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Looking for a good tire and wheel size to go on the 99 s70 I'm looking to lower it but I want to have a nice looking stance to it as well. Any ideas or people who have already done it?

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Post by Ozark Lee »

It depends on what you want.

The C70 Comets (17") come to mind but you may want something with more sparkle depending on what you are doing. The Comets are 17x7 as I recall. They have a similar look to the Columba wheels but Columbas were 16". You can get a lower profile tire with the 17" wheels.

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Post by scot850 »

How about this:
2000 V70 R AWD on 17 inch wheels
2000 V70 R AWD on 17 inch wheels
Car has 225-45-17 wheels on 17x 7.5" wide rims.

Main issues to watch for on Volvo rims:

1) Center bore: Om P80's (97-00) this is 65.1mm. Some Volvos like the 08- V70 have 63.5mm bores. Also as one member has found, that even having them bored out didn't work as they had deeper center dishes (as these later cars have the axles retained by a bolt rather than the large nut on a shaft) preventing the center caps seating.

2) Lug-nut pitch is 5 x 108mm

3) Offset - Need to watch this as there is a huge variety out there. The rims I am using have a 49mm offset. As the offset dictates the tire position to the wheel arch and liner, you need to check that the tire/rim does not rub on the front inner arch liner when on full lock, or catching the strut lower spring seat. If you have the correct rolling diameter you should be ok on catching the strut, but do a visual check! On the rear, you need to watch the same issues and also that the tire does not rub on the parking brake cable. The FWD and AWD are different so check!

Maybe check on V70R website or VolvoSpeed also for what is available and works.

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Post by 850 LPT »

That's a fine looking R you have there, Neil. Very nice! What are those rims called?

To the OP:
One thing you will want to consider is the rim diameter. 17" wheels will give you a considerably harsher ride no matter what tire you put on there. And this will be amplified if you lower the car. You may be fine with that, I don't know.
16" wheels will give you a nice compromise in looks and performance. There are tons of nice looking rims available in either size, but this would be my first consideration.

Here are 2 examples, they are 850's but S70 would look very similar.

My old 850 with 17" Canisto rims and 225/45/17 tires, lowered with H & R springs:
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Current 850 with 16" Columba rims and 205/50/16 tires, not lowered:
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I would also suggest googling around and looking at different fora for photos of enthusiasts cars. Something might catch your eye.

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Post by bmdubya1198 »

850 LPT wrote:That's a fine looking R you have there, Neil. Very nice! What are those rims called?

To the OP:
One thing you will want to consider is the rim diameter. 17" wheels will give you a considerably harsher ride no matter what tire you put on there. And this will be amplified if you lower the car. You may be fine with that, I don't know.
16" wheels will give you a nice compromise in looks and performance. There are tons of nice looking rims available in either size, but this would be my first consideration.

Here are 2 examples, they are 850's but S70 would look very similar.

My old 850 with 17" Canisto rims and 225/45/17 tires, lowered with H & R springs:
DSC_0025.JPG
Current 850 with 16" Columba rims and 205/50/16 tires, not lowered:
DSC_0157.JPG
I would also suggest googling around and looking at different fora for photos of enthusiasts cars. Something might catch your eye.

Dirk
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Post by 850 LPT »

Thanks for catching that. I always get them confused.
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Post by bmdubya1198 »

They're very similar wheels! I prefer the Perfos, though. I just love the sharper look. I really want to find a cheap set for my V70, either those, Comets, Titans, or iPd Pegasus reps.
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Post by scot850 »

I have no idea what the wheels are called. The part numbers don't (typically) match what is on Vida. I have 2 that are similar current and the part # on the backs are: 30664307 (as in the picture) and summer wheels use # 30647472. Both are 49 offset. Maybe one of the eagle-eyed gurus out there can tell us what they are. They came from a 2004/5 S60 if I recall. They have the correct center bore.

I am replacing the winter rims with a used set of 17" THOR rims that will be powder coated later this year (2 of the originals are not round).

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Post by j-dawg »

Personal opinion here - it's rare to see a P80 car on anything bigger than 16s that looks proportionately correct. 17s are case-by-case and 18s almost always look way too big. It's hard to find non-OEM wheels in 5x108 and 16/17" that aren't chintzy garbage, so I just stick with the Perfos. I feel like one could probably pull off bigger wheels by going really low, but at 0-1 inches of drop something about 18+ wheels feels off to me.

If I thought I could pull off 18" wheels on a P80 car, I'd have a set of these. I'd add 75% to the value of the car in wheels and tires alone, and these are the cheaper version of the wheel.
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Post by j-dawg »

850 LPT wrote: Current 850 with 16" Columba rims and 205/50/16 tires, not lowered:
Them's Perfos. My favorite Volvo wheel.
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