Re: Volvo XC70 2006
Sure, if I'm informed correctly, I have the Haldex unit. BUT, my owners
manual still state to replace tires in pairs and to rotate tires in the
REALLY old fashioned front to back method. That is stated in BOLD type
in the manual.
As of about 20 years ago, the current knowlege of radial ply tires is
that they do not need to be rotated front-to-back. They may be "X"
rotated. The old thinking about front to back, and rotating in the same
direction came to bear when Pirelli was still using cotton ply's during
the late 1940's.
The Haldex unit "MIGHT" be a little less vulnerable to differing tire
sizes and pressures, but I still wouldn't buy another AWD Volvo...under
ANY circumstances...unless some Arabs were holding a knife to my neck...
Anders Wiklund wrote:
>>Marek (toronto) wrote:
>>>I am very close to buy this car and in the process of making decision.
>>>- are there any crash-test results available ?
>>>- how does the AWD system really work in XC70, especially comapring to
>>>like Audi or Subaru ?
>>>Finally, although it may sounds foolish, what do you guys think about
>>Well, I have an '03 XC70 and to be very truthful with you, it is my first
>>and LAST AWD vehicle. Too finicky with tire sizes. That viscous drive is a
>>$3000,00 item to replace. I would spend your money (A little joke there)
>>on a heavily upgraded regular FWD. Parenthetically, I HATE Nivomats. Stay
>>away from certain options, like the Auto Rain detector...NIGHTmare!!! The
>>ground clearance is nice, but my idea of offroading is pulling off of The
>>Strip and into Spago.
> Are you right informed? Isnt your Volvo equipped with the Haldex system
> instead of the older visco drive system?