Volvo Tires for my 2004 XC70

Monday, September 17, 2012 by Alex Mouroulis

My personal vehicle is a 2004 Volvo XC70. Living to the southeast of Lake Michigan, I must drive in an area that receives a large amount of lake effect snow. This is why I install Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 tires on my factory wheels in the winter.

The XC70 has excellent acceleration and traction capability with its Haldex four-wheel drive system. With the Blizzak WS70s on my vehicle, I find that my braking and cornering traction is greatly improved. WS70 tires feature Bridgestone's UNI-T Technology and the internal structure includes twin steel belts reinforced by spirally wound nylon to provide the desired high-speed durability and ride characteristics. To gain a better understanding of the technologies incorporated into the Blizzak WS70, take a look at "Bridgestone's UNI-T Technology."

During the summer, fall and spring, I run a performance summer tire on a much wider wheel. In the past, I have run a variety of wheel diameters and at this time I have the Sumitomo HTR Z II on my vehicle. I decide to use summer tires for two reasons:

  • I drive aggressively when possible.
  • I am pretty meticulous with pressures and rotations. 
Bridgestone Blizzack WS70
Bridgestone Blizzak WS70
Sumitomo HTRZ II
Sumitomo HTR Z II


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