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Old 07-17-2013, 12:14 AM   #1
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What's the beef with Pirelli?

I see many of you are changing out your P Zeros with other tires. To those of you with complaints, what is the problem? Is it that they don't last? Are they badly performing tires in the first place? I never do any burnouts and I try to tame my driving as much as I can so I don't anticipate having any issues with them.
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:25 AM   #2
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I see many of you are changing out your P Zeros with other tires. To those of you with complaints, what is the problem? Is it that they don't last? Are they badly performing tires in the first place? I never do any burnouts and I try to tame my driving as much as I can so I don't anticipate having any issues with them.
Not anticipating problems IS the problem. Just keep all your nannies on, drive "tame", and you should be ok. I suggest noone rely on those tires ever, especially in cooler weather.

Me personally? I will never buy another Pirelli product as long as I live. Maybe I'm partly to blame but they failed me in the worst way. My .02
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:30 AM   #3
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Not anticipating problems IS the problem. Just keep all your nannies on, drive "tame", and you should be ok. I suggest noone rely on those tires ever, especially in cooler weather.

Me personally? I will never buy another Pirelli product as long as I live. Maybe I'm partly to blame but they failed me in the worst way. My .02
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Old 07-17-2013, 12:31 AM   #4
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They work fine for me. Handle well, look good... Heck, even for drag racing if you heat them up a little they work great for a street tire.
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:59 AM   #5
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Got 33,000 miles out of mine. I have a heavy foot, but they did their job. Still have a little rubber to leave on the road, but will be getting new tires within the week.
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:54 AM   #6
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Don't have any complaints other than once they wear down they're pretty noisy
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:23 AM   #7
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The P/Zeros are fine except in cold weather. Below 40 degrees, even on dry roads they are hard as a rock.
I had to get all season tires (Toyos) for the winter.
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I liked the performance of mine durin the warm months. But my car is DD and whenever it was below 45 degrees they sucked.
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:30 PM   #9
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I see many of you are changing out your P Zeros with other tires.
Maybe they saw the multiple failures at the British Grand Prix

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Old 07-17-2013, 01:35 PM   #10
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What happened to your 02?
LOL. His 2 cents, not his 2002 camaro.
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Old 07-17-2013, 01:48 PM   #11
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LOL. His 2 cents, not his 2002 camaro.
haha i laughed at this as well
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:32 PM   #12
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I love these tires. The complaints come from people that have to run them in the cold, and they simply aren't reliable below 40*. They are truly a summer tire, and stick well with reasonable wear. When these are gone, I'll replace them with new P Zero tires.
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Old 07-17-2013, 02:56 PM   #13
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Mine were fine... I just replaced them with some equally matching in performance but for a cheaper price. Now I have a drag radial on the back...nothing beats in take off traction.
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Old 07-17-2013, 03:37 PM   #14
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they are great for warm, summer days. But if it's raining pretty hard, you will see that traction control light up like a christmas tree. I got 23K miles out of them, but I was not going to replace them with another set just like it. If you drive it as a DD, look for something a little better performance in 'bad' weather.
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:00 PM   #15
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Pirellis are only good for the hot days, there are cheaper tires avaliable with the same performance.
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:03 PM   #16
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they are great for warm, summer days. But if it's raining pretty hard, you will see that traction control light up like a christmas tree.
What? I've been in the same conditions on this tire and never saw traction control come on. Then again, I wasn't driving like an idiot in said conditions like many in this area......
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:36 PM   #17
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I never had wet traction issues. Cold days sometimes
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:14 AM   #18
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I have too much power for the factory rubber. I was looking at going to a wider version of the P zero, but to get a 295/35/20 on each rear rim was going to cost me $1000. For me, that is way too much (more than twice the cost of the 275/40/20's). I've gone through 3 sets of P Zero's and will be moving to something different in the future only because for the cost of the sizes I want to run, there are tires with a much better $$$ to performance ratio.

I've gotten anywhere from 18k to 22k miles per set.
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:03 PM   #19
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Hi you all,

Just bought my first Camaro with 20' Pirelli tires and also noticed that even though I check for proper tire pressure 36lbs my ride is rock hard too Anyway just thought that's the way it is according to the door sticker.

As far as mileage goes I hope to get every bit out of those tires so I'm pushing for at least 45-50K before I pay for some new ones. The only brand that I know will possibly last might be Michlin..... My brothers Caddy has them and I know they last for at least 60K. Now that's what I'm talking about

Anyone know of a brand that will go to at least 60K?

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As far as mileage goes I hope to get every bit out of those tires so I'm pushing for at least 45-50K before I pay for some new ones.
Good luck

I run tires that last less than 1000 miles on the street
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I've never searched for a tire over 300 tread wear.
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:36 AM   #22
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the p-zeros are a suv tire. they are a compromise tire that doesn't do anything well. poor in rain poor in cold and average (at best) with traction.

as people have said there is equal tires out there for way less price. to add to that there is much better performing tire for equal price.

pirelli street tires belong on willy castros donk machines
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the p-zeros are a suv tire. they are a compromise tire that doesn't do anything well. poor in rain poor in cold and average (at best) with traction.

as people have said there is equal tires out there for way less price. to add to that there is much better performing tire for equal price.

pirelli street tires belong on willy castros donk machines
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Old 07-19-2013, 07:10 PM   #24
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Rynes tires off his 1le couldnt pass up the price...once these are done i will have the cheapest POS for the street and slicks or r888 for track

i dont have to worry about traction like you do hahaha you have way more power.
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Old 07-19-2013, 09:16 PM   #25
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GM should not put summer only tires on a car they sell in cold weather states. Most people change them to an all weather tire.
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