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I recently bought an 03 S80 after the wife totaled our 01 V70. I looked at the 01's 15" Volvo alloys for potential snow tire use, but it looked like the calipers would hit, then I tried one to make sure and it definitely hit. <p>Now when I look on ebay for rims I see all kinds of people saying their 15" rims fit an S80. Did pre 2003 cars use smaller brakes so 15" could fit? Or are there just a lot of dummies on ebay?<p>Thanks, Dave
 

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Re: 15" Wheels on S80? (Uglier)

AFAIK there are only two sizes of front rotors used from '99 to '06. T6 models get the larger 12" rotors and require a minimum wheel diameter of 16". <p>Base 2.9 and some 2.5T models should have the smaller front rotors to clear 15" wheels fine.
 

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Re: 15" Wheels on S80? (Dextrobrick)

Thanks for the info Dextrobrick but I do find a lot of conflicting info.<br>- Mine is a non turbo base 2.9, original owner, had Volvo extended warranty until we got it (so I doubt they would modify), 16" wheels, 12" rotors<br>- Edmunds shows 16" wheels as standard back to 2001 for the base model<br>- Some web rotor sellers show just 12" rotors, others show 11 and 12,<br>- Could it be they were sold in the US only with 16"wheels and 12" rotors, elsewhere those were an option on non turbos?<p>Dave
 

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Re: 15" Wheels on S80? (Uglier)

It's possible that other non-US markets had different equipment factory installed, but if your particular S80 has 12" rotors then 15" wheels won't fit.<p>That said, be glad that you have the better 12" front brakes...even if it means you can't bolt on a set of 15" wheels. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 15" Wheels on S80? (Dextrobrick)

Yes I am glad of that, the brakes are way better than our old V70!<p>Dave
 
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