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    Hi Guys

    We planning a trip to the Richtersveld and I'm doing tire research for my fathers Volvo. (Ill be in my Jeep with Bighorns ) Its quite a tough one.

    OEM tire size is 275/45R20 and another size that will work is 265/50R20

    Options that I can find in SA.

    275/45R20 Cooper Zeon Ltz 110S (Worried about Noise)

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    265/50 R20 111T XL GT Radial Adventuro AT3 (Ticks the boxes but not sure of brand)

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    265/50 R20 111Q Achilles Desert Hawk AT (Lower speed rating)

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    265/50 R20 107V Pirelli Scorpion STR (Not a AT but no real info on these)

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    265/50 R20 107T Cooper Discoverer A/T3 (Ticks the boxes, worried about Noise)


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    What do you guys think / opinions?

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    Default Re: Volvo XC90 T8 - All terrain tires

    From those I think the 265/50 R20 107T Cooper Discoverer A/T3 is your best bet. I've never had Coopers but they used to have a good reputation.

    I've read many threads of people saying the Pirelli Scorpion has a soft sidewall which leads to many lost tyres, especially in the Richtersveld type terrain.

    If possible try to get a tyre that complies with the original specs in terms of speed rating etc, so that would seemingly disqualify the Achilles.
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    Default Re: Volvo XC90 T8 - All terrain tires

    You're worried about all the wrong things.
    An offroad tyre is noisier than a H/T tyre.
    And how fast do you expect to travel with a fully laden XC90?

    Ignore noise and speed , as surely you will swap them out with the current H/T tyres once the trip is done?

    You want durability, traction and peace of mind.
    I doubt price is an issue.

    My choice would be the Cooper Zeon.
    Or rather the Discoverer for the higher sidewall.
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    Thanks 4xhilux

    Load rating OEM is 104 so all comply in that area.

    If only the General Graber AT3 was available in SA in this size. Highly rated and (H) speed rating

    275/45R20 GEN GRB AT3 110H XL


    Has anyone got a comparison of the Cooper at3 vs the Cooper LTZ.
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    Default Re: Volvo XC90 T8 - All terrain tires

    Quote Originally Posted by swakop_toe View Post
    You're worried about all the wrong things.
    An offroad tyre is noisier than a H/T tyre.
    And how fast do you expect to travel with a fully laden XC90?

    Ignore noise and speed , as surely you will swap them out with the current H/T tyres once the trip is done?

    You want durability, traction and peace of mind.
    I doubt price is an issue.

    My choice would be the Cooper Zeon.
    Or rather the Discoverer for the higher sidewall.

    Yes i completely agree. I have Bighorns on my Jeep so I know about noisy tires

    The plan is to take off the OEM Michelin and replace with AT. When he sells it he will put the OEM tires back on.

    Nice to have the piece of mind that you a bit more protected on any gravel road.

    He drives the speed limit. Speed rating just better to be as high as possible to be closer to OEM.

    Thanks for the advice. Cooper AT3 in the lead so far.
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    265/55 R20 P 113H

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    Great specs.

    I've test fitted 275/55R20 and they hit the front strut bolt. Those are 265/55R20 so may, just maybe fit but will need to test. I'll contact the Maxxis agents. My bighorns are great so i really trust the brand.
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    Default Re: Volvo XC90 T8 - All terrain tires

    I had Cooper A/T3's on my D3 and they are really not much noisier than H/T tyres.If possible get the LT spec as the sidewall is stronger.
    Whatever you chose make sure the spare is the same as the rest!!!And check if it will fit the spare wheel well.
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    Default Re: Volvo XC90 T8 - All terrain tires

    Hi All


    Update


    I've test fitted 265/50r20 GT Radial Adventuro AT3. They fit and I've ordered a set.


    In Power/Dynamic mode (Lowest setting) they don't rub but very close.


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