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Old 15th July 2006
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I have a Saab 900 i. My question what are the best brand of tyres for this car regardless of the cost ?

Should I use a hard rubber or a soft rubber for the tyres for the best handling ?

The steel rims have dents in them and i would like to change them. Would it be better to change to the alloy wheels or stick with the steel rims ?

I generally do city driving.

Thank you in advance for your guidance.


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It's an impossible question. Goodyear Eagle F1 consistently come top in the performance handling tests, but would be completely overkill for a 900i driven in the city. Get a respectable mid-range brand instead, which will be a harder compund and last a lot longer - you don't need ultra sticky treads.

From your location I'm guessing snow isn't going to be an issue. C900s appreciate a fairly stiff sidewall so check the tyre's load rating - 87 is a bit soft, so aim higher. Have a look on www.tirerack.com for reviews of different brands. I've got Nokian Z high performance tyres as I drive a modified turbo C900 too fast on bad roads in very rainy England. If cost is not an issue you could try a set of Michelins - they last a long time and are good quality, but expensive. Otherwise any good quality tyre in the "touring" category, as opposed to "performance" will be the best all rounder.

Alloy wheels look better but are not as strong.
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