1996 850R Tires

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1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70, V70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70-XC
1997 - 2004 C70

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Re: 1996 850R Tires

Post by rspi »

No, just smoother ride and almost no error in the odometer.
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Post by erikv11 »

I would run the 215s since OP mentioned smoother was sought for. Thats what I run on my 06 R, 215/45/17. Can't imagine going to 205.
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Post by scot850 »

I run 225/45/17 on my 00 'R' and they work well. AWD are a little different and have a little more room in the rear wheel area as the parking brake cables come in perpendicular to the rear hub compared to the angled entry of the FWD cars.

I am running Pirelli tires in the summer and they are ok for noise. Sorry can't remember the specific tire version.

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Post by diggler30 »

I was going to purchase the BF-Goodrich G-Force Comp-2 A/S as they have great reviews for the price on Tire Rack but when I showed up to Discount Tire they recommended their own brand (made by Kumho), Road Hugger or something, and they have been great. The guy at the shop had them on his Nissan R32 and had nothing but good things to say. Less expensive as well.
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Post by scot850 »

Interesting on the Kumho tires as I have never had luck with them. Short lifespan, poor grip and noisy has been my experience. Just goes to show if you try hard enough you can get it right sometimes!

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2000 V70 R - still being an endless PITA
2006 XC70
2003 Toyota 4Runner V8 Limited
2015 Kia Sportage EX-L
1993 850 GLT -Sold
1998 V70 XC - Sold
1997 Volvo 850 SE NA - Went to niece in California - Sold
2000 V70 SE NA - New project and test bed - Sold

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