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So, based on reviews that I read as well as advice from my local tire guy, I decided to get Nitto Motivo 225/50/17 tires to go with my new Volvo "Amalthea" rims...

The Motivos have a 60,000 mile tread life warranty and have a slightly higher load rating at the same 50psi than the OEM 15" Continentals had, so I didn't have to get the TPMS's re-calibrated either.

An added bonus; my speedo has been reading 2 mph too high since I bought the TC (based on data from 2 different GPS units). The first thing that I noticed yesterday after I installed the 17" tires and rims was that my speedo is now agreeing with the GPS's at all speeds.

I like the ride with the new tires too; firm and stable.

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I agree, sharp looking van

thanks for the tire info

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So, based on reviews that I read as well as advice from my local tire guy, I decided to get Nitto Motivo 225/50/17 tires to go with my new Volvo "Amalthea" rims...

The Motivos have a 60,000 mile tread life warranty and have a slightly higher load rating at the same 50psi than the OEM 15" Continentals had, so I didn't have to get the TPMS's re-calibrated either.

An added bonus; my speedo has been reading 2 mph too high since I bought the TC (based on data from 2 different GPS units). The first thing that I noticed yesterday after I installed the 17" tires and rims was that my speedo is now agreeing with the GPS's at all speeds.

I like the ride with the new tires too; firm and stable.

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Someone else did this conversion on this site too - very good looking! :rockon:

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How is the acceleration?

No noticeable difference, it's what you'd expect from a little 4-banger... :-)

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Posted (edited)

What wheel nuts did you use on these rims i have steel 15 inch rims but the nuts don't seem to get enough of a grab on the studs when I put the Volvo 17s on 

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On 7/27/2018 at 11:17 AM, Mcnastyni said:

What wheel nuts did you use on these rims i have steel 15 inch rims but the nuts don't seem to get enough of a grab on the studs when I put the Volvo 17s on 

 

Not sure what type they are, the tire store supplied them...here's a pic.

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Old thread I know, but I'm curious about the performance of Motivo's on wet pavement. My buddy is selling his used nitto tires motivo and I'm thinking of getting them.

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We don't get much rain out here, but mine have been fine when it does happen...

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