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Has anyone had to replace the OEM Pirelli's on their V70 T5?? My are just about bald (38K miles) and I'm trying to find a tire that will offer low road-noise, good traction and long tread life. I've spent some time at Tire Rack and read the reviews from drivers of various automobiles from Minivans to Corvettes, but I'd like to know if any Volvo drivers have had positive/negative experiences with any other brands out there. With the dealer quoting me $200/tire + installation, I'm willing to do some homework here......<p>Thanks!!<p>K.C. Funk<br>'01 V70 T5.....5 speed.
 

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Re: Replacement tires for 235/45-17s on my V70 T5?? (kcfunk)

I have about 27,800 miles and I think that by the time I hit the 35K mark I will need tires. If I did not all season tires, I could have a field day. But since I do, I will go (at this point) with the Yokohama Ultra dB. They are Z-rated, All season and fairly affordable. I know of two customers who have put them on their V70 T5s (both 2001 models like yours and mine) and they love them. One guy used to have Pirelli P6000, what a piece of junk! I have the P6s which are a HUGE improvement of the P.O.S. P6000s.<p><br>Yannis
 

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Thanks, Yanni. I think I'll spend some time at Tirerack.com. They seem to have some good reviews of the various tires. I'll let you know what I wind up with.<p>KC
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR> I'll let you know what I wind up with.<p>KC<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Yeah, plase do. I am interested to se what you get and also what your initial impressions are.<p>Yannis
 

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Re: Replacement tires for 235/45-17s on my V70 T5?? (GrecianVolvo)

Hey Yannis.....<p>Well, I've done some homework and I think I'm going to go with the BFGoodrich G-Force T/A KDWS tires. They seem to have gotten the best reviews at both Tirerack.com and epinions.com. Not the raciest tire of the bunch, but good traction, treadlife and noise. It doesn't seem like the performace of the tire has been sacrificed too much to get the trad life up.<p>I can get 4 tires installed at Sears for $640 vs. $1080 for the Pirelli's at the dealership.....<p>I'll probably have it done next week......I've got one more road-trip left on these tires.......<p>KC<br>2001 V70 T5....5 speed. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Replacement tires for 235/45-17s on my V70 T5?? (kcfunk)

Just to chime in, I have needed to replace 3 of 4 P6's on my S60, two for bubbles at 6K and one last week for a broken strap at 20K. Obviously not been a very good tire in my experience. I have gotten them all replaced but now I have 4 tires all with different tread life and did not get any good customer service from Pirelli. The tires on my XC would be of no use to you. But I had some 17s on an old 850 Turbo that were Toyo that were great tires, good price and I got great wear out of them about 50K.
 

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Re: Replacement tires for 235/45-17s on my V70 T5?? (kcfunk)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Hey Yannis.....<p>Well, I've done some homework and I think I'm going to go with the BFGoodrich G-Force T/A KDWS tires. They seem to have gotten the best reviews at both Tirerack.com and epinions.com. Not the raciest tire of the bunch, but good traction, treadlife and noise. It doesn't seem like the performace of the tire has been sacrificed too much to get the trad life up.<p><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Thanks...I, normally, am not a fan of BFGoodrich tires as they tend to be bulkier than normal and I am wondering if they would rub more when I turn the wheels all the way (either direction) plus the looks...I will try to read up on them but I doubt that I would go for such brand.<p>Right now, I am torn between Toyos and Yokies. We shall see.<p>Yannis
 

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Re: Replacement tires for 235/45-17s on my V70 T5?? (bplasky)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Just to chime in, I have needed to replace 3 of 4 P6's on my S60, two for bubbles at 6K and one last week for a broken strap at 20K. Obviously not been a very good tire in my experience. I have gotten them all replaced but now I have 4 tires all with different tread life and did not get any good customer service from Pirelli. The tires on my XC would be of no use to you. But I had some 17s on an old 850 Turbo that were Toyo that were great tires, good price and I got great wear out of them about 50K.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Hmmm...27,987 miles on mine (well, except one but that was because my wife run over a nail and she drove the car for 5 miles before she realized what was going on, so the sidewall of the tire was ruined) and never had a problem (knock on wood). We are pretty careful but there have been numerous times we have had to drive on bad roads with numerous bumps and/or potholes and on more than three occasions we have driven on a road where the CUT the pavement and when the new part starts, instead of making the transition smooth, the edge/border is sharp like a razor. Both my wife and I slow down to 5mph when we see these sharp edges but a few times we did not see them and, I swear, I thought that was it...we bought two new tires and two new rims but nothing happened!<p>I have seen a few people in our dealership with your problems on the same tires (and I am not saying that you don't) but ALL of them had underinflated tires...ALL! I adjust my tire pressure every 10 or 15 (at the most) days. Never had a bubble on any of my tires and I live in Pennsylvania, a state that is eternally under construction and when they pave roads they like to do them in sections and it sure feels like it when drive...<p>Yannis
 

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Re: Replacement tires for 235/45-17s on my V70 T5?? (GrecianVolvo)

To the dealers credit, they diagnosed the broken strap, when after 22.5 scheduled maintenance and a tire rotation, the car pulled real hard to the left, the left rear had been moved to the left front. So I took it back and that was their diagnosis, took it to a tire place where they found the same issue. The bubbles were easy when washing the car and a big tumor reaches out and grabs your hand...but I will pay more attention to the air pressure. Thanks.<p>I am more displeased with Pirelli, I have emailed/called and continually get their 'canned' vm/email responses.
 
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