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      Winter is getting closer

      No-season 19s that came on V90 are not going to work as Winter shoes.
      Anybody using 18x8 et40-45? I know they fit since Volvo lists 18x8 ET42 but I am not going to buy overprices OE rims just something from Discount Tire or elsewhere.
      Tires will be Winter specific 235/50R18 since from experience narrower tires work better in slush, etc and they are hair bigger than 255/40R19 which is another plus.
      235 wide tires are used on CC so regular V90 should be just fine.

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      I run 245/40r19 Conti WinterContact Si's - solid dry and winter handling. The rims are a leftover from my P3 V60 at 19x8 ET55 w/ 10mm spacers, so equivalent ET45.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Bmo Pete View Post
      I run 245/40r19 Conti WinterContact Si's - solid dry and winter handling. The rims are a leftover from my P3 V60 at 19x8 ET55 w/ 10mm spacers, so equivalent ET45.
      I know this tire since have them on our Audi but refuse to use 19s aka "pothole testers". I am going for 18s and looks like nobody here has such a setup, maybe some of of European members.

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      I'm running 235/55R18 Conti WinterContact SIs on 7.5x18 wheels (the base Y-spoke wheels for an XC60) on my V90CC. Offset is 50.5 I believe, but the CC has a different setup than the regular V90. I would think 3mm further in doesn't make much difference (ET45 vs 42), but you could consider a 225/50R18 tire instead; the diameter is closer to stock (245/45R18) so you'd be looking at less speedometer error, along with getting a narrower tire. It would look stretched on an 18x8" wheel though.
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      Quote Originally Posted by BusteRT6 View Post
      No-season 19s that came on V90 are not going to work as Winter shoes.
      Anybody using 18x8 et40-45? I know they fit since Volvo lists 18x8 ET42 but I am not going to buy overprices OE rims just something from Discount Tire or elsewhere.
      Tires will be Winter specific 235/50R18 since from experience narrower tires work better in slush, etc and they are hair bigger than 255/40R19 which is another plus.
      235 wide tires are used on CC so regular V90 should be just fine.
      Nokian Hakka's hands down. Best snow tire you'll find.

      Continental Tires are garbage. Steer clear.

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      Quote Originally Posted by MyVolvoS60 View Post
      Nokian Hakka's hands down. Best snow tire you'll find.

      Continental Tires are garbage. Steer clear.
      Whatever, you missed my question...who is using 18s?
      Opinions on tires are useless to me.

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      I’ll be getting the 18’s bbs and thinking of the Michelin xi3 winter tires.


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      Lovely.

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      I found few wheels that should fit just need to decide which style and pick 235/50R18 tires.
      there are few rims that are around 22lbs and cost under $200 each

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      I will be running the Volvo 18" wheels on Michelin Winter Ice tires. Purchased them with the car at a discount. Haven't used them yet but have had Michelin Ice tires in past on a Lexus and was very happy with their performance on our winter roads.
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      I am using 245/45ZR18 with bridgestone turanza serenity plus
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      That would be the size I pick for the 18’s as well. Might save me from a speeding ticket one day


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      Quote Originally Posted by Pauls90 View Post
      I am using 245/45ZR18 with bridgestone turanza serenity plus
      I need to remove OE No-Season tires soon.....I dont trust them in any weather.

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      uhhh it's 105 in Austin and 100 in Palm Springs, school hasn't started. My kids are going to the beach today. What's this "winter" you're talking about/

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      your part of the world doesnt count...smartass

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      Quote Originally Posted by tonyc View Post
      uhhh it's 105 in Austin and 100 in Palm Springs, school hasn't started. My kids are going to the beach today. What's this "winter" you're talking about/
      Man, global warming must be worse than I thought. Kids are going to the beach in Austin? Always thought you keep it weird folks were landlocked!

      Giving you hard time... Not sure I'd consider Galveston much of a beach. Kind of dirty water out that way. Presuming that's where they are headed.

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      ^ Santa Monica yo. Austin trip to keep 'em weird (and really hot, my wife was pissed for my trip selection). Bought chains for the SPA truck but never ended up using them last 2 years during snow runs... I don't think my awd has triggered in the last 2 years in either of the Volvos.

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      Quote Originally Posted by tonyc View Post
      ^ Santa Monica yo. Austin trip to keep 'em weird (and really hot, my wife was pissed for my trip selection). Bought chains for the SPA truck but never ended up using them last 2 years during snow runs... I don't think my awd has triggered in the last 2 years in either of the Volvos.
      Only time you would ever need AWD down south is if going into the mountains.

