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New Winter wheels for V50

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Old 12-13-2018, 02:50 PM
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Default New Winter wheels for V50

Hi all, wonder if the "Mannan" 7 x 17" wheels will fit my 2006 V50 2.0D(link bellow), planning running them on a 205/50 winter tyres, done a lot of research online and couldn't find a reason that these wouldn't fit.

I'm currently running on 18" Medusa wheels tyre 215/45/18.

https://accessories.volvocars.com/en...D/Manual/R.H.D

Trying to change to these ones and 205/50/17 winter tyres:

https://accessories.volvocars.com/en.../all/all/R.H.D

Some research:

https://www.wheel-size.com/calc/?whe...cl=50mm&sr=0mm

If someone could share some knowledge on this it would be great.
 
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Old 12-14-2018, 12:52 PM
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I can't see where they wouldn't work - the offset and size seems OK at a glance. I'm a little off-put by the fact that the link doesn't list the center bore or even the bolt pattern, though I suspect it's probably right given the Volvo connection.

Of course, the new winter tires will be shorter by about 2% (figure 7mm closer to the asphalt). Maybe not really a feature with a winter tire, but probably not a big deal either.
 
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Old 12-14-2018, 01:24 PM
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Hi Habbyguy, thanks for the reply.

The center bore is 63.4 and bolt pattern is exactly the same 5x108 on both, and yes you are right it will be 7mm lower. The only real difference that i've seen so far is the offset which is 52.5mm on the Medusa's and 50mm on the Mannan.
 
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Old 12-14-2018, 02:49 PM
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Good to know - then the smaller offset will just put the (already smaller) tires further inside the fenderwells than the summer wheels/tires. But I suspect that's more of a feature than a problem.

I just walked in from the garage, where I swapped out a set of 30mm wheel spacers for a set of 25mm spacers because of contact between the fender lip and the tire sidewall (barely - but a little is too much). I really like the look of a tire that's sitting "just right" in the fenderwell, though I'd be OK with it sitting a bit inside the lip on a winter tire.

Late edit - just took some photos of the car, and wanted to update what I found about spacers.
I put 5mm spacers on the front and the studs were ALMOST too short. I could get just over 3 full turns on them, which didn't make me too comfortable (though I know that's really pretty strong - but there's NOT a lot of margin there). I considered pressing in some longer studs, but in the end just found some different lug nuts. The Volvo nut threading starts WAY up inside the nut, where the ones I bought start a few mm lower, so I get 6-7 full turns (more than enough).
On the back, I tried 32mm spacers, but the (wider) tires I was running would rub on big bumps... not a good thing. So I put on a set of 25mm spacers, and they fit JUST right (IMHO).
Really like the look of the (cheap) upgrade - a car just doesn't look right unless those wheels and tires are sitting JUST where they should be...


 

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Old 12-14-2018, 06:23 PM
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as long are the rims are not overly wide the offset difference won't be noticeable. Given you are looking at 7 inch rims, you should be fine unless you are looking to use chains - then you'd want to do a bit more reading.
 
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Old 01-04-2019, 07:45 AM
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Hi all, work now has been complete and driving experience has improved substantially due to the road conditions here.





Thanks for the help
 
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