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Old 09-12-2005, 14:04   #1 (permalink)
Peter Watson
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TIRES

What are the best front tires for a V70 T5 with 16 inch wheels?

Anyone tried Yokohama
thanks
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Old 09-13-2005, 17:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: TIRES

Peter Watson wrote:
> What are the best front tires for a V70 T5 with 16 inch wheels?
>
> Anyone tried Yokohama
> thanks

Running Avon's - Real good.

Andy
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Old 09-13-2005, 20:04   #3 (permalink)
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Re: TIRES


"Peter Watson" <Peter@pwwatson.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
news:B4rqUcA1pdJDFwM3@pwwatson.demon.co.uk...
> What are the best front tires for a V70 T5 with 16 inch wheels?
>
> Anyone tried Yokohama
> thanks
> --
> Peter Watson


That's a tough question to answer, what do you want in a tire? Long life?
Sticky treads? Firm ride, soft ride, maximum fuel economy, lowest cost, and
any number of other factors, many of which are mutually exclusive.


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Old 09-14-2005, 06:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: TIRES

In message <4LLVe.19475$vQ3.6741@trnddc08>, James Sweet
<jamessweet@hotmail.com> writes
>
>"Peter Watson" <Peter@pwwatson.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
>news:B4rqUcA1pdJDFwM3@pwwatson.demon.co.uk...
>> What are the best front tires for a V70 T5 with 16 inch wheels?
>>
>> Anyone tried Yokohama
>> thanks
>> --
>> Peter Watson

>
>That's a tough question to answer, what do you want in a tire? Long life?
>Sticky treads? Firm ride, soft ride, maximum fuel economy, lowest cost, and
>any number of other factors, many of which are mutually exclusive.
>
>


Best for speed / best for wet

best for cornering and braking - tire life immaterial.




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Old 09-18-2005, 08:06   #5 (permalink)
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Re: TIRES

dreadly wrote:
> Peter Watson wrote:
>
>> What are the best front tires for a V70 T5 with 16 inch wheels?
>>
>> Anyone tried Yokohama
>> thanks

>
> Running Avon's - Real good.
>
> Andy


Check out tirerack.com

they have reveiws of lots of tires.

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Old 09-19-2005, 12:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: TIRES

On Mon, 12 Sep 2005 20:43:49 +0100, Peter Watson
<Peter@pwwatson.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>What are the best front tires for a V70 T5 with 16 inch wheels?
>Anyone tried Yokohama
>thanks

Go for a good one, goodyear, michelin. Money saved on tyres means more
money spent on mileage, wear, riscs.

Pi
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Old 09-23-2005, 08:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: TIRES

In message <3pdrjvF9u41rU1@individual.net>, Geoff Pearson
<gspearson1647@hotmail.com> writes
>
>"Peter Watson" <Peter@pwwatson.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
>news:B4rqUcA1pdJDFwM3@pwwatson.demon.co.uk...
>> What are the best front tires for a V70 T5 with 16 inch wheels?
>>
>> Anyone tried Yokohama
>> thanks
>> --
>> Peter Watson

>
>I put 4 new Yokohamas on my V40 and drove to France in May. A back one blew
>out at 130kph - I'm not trying them again. I bought 2 new Michelin (the
>Volvo fitted tyre) in France: 450 euros.
>
>



I have since done some research -
TyreTest.com

FOR THE VOLVO

TyreTest.com:
Average of 15 completed tests Score: 1-best 6-worst

2.0 Grip in dry conditions 1.5 Braking in dry condtions 1.5 Grip in
wet conditions 2.0 Braking in wet condition 2.1 Grip in snow 4.7
Comfort 2.3 Tyre noise (in car) 2.3 Tyre noise (external) 2.2 Tyre
wear 2.4 Kilometers driven 264.000

Vredestein *** Tyre producer from the Netherlands in mid price segment
ULTRAC 205/50 ZR16 87W Rim-protection Summer tyres Test results
Reifentest.com (english) Speed W: the speed capability of this tires is
up to 168 mph/270 km/h ! We only supply the tire. If there is a rim
shown on the picture, it is just to symbolize.


