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What are the best tyres to put on an XC90?

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Old Aug 13th, 2010, 00:11   #1
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Default What are the best tyres to put on an XC90?

Hi, I've had my XC90 (bought second hand from a Volvo dealer) for over a year now. The front two tyres need replacing and I wondered what people's experience was with which tyres to put on the car?
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Hi, I've had my XC90 (bought second hand from a Volvo dealer) for over a year now. The front two tyres need replacing and I wondered what people's experience was with which tyres to put on the car?
Never had them on an XC90, however I have General Grabber UHPs on my Discovery 3 and they are fantastic and hard wearing to boot, far better than the standard Michelins and even out do the highly rated Pirelli ATRs.

In my experience the Grabbers don't give any more noise, give excellent wet weather/snow grip and can handle a decent level of off roading. If (when) i end up with an XC90 I'll be putting a set on straight away.

For completeness i run the 275/45/20 versions on the D3, as well as being a great tyre they also ave a certain aesthetic quality too!
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Vredstien Wintrac 4 Extreme are my prefered choice on the 18" wheels. And yes I run them all year round.
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I am going to replace all mine in the next couple of months - currently Pirrelli Scorpions, which have been fine and lasted 20k + including a fair amount of towing.
Think I'll go for Grabbers - I've found them at 138/each fitted, on black circles. The scorpions are 162.

The cheapest wintracs I could find were 180.15 fitted or 131.90 supply only.

Have only ever had scorpions, so it will be interesting.
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48 a tyre fitting is too much. I paid 12 a tyre to have mine fitted.
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Roy,

These were different companies offers on Wintracs - Camskill for supply only +2.49/tyre post + fitting at say 15 = 150.

Are they worth the extra 50 over the Grabbers for a set????????
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Go for Nokian NRvi's - I fitted 4 to mine a couple of years ago and still lots of tread left. About half the price of conti's
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Kumho KL12's are really rather good with a decent price tag to match.
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I have found Kumho's at 102.81 fitted, which is a good price.

The only reviews I can find are pretty poor, although not on XC90's - presume you have these fitted Rockhopper? Are they good.Are they M&S - although I do not really think this seems to matter as my Scorpions are M&S marked.
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These were different companies offers on Wintracs - Camskill for supply only +2.49/tyre post + fitting at say 15 = 150.

Are they worth the extra 50 over the Grabbers for a set????????
Sorry I don't know. I've never used Grabbers.

The Wintracs are very well reviewd compared to the alternatives here.....http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyres_F...5-(163bhp).htm Click on the tyre names themselves for all the reviews.

My own use confirms what the reviewers say. Superb tyres.
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