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I test drove a couple of 2002 S60's today and noticed that on both cars if you turned left all the way to the lock the left front tire would rub. I noticed that they have a metal (rub?) plate where it rubs which makes me think that it is just something they do. BTW both were 2.4T's and had stock 17" wheels and tires and drove fine otherwise. So, is something up or do these do this?<p>Thanks<br>
 

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Re: Is Tire rub normal on an S60? (mtaviator)

SOP with these cars. I have 16'" wheels, and they rub at full lock. Check the forums, you'll see this is quite common. Sometimes adding a 5mm spacer between the wheel and the disc helps.
 

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Search function seems to be the pits. Numerous posts about not finding a thread even when using the proper search term. I've had problems and can confirm something seems to be less than optimal in the search engine.
 

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Re: Is Tire rub normal on an S60? (mtaviator)

It also depends on the tire, the tread width is different.<br>This is one reason Volvo uses Pirellis, they have a narrow shoulder and a slightly smaller tread width.<br>When I went to Contis on my S60AWD, the rubbing was so bad I had to install the longer steering stops, it then was like our R, turned like a battleship.<br>If you go down one size to 225/45/17s the problem is solved
 

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Re: Is Tire rub normal on an S60? (JRL)

Does anyone here have 245/45/17 on their S60? If so do you experience any rubbing issues? I'm really considering upgrading to this size on my next set.<br>
 

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Re: Is Tire rub normal on an S60? (blackTT55)

I did and they rubbed.This was on an AWD, higher then a regular S60.<br>Most tires WILL rub. You need to get different steering stops, then your car will turn like a battleship (whoops,sorry I meant an R) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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