new set of summer tires for my s40

Discussion in 'Volvo S40' started by Hakan Gemici, Apr 6, 2008.

  1. Hakan Gemici

    Hakan Gemici Guest

    I own a 2.0T S40 (163ps) which I bought from its previous owner fitted
    with 205/55R15 tires. I am planning to replace my tires this summer so I
    am trying to find a good replacement. In my country major (global) tire
    brands are:


    I'd like to pick one of them. I've read many tests and reviews including
    german auto magazines etc. Pirelli P7 (and also P6), bridgestone
    turanza ER300 are my favourites and also have good test results. But
    none of them produced in 205/55R15 size. They have 195/60R15 sizes all.

    Michelin Pilot Exalto 2 is being produced in 205/55R15 but it didn't get
    high marks in tests.

    Now, should I go and buy straightly a michelin PE2 with no good test
    results for only having 205/55R15 size, or change my tires to 195/60R15
    size and buy one of my favourites (P7 or ER300)? Does 195mm tread width
    differ much from 205mm in terms of handling and breaking or
    accelerating? I'd like to hear your comments.
    Hakan Gemici, Apr 6, 2008
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