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I need help in choosing which would be the best to do. my car is a 2004 s60 fwd and the turn radius sucks. at the moment when i turn my steering wheel to full lock my tires rub on the inside fender and I am just wondering if it would be better to replace the old steering stoppers or to install some wheel spacers and strive for the maximum possible turning radius.
 

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Toss a few washers behind each bolt that hold the steering stoppers and see if that helps - about $2 bucks.
I put bigger rims/wider tires on and had a rub issue - the washers fixed it for me.

You don't even have to remove the wheels - just turn them to and get on your back.
 

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Spacers look better.
 

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Like with anything in life you have options.
A couple bucks for some washers...
Around $20 for new steering stops...
Or a hundred plus for spacers and lug bolts...
Go with the spacers if you want to push your wheels outboard a little more.

If you need help with the spacers from those in the know on SS; provide your wheel size, back spacing and tire size too.
 

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Your radius should not "suck" on a FWD S60 unless you're running 235/45/17s
Your stops just may be worn out, (they do wear out).

Drive an R, then you know what an absurd turning radius really is!
 

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Your radius should not "suck" on a FWD S60 unless you're running 235/45/17s
Your stops just may be worn out, (they do wear out).

Drive an R, then you know what an absurd turning radius really is!
235/45/17 is exactly what I am running.
Compared to many, even larger cars the turning radius does suck IMO....
 

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I do run on 235/45/17s.

So, if I was running on smaller wheels I would have a better turning radius??
 

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No... but a tire that is not as wide may not rub as much or at all...
Before I went to 17" rims and the 235/45/17 tires my stock 16" with (I think) 205/55/16 tires didn't rub at all.
Their are three different sets/ color steering stops available depending on how fat your tires are.
I don't remember what the sizes for the specific tire set ups are, but the colors are white, blue and black.
Just Google under images - volvo s60 steering stops- and you will get some pictures and a couple of sites that will tell you what color you need.
Or use the search function on this site and you should get more details.
 

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Worst turning radius in any car I've ever driven... hands down. Still have a crush on her though ;)
 

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spacers

I have an s60 AWD with 235/45/17s. I put 5mm spacers on the front wheels only and they minimally helped. I still get wheel rub though. Just an FYI.
 

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5mm spacers should help a lot
 

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