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Hello all. I'm new to Swedespeed and glad to have found you.<p>I've just purchased a used XC90 after many years of owning an 850 and before that, a 760. Loved them all and they ran forever. However, I've never had a tire problem, and that seems to be a big issue for XC90 owners. My new (used) XC90 needs new tires. I'd pretty much decided on either the Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenzas or the Yokohama Geolandar H/T-S G052s. Having mentioned this to my dealer's service department, they said,<p>"The Volvo XC90's Rollover Protection System's gyroscopic sensors were designed to work in concert with the car's OEM tires. The tires have distinct specifications that must be met. Volvo only recommend's three tires for this car. Michelin 4x4 Synchrone or two Pirelli's. The Pirelli Scorpion Zero's proved to have treadwear problems and they can be replaced by another Pirelli tire. Volvo will not guarantee that the ROPS system will perform as designed with a tire other than these three. But, of course, you can put on whatever you like." <I></I><p>So now I'm thoroughly confused <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> . I'd wanted a tire that would last a bit longer and wear evenly, but I'm not willing to sacrifice on vehicle safety. After all, that's why I bought this SUV to begin with. Can anyone elucidate? Thanks.
 

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Re: Tires and ROPS (MacNechtan)

That is a lie.<p>Maybe it was designed with a particular SIZE tire in mind, but not brand.<p>Even with an incorrect size tire, it will (and should) still work fine. Of course, the roll-over "limits" will change with the altered tires...
 

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Re: Tires and ROPS (Emission)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Emission</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">That is a lie.<p>Maybe it was designed with a particular SIZE tire in mind, but not brand.<p>Even with an incorrect size tire, it will (and should) still work fine. Of course, the roll-over "limits" will change with the altered tires...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Absolutely.<p>Yannis
 

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Re: Tires and ROPS (MacNechtan)

I have to agree with everyone else, your service guy is full of it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I went up two sizes to 255/60/17 from the OEM 235/65/17 on mine, and I talked with my service depart about it before I did . They said it would not matter as long as all the tires were the same all the way around. The system still will work as it is suppose to, yes it my change some of the thresholds, but not by much. <p>
 
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