1986 Volvo 740 GL, GLE, Turbo
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740 GL, GLE, Turbo
Wheels and tires
pg. 62 Wheels and tires
The handling and riding comfort of the vehicle is dependent on the inflation pressure and the type of
tires fitted. Read the following pages carefully.
Your vehicle is equipped with 6 x 15" or 14" wheel rims and 185/70 R14 (Gl, GLE) or 195/60R15
In other words the width of the wheel rim is 6 inches and its diameter 15 inches.
The tire designation is coded as follows:
185 or 195 = tire width in mm.
70 or 60 = tire profile. This is the relationship in percent between the section height and width of the tire.
R = radial tires.
14 or 15 = suitable intended rim size.
The tires have good road holding characteristics and offer very safe handling on dry or wet surfaces -
even at high speeds. It should be noted however that the tires have been developed to this performance
on snow-free surfaces. For optimum road holding on icy or snow covered roads = we recommend
suitable winter tires.
When replacing tires, be sure that the new tires are the same size (designation), type (radial) and
preferably from the same manufacturer, on all four wheels. Otherwise there is a risk of altering the car's
road-holding and handling characteristics.
NOTE:When storing wheel/tire assemblies (e.g. winter tires and wheels), either stand the assemblies
upright, or suspend them off the ground. Laying wheel/tire assemblies their sides for prolonged periods
can cause wheel and/or tire damage.
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