V70 2.5T Tires

Discussion in 'Volvo V70' started by hjsjms, May 10, 2006.

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    hjsjms Guest

    Finally, after 45,000 miles I got to replace the Pirelli P6 tires on my
    2004 Volvo V70 2.5T. There was probably 15,000 miles left, but a
    sidewall bubble forced the issue. Those tires were harsh riding and
    noisy from the day I got the car in 2004 and regular balancing and
    rotation did nothing to improve things. In fact they got worse as time
    went on. I'm glad to say good riddance.

    The replacement tire, a Yokohama AS430 is a complete contrast. They
    are smooth riding, quiet, stable and offer just as much directional and
    stopping control.

    Why Volvo (and Ford) chose the Pirelli P6 for so many cars is beyond me.
     
    hjsjms, May 10, 2006
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    Jabber Guest

    My 1999 S70 came with Michelin MXV4s on it. Amazing tire. Too bad they
    are so expensive... I will be replacing them with Bridgestone Turanza
    LSHs soon. Any feedback is appreciated!


    Jordan.
     
    Jabber, May 10, 2006
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    Joerg Lorenz Guest

    I drive only Michelins after mediocre experiences with a couple of other
    brands. The Michelins are much more expensive in Europe than other
    makes as well but if you calculate correctly, you will soon find out
    that you pay less per mile.

    To give you a typical example: My wife's Renault Megane Scenic (1.6 tons
    and 140 hp) came with Continental 205/55-17W. Had to be changed after
    less than 30'000 km (19'000 miles).

    On my Volvo V70 T5 (1.7 tons and 260 hp) the originally installed
    Michelins (MXM; 225/45-17W) were good for another 20'000 km after I sold
    the car with 43'000 km. And be sure I drive much faster than my wife. ;-)
    Joerg
     
    Joerg Lorenz, May 10, 2006
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    Steve Guest

    Because Pirelli bought in with a very low price to Ford hoping for
    replacement business down the road perhaps?
     
    Steve, May 10, 2006
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    Steve Guest


    Nothing but good things to say about Bridgestone here - I have only bought
    their expensive Potenzias however....
     
    Steve, May 10, 2006
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    Steve Guest


    Which Contis? I would think that in absolute apples to apples terms
    Michelins are better then Contis, but not by much. I also think that in the
    US at least the Michelin name is much too expensive but no argument that
    they are fine tires. Total cost per mile? Well I am not sure that the
    Michelins are still that much better, and we get Korean tires in the US now
    that do great for around 50 bucks a tire.

    One must also look at generation of tire technology - Pirelli is up to and
    perhaps now past the p600, the p6 is long gone.

    In the US 50 or 60,000 Miles is not unusual and the best Michelins easily go
    80,000 miles. (driving like a volvo owner not like a civic si owner!)
     
    Steve, May 10, 2006
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    mark Guest

    IIRC many years ago I ran a Rover SD1 on P6`s and they were crap and
    the Michilins recommended were not much better.Fitted Bridgestones and
    found them quieter better grip and longer lived.
    regards,Mark.
     
    mark, May 10, 2006
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    hjsjms Guest

    Also take a look at the Yokohama Avid and Yokohama AS430 tires. Both
    are reasonably priced and get many very positive comments.
     
    hjsjms, May 11, 2006
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    Joerg Lorenz Guest

    Not really. Since the early days of the 850 T5 Volvo is using Pirelli
    P6-tyres on turbos at least in Europe.
    On my 850 T5 (95) and my former V70 T5 (01) I requested a change to
    Michelin. My dealer
    did that in both cases without any additional cost (I bought the cars
    new).
     
    Joerg Lorenz, May 11, 2006
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    Joerg Lorenz Guest

    Not really. Since the early days of the 850 T5 Volvo is using Pirelli
    P6-tyres on turbos at least in Europe.
    On my 850 T5 (95) and my former V70 T5 (01) I requested a change to
    Michelin. My dealer
    did that in both cases without any additional cost (I bought the cars
    new).
     
    Joerg Lorenz, May 11, 2006
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    Bruce Bowman Guest

    I just finished replacing my Pirelli tires on my '02 V70 T-5 -
    replacement Pirelli P6's were more than $300 CAN, so I replaced them
    with Michelin Pilot Exaltos - about $235/tire
    - I bought the set at Costco - nice benefits there - free tire rotation
    (so I can change my winter-to-summer tires for free 2x per year), & they
    also include a pro-rated lifetime road hazard warrantee on the tires.

    Bruce
     
    Bruce Bowman, May 12, 2006
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  12. Use Michelin Pilot Sport - Love them !!

    Hello ,
     
    Administrator, Jul 17, 2006
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    Bruce bowman Guest

    I replaced my Pirelli P6 Zeros with Michelin Pilot Exaltos - don't see
    any difference from the Pirelli tires.. and about $80/tire cheaper (my
    V70 is a T-5).
     
    Bruce bowman, Jul 18, 2006
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