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Volvo C70, Coupe
#1600 of 1649 Re: Front passenger window and adjusting Xenon headlights [bobparis]
Oct 03, 2008 (9:18 pm)
When I went back to the dealer, the servgiceperson had marked the file that the lights were fine. When I spoke with the customer rep., he manually adjusted the lights himself using a socket wrench...he also agreed that they were aimed too low. I'm checking the revised angle to see whether they're sufficiently aimed high enough and not a distraction to oncoming cars. Anyone experiencing this problem needs to keep speaking to Volvo service until they make this adjustment.
#1601 of 1649 Let's talk tires
Oct 06, 2008 (11:21 am)
Has anyone with the 18 inch wheels tried a tire other than the OE Pirelli PZero Rosso? Last fall I replaced two because my wife blew one out on our '07 C70 and the other was shot (about 15K on the car) and once again the two fronts need to be replaced (about 31K) and really all four should be. Best price I've found for the Pirelli's is $949 for four with shipping plus mounting and balancing. I'm just wondering if there is a cheaper alternative that works as well and maybe lasts a little longer....
#1602 of 1649 Re: Let's talk tires [stanwict]
Oct 07, 2008 (3:04 pm)
My set of factory Pirelli PZero's (speed rated at approx 160 mph) lasted 17,500 miles and I hated the "ride." An independent tire store in my area that has been around for decades set me up with Hankook Ventus HR II 235/40R18 93H tires, speed rated at about 130 mph. The ride is better - and the steering wheel doesn't jerk as much in either direction due to potholes and other road conditions. The tires should last about 30,000 miles. Again, they are speed rated less than the factory tires but at an MPH that is still considerably faster than I will ever go - this was disclosed to me by the tire dealer prior to purchase. Apparently a Volvo dealer would not be able to fit a tire speed rated less than the factory tire. Just had them rotated at 10,000 miles yesterday and they are wearing fine. I showed them the page from the owner's manual where it states that Volvo does not recommend rotating the tires. They were flabergasted. The Volvo dealer, off the record, also advised rotating the tires. Good luck.
#1603 of 1649 Re: Let's talk tires [bobparis]
Oct 08, 2008 (11:56 am)
Thanks for the response. How is the road noise and rain driving with the Hankook's?
#1604 of 1649 Re: Let's talk tires [stanwict]
Oct 09, 2008 (6:40 am)
The tires are quieter. As far as rain driving is concerned, I don't have much experience since I am in southern California. With limited experience under such conditions, nothing was out of the ordinary on wet roads.
#1605 of 1649 Re: Let's talk tires [bobparis]
Oct 20, 2008 (8:00 am)
Last week I put four Hankook Ventus HR II tires on my car and have to say they are great so far. They are so much quieter, so much more comfortable and so much less expensive than the OEM Pirellis with no loss of performance as far as I can tell. My only gripe per say is they are not made in the USA.
#1606 of 1649 Re: Let's talk tires [stanwict]
Oct 20, 2008 (8:51 am)
Hold on a sec. You are driving a SWEDISH car and you are griping that the tires aren't made in the USA?!
#1607 of 1649 Re: Let's talk tires [volvomax]
Oct 20, 2008 (10:41 am)
#1608 of 1649 Re: Let's talk tires [bobparis]
Nov 02, 2008 (4:46 pm)
I need to replace the tires on my C70 and I have been following your post regarding the Hankook Ventus HR II H405 235/40R18 93H. Like you, I live in Los Angeles and have an '06/'07 C70 T5 with 18" wheels.
I originally went today to repair a flat and then discovered that all 4 of my Pirellis are in need of replacement - not surprisingly since I have 27,500 miles on the car. Guess I fared better with my Pirellis - but I am probably long overdue for replacement.
I specifically requested the above tire and the tire shop told me that my car required a 95V and that the Hankook 93H sidewall would not support the weight of the car. Is this accurate? I'd love to hear your input - especially since you seem to have had a good experience with the Hankook tires. May I ask where you purchased your tires?
#1609 of 1649 Re: Let's talk tires [volvo_driver]
Nov 03, 2008 (4:06 am)
Hi Volvo driver,
The 95 and 93 numbers are the load indexes: they stand for the maximum weight that tire can withstand. The H and V are the speed indexes: yes, the maximum allowed speed for that tire (see: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tiretech/techpage.jsp?techid=35).
Normally a tire comes in a lot of combinations of sizes, load- and speed-indexes. If there is no 95V combination you can go for a higher load and speed index.