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I'm trying to figure out what wheel options might be out there. For reference, here are the specs I can find for the OEM P8 wheels:

PCD 5x108
63.4 hub

OEM 19
19" x 7.5" 50.5mm
19" x 8.5" 56mm

OEM 20
20" x 8" 50.5mm (same vs. 19")
20" x 9" 58.5mm (inner 2.5 mm less clearance vs. 19")


One contender is the OEM Polestar 2 19" wheels. Here are their specs:

Polestar 2
OEM 5-V 19" black diamond cut 31680895, 32134523
19" x 8" 50mm (match for P8 OEM 20")
19" x 9" 53mm (extend +3mm vs. P8 OEM 19", extend +5.5mm vs P8 OEM 20")

So the rears would extend (poke) an additional 6mm vs. the OEM 20" P8 setup. Can anyone with the 20" option take a look at the rear wheel well and see if this looks reasonable? If so, the Polestar OEMs could be a good contender for a winter set, as they can be found for around $350/each.

I'll update this post if we can find any other good contenders.
 

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I'm trying to figure out what wheel options might be out there. For reference, here are the specs I can find for the OEM P8 wheels:

PCD 5x108
63.4 hub

OEM 19
19" x 7.5" 50.5mm
19" x 8.5" 56mm

OEM 20
20" x 8" 50.5mm (inner 6mm less, extend +6mm vs. 19")
20" x 9" 58.5mm (inner 8mm less, extend +4mm vs. 19")


One contender is the OEM Polestar 2 19" wheels. Here are their specs:

Polestar 2
OEM 5-V 19" black diamond cut 31680895, 32134523
19" x 8" 50mm (match for P8 OEM 20")
19" x 9" 53mm (inner 3mm less, extend +10mm vs. P8 OEM 19", extend +6mm vs P8 OEM 20")

So the rears would extend (poke) an additional 6mm vs. the OEM 20" P8 setup. Can anyone with the 20" option take a look at the rear wheel well and see if this looks reasonable? If so, the Polestar OEMs could be a good contender for a winter set, as they can be found for around $350/each.

I'll update this post if we can find any other good contenders.
I have 19 inch winter tires (235 50, 255 45) mounted on some 19x 8 42.5mm offset xc90 wheels. I will take pictures. They should be 3.3 mm further out front and 8mm rear. I test fit them with 235 55 19 tires from the 90 before purchasing a set for the 40. The bigger tires worked OK for a shot drive on the back. They almost touched the inside of the wheel wells on the front at full lock.
 

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Wheels are xc90 19 x 8 42.5mm offset. Front is just a little bit wider. Rear looks to be even with the widest part of the wheel well. I'd like it to be tucked in a bit more, but for the price it will do nicely. It may also be the the profile of the tire is different. The pirelli's are more round at the edges, where the hakka's have very square shoulders. Sorry if there are duplicate pictures above. I included pictures of all seasons and snows. Tirerack lists many rims for the xc40 (not electric) with 40 and 45mm offset. In my opinion the higher the offset the better, up to the 50.5/58.5. Also keep in mind the load capacity of the rim (should be at least one half the gawr for the axle). These rims are from an xc90t8 with a gawr of 3590lbs, so definitely safe for our 3200ish pounds.
 

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By my math those rear tires should poke out about 16mm more than the OEM 20". But that's good news for those Polestar rims if you're not having any issue with these.
 

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Wheels are xc90 19 x 8 42.5mm offset. Front is just a little bit wider. Rear looks to be even with the widest part of the wheel well. I'd like it to be tucked in a bit more, but for the price it will do nicely. It may also be the the profile of the tire is different. The pirelli's are more round at the edges, where the hakka's have very square shoulders. Sorry if there are duplicate pictures above. I included pictures of all seasons and snows. Tirerack lists many rims for the xc40 (not electric) with 40 and 45mm offset. In my opinion the higher the offset the better, up to the 50.5/58.5. Also keep in mind the load capacity of the rim (should be at least one half the gawr for the axle). These rims are from an xc90t8 with a gawr of 3590lbs, so definitely safe for our 3200ish pounds.
I thought the P8 weighed 4823 pounds … I could be wrong.
 
