# 1997 Saab 9000 Tire Size

Your Saab was manufactured with different tire sizes. To determine the best tire size for your specific 1997 Saab 9000, we first need to determine your rim size. Please review the information below.

## How to Determine Rim Size

Check your existing tires. Your Saab 9000's rim size is the number to the right of the R. In the example pictured here, the tire size fits 16-inch rims.

## Rim Size Selection

Now that you know your rim size, make a selection below to filter your results.

## 15-Inch Rims

### 1997 Saab 9000

There are multiple tire sizes for your 1997 Saab 9000 that depend upon the trim level. Look for your trim level below to get a color-coded explanation of your tire size. Then pick the best tire size for your 1997 Saab 9000.

Trim Options:

### CSCSE

## 195/65 R15

### Simplified Size: 195-65-15

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1997 Saab 9000 is **195/65VR15 V**. A color-coded explanation of the 1997 Saab 9000's tire size is shown below.

195 | This number indicates that your tire has a width of 195 millimeters. | ||||||

15 | The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 15 inches in diameter. | ||||||

65 | This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 65%. In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 65% of the width. In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 126 millimeters. | ||||||

R | This letter denotes how your tire was constructed. Radial is the standard construction method for about 99% of all tires sold today.
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This tire has a speed rating of V, which means 149 mph (240 km/h) is the maximum speed that can be sustained for 10 minutes. A higher speed becomes dangerous. |

Trim Options:

### CSE Turbo

## 205/60 R15

### Simplified Size: 205-60-15

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1997 Saab 9000 is **205/60VR15 V**. A color-coded explanation of the 1997 Saab 9000's tire size is shown below.

205 | This number indicates that your tire has a width of 205 millimeters. | ||||||

15 | The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 15 inches in diameter. | ||||||

60 | This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 60%. In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 60% of the width. In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 123 millimeters. | ||||||

R | This letter denotes how your tire was constructed. Radial is the standard construction method for about 99% of all tires sold today.
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This tire has a speed rating of V, which means 149 mph (240 km/h) is the maximum speed that can be sustained for 10 minutes. A higher speed becomes dangerous. |

## 16-Inch Rims

### 1997 Saab 9000

The original tire size for your 1997 Saab 9000 is listed below. Tap on the box to view a color-coded explanation of your Saab 9000's' tire size.

Trim Options:

### Aero

## 205/55ZR16 90

### Simplified Size: 205-55-16

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 1997 Saab 9000 is **205/55ZR16 90W**. A color-coded explanation of the 1997 Saab 9000's tire size is shown below.

205 | This number indicates that your tire has a width of 205 millimeters. | ||||||

16 | The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 16 inches in diameter. | ||||||

90 | This tire has a load index of 90, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1320 pounds (600 kg) or less. A higher number means the tire can carry more weight. A lower number means the opposite. | ||||||

Z | This tire has a speed class of Z, which means it's part of an elite speed class of 149 mph or more (240 km/h). A tire's speed class is less specific than the speed rating. | ||||||

55 | This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 55%. In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 55% of the width. In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 112 millimeters. | ||||||

R | This letter denotes how your tire was constructed. Radial is the standard construction method for about 99% of all tires sold today.
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This tire has a speed rating of W, which means 167 mph (270 km/h) is the maximum speed that can be sustained for 10 minutes. A higher speed becomes dangerous. |