Swapping my wheels, basic questions

Swapping my wheels, basic questions

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pauljdh

Original Poster:

169 posts

134 months

Wednesday 18th August
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Ive just picked up a 2020 V90 with 21" wheels.
Whilst they look great I'm not keen but I wanted the car and am looking to buy some 18" wheels for winter with some cross climates on it.

If I do, do I need to:

"Tell' the car that it has smaller wheels? (It has switchable driving modes and Polestar mapping)
How do you replace the tyre pressure sensors?

Any other considerations? Looking for a 5 x 108 bolt pattern

Thanks all

Krikkit

22,335 posts

151 months

Wednesday 18th August
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You'll need to swap or re-pair the pressure sensors, the owner's manual should suggest which is best.

18" wheels won't be a problem but you'll need quite a bit more sidewall profile to make up the same rolling radius. What are the sizes on the car now?

Scrump

15,657 posts

128 months

Wednesday 18th August
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Make sure the wheels will fit over the brake callipers. If they do then fit tyres that give the same (or very similar) overall diameter, this means they will have a taller sidewall.

AC43

9,440 posts

178 months

Wednesday 18th August
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Just have a look at what Volvo spec from new in terms of 18's or whatever.

Mr Miata

147 posts

20 months

Wednesday 18th August
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Would the change in wheel size effect the speedo accuracy?

Scrump

15,657 posts

128 months

Wednesday 18th August
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Mr Miata said:
Would the change in wheel size effect the speedo accuracy?
Not if the new tyres maintain the same overall diameter.

carl_w

6,854 posts

228 months

Wednesday 18th August
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Scrump said:
Make sure the wheels will fit over the brake callipers. If they do then fit tyres that give the same (or very similar) overall diameter, this means they will have a taller sidewall.
If you look at the tyre pressure sticker (often on the door pillar) it should show all of the alternative wheel and tyre sizes that were available as OEM.

Haltamer

1,988 posts

50 months

Wednesday 18th August
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Easiest option would be to grab some Volvo 18"'s from the same car; Only worry you should have is if there's extra large brakes on your model. - Saves having to worry about hubcentric rings, lug nuts and other such fineries. - Usually a cheap option too.

Can be worth checking wheel specs for previous models too, they'll usually keep similar specs.

Pica-Pica

9,075 posts

54 months

Wednesday 18th August
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Here is a rolling circumference value chart (the Volvo door plate should give you the right wheel and tyre combinations as well, on the tyre chart plate)

http://www.wheelcalc.com/

AC43

9,440 posts

178 months

Thursday 19th August
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FWIW The 2021 price list says the standard wheels are "18" 10 Spoke Turbine Alloy Wheels with 245/45 Tyres".

https://assets.volvocars.com/uk/~/media/united-kin...

Get a set of them. The ride should improve immeasurably.