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Saab 9-2X, Tires, Wheels, Wagon
#2 of 11 Re: Customer cash on 2005 9-2X? [mamike]
Mar 27, 2005 (9:23 pm)
Mamike be prepared to spend some of that savings on new tires if your 9-2x comes with Bridgestones 225/45 R17. They are the loudest tire I've ever driven on! They made the cabin noise totally unbearable. I managed to drive 9,500 miles before I couldn't take it any longer. I went on TireRack.com read the reviews on the Pirelli Zero Neros.... WOW! quiet and handles like a dream even in rain.
Consequently, I have (4) Brigestones 225/45 R17 for sale for anyone who owns a Saab 9-2x with 17" wheels and is totally deaf or severely hard of hearing! 4/$250. I'll pay freight!
#3 of 11 Re: Customer cash on 2005 9-2X? [christopher35]
Mar 29, 2005 (6:24 am)
The Zero Neros are great tires while they last, but they wear out extrememly quickly (they have been included on the 9-3 w/ 17" wheels"). They mormally have to replaced between 10 & 20K miles
#4 of 11 Re: Customer cash on 2005 9-2X? [mrblonde49]
Mar 30, 2005 (5:42 pm)
I'm hoping to get at least 25K on Zero Neros. I will enjoy very quiet mile I drive on them! Thanks, I will plan do several rotations in the next 1.5 to 2 years. The handling is phenomenal.
With the upgraded steering rack that Saab uses on the 9-2X and the addition of the Zero Neros, I am just starting to enjoy this car now. The road noise was so bad it made me really cranky while driving the car.
#5 of 11 9-2X Aero Purchase
May 19, 2005 (6:40 am)
Well I pulled the trigger last weekend. I was planning on running my '99 Cougar for another year but the $7000 rebate was just too tempting. I'll take delivery of my silver 9-2X Aero with manual trans and cold package on Saturday. Got it for invoice less the rebate with essentially no haggling. I will probably get a set of 17 inch wheels and summer tires from Tirerack for the nice weather and install the stock 16s with the all season tires for the winter.
#6 of 11 Re: 9-2X Aero Purchase [harbachj]
May 21, 2005 (6:51 am)
Congratulations on your purchase. If you go with the dealer 17s it'll cost you 1800 so anything less is a good deal. Just out of curiosity, shy would you keep the 16s when you buy your 17s? They make quality All-season tires for 17s, found them both at Big-O tires and the Tire Rack. Just wondering. Also, just a heads up, if you have a Discount Tire store around, show them the price of the tires from the Tire Rack and they will meet or beat the price. Again, congtrats and enjoy the drive.
#7 of 11 Re: 9-2X Aero Purchase [wolftim]
May 21, 2005 (8:48 am)
I'd probably hold on to the 16" wheels too, and put a set of dedicated snow tires (not all season tries) on them. I'd put the 16" snows on the car in November, and keep them on till late March or so.
#8 of 11 Re: 9-2X Aero Purchase [rsholland]
May 21, 2005 (10:45 am)
I guess it all depends on where you live too. I live near Seattle where there is only like two weeks dedicated to probable snowfall, so an all-season will do just fine. If you live in Maine then a snow tire might be helpful.
#9 of 11 Re: 9-2X Aero Purchase [wolftim]
May 21, 2005 (4:45 pm)
Normally I would agree with you. However, I was in the fortunate situation this year when I got a free set (4) of Dunlop snow tire mounted on steel rims for free, to go on my Subaru Forester. Untill I had had these snow tires, I was perfectly content with the stock all-season tires; but even here in Maryland, where we don't get that much snow, I did notice a big difference in traction with the snows mounted.
#10 of 11 Re: 9-2X Aero Purchase
May 22, 2005 (12:42 pm)
I agree that winter tires are far superior to all-seasons in the snow. I have had winter tires on both my previous front wheel drive cars and they sure make a difference. However this is at expense of performance on dry roads. My thinking at not getting the sport package was that the 17 inch tires were summer type therefore I would be faced with buying winter tires on top of the $1800 package. I thought I would try the stock 16 inch Bridgestones next winter to see how they perform in snow with AWD. If I am not happy I'll take them off and intall a set of winter tires. In any case this way I will have two sets of mounted tires and wheels for easy changeover for at least $2000 less than getting the sport package and then second set of mounted tires for winter.
#11 of 11 Re: Customer cash on 2005 9-2X? [christopher35]
Oct 28, 2008 (7:14 am)
I will give you $250 for the rims and tires