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.