Have you solved your tire wear problem? I purchased a new 2006 V50 2.4i with sports package (17" wheels) last June and I am experiencing tire wear on all 4 tires. Inside treads on all four tires are beginning to scollop. Tires were rotated at 7500 miles. Vehicle has 8000 miles total and tires have always been free of vibration.
eagle, <br>I almost think rotating every 4,000 might be a good idea if you have the sport suspension and 17s...<p>Funny thing happened to me, I took my winters off and the car wore one tire way more than the other ones, but I don't know which one it is because I forgot to mark them. The Nokian tires I run in winter have numbers that show up as the tire wears telling the amount of tread in millimeters left. One was worn twice as much as the others, i think it was my right front. That's the inside tire on my downhill exit off the autobahn. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
Weedly, thanks for the advice. I'll setup a more frequent rotation interval. Also, I've scheduled a F/R alignment next Monday w/my Volvo dealer.<p>To date, my V50 is not as tough and trouble-free as my 2004 V70 with sport pkg and 17s. My V70 has 50,000 miles to date with absolutely no tire wear problems. <p>I hope the newer Volvo's aren't setting a downward trend for quality and reliability.
Yeah, I've got 18's riding on altered Eibach's (running the 18 Pirelli's that Volvo threw in with the wheels... EXPENSIVE <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> )... the car couldn't be aligned correctly... i've got 23k miles (lowered at about 5k miles) and have already replaced both front tires and am in desperate need of two new rear tires... ARGH!!! Not volvo's fault and i'm sure these tires are great, if you can hold back the intuitive driving habits <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> ...
Keep in mind that excessive toe-in or toe-out will destroy a set of tires faster than out-of-spec camber.<p>In any case, definitely get the alignment checked if abnormal tire wear is present--it's way cheaper than having to prematurely replace a set of tires.