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We are moving back to the States after five years in Germany. It is time for new tires for our '97 850 SW (150,000 miles). Any recommendations on US DOT approved all weather tires? Thanks.
 

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Re: US Spec Tires for 97 850 Wagon (vigilvolvo)

r u shipping the wagon from germany back to the u.s.?<p>either way, what size do u have? how much do u want to spend?<p>these are the oem sizes<br>195-60-15<br>205-50-16<br>205-45-17
 

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Re: US Spec Tires for 97 850 Wagon (vigilvolvo)

I have four Bridgestone G009s on my '97 base Wagon, and they are just outstanding performers. <p>For under $50 each after rebate, I don't see how you can do better in an H-rated high performance A/S.
 

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Re: US Spec Tires for 97 850 Wagon (steve s)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>steve s</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>these are the oem sizes<br>195-60-15<br>205-50-16<br>205-45-17</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I believe they went from the 205/50/16 to the 205/55/16 if i remember correctly.<br>There were many issues with blowouts and Volvo switched to the 205/55/16
 

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Re: US Spec Tires for 97 850 Wagon (854T5)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>854T5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I believe they went from the 205/50/16 to the 205/55/16 if i remember correctly.<br>There were many issues with blowouts and Volvo switched to the 205/55/16</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes the 205/55/16 is what came stock on my 97 t-5 wagon.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>854T5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">There were many issues with blowouts</TD></TR></TABLE><p>i had a few bubbles on the tire walls. all part of the lawsuit on "safety".
 

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Re: US Spec Tires for 97 850 Wagon (steve s)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>steve s</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">i had a few bubbles on the tire walls. all part of the lawsuit on "safety".</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not only bubbles, our 850 had 2 bent rims in the time we owned it. With the $500 or new set of tires that Volvo gave everyone at the time, they upgraded to the new "55" size. After we changed to it, we no longer got bubbled tires or bent rims.
 
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