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I just wanted to know if anyone has installed this size on their car, what brand did you go with and what are your thoughts?<p>Thanks,<p>
 

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Re: Anyone install 255-55-18 on their XC90 instead of 235-60-18? (NikosXC70)

See my post in the following thread:<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=56064" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=56064</A>
 

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Re: Anyone install 255-55-18 on their XC90 instead of 235-60-18? (NikosXC70)

Right at the end of my ownership I put 255/55-18 Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snows on. They fit fine on the stock wheels. If you run the calcs on the height they are only 1/2" taller than the stock size. Much easier to find tires in this size also. For the short time I ran them they were immensly better than the Michelins. Quieter on the Highway and great on ice/snowpak. I've got them in the garage now waiting for next winter and some 18" wheels for the Toy.
 

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Re: Anyone install 255-55-18 on their XC90 instead of 235-60-18? (NikosXC70)

I recently installed a set of Yoko Geolander 255/55/18. I really like them, they made the car look a lot better; I am perfectly happy with the tire's performance and quietness.
 

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Re: Anyone install 255-55-18 on their XC90 instead of 235-60-18? (NikosXC70)

Thanks for the feedback guys!<p>Will have to decide very shortly as spring is here and want to take off the winter stuff <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> off soon!!!<p>Later,
 

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Re: Anyone install 255-55-18 on their XC90 instead of 235-60-18? (NikosXC70)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>NikosXC70</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Thanks for the feedback guys!<p>Will have to decide very shortly as spring is here and want to take off the winter stuff <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> off soon!!!<p>Later,</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>I have Nokian WR SUV-255/55/18. Fantastic tire and you can run them all year.<p><A HREF="http://www.nokiantires.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.nokiantires.com</A><p>P.S. I do have them on Heico Volution wheels, but they will fit on stock wheels
 

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Re: Anyone install 255-55-18 on their XC90 instead of 235-60-18? (PA70RR)

The only "problem" with the nokians is <i>getting</i> them. Here in California, the only reps are way up north, at least 2 hours away from SF bay. I tried getting them for my car, but ended up returning to the Pilots (yuck!). They are also a good $50 more expensive per tire.
 

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Re: Anyone install 255-55-18 on their XC90 instead of 235-60-18? (ig_mb)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ig_mb</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The only "problem" with the nokians is <i>getting</i> them. Here in California, the only reps are way up north, at least 2 hours away from SF bay. I tried getting them for my car, but ended up returning to the Pilots (yuck!). They are also a good $50 more expensive per tire.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I agree they can be hard to find, although you could have had them sent to from just about any of their dealers.<p>They are also a little more money, but they are a TRUE 4 season tire, so you only need one set and they have a higher tread wear rating even with the four season ability.<p>I drove the XC90's with every one of the oem tires and none of them were any good at dry, wet, or snow. I find it amazing that these companies put such awful tires on these suv's ( not just Volvo ). <p>I ran the WR's on my previous 05 XC70, and the were great on that as well. (upped the size to 235/60/16 ) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>
 

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Re: Anyone install 255-55-18 on their XC90 instead of 235-60-18? (ig_mb)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ig_mb</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The only "problem" with the nokians is <i>getting</i> them.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Call Nokian and they will put you in touch with a mail order dealer who has them in stock, or Tire Factory (See <A HREF="http://www.tirefactory.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.tirefactory.com</A>) stocks them and they are located in CA too.<p>Nokian Tyres Inc.<br>Tel. +1 615 287 0600<p><br>Jack
 

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Re: Anyone install 255-55-18 on their XC90 instead of 235-60-18? (NikosXC70)

Replaced the OEM Michelins with Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza 255/55/18. Great 4 season tire. Nice balance of ride and handling. Quiet tire.
 

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Re: Anyone install 255-55-18 on their XC90 instead of 235-60-18? (billwest6)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>billwest6</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Replaced the OEM Michelins with Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza 255/55/18. Great 4 season tire. Nice balance of ride and handling. Quiet tire.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'm probably going to try exactly the same tires next summer. I had 2 of my OEM Michelin Pilot Alpins replaced under warranty due to wrong rear wheel alignment specs so I purchased 2 more to complete that replacement and that's what I'm cuirrently running. They will not last till next summer though.
 

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Re: Anyone install 255-55-18 on their XC90 instead of 235-60-18? (NikosXC70)

I installed 255/55-18 general graber and is happy whith them. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Anyone install 255-55-18 on their XC90 instead of 235-60-18? (3001roger)

Hi<p>The dealer suggested to put on 275/45/20 or 295/45/20, he has delivered some xc 90 with 20" earlier. The dealer said it looked pretty awsome.<p><br>J.
 

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Re: Anyone install 255-55-18 on their XC90 instead of 235-60-18? (cmuehe)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>cmuehe</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I recently installed a set of Yoko Geolander 255/55/18. I really like them, they made the car look a lot better; I am perfectly happy with the tire's performance and quietness.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I put the same thing on our t6 2004 xc90. They handle much better in bad weather and drive just as smooth on the highways as my stock Michelins. The Michelins made our SUV handle like a rwd sports car in the snow. Plus the Geolanders are a lot less $$$. GO to tirerack.com and read some reviews. <p><br>--------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br>
 

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Right at the end of my ownership I put 255/55-18 Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snows on. They fit fine on the stock wheels. If you run the calcs on the height they are only 1/2" taller than the stock size. Much easier to find tires in this size also. For the short time I ran them they were immensly better than the Michelins. Quieter on the Highway and great on ice/snowpak. I've got them in the garage now waiting for next winter and some 18" wheels for the Toy.
I have the oem rims 235/60R18 for my 2004 XC90 and I was going to mount 255/55R18 instead but someone mentioned the tires will slightly rub on full turn and when loaded. I do think the 255/55R18 make the car look nicer and at the same time I have more options.

Will the 255/55R18 tires fit on the oem rim (235/60R18) or do I need to buy a new rim? and is it true the new tires will rub the fender when I have a full turn?

I've checked tirerack website but they don't list the 255/55R18 as an option.

let me know
Thanks
 
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