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1999 S70 wheel size confusion

Post by amblerman » Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:39 pm

Hi Folks

I have a base 1999 s70 and was thinking of picking up a spare set of rims.

I read up on some common threads about wheel size and I thought I understood what to look for.
From this thread viewtopic.php?f=39&t=59248 I got to see a bunch of standard rims for the s70 and the default/standard size seems to be 6.5x15x43 . Great. Then I went searching for used rims and got confused. :D

I saw an ad for some used volvo rims that I couldn't find on that page.

They looked like this:
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but the size is apparently 6.5x15x52.5
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I've found several references that point to a lot of volvo models (850, S70, s60, s80 etc) having a max offset of ~43.

So I'm assuming those rims I've pictured with a 52.5 offset will NOT fit my 1999 s70 properly. Correct?

Does anyone know what those rims were for?

Thanks

Andy



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Re: 1999 S70 wheel size confusion

Post by RickHaleParker » Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:59 am

Look closer, the size is 6.5x16x52.5 not 6.5x15x52.5. Look at the bottom .. loops all the way around .. it is s Six not a Five.

The style is called "Caligo" and was used on the C30, S40, V40, V50. It is a Silver painted, Aluminum Alloy Wheel.
The Volvo part number is 86982204.

I've found several references that point to a lot of Volvo models (850, S70, S60, S80 etc) having a max offset of ~43.

For your 1999 S70, depends on who you ask. Some say 35 to 50 mm others 34 to 45mm. I would not chance 52.5 mm.


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Re: 1999 S70 wheel size confusion

Post by amblerman » Fri Jan 05, 2018 7:29 am

Thanks for the quick reply. I thought it was a 15 because the top of the number didn't look like the top of the 6 in 6.5.

At least it didn't when I first looked at it. The longer I stare at it the more it's turning into a very clear 16 in my mind. :-)

Oh well, off to look some more.



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