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I thought the P8 weighed 4823 pounds … I could be wrong.
Yes, it does weigh 4823, but the 3200ish was weight rating for the rear axle. The xc90 weighs in at over 5000lbs and the door placard says gawr rear 3590. Our cars are heavy, but not as heavy as their big sister.
 

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Still learning about cars.

So the weight rating needed for a tire is not the weight of the car but the weight on the axle the tire is going on (plus what ever over engineering capacity)?

I had foolishly thought it was the actual weight of the car fully loaded. Never cared as much before this car :) so lots to learn :)
 

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Wow did not realize how heavy the XC90 is, especially the hybrid:

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Wheels are xc90 19 x 8 42.5mm offset. Front is just a little bit wider. Rear looks to be even with the widest part of the wheel well. I'd like it to be tucked in a bit more, but for the price it will do nicely. It may also be the the profile of the tire is different. The pirelli's are more round at the edges, where the hakka's have very square shoulders. Sorry if there are duplicate pictures above. I included pictures of all seasons and snows. Tirerack lists many rims for the xc40 (not electric) with 40 and 45mm offset. In my opinion the higher the offset the better, up to the 50.5/58.5. Also keep in mind the load capacity of the rim (should be at least one half the gawr for the axle). These rims are from an xc90t8 with a gawr of 3590lbs, so definitely safe for our 3200ish pounds.
So just to be clear, those pics are the 235/50 and 255/45 Nokians you mentioned, not the 235/55's off of the V90, correct? Any reason you didn't do a single size considering that the V90 wheels are the same width vs. the P8 wheels being different F/R? Thanks in advance!
 

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The pictures are of the appropriate tires for the xc40 235 50 19, 255 45 19. The wheels are 19 x 8 42.5mm that come off an xc90. They originally had 235 55 19 all seasons (fit ok on the rear, but less than a finger with clearance at full lock at neutral suspension). The all seasons in the pictures are the factory 20 inch pirelli's.
 

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Okay, thanks. I'm considering doing essentially the same thing, but my plan had been to run 235/50r19 front and rear on the XC90 rims since they are all the same width. I'm thinking that the different F/R tire sizes on the P8s correspond to the different rim widths?

One more question, think 18" XC90 wheels (same width and offset) would fit? I'd love to get a little more sidewall for the VT potholes (guessing you're familiar with them based on your username?). I've got a line on OE wheels in both sizes....

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Okay, thanks. I'm considering doing essentially the same thing, but my plan had been to run 235/50r19 front and rear on the XC90 rims since they are all the same width. I'm thinking that the different F/R tire sizes on the P8s correspond to the different rim widths?

One more question, think 18" XC90 wheels (same width and offset) would fit? I'd love to get a little more sidewall for the VT potholes (guessing you're familiar with them based on your username?). I've got a line on OE wheels in both sizes....

Thanks again.
I saw someone had pictures with an 18 inch wheel on their p8. I didn't want to chance it and went with 19 inch wheels. If I did it again, knowing that Volvo's winter setup is square, I would do 235 50 19 on all four wheels. The xc90 rims I found to be more numerous and less expensive on eBay than xc60 or xc40 rims. And yes, I live outside of Burlington and like having as much sidewall as possible.
 

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I saw someone had pictures with an 18 inch wheel on their p8. I didn't want to chance it and went with 19 inch wheels. If I did it again, knowing that Volvo's winter setup is square, I would do 235 50 19 on all four wheels. The xc90 rims I found to be more numerous and less expensive on eBay than xc60 or xc40 rims. And yes, I live outside of Burlington and like having as much sidewall as possible.
Out of curiosity, do you have any side-view pics of your XC40 with the XC90 wheels and snows on it? Just ordered 235/50-19 Hakk R3's. Need to nail down wheels (either XC90 or just swap on the wheels on the car). Thanks again!
 
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