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Old 2nd February 2014
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It's not a matter of wanting to save a few bucks on tires. In my area I simply cannot find the tires in the size I need with the 97 load rating. There are plenty to choose from with the 93 rating, which I believe are specd by Audi and Mercedes.

So I just had 4 Michelin Primacy MXV4 with the 93 rating installed at Sears. Not a question was asked about the rating if anyone else is interested in going that route as well. BTW these are $140 each for a 16" and are the same OEM tires that came on my Lexus so I don't think I am skimping out and trying to be cheap.

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I used to work there, they should be able to get most tires, if they aren't in stock, ask them to special order them. What set are you getting? I got Michelin primacy mxv4 from them and that were 215/55/16 that have lasted forever and handle really well...they actually lasted so long that I put them on my moms saab (my old one lol) when her tires went bad, and I got new ones. around 800ish for a set and either 50 or 60,000mi warranty
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These are the same tires that I got - Michelin Primacy MXV4 215/55 R16. I read the reviews on tirerack and they are very good. The thread is guaranteed for 60K miles. Just driving back home I could tell the day/night improvement from the Pirellis P6 that came with the car, those were really awful.
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PS for Tunnan its true some alloy wheels were porous. BITD I had cast magnesium wheels that way, had to coat them on the inside. But these days , its gotta be rare this happens.

That said there are some very low priced flowcast alloy wheels out there....
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The old original Mini-lite wheels leaked as did wires. With the wires you ran a tube along with a "home cut" old tube around the wheel stop chaffing of the nubs of the spokes. In the 60's flats happened a few times a year. We have it good today.
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Lol at wires. Rudge made the best ones. If you didnt check the tightness of the spokes regularly they were awful, All the tires were tube type anyway. Winter and wires? Forget it lol

Minilites. That was a cult wheel for sure. I remember when we went to 12 inch Minilite wheels on the Mini from 10's it was like we fitted 26 inch wheels on an Impala. all omigod oooaah.
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Lol three things not to cheap out on? tires brakes steering.

I am with Tunnan and the others good for - N-raged checks his pressures thats excellent; bad that he runs cheap *** tires. You like to go fast? Then buy good tires, and H rated minimal load capacity is marginal.
Before you accuse people of being cheapasses, think of what mmarreco said above of having to settle with what's available for our own needs.
The "cheapass" tires that you think I have are Continental ExtremeWinterContact. And who needs to go fast in the winter when there's 6inches of snow on the ground?
Now I didn't make the decision lightly nor did I do it based on money. Not that I'm promoting the use of lower load index tires, by all means everyone should obey the manufacturer's specs. But I did my research and math, and I'm confident I'll be fine.

PS. I would never compromise load index with summer tires since I track my car. But then I wouldn't have to because pretty much all performance tires are high load index and extra load rated.
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2006 Saab 9-3 manual lists all seasons tires to be 215/55 R16 97 H. I want to buy tires from Costco that are 215/55 R16 93 H (tire load 93 instead 97). the specific tire is not available in load 97. A couple of questions that I have are:

- Do some other years have 93H tire specs?
- Will Costco let me install lower load tires?

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I am not worried about the tire load. I am running winters that have load rating of 93 (which is what manual says). So, it is confusing that winters have load rating of 93 and summers of 97.

Costco site has some kind of disclaimer that says they may not mount tires that don't conform to the manufacturers specs.

Well, I will go and ask...
Reviving an old thread. Looking at a set of Hankook winter tires with a load rating of 93Q. Stock rating for my 2.0T Combi is 95. So ..... what's the verdict ?

Keep in mind, winter tires' sidewall construction is beefier than A/S or summer tires, AFAIK.

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Reviving an old thread. Looking at a set of Hankook winter tires with a load rating of 93Q. Stock rating for my 2.0T Combi is 95. So ..... what's the verdict ?

Keep in mind, winter tires' sidewall construction is beefier than A/S or summer tires, AFAIK.

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I don't think it matters, although some folks will go totally anal on you at a tire store, and Costco may play that game. The 95 rating might bump you to a more expensive tire.

Here is a chart:
http://www.tiresplus.com/tires/tire-...d-index-chart/

I think a difference in load rating of say 400 or 500 lbs total wont make much difference to you, assuming if you live in Vancouver, you don't make long trips and you don't load the SAAB to the max for any trips.
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I don't think it matters, although some folks will go totally anal on you at a tire store, and Costco may play that game. The 95 rating might bump you to a more expensive tire.

Here is a chart:
http://www.tiresplus.com/tires/tire-...d-index-chart/

I think a difference in load rating of say 400 or 500 lbs total wont make much difference to you, assuming if you live in Vancouver, you don't make long trips and you don't load the SAAB to the max for any trips.
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Hey thanks QRL.

Actually I'm almost always the only occupant in my car anyway. Wife has miniv** and most trips involving two or three of us are in there.

My current tires are Nokians, the WRG2. But they're about 40% and the rubber is going harder, so less effective grip. Also for work, I'll be spending more time on Vancouver's North Shore (mountainous & hilly) so I'm looking to switch to full winters, which I haven't done since about 5 years ago when my last set of Gislaved Nordfrost 3's was retired (no pun intended).

Came across a used set of Hankooks on CL that's 93Q load rating. Yeah I think it's fine too, but as you say there are retentive types out there who'd counter me otherwise.
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Came across a used set of Hankooks on CL that's 93Q load rating. Yeah I think it's fine too, but as you say there are retentive types out there who'd counter me otherwise.
A friend had I think Hankook I-Pikes on his Volvo. Winter tires, but had all the traction of 1980s Gatorbacks in the snow. Not sure if they were any good in the wet either.
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