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2006 v70 2.5t, 205-55-16 standard tire and want a full size spare with a 91h minimum load rating and a non directional tread?<p>
 

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Re: full size spare tires? non directional tread. (hastee)

I got a steel wheel for a sedan for my 99 C70 and had a stock size tire fitted. Don't know whats available in steel for 2006 V70.<p>The wheel just fit in the wheel well, but the running wheels and tires don't sit low enough to put the cover down. Check that out on yours. Why they do this I have no idea, what are you supposed to do with the the flat <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: full size spare tires? non directional tread. (VolvoBob)

exactly! i think i need more than the donut spare in the west. i go to places to visit friends where it is 60-100 miles to the nearest gas! much less a quality tire outfit.<p>i simply think volvo overthinks the logistics. i know tires are tougher now and that we experience fewer problems, but, a full size spare, properly fitting in the "boot" is minor. not like the current designs!<p>volvo can be, and currently, is often STUPID. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: full size spare tires? non directional tread. (hastee)

You will get no arguement out of me there. But yours is not the only seris of cars that do not have room. My 744 and 965 BOTH run full size rim/tire in place of the STANDARD space saver junk. And both do not fit at all well under the false floor. The 965 thou is better then the 744 in that regard. But teh 965 also has had the third row seating jetisoned. Or I doubt that the tire would fit at all there. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: full size spare tires? non directional tread. (VolvoBob)

FAIK, Volvo no longer offers steel wheels for their cars.
 

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Re: full size spare tires? non directional tread. (VolvoMax)

max i have one for the new car, 16x7. i picked it up from volvo last week.<p>and i have one for my v40 that i got at volvo. <p>volvo may not be making any more but some are still in the pipeline. they were not too bad of a price at 75.11 out the door for the one i got last week.<p>anyway; any reccomendations of tires? non directional tread because it is a spare and could be on either side.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by hastee at 5:31 PM 6-8-2006</i>
 

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Re: full size spare tires? non directional tread. (hastee)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>hastee</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">max i have one for the new car, 16x7. i picked it up from volvo last week.<p>and i have one for my v40 that i got at volvo. <p>volvo may not be making any more but some are still in the pipeline. they were not too bad of a price at 75.11 out the door for the one i got last week.<p>anyway; any reccomendations of tires? non directional tread because it is a spare and could be on either side.<p><br><i>Modified by hastee at 5:31 PM 6-8-2006</i></TD></TR></TABLE><p>For sure and jsut because VOLVO is not making them why does anyone ASSUME (MAX) that they are not made. I know of two aftermarket rim makers that make it thier LIFES work to do jsut that. STEEL(black and argent) rims for if not all, or most EUROPEN cars. BMW/VW/AUDI/VOLVO ect. Not hard to find them at all. As well as aftemarket OEM look alikes. If your on here and can use a key board you can find them too. Also many tire stores can and will order you them form thier suppliers. Open your eyes MAX. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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