Last post on Oct 27, 2010 at 8:27 AM
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Volvo XC70, Tires, Wheels, Wagon
#8 of 16 looking for stock front rotors 2001 xc70
Mar 03, 2008 (2:06 pm)
So I have to buy new rotors and I keep seeing these two sizes
285mm and 305mm. what is the difference. I just need stock rotors for a 2001 xc70. I need answers asap. thank you
#9 of 16 Re: Tire Wear [miatawilly]
Mar 03, 2008 (4:03 pm)
It sounds like your tires wore like that from the tires being under inflated. bald on the sides and tread in the center. you should only need new rotors if a deep grove was dug in the surface of the rotor from use with worn out break pads.
#10 of 16 Need 4 new tires
Apr 01, 2008 (6:47 pm)
I have 30000 miles on my 2005 xc70. Just took the car to the dealer for 30000 miles services. they said that my original tire will not pass the inspection in NY. Would any one make a comment about it? Is it possible? We use a car only driving our kids to school and shopping. I find it hard to believe that all tires are bad. I am looking to replace with Goodyear Assurance Triple Tred. Any tips on this tire. I know that it's handle well on snow and ice. Thank you for share any info.
#11 of 16 Replace all 4 tires?
Jun 22, 2008 (10:20 am)
My daughter has an XC70 with 100K miles and has replaced her tires twice. Now the right front is worn nearly to the wearbars and the tire shop and Volvo mechanic (different shops) tell her she needs to replace all four at once or it will screw up the 4 wheel drive system. I find this hard to believe. I can understand replacing both front tires, but seen no need for the good rear tires to be replaced also. Is this a routine thing with the XC Volvos, my other daughter has a new XC90, that I should know about?
Oct 29, 2008 (5:25 pm)
I bought my XC70 two years ago and have about 35000 miles on them. I thought they were slipping since the day I drove the car. I thought pirelli tires were supposed to be the best but I am seriously in doubt of that since this experience with them. I am looking to buy new tires but it seems to be whatever you prefer. I really dont want to waste my money on something and I wish I could try them out before I buy them but apparently that is not the case. I also know that the tires in the rear wear out faster than the front because of the angle that the tires sit in the back.
#13 of 16 Re: Need 4 new tires [volvoxc70]
Sep 16, 2009 (2:02 pm)
I love my Pirelli Scorpions, but they seem to wear out more quickly than some tires. Given the price, that is not something I like.
#14 of 16 Re: Replace all 4 tires? [califjohn1]
Sep 16, 2009 (2:06 pm)
I've been told the same thing, and that it's recommended on all 4 wheel drive and all wheel drive vehicles. However, I HAVE put two new tires instead of four on, and some people I respect told me that it probably won't do much harm, since I don't switch the the all wheel drive on that often.
#15 of 16 Best tires for XC70/southern state
Mar 06, 2010 (9:44 am)
Need new tiresfor 2007 Volvo XC70. Live in a southern state so not as concerned about snow issues, just need good all-season tires. Been recommended Yokohama AVid TRZ. Need help--don't want to put the Pirelli Scorpions on again, as they only have 30,000 miles on them and already need replacing. NEED some suggestions???? Thanks!
Oct 27, 2010 (8:27 am)
I have a 2005 XC-70, I am now on my 3rd set of Pirelli STR's. I can add only this to everyone wanting to switch to a different tire, the firestone LH30 98H is not the same speed rating. This will most likely not be an issue when driving in your neighborhood, but can become a big issue when driving on the highway in faulty weather. V rated tires have a thicker sidewall than the H rated tire the thinner sidewall and respond differently when cornering. Also changing to lower speed rated tire will have a adverse effect on how the Tracs or DTSC system responds.
I can hear the lawsuit now, you get in an accident and the otherside says the car would have responded better if it had the correctly engineered tires installed. As far as mileage is concerned, V rated tires because of their traction will wear faster than H rated tires and this is more pronounced in the Pirelli because if it's semi-aggressive design. Unfortunately the only tire available in the US that meets the manufacturers specification is the Pirelli.