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      Quote Originally Posted by BusteRT6 View Post
      I know this tire since have them on our Audi but refuse to use 19s aka "pothole testers". I am going for 18s and looks like nobody here has such a setup, maybe some of of European members.
      It's not about the rim size, it's the sidewall thickness. 245/40-19 = 98mm sidewall. These are leftover tires from my V60 or I'd run 245/45-19 = 110.25mm. Still, haven't had any issues with pothole damage after two winters. Keep in mind, the tread is deeper on winter tires, so there is inherent added padding.
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      Quote Originally Posted by MyVolvoS60 View Post
      Only time you would ever need AWD down south is if going into the mountains.
      I'm not a fan of front wheel traction loss in the rain. Regardless, AWD + Polestar software + 2.0 software update = added rear power distribution/bias on dry pavement. AWD isn't just for all weather traction, it improves handling characteristics, for those who care.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Bmo Pete View Post
      It's not about the rim size, it's the sidewall thickness. 245/40-19 = 98mm sidewall. These are leftover tires from my V60 or I'd run 245/45-19 = 110.25mm. Still, haven't had any issues with pothole damage after two winters. Keep in mind, the tread is deeper on winter tires, so there is inherent added padding.
      v90 size is 255/40R19 sidewall is 102mm. with 235/50R18 is 118mm (about).
      Maryland seems to have better roads than in NE. I was able to bend 16" steel rims on our VW and Audi. V90 already has new rim after being flat spotted but most likely due dealer forgetting shipping blocks.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Bmo Pete View Post
      I'm not a fan of front wheel traction loss in the rain. Regardless, AWD + Polestar software + 2.0 software update = added rear power distribution/bias on dry pavement. AWD isn't just for all weather traction, it improves handling characteristics, for those who care.
      I do hope US get the package that put more power on rear wheels

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      Quote Originally Posted by MidnightCandy View Post
      I do hope US get the package that put more power on rear wheels
      We've had it since last Fall.
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      Quote Originally Posted by BusteRT6 View Post
      v90 size is 255/40R19 sidewall is 102mm. with 235/50R18 is 118mm (about).
      Maryland seems to have better roads than in NE. I was able to bend 16" steel rims on our VW and Audi. V90 already has new rim after being flat spotted but most likely due dealer forgetting shipping blocks.
      In general our roads are decent, but then I try to avoid the Baltimore City train wreck these days. I do get into southern PA quite often, and generally their town roads (including highways) are crap, but the rural roads are decent. I believe a deep tread 245/45r19 tire (110mm sidewall) would manage almost any winter weather and rough roads yet still handle acceptably in the dry; tire dependent of course.

      Good variety here:

      https://www.1010tires.com/Tires/245-45R19/Winter
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      I am going for 18s and 235s. Our Audi is running extra narrow shoes for years with great great results. Wish there were steel rims available.

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      I'll be running 235/55-19s courtesy of a XC90 that moved to Texas. Same width as my all-season tires just a little taller. Looking forward to having better shoes this winter. Because I bought the car in March I only saw snow twice but it was scary to brake on the OEM All-Season Pirelli Scorpio Verdes!
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      Quote Originally Posted by pocholin View Post
      I'll be running 235/55-19s courtesy of a XC90 that moved to Texas. Same width as my all-season tires just a little taller. Looking forward to having better shoes this winter. Because I bought the car in March I only saw snow twice but it was scary to brake on the OEM All-Season Pirelli Scorpio Verdes!
      Yep, now that you mention it, the Scorpions on our CC didn't give me a whole lot of confidence in the snow. Since the CC is my wife's daily driver, I may have to change those out or put my snow tires and rims on it, rather than my RD this winter. The RD's P7 Cinturato's have better ice gripping siping, though the lower profile tire is worrisome against potholes.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Bmo Pete View Post
      I run 245/40r19 Conti WinterContact Si's - solid dry and winter handling. The rims are a leftover from my P3 V60 at 19x8 ET55 w/ 10mm spacers, so equivalent ET45.
      I have my former V60 Polestar winter setup with the same size tires - any issues with speedo accuracy?
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      Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
      I have my former V60 Polestar winter setup with the same size tires - any issues with speedo accuracy?
      245/40R19 has little bit smaller diameter. Just look at tire specs from manufacturer.

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      Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
      I have my former V60 Polestar winter setup with the same size tires - any issues with speedo accuracy?
      Very minimal difference, like <1 mph at 70 mph.
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      Quote Originally Posted by BusteRT6 View Post
      No-season 19s that came on V90 are not going to work as Winter shoes.
      Anybody using 18x8 et40-45? I know they fit since Volvo lists 18x8 ET42 but I am not going to buy overprices OE rims just something from Discount Tire or elsewhere.
      Tires will be Winter specific 235/50R18 since from experience narrower tires work better in slush, etc and they are hair bigger than 255/40R19 which is another plus.
      235 wide tires are used on CC so regular V90 should be just fine.
      Interesting.

      My T6 Momentum Plus came with 245/45R18's.

      According to this tire size calculator the best rolling diameter match for a narrower tire would be a 215/50R18.

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      I got the xi3 in 245-45-18 with 18/8 42offset bbs.


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      Taking off the 245/45/20 tires and the stock 20x8 wheels with an ET49.5 offset, and putting on 235/55/19 tires mounted to some Polestar Engineered wheels which are 19x8 with an ET55 offset.

      From all the things I've looked at it doesn't look like the offset difference is enough to interfere with anything or to warrant a 5mm spacer.
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      Quote Originally Posted by nbvolks View Post
      Taking off the 245/45/20 tires and the stock 20x8 wheels with an ET49.5 offset, and putting on 235/55/19 tires mounted to some Polestar Engineered wheels which are 19x8 with an ET55 offset.

      From all the things I've looked at it doesn't look like the offset difference is enough to interfere with anything or to warrant a 5mm spacer.

      Wow. The 18's my S90 came with are huge enough. I can't imagine running anything larger.

      it wasn't that long ago you'd be laughed at as some hopeless image conscious modder if you ran 18" wheels. Now they are the smallest ones that will fit on my car.

      Crazy times we live in.

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      Same as last year, winter setup: 20" Ixion IV with 255/35 Hakka R2.
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