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What are the best tyres to put on an XC90?

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Old Apr 17th, 2019, 18:00   #1121
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Default Best tyres

After lots of weighing up the pro's and con's of many of the recommended tyres I plumped for a set of these

Super price, super quiet and so far great for the price. The only other tyre would have been:

or if more readily available:

However, with the state of the roads, additional air ride suspension would help!
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The handling of my XC90 was terrible, we had the wheels laser aligned, and sent it to a Volvo specialist to check over. He said it was fine, but maybe change the Kumho's to either Continental, Pirelli or Michelin. I've Pirelli Scorpion Verdes on the Evoque and like them so went to my local dealer asked for the Pirellis and he said the Michelins were better, so put on a set of Michelin CrossClimates. Made a massive difference to the handling, was really twitchy with the Kumho's. Didn't think it would make such a difference, but it has. Plus they're quieter as well. £660 all in and we're now keeping the XC90!

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Colin, with the Michelin Crossclimates, what tyre size? And what rim width 8J?
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Old Aug 22nd, 2019, 20:23   #1124
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Colin, with the Michelin Crossclimates, what tyre size? And what rim width 8J?
I bought cross climates on mine and they are simply superb. 15k in and they show little wear, grip really well and were astonishing in snow.

Can’t reccomend enough!
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