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    Smile Wheelspin!

    I have just got a 1998MY V70 T5 manual after having driven my 850 T5 auto for the last three and a half years.
    When accelerating hard from about 30 mph in second the wheels spin! I know these are quick cars but is this normal or are the tyres (Pirelli P6000 with plenty of tread on) not up to the job?

    It is great fun by the way!!

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    Nah those tyres are pants. Get better tyres and youll get less spin.



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    You may have some component wear too, track rod ends etc. A 4 wheel laser alignment and good tyres should help. The weighty V70 does take some moving though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by wegal View Post
    Nah those tyres are pants. Get better tyres and youll get less spin.
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    The manual and autos are night and day. The auto would have had a torque limiter thats why your spinning so much with the manual. Wegal may be rite with the tires too.
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    thats all part of the fun surely? if you dont like it lift your foot slightly

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    Quote Originally Posted by leighkaicraigmia View Post
    thats all part of the fun surely? if you dont like it lift your foot slightly
    After the auto I think its brilliant to be able to do this. My 15 year old son thinks its a laugh too. His mates are really surprised that a Volvo can perform like this.

    However the wife is not too impressed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Major Frank Squiff View Post
    After the auto I think its brilliant to be able to do this. My 15 year old son thinks its a laugh too. His mates are really surprised that a Volvo can perform like this.

    However the wife is not too impressed!
    my auto v70 t5 used to spin the wheels in the same way i think the early 850 autos were nowhere near as good as the v70 ones ive had 2 of each the v70 auto was awesome

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    get your car chipped and you will be wheelspining at 80mph in the wet your son will like that like mine does

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    a strut brace might help a bit
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    Quote Originally Posted by cartoonhead View Post
    get your car chipped and you will be wheelspining at 80mph in the wet your son will like that like mine does
    lol there is a road the A45 from wellinborough to northampton in the rain the road is extremely slippy and when my car comes on boost in 4th it will spin the wheels and the speedo will read over 120 when only doing 80 or so, good fun lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by wegal View Post
    Nah those tyres are pants. Get better tyres and youll get less spin.
    What he said, seconded. Why anyone pays the amount that is charged and chooses to fit these tyres, is beyond me. Been using my folks' V50 this week which has them fitted and christ are they noisy, never mind grip....
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmain1967 View Post
    What he said, seconded. Why anyone pays the amount that is charged and chooses to fit these tyres, is beyond me. Been using my folks' V50 this week which has them fitted and christ are they noisy, never mind grip....
    I agree, if they were half the price, then they would be ok but for what they cost, they are pants.
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    I've got naff el'cheapo rubber on my 15" rims. It'll spin whenever I put my toe down, Up to about 50. also rattles and wobbles around 50, but i can kind of accelerate out of it? I want to change tyre and was looking at pirelli, but after reading the above statements, not too sure. Can anyone recommend decent tyres for the V70?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HairyDave View Post
    I've got naff el'cheapo rubber on my 15" rims. It'll spin whenever I put my toe down, Up to about 50. also rattles and wobbles around 50, but i can kind of accelerate out of it? I want to change tyre and was looking at pirelli, but after reading the above statements, not too sure. Can anyone recommend decent tyres for the V70?

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    i should be fitting either some toyo proxes or yokohame parada spec2's next week really rated and not that expensive either

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    Quote Originally Posted by HairyDave View Post
    I've got naff el'cheapo rubber on my 15" rims. It'll spin whenever I put my toe down, Up to about 50. also rattles and wobbles around 50, but i can kind of accelerate out of it? I want to change tyre and was looking at pirelli, but after reading the above statements, not too sure. Can anyone recommend decent tyres for the V70?

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    Im running Avon zz3's on my V70t5 and can't fault them at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leighkaicraigmia View Post
    i should be fitting either some toyo proxes or yokohame parada spec2's next week really rated and not that expensive either
    great tyres but the downside is both are very soft compound hence the grip levels so wear out very fast.

    i run toyo proxes on the front of my racer for tarmac events now and in two meetings of very hard driving they are nearly bald. have had fantasic grip from them though even more so than a michelin i have tried.


    back on subject if car is wheel spinning that easy maybe check tyre pressure's as may be over inflated causing this problem. as well as already mentioned wear in joints etc.

    i personally rate conti tyres but seems lots on here never mention them
    because it just had to be done


 

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