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Hi. I am a soon-to-be 2019 XC60 T6 R-Design owner. It comes with 21" wheels but to survive harsh Canadian winter (eastern Ontario, Canada), I will need as much rubber as possible.

I scanned the forum and there were a couple of mentions of someone sporting 18" MSI rim with 255/55-18 AT rubber. What about winter? What do you guys use that's a perfect fit and doesn't affect the electronics (pilot assist, etc.)?
 

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I haven't done a winter in mine yet, but last few winters in my other/previous cars, I've been going with Nokian Hakkapeliittas, they're awesome, I'll be getting them for my XC60
But also, you don't want as much rubber as possible, narrower tires, smaller contact patch is the usual way to go. I find Nokians (and Blizzaks for that matter) to be so good that I've been going with the same size as my regular tires.
 

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We are also in Eastern Ontario. (Ottawa) remembering last winter..:(.We are getting Fast titanium Switch wheels, size 18 x8 5-108, mounting Continental Vikings Winter 7 235/60R18s.

Recommended by our trusted tire guy. We have had Gislaveds in the past and they were excellent, Continental owns Gislaved apparently.
 

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We are also in Eastern Ontario. (Ottawa) remembering last winter..:(.We are getting Fast titanium Switch wheels, size 18 x8 5-108, mounting Continental Vikings Winter 7 235/60R18s.

Recommended by our trusted tire guy. We have had Gislaveds in the past and they were excellent, Continental owns Gislaved apparently.
Nice combo. If you don't mind me asking, how much did you pay/where did you get them in Ottawa?
 

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I run Nokian Hakkapelitta R3 SUV's in the factory 19" size: 235/55 R19.
I have them on a set of 19" R-Design Volvo Rims, they were new take-offs i picked up for $200.00 each.

Got me through a bad Minnesota winter last year with no problems.
 

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I have ordered Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 studded 225/65R17 tires plus plain black rims.....$1566 installed tax included. I'm in Ontario.
 

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The only thing that would make this thread better are photos. :)
 

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I normally go with a recommendation from tirerack.com and I'm happy with my Vredestein Quatrac 5 XL tires.
But they are on my stock 19" wheels.
 

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I'm getting them installed 11/01/19...then I can take pics. I had them on my '15 Lincoln MKC....were terrific in snow storms, freezing rain. Never had an issue getting up my steep driveway even through foot or more of fresh snow.
 

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We can't have studded tires in Eastern Ontario. I decided to go with @swederyd's recommendation and get Continental VikingContact 7. It's a new tire from them so a bit of a leap of faith. I've never owned Continental - my last sets were Michelin's X-Ice Xi3 and Xi2, Yokohama's iceGUARD iG52c and Bridgestone's Blizzak WS90 (the worst out IMHO - lasted 2 seasons and then degraded to a point where they were no longer "winter tires").

No steelies. Went with hub-centric alloys. +45mm offset vs 50.5 but that should be fine (I hope!) on XC60.
 

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Vikings for the win!
Agreed, Blizzaks were our least favourite. We had Continentals for first year with our V60 last winter (not Vikings obviously) and found them better than Blizzaks, but not as good as Gislaveds. Particularly on ice.
The new Vikings sound like they are better.
 

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I bought the package from Volvo when I bought my car. Michelin X-Ice on 18" wheels.

Very disappointed in the X-Ice (and I am a Michelin fanboy). I am going to bite the financial bullet and take them off, and replace them with Hakkas.

If anyone near western NY wants a set of X-Ice for cheap, let me know. Probably about 5,000 miles on them.
 

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Nokian Hakkapeliitta 9 SUV (Studded) 255/45R20 105T XL

those are what I just picked up for my Xc60. I try to run nokian's on all of my cars.
 

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First winter with my XC60 R-Design. Decided not to buy a second set of rims right now. But did get tires.

Bought Pirelli Scorpion Winters to fit my Volvo issued 21” wheels.

I’ve always gotten by with all-seasons on my previous vehicles (traded a Jeep GC Summit with Michelin LTX for the Volvo).

I’m happy with the stock Pirelli Scorpion all-seasons so far, but wanted a true winter tire for once. Getting them mounted the week before thanksgiving.

I’m in Minnesota.


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I got a quote from my Volvo dealer for their winter tire package which included rims & non-studded tires (they aren't allowed to sell studded tires because of being located in Toronto). They wanted $3100 + tax (13%) plus I would have to pay my local tire place $20 per tire to have the studs added. I got the studded Haks & rims for half the cost from my local tire dealer. IMO Volvo is way, way overpriced.
 
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