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scorpions are off-road capable suv tires...they put it on the xc because it's actually one of the quieter and better on-road performance off-road tires.
 

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I have just purchased a New 2002 S60, on my first trip I noticed an annoying low frequency hum coming from the left from tire. It was to the point I was getting headaches from this noise. I originally felt that it was possibly due to a seperated tire, as soon as I got back into town I returned the car to the dealership to get the problem fixed.<P>The next day I went to pick up my car and I was told that there was nothing they could do, that when they tested other S60's on the lot they all made the same noise. After spending $40+K on a car I was pissed (and still had my headache). I knew that the loaner S60 cars that I had taken for Volvo's 24 hour test drive didn't make the noise so why the H%#^ did mine. It turns out that it is due to the tread pattern on the Michelin 195 15R tires (base rim and tires that come with S60). Even a 2001 S60 with the same tires had the same hum.<P>The test and loaner cars all had the Optional 16 inch rims with 205 16R tires, and these tire were quite. Consequently I got soaked for another $500.00 bucks to upgrade my tires.<P>If anyone else has had this problem, please let me know, I want to pursue this with Volvo / Ford. I don't feel that owners should have to fork over an additinal $500.00 just to make their cars bearable to drive. Also looking for email of Dan Werbin (CEO Volvo Canada)<P>Thanks for letting me vent!!<BR>Sincerely<BR>
 

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Just get a louder stereo! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/tongue.gif"> No, seriously, you need a header exhaust system with a Flowmaster muffler, and that will surely drown out the sound of the tires! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/tongue.gif"> No, seriously speaking now, it ain't a Cadillac, it ain't a Lexus, it ain't an Infiniti -- it's a Volvo, and they have always made noises, whether it be ill-fitting interior trim pieces (240 series), exhaust hanger rattling (240 and 740 series), etc.... Volvos just have more character that way.<P>-he who stacks pork<P>
 

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Re: (thevolvoguy)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>My 850 is silent, always has been. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>I am with you, I think the 850/70 was the quiest model untill the S80.<p>My girlfriend has an S60 and my mom has a V40, and both are louder than my 855 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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My 850 isn't that quiet... if you have driven any cars over $30000 CND (so about $22000 USD, cuz cars cost more in the US!) you'll probably find that they are generally quieter than my 850.<p>I recently put in sound absorbing material inside the doors, under the carpet, and inside the tailgate, and the car is quite a bit quieter now. Still no Lexus but I don't really need to turn up the volumn on my stereo anymore going 65 mph
 
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