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Any speedo issues going from 205 50/16 to 205 55/16 on the 850 turbo? Looking to smooth out ride a bit and go A/S. Car came with 16" Columbas with Mich summer tires at 205 50/16. Why does gas door say standard size was 205 50/15 when car came with 16's new?
 

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Car may have come with 15s and somebody upgraded to teh columbas. As for speedo difference you may be out 1-3mph on the SLOW side
 

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I believe it's something like 3% difference when you go from 50 to 55's. We did this on our 850 when Volvo recalled the Columba wheels years ago, giving everyone new tires or $500 towards new ones of that larger size. Really, we noticed very little difference except we no longer had to contend with bent rims.
 

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How about rub issues inside the fender well. I know Volvo went with 55 series in '96, but did they change the liner to accomodate that tire?
 
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