Created by Vredestein in partnership with Giugiaro Design, the Ultrac is
the ultimate tyre for the high end of the market. With its rounded
shapes, flowing contour and inclined corners, the Ultrac is superbly
designed. It is also blessed with many high-tech features. Take, for
example, the Ultimate Handling Construction (UHC). This construction
gives the Ultrac a high handling ratio, resulting in exceptional
handling on wet and dry roads. Again, look at the Centre Shift System
(CSS) found in the middle of the tyre, by shifting the right and left
tread parts in relation to the centre section, noise production is
minimised. And finally, the use of Full Silica Silan Solution in the
tread compound means the Ultrac performs superbly on wet road surfaces
as well as being safe in all other weather conditions.

With us only only 74.20 Postage and packing costs are included in the
price!

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Old 09-27-2005, 05:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: TIRES

I have a feeling that the 264.000km referred to is actually 264 km and NOT
264k km.. If you notice some of these tyre tests cover even fewer km's,
like low teens, so be a little wary?

Andy


"Peter Watson" <Peter@pwwatson.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
news:muZDxsvtyANDFwYD@pwwatson.demon.co.uk...
> In message <3pdrjvF9u41rU1@individual.net>, Geoff Pearson
> <gspearson1647@hotmail.com> writes
>>
>>"Peter Watson" <Peter@pwwatson.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
>>news:B4rqUcA1pdJDFwM3@pwwatson.demon.co.uk...
>>> What are the best front tires for a V70 T5 with 16 inch wheels?
>>>
>>> Anyone tried Yokohama
>>> thanks
>>> --
>>> Peter Watson

>>
>>I put 4 new Yokohamas on my V40 and drove to France in May. A back one
>>blew
>>out at 130kph - I'm not trying them again. I bought 2 new Michelin (the
>>Volvo fitted tyre) in France: 450 euros.
>>
>>

>
>
> I have since done some research -
> TyreTest.com
>
> FOR THE VOLVO
>
> TyreTest.com:
> Average of 15 completed tests Score: 1-best 6-worst
>
> 2.0 Grip in dry conditions 1.5 Braking in dry condtions 1.5 Grip in
> wet conditions 2.0 Braking in wet condition 2.1 Grip in snow 4.7
> Comfort 2.3 Tyre noise (in car) 2.3 Tyre noise (external) 2.2 Tyre
> wear 2.4 Kilometers driven 264.000
>
> Vredestein *** Tyre producer from the Netherlands in mid price segment
> ULTRAC 205/50 ZR16 87W Rim-protection Summer tyres Test results
> Reifentest.com (english) Speed W: the speed capability of this tires is up
> to 168 mph/270 km/h ! We only supply the tire. If there is a rim shown on
> the picture, it is just to symbolize.
>
>
> Created by Vredestein in partnership with Giugiaro Design, the Ultrac is
> the ultimate tyre for the high end of the market. With its rounded shapes,
> flowing contour and inclined corners, the Ultrac is superbly designed. It
> is also blessed with many high-tech features. Take, for example, the
> Ultimate Handling Construction (UHC). This construction gives the Ultrac a
> high handling ratio, resulting in exceptional handling on wet and dry
> roads. Again, look at the Centre Shift System (CSS) found in the middle of
> the tyre, by shifting the right and left tread parts in relation to the
> centre section, noise production is minimised. And finally, the use of
> Full Silica Silan Solution in the tread compound means the Ultrac performs
> superbly on wet road surfaces as well as being safe in all other weather
> conditions.
>
> With us only only 74.20 Postage and packing costs are included in the
> price!
>
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Old 10-02-2005, 21:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: TIRES

Every time I et aother Volvo I always put the same tires on them-
Pirelli P6

I know Yokohama's prolly "score better" on the various surveys, but
the Pirelli's have never let me down, in over 20 years now.

Not much pricier than Goodyears, either.

Michelins are also excllent, but I don't get the same wear from them
for some reason even with the same tread ratings.


Just me 2 cents worth.


On Mon, 19 Sep 2005 20:13:42 +0200, Pi <ditbounct@bigfoot.com> wrote:

>On Mon, 12 Sep 2005 20:43:49 +0100, Peter Watson
><Peter@pwwatson.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>>What are the best front tires for a V70 T5 with 16 inch wheels?
>>Anyone tried Yokohama
>>thanks

>Go for a good one, goodyear, michelin. Money saved on tyres means more
>money spent on mileage, wear, riscs.
>
>Pi


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