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Will 17"x8" Pegasus wheels fit FWD V70? Which tires should I choose: 225/45 or 215/45? I'd like not to use spacers - will I need them? note that these are genuine Volvo rims, not replicas..<p><A HREF="http://img178.imageshack.us/my.php?image=598647614.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img178.imageshack.us/img178/5408/598647614.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by manatee at 7:51 AM 4-7-2009</i>
 

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Re: Will 17x8 Pegasus wheels fit? (manatee)

225's will fit fine. I have them on my S70.
 

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there's no rubbing at all? even on the full turn of wheels? and you did'nt need spacer to fit them?
 

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Re: Will 17x8 Pegasus wheels fit? (manatee)

Running 215/45 - I did hear a rub at full lock the other day but nothing of concern and lots of daily driving, I'm very happy with this setup.<p><IMG SRC="http://gallery.me.com/chris_stewart/100226/IMG_9046/web.jpg?ver=12392390130001" BORDER="0"><p>
 

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Re: Will 17x8 Pegasus wheels fit? ([email protected])

Lube or replace the steering stops, possibly/probably the noise
 

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hi Chris.. so you're running 215s.. isn't the tire to thin to fit 8" rim? i mean.. volvo puts 235 on pegasus with S60R/V70R.. what's your experiene about driving? i mean: how easily is to scratch edge of the rim?
 

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Re: Will 17x8 Pegasus wheels fit? (manatee)

You can't really go with any larger tire because of the 8" and the offset of the PEG.<br>Certain 225's (45/17) <I>MAY </I>fit, depending on the tire <B>brand</B> and the cross section <B>width </B>of that particular tread block ,(each tire is different and can vary by up to an inch (in the same "size').<br>The optimum wheel for a Gen 1 (IMO) is a 17x 7.5 with a decent offset (46-49mm) like my Thors or IPD Nebula replicas.<br>Comets are also perfectly sized and will work with a 225 quite easily<br>Thors:<br><A HREF="http://img232.imageshack.us/my.php?image=2000v70rsilverthors001.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/8440/2000v70rsilverthors001.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br> and Comets:<br><A HREF="http://img186.imageshack.us/my.php?image=2000v70rsilvernewleftbe.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/3601/2000v70rsilvernewleftbe.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p>You must be careful with the wheel offset.<br>Any wheel with less than a 42mm offset and 225/45/17 <I>may </I>rub in the rear<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>manatee</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">hi Chris.. so you're running 215s.. isn't the tire to thin to fit 8" rim? i mean.. volvo puts 235 on pegasus with S60R/V70R.. what's your experiene about driving? i mean: how easily is to scratch edge of the rim?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The tires are not "stretched in" like I've seen on some VWs, and they don't appear too thin for the 8" rim. The ride is comfy and I try to stay away from curbs <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>dicostal</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hello Chris, do you have spacer with that set-up? It looks nice.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>No Spacers.<p><br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Lube or replace the steering stops, possibly/probably the noise</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thanks, I'll add it to the 'to do' list.<p><br>
 

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Re: Will 17x8 Pegasus wheels fit? (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">You can't really go with any larger tire because of the 8" and the offset of the PEG.<br>Certain 225's (45/17) <I>MAY </I>fit, depending on the tire <B>brand</B> and the cross section <B>width </B>of that particular tread block ,(each tire is different and can vary by up to an inch (in the same "size').<br>The optimum wheel for a Gen 1 (IMO) is a 17x 7.5 with a decent offset (46-49mm) like my Thors or IPD Nebula replicas.<br>Comets are also perfectly sized and will work with a 225 quite easily<br>Thors:<br><A HREF="http://img232.imageshack.us/my.php?image=2000v70rsilverthors001.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img232.imageshack.us/img232/8440/2000v70rsilverthors001.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><br> and Comets:<br><A HREF="http://img186.imageshack.us/my.php?image=2000v70rsilvernewleftbe.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/3601/2000v70rsilvernewleftbe.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A><p>You must be careful with the wheel offset.<br>Any wheel with less than a 42mm offset and 225/45/17 <I>may </I>rub in the rear<br></TD></TR></TABLE><br>I run 235's.
 

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Re: Will 17x8 Pegasus wheels fit? ([email protected])

<IMG SRC="http://gallery.me.com/chris_stewart/100226/IMG_9046/web.jpg?ver=12392390130001" BORDER="0"><br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emlove.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emlove.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emlove.gif" BORDER="0"> it. Can't wait to copy Chris (again) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> . (Still have not gotten my old gearshift knob off yet though <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> )
 

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Re: Will 17x8 Pegasus wheels fit? (manatee)

Listen to JRL<p>I had 215/45-17 on pegs an S70. Rubbed in rear on inner side without spacers mostly when turning onto inclines (like a driveway). 5mm spacers took care of that except in the most extreme cases... spacers are fine so don't worry about using them.<p>On a fully loaded car I had an occasional outer rub on the fender lip when hitting highway dips. Wasn't bad enough to worry about.<p>As JRL pointed out, all of this can vary depending on wheel offset, wheel width, specific tire, and specific car. I would like to add that you can go for years with no problem; and then the day comes when you load the car with people and cargo for a big trip and you discover the problem.<p>I have also used 215/45-17s on the S70 with 7.5" width, 43mm offset wheels with absolutely no problem. I even tried 224/45-17s on the same wheel and had no problem. I tried that with three passengers in rear, but not more. Note that a 7.5"versus 8" wheel width makes a huge difference.<p>V70 may provide more wheel well room than S70 - seems like the V70 people have fewer problems.<p>-Ted
 

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Re: Will 17x8 Pegasus wheels fit? (irollturbo)

When going from perfos to pegs, can the OEM lug bolts (from the perfos) be used?
 

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Re: Will 17x8 Pegasus wheels fit? (pelicanflyt)

All Volvo (Gen 1 and P2) lugs have the same length and thread
 

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Re: Will 17x8 Pegasus wheels fit? (JRL)

Good. Thanks Jim.
 

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no rubbing with my 17x7.5" +43 ET propus c and Nitto NeoGen 225/45/17s
 

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Re: Will 17x8 Pegasus wheels fit? (pelicanflyt)

+1<p>235/40's are fine (if you don't mind a little rub @ full lock).<p>The main issue is w/AWD is shaving the bolts that pass through the trailing arm - they will gouge the inner lip of the rims if you don't grind it flush<p><IMG SRC="http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c190/huseinholland/cars%20cats%20houses/V700007.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Will 17x8 Pegasus wheels fit? (lookforjoe)

BTW, good luck with your sale.<br>I never said YOUR car wasn't worth it, all I said is that it's a stretch unless you find that buyer who wants one of the most unigue (and quickest) V70XC's in the world!<br>
 
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