My 2004 Volvo XC90 needs new tires. Does anyone recommend something that will last longer and yet handle MN winters?

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Asked by Sep 03, 2013 at 09:22 PM about the 2004 Volvo XC90 2.5T AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Does anyone recommend something that will last longer and yet handle Minnesota
winters?

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235/65r17

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Latitude by MIchelin~ (link don't work?)

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Here are a few options to consider: http://blog.tirerack.com/blog/roll- on/23565-17-tires-for-your-midwestern-volvo-xc90

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same deal with the Latitude link....sometimes these things get "hosed" when pasted....dunnoh~

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Ok...Hopefully, the link below works, if not, here are some recommended all-season tires that should also work well in snow for the XC90: Goodyear Assurance ComforTreds, Yokohama AVID ENVigor, Continental ExtremeContact DWS, Bridgestone Dueler H/L Alenza. IF you want a set of dedicated Winter ONLY tires (that you can change out afterwards), Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 or Blizzak DM-V1 are both great choices IMO ------ http://www.volvo-forums.com/t6186-st-20-volvo-xc90-tire- recommendation.htm

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Blizzak.....lol.

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I only threw that in there (Bridgestone Blizzaks) in the event that the OP is the type of person who may want the option AND is willing to spend the $$ for stand alone winter tires AND then change up to all-season tires for the rest of year ....This isn't how I roll, but some people do. That IS a funny name for a tire though, Judge..if that's what you're lol'ing about.

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Thank you for the help. It appears these vehicles are hard on tires. At 120K I am will be on my 5th set. I've tried Michelin, Goodyear (twice) and Bridgestone. Rotating & aligning regularly helps, but they still manage to wear out too soon. I will investigate the Yokohama Parada Spec-X and Kumho KL51 APT.

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sooner or later you'll own Generals(tm)~

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You ALWAYS say that, Judge..but I'll be damned if I buy Generals..lol. The only General that I may EVER have MAY be the donut in the trunk! Otherwise, I need a better tire for my sportscar and my SUV. Guessing that you rock the Generals on your Mini Cooper? LOL! Glad you like 'em!

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Kari....I've had some VERY good experience with Yokohama tires..they were the OEM tire for my 1993 Toyota MR2 (Rear Wheel Drive Sportscar) and they hugged the pavement like nobody's business when I was taking corners at speed. Very durable with superb handling even in the rain. Considering that I drove the car as it was meant to be driven, tread life was pretty darn good...There she is down below...I miss her :(

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NO. racer_x still have the original yokohama's from the rental days~ The Prius was outfitted with Generals...the Toyota (after the cops made be get new tires) ended up being Generals...honestly have no loyalty, but their commercial is a bit uber-mench~ Kneel before Zod~

You cannot buy Coopers to fit the MINI Cooper~ ain't that the rub?~ they don't make them in that size...no really~~

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Hancock has 100k tires and the tread wear is not of this world. They are the best tires that I have ever owned. Better than any Michelin, Goodyear or Yokohama tires, I actually do not even have to check the weather on them, even though I do every day because I cannot believe what I am seeing. Absolutely no change in turbo wear. They are the Hancock H727 and just like my 15k Castrol Edge oil, they are liteally install/apply and forget. I do 36k a year and have been since 2011 with the same tires and I cannot see any wear.

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Hancook has 100k tires and the tread wear is not of this world. They are the best tires that I have ever owned. Better than any Michelin, Goodyear or Yokohama tires, I actually do not even have to check the weather on them, even though I do every day because I cannot believe what I am seeing. Absolutely no change in turbo wear. They are the Hancook H727 and just like my 15k Castrol Edge oil, they are literally install/apply and forget. I do 36k a year and have been since 2011 with the same tires and I cannot see any wear.

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