Tyre type - SUV or car?

Faults and Technical chat for the Volvo XC40
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Alexandrovich
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Post by Alexandrovich »

My T4 is about 100kg less than your weight when I convert the gross lb to kg. It's purely petrol.
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Volvobadger wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 11:21 am My eco contact 6 tyres had 6mm at the back and 5.5mm at the front after 1500 miles of sensible driving whilst breaking the car in. Volvo had no interest in replacing them for a tyre that was less dangerous on a brand new car - appears their concerns for safety don't extend to tyres.
Not sure why you consider that dangerous. Did you measure them new? I’ve 15k on mine and worst is 2.9mm.
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percymon
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Post by percymon »

My C40 is 2470Kg gross weight according to the app - Pirelli PZeros approaching half worn on front after 12k miles, less wear on the rears
2023 C40 Plus - Silver Dawn, 20" alloys
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Post by percymon »

GRAF wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2024 7:55 pm
Volvobadger wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 11:21 am My eco contact 6 tyres had 6mm at the back and 5.5mm at the front after 1500 miles of sensible driving whilst breaking the car in. Volvo had no interest in replacing them for a tyre that was less dangerous on a brand new car - appears their concerns for safety don't extend to tyres.
Not sure why you consider that dangerous. Did you measure them new? I’ve 15k on mine and worst is 2.9mm.
A lot of owners here with the EcoContact 6 tyres hate them, considered dangerous even when new
2023 C40 Plus - Silver Dawn, 20" alloys
Volvobadger
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Post by Volvobadger »

GRAF wrote: Thu Jul 11, 2024 7:55 pm
Volvobadger wrote: Wed Jul 10, 2024 11:21 am My eco contact 6 tyres had 6mm at the back and 5.5mm at the front after 1500 miles of sensible driving whilst breaking the car in. Volvo had no interest in replacing them for a tyre that was less dangerous on a brand new car - appears their concerns for safety don't extend to tyres.
Not sure why you consider that dangerous. Did you measure them new? I’ve 15k on mine and worst is 2.9mm.
They had terrible grip and road holding from new nothing to do with the tread depth - quite possibly the worst tyres I've ever had on a car.
JFDIT
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Post by JFDIT »

Totally agree. They are the Devils Spawn.
Fortunately the 20" rims have Pirelli PZ4's, which are pretty decent.
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eugen61
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Post by eugen61 »

I had the same horrible experience and got rid of the them after the first 1000 miles. I has among the unfortunate ones, my dealer said until end of 2019 the OE tire on 18” rims was Michelin Primacy 4.
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Post by ChrisLF »

Fortunately I got them on both my XC40s, the Michelins that is.
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Gone - 2019 T4 R-Design FWD in Bursting Blue. Winter & Convenience Packs, Power Seat, Front Park Assist, Rear Camera, Spare Wheel & Tow Bar.
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