Wheels, Tires and other Exterior Talk about your rims, body kits, and other exterior mods here.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

best tire for the S40?

Old 06-25-2015, 10:42 AM
Junior Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 13
Question best tire for the S40?

I need to put on a set of new tires and I am just wondering what most people here think is a good tire that provides dry/wet traction and is quiet. I live in florida so wet traction is a must. I am NOT a aggressive driver so I really dont need a high performance.
Thanks for the input.
Old 09-06-2015, 04:29 PM
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Ridgefield, CT
Posts: 4,800

I have General Altimax HP's on my 2000 S40 (running 205/50x16 ). They are very good in the rain (tread has channels/sipes to push rain out) and are a directional tire. I think they are being replaced by the G-Max AS-03s, which run $80 in the 205/50x16 or 205/55x16 (for the Gen 2 S40s) before install. Very happy with this choice. I tried Falkans and Kumhos in the past and found both were great when new but wore quickly and became noisy.
Old 10-28-2015, 08:56 PM
Join Date: Jun 2014
Posts: 34

For budget friendly brand Nitto tires would be a good pick; check out the Motivo model.
Old 02-09-2017, 01:15 PM
AutoNaut's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: MD
Posts: 747

Not sure what year S40 you have but the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S3 has awesome handling and traction in dry and wet. Snow is not so good but shouldn't be an issue in Florida. Apparently the A/S3+ has much improved snow traction.

Also, the Continental Extreme Contact DWS is very good all around but not quite up to the A/S3.

The V50 that I just bought came Goodyear Assurance ComforTread and they really suck for wet traction. I hate to trash tires with good tread depth but these things are nearly dangerous.
Related Topics
Thread Starter
Last Post
General Volvo Chat
10-09-2012 06:40 AM
Volvo S40
01-27-2012 04:34 AM
Volvo 850
03-26-2011 04:51 PM
Volvo XC70
10-19-2010 05:31 AM
Volvo S80
07-20-2009 01:31 PM

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: best tire for the S40?

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.