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Hi, I was wondering if a set of 215/55R16 tires will fit on a S60 2001? Thank you in advance for your help,<p>Mat<br>
 

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Re: Will 215/55R16 tires fit on a S60 2001? (mgroleau)

I guess.<br>They may be a tad tall but I don't think it should hurt anything
 

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Re: Will 215/55R16 tires fit on a S60 2001? (mgroleau)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mgroleau</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hi, I was wondering if a set of 215/55R16 tires will fit on a S60 2001? Thank you in advance for your help,<p>Mat</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That's the stock tire size for the '01 T5. They'll be just fine (I just put a new set of Exalto A/S on mine in that size)<p>
 

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Re: Will 215/55R16 tires fit on a S60 2001? (JPL Guy)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JPL Guy</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>That's the stock tire size for the '01 T5. They'll be just fine (I just put a new set of Exalto A/S on mine in that size)<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>That is correct, you should have no problem as far as the car is concerned. The issue you may run into is with the wheels. If you have 7" rims that came on the stock T5 then those tires fit nicely. If you have 6"/6.5" that came with other S60s, then the tires won't fit the rims.
 

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Re: Will 215/55R16 tires fit on a S60 2001? (Freeworld)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Freeworld</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> That is correct, you should have no problem as far as the car is concerned. The issue you may run into is with the wheels. If you have 7" rims that came on the stock T5 then those tires fit nicely. If you have 6"/6.5" that came with other S60s, then the tires won't fit the rims.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I recently replaced my stock 17x7.5 rims with 17x7 rims and kept the same tires (235/45R17). They fit nicely, albeit with a slight 'bulge' which is fine by me since it affords an added measure of protection against curb scrapes, etc. My only concern is that I've heard the stock P6's have a propensity to bubble. I'll keep my fingers crossed...
 

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Re: Will 215/55R16 tires fit on a S60 2001? (darylkaiser30)

The latest P6's are somewhat better than they used to be, but having the tire protrude over the rim is not the best setup. There actually are tires out there that have a rim protection strip (eg. Toyos) that work pretty well.<p>Good luck.
 

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Re: Will 215/55R16 tires fit on a S60 2001? (Freeworld)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Freeworld</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The latest P6's are somewhat better than they used to be, but having the tire protrude over the rim is not the best setup. There actually are tires out there that have a rim protection strip (eg. Toyos) that work pretty well. Good luck.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>OK, good to know. Yes, I was looking at the Toyo Proxes 4 for my next tires. I'm not sure what size I should go with though. I'll step down to 225/45R17 if I have to, but I would rather keep the 235/245R17 instead or maybe even go 245/245R17 if it isn't too much of a stretch. We'll see...
 

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Re: Will 215/55R16 tires fit on a S60 2001? (darylkaiser30)

The Proxes are a great tire, I just got done with a pair. Be careful about going to a 245 width tire. Many people have had trouble with tire rub in the wheel wells on earlier models. And to think that was happening despite the pitiful turning radius of the S60 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Freeworld</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The Proxes are a great tire, I just got done with a pair. Be careful about going to a 245 width tire. Many people have had trouble with tire rub in the wheel wells on earlier models. And to think that was happening despite the pitiful turning radius of the S60 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Duly noted! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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