf is offline
Join Date: Apr 2006                                                
Location: NW Michigan - USA
My Saabs: 2011 Saab 9-4X 3.0i
Posts: 7,581

The Yokohama YK520 are exclusively sold through Discount Tire in the USA and I haven't been able to find any reviews on them. They have a 60K mile warranty so they should last longer than the ExtremeContact which are rated to 40K miles. The tread pattern looks very similar to the Avid TRZ and it seems like a less aggressive tire than the Continentals.

I placed an order with Discount Tire Direct for ExtremeContact tires last week and received this message:
We are currently out of stock on the tires that you ordered. Continental is also out of stock on these and can not give us an accurate delivery date.
So it could take a week, month or longer for them to ship. The local stores could be different though.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 24-10-07
GeminiMoods's Avatar
GeminiMoods GeminiMoods is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2007                                                
Location: Southern California
My Saabs: 2000 Black Saab 9-5 Aero Wagon
Posts: 236

I have Perelli PZero Rosso's and I have been very happy with them. The PZero Nero's are also quite nice.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 24-10-07
Join Date: Jan 2007                                                
Location: LONDON
My Saabs: 02 95 AERO HOT
Posts: 445

Originally Posted by Kermit
Biggest crititicism i have of Yokohama tyres is wear rate. Had them on a Peugeot 205Gti and they gripped like crap on a blanket, but wore out very rapidly.
Strongly agree, I had Yoko A539's and they were grippy but I got through two sets in a year on a Primera!!

Im a Continental fan now
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 25-10-07
SectorNine50's Avatar
SectorNine50 SectorNine50 is offline
Saab Lunatic
Join Date: Sep 2005                                                
Location: Oregon, USA
My Saabs: 2000 9-5 Aero 5-Speed
Posts: 4,845

I just recently purchased the new Goodyear Response Edge tires, and I'm actually very very happy with them! They are pretty well priced, and supposed to last for 50k miles I'm told! Much better than my Pilot Sport A/S's which wore out in 25k miles.

This was discussed in another thread if you'd like to check it out:
2000 9-5 Aero 5-Speed Silver/Black
Upgrades | Open Intake | Poly Trans Mount | Hub Braces | Sub-frame Brace (Broken) | Forge 007 | FMIC | Bilstein HD Dampeners | 3" CTI Cat-back
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links


Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SaabCentral Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:53 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

top of page | sitemap | email us

copyright © 2003 - 2011 saabcentral.com, All rights reserved http://www.whiter.co.uk - valid xhtml - valid css
SaabCentral is an independently run website and is not affiliated in any way to Saab Automobile AB.

Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.