misha wrote: ↑
Sat May 23, 2020 3:23 am
Esperado wrote: ↑
Mon Dec 16, 2019 8:11 pm
...My tires are standard 205/50/16, and the speedometer/odometer/cruise control are working fine apart this 15%...
What was the year when Volvo switched to 205/55/16 because of customer's complaints about bent rims?
I think it was with introduction of s,v,c,xc70 models in '97(EU) and '98 for U.S market.
During the (long) 1998 model year, there were two choices of standard tire size offered for the T5; 205/55-16 or 205/50-16. IIRC there was a Volvo recall of the 205/50-16s that included replacing the rims.
When I ordered mine, the dealer discouraged me from ordering the 50 series - mine was delivered in October 1997 and apparently they were already seeing bent rims by that time.
It seems a little strange now, because my sport-suspension BMW wagon has lower profile tires on larger rims and at least according to the BMW boards bent rims don't seem to have been a big problem.
My Volvo's speedometer has always been accurate -- even though over the years I've had some replacement tire brand/models that differed enough that they wouldn't fit in the spare tire well.
BMWs are notorious for speedometers that read about 10% high. It seems to be a European industry standard that the car must be traveling at least as fast as the speedometer reads. However, other German manufacturers don't seem to build in such a wide error. The BMW ECU "knows" the real speed, and the odometer is accurate. BMW owners just live with it. (Or they ignore the speedometer anyway.) Why they still do this for US delivery vehicles, I don't know.
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'98 V70 T5 221K mi., 5-speed manual, third evaporator, third windshield, heated velour seats (fixed!!!), factory HD suspension, IPD stabilizer bar, Volvo strut tower brace and skidplate, XC grill, E-Codes, V-1, JB Weld, Duck Tape, zip-ties, Mobil-1 since new. Goal: MADE IT to da MOON! (was 221,524 miles at perigee November 14, 2016.)