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Change wheel size for.volvo xc60? 20-> 18

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Wondering if anyone can give me some confirmation on a tire change I am considering.

Vehicle: 2014 Volvo xc60 with 20in wheels

The recommended tire size is on the door of my Volvo: 255/45R20
I would like to use: 255/55R18

Are these compatible?

The 20 inch tires are really expensive and actually very hard to find winter tires. Need to be a bit budget sensitive.

I was considering going for an 18inch wheel for my winters. Just wanted to ask if anyone has heard of issues in the past for volvos changing wheel size down? And if I should consider any other impacts or changes?

I should also mention my plan is to keep the 20.inch tires for summer.

Edits: cleaning my my poor english
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Your description is a bit confusing. However, there is nothing wrong with changing from 20" wheels to 18" wheels. Many people do this for winter driving. The tire size must be different on each set, but the overall diameter should be the same. 18" tires will have a higher profile than 20" tires. The recommended tire size for 18" wheels on the XC60 is 235/60R18.

Hey, sorry for confusing wording. bit ESL.

Okay I'll take a look at 235/60R18.

The shop I went to said 255/55R18 (when I told them I currently have 255/45R20) would work too. But I can't say fully trust them (it a department store tire shop).

Is there somewhere that lists recommended tire sizes by.model and year?

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