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      Have 04 V70R w/ 18inch Wheels. Can recommend preferred tire size.

      New to the V70R community, and want to make the right choices.
      I have a 04 V70R and want to invest in new tires, but I have 18" rims. Can I go with 235/45/18's in the rear and 235/40/18's in front?

      Also, the front wheels rub with the 235/40/18's I have on now.


      Any Wisdom to Share?


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      Re: Have 04 V70R w/ 18inch Wheels. Can recommend preferred tire size. (04v70r)

      On P2 S60s and V70s 18 inch tires will rub on the front, and most 17s will as well. Unfortunately if you want to be certain of avoiding the rubbing business, you either have to go with 16 inch wheels or add spacers (which will make your turning radius even worse).

      That said, there are better and worse tires for rubbing. Depending on the precise size and brand of tire, and the exact vehicle model, some 17s don't rub, so I assume some 18s will rub less than others. Try posting in the v70 and v70r forums, you'll probably get more feedback on the details.


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      Re: Have 04 V70R w/ 18inch Wheels. Can recommend preferred tire size. (CaptainBeowulf)

      Welcome to Swedespeed, 04v70r.

      To see all options open to you (including new 17" wheels) click around on this...

      http://www.tirerack.com/index.jsp

      George Dill


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      Re: Have 04 V70R w/ 18inch Wheels. Can recommend preferred tire size. (04v70r)

      You CANNOT mix tires sizes on an AWD
      Stick with 235/40/18
      Email: jrl1194 ( at ) AOL (dot) com
      2007 V70 2.5T White/Oak/Tan/Arena, 114K miles. My DD with no plans to sell it anytime soon
      2000 V70R, Wife's, she won't sell. Now she hit 150,000 miles and still near perfect!

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      Re: Have 04 V70R w/ 18inch Wheels. Can recommend preferred tire size. (JRL)


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      Re: Have 04 V70R w/ 18inch Wheels. Can recommend preferred tire size. (04v70r)

      I don't believe you could get the VR with 18's in the US, in Europe you could. At the time it was said that Volvo was concerned about people in the US overloading the wagons and running low tire pressures and so wanted the 17 for a greater margin of safety.

      Just a thought.


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