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Please post your experience with your replacement tires and/or vote for one in the Poll. Please don't put the oem ones in the poll unless you bought a replacement set for your XC90!<br>Thanks in advance for your contributions<p>I will edit out any inappropriate poll choices!<br>
 

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Re: 18 inch replacement tires for the Volvo XC90 (myxc90)

Got the OEMs (Michelin Pilot MXM4) because it was too hard to get the preferred choice: Nokian WR2. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 18 inch replacement tires for the Volvo XC90 (myxc90)

Can someone post a pic of the Dunlop 255's on the XC90? I need to buy new tires and don't want to get Michelins again.
 

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I'm on 42k miles on OEM Michelins and just about at the wear bars. They are a little rounded on the outside but that's because my wife abuses turns.<p>How do the other tires compare on real-life tread wear?
 

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Re: 18 inch replacement tires for the Volvo XC90 (myxc90)

I went with Continentals from Tire Rack and have been very happy. I went slightly larger, 18/255/55. This is my second replacement set, the first being Perelli (sp?). They were horrible for wear. The Continentals have been the best overall and the wider tire looks nice. The price was pretty good also.<p>2006 S60R<br>2006 Dodge Charger (Hemi)<br>2004 XC90<br>2001 BMW Z3 3.0i
 

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Re: 18 inch replacement tires for the Volvo XC90 (radoncgs)

Continental CrossContact UHP (Street/Sport Truck Summer) <br>for 2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T Load Rating: XL <br>Size: 255/55VR18<br>Blackwall<br>VR Speed Rated<br> Price: $115.00 (each) Special <br>Estimated Availability:<br>In Stock <p>I just copied this from their site, it is my last order. I hope this helps.
 

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Re: 18 inch replacement tires for the Volvo XC90 (myxc90)

After alot of agonizing, I setteled on the Cooper Zeon XST 255/55/18. Great looking tire! Performs well in dry and wet. Though it has a M&S rating, I plan to get snow tires for the winter; however, it is unlikely that they would be worse in snow than the OEM Michelins ...<p>I always used to be a fan of Michelin tires - not any more.<p>Cheers,<p>Andre
 

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Re: 18 inch replacement tires for the Volvo XC90 (Andre G)

We put in BFGoodrich g-force KDW 2's this weekend, 255x55x18's. Very nice looking tires plus a little less noisy. It gives the xc90 a little bit more attitude.<p>These are rated as summer/wet tires. No below freezing action in Southern California anyway so it supposed to do well for us.<p>
 

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Wow thats impressive for the Michelins. Our car is on its third set and we have never got more than about 27k miles on a set.
 

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Um... which Nokians? <p>The summer tire - NRVi SUV?<p>I don't need winter tires, but all-seasons would be fine.
 

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I installed the Yokohama Geolander HTS 255/55/18 when it was time to replace the Michelins (at 22K). Great snow rating, lower profile, no noticeable change in MPG, and quiet. Yoko's have 26K and should go to 35-40K. Plus they look good.
 

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Interesting poll, but. . <p>I run dedicated snow tires during the winter, so I'm looking at replacing the Michelins with performance tires, probably Proxies or Geolanders, when they wear out. Both are great performance tires. Part of the reason the Nokians are on top of the poll is the WR, which is a great tire, but an all season tire, so it's a good compromise for many of the forum members, but it skews the poll.<p>Don't get me wrong, I owned 5 sets of Nokian Hakka snows in my lifetime and love them to death, but for those of us who run separate winter tires, the poll underrates performance tires.<p>jack<br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by jib at 1:49 PM 11-15-2006</i>
 

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I, too, run the Nokian M&S tire for a few months/year. Am considering replacing the stock Michelins, which I run the rest of the year. Also considering changing the wheel size when I leave the Michelins. (use the stock Neptune wheels for the winter - easy to clean - and buy a nicer looking wheel for the rest of the year)<p>thoughts?
 

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I order Nokia Hakapelliittiia but Volvo dealer get just 17" and I decide<br>to not wait any more and I choose PIRELLI Ice & Snow 235/60/18<p>What are you thinking about Pirelli for my new XC90 2.5 T OR 2006?<p>Thanks for your answers.Regards from Europe and Slovenia full of snow.
 

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I installed the 255/55-18 bridgestone alenzas about one month ago. I live just south of san francisco and we have driven the car extensively since then. Lots of around town driving including San Francisco and a trip to Tahoe. I was especially happy I had these tires vs the stock michilens for the tahoe trip as we encountered snow and ice. <p>Overall I like them better. they are quieter and smoother on most roads. On certain surfaces they are noiser but for them most part quieter. On wasboard type of surfaces you feel the jolts a little more. But the rest of the ride is smoother. Neither my wife or kids have complained about the ride being harsher. so this is good.<p>I like the looks better This size should be standard (with wider rims). Too me the standard michelins look to car like. The do bulge out more on the rims which took a few days to get used to. Overall I do like the looks better and perhaps my wife wont keep scratching the rims.<p>The way back from tahoe was snow and traffic free. This is a fairly long trip back to the bay area. The tires performed well. I traveled at high speeds most of the way back and there no shaking or vibrations. One thing I noticed was that on the groved concrete highways they do not track the gooves (this is good). On asphalt highways that have large worn tracks perhaps from chain use by big trucks they will track little. <p>I am happy with the purchase and as of now would definatly buy again. <p>As a side note before leaving for tahoe I noticed one rear tire looked low. I called the tire shop about comming in to have it checked. The guy said no problem but a new tire seated properly wouldnt be leaking. I took another look and brought it in. When I first got there the manager said I was to finicky but to bring it around the back and they would check it out. Well it turns out the valve stem was leaking air from the whole in the rim. The installer said I needed to have it fixed before going to Tahoe. They had to remove the tire and put a new stem in. Im glad I trusted my instincts.
 

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Anybody look into Michelin Latitude HP? I hear it's a newer replacement tire for luxury SUVs and are OE for MB.
 
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