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      Any way to make the 2015 XC60 steering tighter?

      I had an 2002 S40 and it had an capability to enter sport mode where beyond specific velocity the steering seemed to be tighter and less responsive to small jerikness of the steering wheel. Is that a possiblity for the XC60?

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      Page 176 of the Owners Manual describes the procedure.

      Adjustable steering force*
      Steering force can be changed under MYCAR > Car settings > Steering wheelforce. Select Low, Medium or High.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Penguin View Post
      Page 176 of the Owners Manual describes the procedure.

      Adjustable steering force*
      Steering force can be changed under MYCAR > Car settings > Steering wheelforce. Select Low, Medium or High.
      Hmm Mine doesn't have that option. Weird.

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      The R-Design doesn't have a "tighter" steering per se, but it does have a quicker ratio than regular XC60's. Of course to achieve that same quick ratio would likely require a hefty cash outlay as I assume it would require a new rack.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Penguin View Post
      Page 176 of the Owners Manual describes the procedure.

      Adjustable steering force*
      Steering force can be changed under MYCAR > Car settings > Steering wheelforce. Select Low, Medium or High.
      Ja, that's for the RD, the rest of us are stuck with the crap base steering without speed variability or force level adjustment. Why again did I pay $52K for this rig? Oh yeah, my wife likes the color.
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      Quote Originally Posted by tempnexus View Post
      I had an 2002 S40 and it had an capability to enter sport mode where beyond specific velocity the steering seemed to be tighter and less responsive to small jerikness of the steering wheel. Is that a possiblity for the XC60?
      You're referring to the variable steering which I believe is only equipped on XC60 R-Designs w/ firmness/force 3 level settings. The 60 series cars also have this with the sport suspension package. For the life of me I don't understand why at least the variable steering isn't standard on all our expensive XC60's. You can probably tell I'm not a fan of the crap steering in my XC60. The variable and adjustable steering in my V60 RD is light years better by comparison (though it's not going to win any awards either ). Volvo strange.
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      I have normal xc60 t6 w/ firmness/force 3 level settings. So it was available in some markets/trims.

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      Quote Originally Posted by freddell View Post
      i have normal xc60 t6 w/ firmness/force 3 level settings. So it was available in some markets/trims.
      t6 3.0 i6?
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      yes

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      I have a 2016 3.0 T6 Polestar RD platinum. No steering adjustment.

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      We have a 2017 T5 AWD Dynamic trim and it has 3 steering firmness settings.
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      Quote Originally Posted by dlr97 View Post
      We have a 2017 T5 AWD Dynamic trim and it has 3 steering firmness settings.
      Your's is a T5 Drive-e car, so completely different steering system with all electric vs. our electro-hydraulic. I'm trying to understand what package or option gives a same spec non-R-Design T6 3.0 the 3 steering settings. Must be a Sport or 4C type option not offered with my 2015.5?
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      Quote Originally Posted by lbowroom View Post
      I have a 2016 3.0 T6 Polestar RD platinum. No steering adjustment.
      Now I'm really confused! Did they take the option away for 2016's? Difficult to keep up with Volvo's unstable specs from model year to model year.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Bmo Pete View Post
      Your's is a T5 Drive-e car, so completely different steering system with all electric vs. our electro-hydraulic. I'm trying to understand what package or option gives a same spec non-R-Design T6 3.0 the 3 steering settings. Must be a Sport or 4C type option not offered with my 2015.5?
      Mine is a 09 in what is called prestige trim over here, not sport or 4c.

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