2008 Saab 9-3 Tire Size

Your Saab was manufactured with different tire sizes.  To determine the best tire size for your specific 2008 Saab 9-3, we first need to determine your rim size.  Please review the information below.

How to Determine Rim Size

Check your existing tires.  Your Saab 9-3'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.

16-Inch Rims

2008 Saab 9-3

 

The original tire size for your 2008 Saab 9-3 is listed below. Tap on the box to view a color-coded explanation of your Saab 9-3's' tire size.

Trim Options:

2.0T Convertible2.0T Sedan2.0T SportCombi

215/55R16/RF 97H

Simplified Size:  215-55-16

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2008 Saab 9-3 is 215/55R16/RF 97H.  A color-coded explanation of the 2008 Saab 9-3's tire size is shown below.

215

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 215 millimeters.

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 118 millimeters.

R

This letter denotes how your tire was constructed.  Radial is the standard construction method for about 99% of all tires sold today.

RRadial
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16

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

RF

The mark of RF indicates that the tire is reinforced.  This means it can handle a higher inflation pressure than a standard tire, which increases its maximum load.

97

This tire has a load index of 97, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1606 pounds (730 kg) or less.  A higher number means the tire can carry more weight.  A lower number means the opposite.

H

This tire has a speed rating of H, which means 130 mph (210 km/h) is the maximum speed that can be sustained for 10 minutes.  A higher speed becomes dangerous.

17-Inch Rims

2008 Saab 9-3

 

There are multiple tire sizes for your 2008 Saab 9-3 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 2008 Saab 9-3.

Trim Options:

Aero XWD SedanAero XWD SportCombi

225/50R17/RF 98V

Simplified Size:  225-50-17

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2008 Saab 9-3 is 225/50R17/RF 98V.  A color-coded explanation of the 2008 Saab 9-3's tire size is shown below.

225

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 225 millimeters.

50

This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 50%.  In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 50% 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.

RRadial
BBias Belt
DDiagonal
17

The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 17 inches in diameter.

RF

The mark of RF indicates that the tire is reinforced.  This means it can handle a higher inflation pressure than a standard tire, which increases its maximum load.

98

This tire has a load index of 98, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1650 pounds (750 kg) or less.  A higher number means the tire can carry more weight.  A lower number means the opposite.

V

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:

2.0T Convertible2.0T Sedan2.0T SportCombiAero ConvertibleAero SedanAero SportCombi

235/45R17 94V

Simplified Size:  235-45-17

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2008 Saab 9-3 is 235/45R17 94V.  A color-coded explanation of the 2008 Saab 9-3's tire size is shown below.

235

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 235 millimeters.

45

This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 45%.  In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 45% of the width.  In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 105 millimeters.

R

This letter denotes how your tire was constructed.  Radial is the standard construction method for about 99% of all tires sold today.

RRadial
BBias Belt
DDiagonal
17

The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 17 inches in diameter.

94

This tire has a load index of 94, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1474 pounds (670 kg) or less.  A higher number means the tire can carry more weight.  A lower number means the opposite.

V

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.

18-Inch Rims

2008 Saab 9-3

 

The original tire size for your 2008 Saab 9-3 is listed below. Tap on the box to view a color-coded explanation of your Saab 9-3's' tire size.

Trim Options:

Turbo X Sedan (XWD)Turbo X SportCombi (XWD)

235/45R18/RF 98Y

Simplified Size:  235-45-18

Simplified size is useful for shopping and buying tires.

The original tire size for your 2008 Saab 9-3 is 235/45R18/RF 98Y.  A color-coded explanation of the 2008 Saab 9-3's tire size is shown below.

235

This number indicates that your tire has a width of 235 millimeters.

45

This number means that your tire has an aspect ratio of 45%.  In other words, your tire's sidewall height (from the edge of the rim to the tire's tread) is 45% of the width.  In this case, the sidewall height works out to be 105 millimeters.

R

This letter denotes how your tire was constructed.  Radial is the standard construction method for about 99% of all tires sold today.

RRadial
BBias Belt
DDiagonal
18

The tire size was designed to fit rims or wheels that are 18 inches in diameter.

RF

The mark of RF indicates that the tire is reinforced.  This means it can handle a higher inflation pressure than a standard tire, which increases its maximum load.

98

This tire has a load index of 98, which means it's capable of carrying a load of 1650 pounds (750 kg) or less.  A higher number means the tire can carry more weight.  A lower number means the opposite.

Y

This tire has a speed rating of Y, which means 186 mph (300 km/h) is the maximum speed that can be sustained for 10 minutes.  A higher speed becomes dangerous.