SwedeSpeed - Volvo Performance Forum banner
1 - 6 of 6 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
37 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I know this has been covered before but I was unable to find any definite answers. I am replacing the tires on my 850R and these are the options I am looking at:

Pirelli (OEM)
Yokohama A520
Yokohama Parada Spec2
Kuhmo

I have looked at Tire Rack under the reviews but wanted your expert opinions. Thanks in advance for the help.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
222 Posts
Which Pirelli OEM's are they, as I would guess you know OEM mean Original equipment manufacturer, so Im assuming they were made for a car company to use on there car, but I will also assume they have some model number. If its the Pzeros, they are nice, but kind of a compromise tire. They offer great handeling, but not the best in its class, what you give up in handeling you gain in comfort and noise reduction. The Paradas are nice too, but I havent used them on my car, I have a friend with them. I have BFGoodrich G-force KD's, the ones that advertise the over 1 g ability. I have to say, they are great tires, if all you car about is handeling. They are noisy, ruff riding, quick wearing, not great in wet weather. But they are soooooooo sticky its rediculous, I was told they would outhandle the car, I didnt know what that means, I still think he made it up, but they definatly are held back by the car, not the other way around. Anyway, My point is that you should carefully asses your needs, and decide what compromise you are willing to make. Im yet to find the perfect tire.
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
39,289 Posts
quote:

Originally posted by pj's 850:
Which Pirelli OEM's are they, as I would guess you know OEM mean Original equipment manufacturer, so Im assuming they were made for a car company to use on there car, but I will also assume they have some model number. If its the Pzeros, they are nice, but kind of a compromise tire. They offer great handeling, but not the best in its class, what you give up in handeling you gain in comfort and noise reduction. The Paradas are nice too, but I havent used them on my car, I have a friend with them. I have BFGoodrich G-force KD's, the ones that advertise the over 1 g ability. I have to say, they are great tires, if all you car about is handeling. They are noisy, ruff riding, quick wearing, not great in wet weather. But they are soooooooo sticky its rediculous, I was told they would outhandle the car, I didnt know what that means, I still think he made it up, but they definatly are held back by the car, not the other way around. Anyway, My point is that you should carefully asses your needs, and decide what compromise you are willing to make. Im yet to find the perfect tire.
I assume he has the Pirelli P0 Assimetrico Cinturato. Not a bad tire...wears out very easily, though and not very pothole-friendly.

I, personally, like the Yokies and I have also heard very good things about the Paradas. The Yokis and the Paradas should cost a lot less than the P0 Assimetrico.

Yannis
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
31 Posts
I am rolling 205x45x17 Yoko Parada Spec-2 on my 850 T-5 They are great. I had Kuhmo's which are also good tires, cheaper, but dont quite have the grip the parada's do. Why pay out your ass for Pirelli's when the difference is so minor? Just my 2 cents. Good Luck
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
37 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Thanks for the responses. I'm going to go with the Yoko Parada spec2's. I'll let you know how they are!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1 Posts
I recommend a set of 215/45/17 Sumitomo HTZII on your 850R (slighly larger thn the stock 205/45/17). I slapped a set on my '97 850R wagon a few months back, and I have seen a significant increase in drivability. They are wonderful tires, all at under $500.

They don't grip as good as the P-Zeros, but provide a much nicer ride. They look great and do not sacrifice much in performance. Read my review in www.tirerack.com, under Sumitomo HTZII.

I am so happy with them I'm going to get a set for my wife's miata.

Anton in
Las Vegas, NV
 
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
Top