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Old 07-29-2013, 07:07 PM   #1
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Pirelli Tires

Anyone have any thoughts / experience with what tires might last longer than the OEM Pirelli's (20k miles)?
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:26 PM   #2
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I have 38000 on my stock tires....should get 50000 with no problem....I like my Pirellis
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:28 PM   #3
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I have 38000 on my stock tires....should get 50000 with no problem....I like my Pirellis
That is quite the feat. Your tires must be bald as crap. That or the roads you drive on must be made of clouds

I personally changed over to all season performance tires. Nitto Motivo excellent grip for an all season tire and rated for 60k miles
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:29 PM   #4
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You just have to run 'em so they don't leave black marks everywhere you go, and 30K-40K should be no problem.
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:30 PM   #5
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My fronts will last about 30k miles but the rears already need replacing at 5k miles due to testing this beast's abilities.
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:34 PM   #6
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I drive like I want them to last....same way I drive my car....like Palmer says
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:49 PM   #7
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I just bought a set of Michelin Pilot Super Sports. I don't have them yet because I'm waiting for the wheels, but from what I've read, they are one of the best tires around right now. They don't come in the exact size as the Pirellis, but I've read they can still work with stock wheels. Downside is, they aren't cheap!
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Old 07-29-2013, 07:53 PM   #8
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I don't think I have a boat load of choices when it's time for me to replace my 21" Pirelli tires
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I have toyos on my 2011 SS - very pleased with them

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Old 07-29-2013, 07:55 PM   #10
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Eagle GT

Installed Goodyear Eagle Gt EOM size 2 weeks ago. I prefer them to P Zero's quite a lot. Smoother ride and the car just does'nt move around in those truck mark gutters on the road.

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Old 07-29-2013, 08:02 PM   #11
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That is quite the feat. Your tires must be bald as crap. That or the roads you drive on must be made of clouds

I personally changed over to all season performance tires. Nitto Motivo excellent grip for an all season tire and rated for 60k miles

I agree just installed Nitto Motivo and I'm very satisfied.
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Old 07-29-2013, 08:55 PM   #12
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Installed Goodyear Eagle Gt EOM size 2 weeks ago. I prefer them to P Zero's quite a lot. Smoother ride and the car just does'nt move around in those truck mark gutters on the road.

Great looks also, Attachment 538445
Nice wheels. Wish I could find some white letter tires. Those wheels and white letter tires would be great.
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:06 PM   #13
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My fronts will last about 30k miles but the rears already need replacing at 5k miles due to testing this beast's abilities.
I have 10k on my and a few track days. They still look pretty good, I am not the most aggressive but I push it a decent amount. I guy a meet has 28k on his but they are on the end of their life.
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:21 PM   #14
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I drive like I want them to last....same way I drive my car....like Palmer says
Then why on earth did you buy a 400+hp car? If you want to drive around like a grandma, a Prius would do that.

OP, look in the proper section to good advice. It's conspicuously hidden in the WHEELS AND TIRE TALK section.
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Softer and stickier, or longer lasting? Michelen makes some crap that lasts forever.
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:26 PM   #16
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To enjoy it for years to come...I coulda bought something to toast the tires for a lot less than the gen 5...with age comes wisdom...sonnyboy
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Old 07-29-2013, 10:50 PM   #17
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That is quite the feat. Your tires must be bald as crap. That or the roads you drive on must be made of clouds

I personally changed over to all season performance tires. Nitto Motivo excellent grip for an all season tire and rated for 60k miles
I too switched to the Nitto Motivo! Love them, much better traction on wet pavement than the stock Pirellis. Less road noise as well!
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:24 PM   #18
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I have 31k on my OEM's and they are some hard miles. Tons of burnouts, dyno pulls and many track passes. I have a new full set going on this weekend. They hold up just fine in my book.
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Old 07-29-2013, 11:33 PM   #19
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To enjoy it for years to come...I coulda bought something to toast the tires for a lot less than the gen 5...with age comes wisdom...sonnyboy
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:04 AM   #20
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I got 26,000 on my backs before I replaced them. Fronts are still there at 29,000 but they might be going soon!
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:03 AM   #21
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Put a 3.91 rear end in and you will eat them even faster. Mine made 11K. Moved over to Vredstiens on the rear.
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If your going for the most Tread Wear(more Life) then it has to have a larger UTOG:IE:
TREADWEAR: 220
TRACTION: AA
TEMPERATURE: A

Nitto Motivo = UTQG: 560 A A (All Season)
Nitto Invo = UTQG: 260 A A (Summer Only)
Gmax as-03 = UTQG: 480 A A (All Season)
Falken 452 = UTQG: 300 AA A (Summer Only)(Front Original Size Only)
Perilli P Zero = UTQG: 220 AA A (Summer Only)
Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110 = UTQG:280 AA A (Summer Only)
Goodyear Eagle GT = UTQG: 400 AA A (All Season)
Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval AS = UTQG: 400 A A (All Season)
Continental Extreme Contact DWS = UTQG: 540 A A (All Season)
BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2 = UTQG: 340 A A (Summer Only)
Cooper Zeon RS3-S = UTQG: 300 A A (Summer Only)
VREDESTEIN ULTRAC SESSANTA = UTQG: 280 AA A (Summer Only)


Here's a good site for description of tires:
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More Info: Uniform Tire Quality Grading (UTQG) Uniform Tire Quality Grading is a relative comparison system. Tires are graded by manufacturers in three areas: treadwear, traction and temperature.

The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear of a tire when tested carefully under controlled conditions. For example, a tire graded 400 should have its useful tread last twice as long as a tire graded 200. Treadwear grades are only valid for comparisons within a manufacturer's product line.

Traction grades represent the tire's ability to stop on wet pavement as measured under controlled conditions on asphalt and concrete test surfaces. As of 1997, the traction grades from highest to lowest are "AA","A","B" and "C". The grades do not take into consideration the cornering or turning performance of a tire.

Temperature grades represent a tire's resistance to heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled laboratory test conditions. The grades from highest to lowest are "A","B" and "C" . The grade "C" corresponds to the minimum performance required by federal safety standard.

WHAT IS TPMS?

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...ticlePopup.jsp

Example for shipping Nitto Motivo to Quebec:
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...rt/viewCart.do

I just saw this for the threads on our tires:

CHECK TIRES THREAD DEPTH

GREEN = 8/32 or Greater
YELLOW = 7/32 to 4/32
RED = 3/32 or Less
RickRay gave me this awesome list when I was asking around. I've only got 17k on my stock Pirelis and they are SO BALD. right now, my top pick for balance between price, longevity, and performance is the Goodyear Eagle GT. Any other input is welcome!
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Old 07-30-2013, 08:16 AM   #23
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I have toyos on my 2011 SS - very pleased with them

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Old 07-30-2013, 08:19 AM   #24
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always had great tread life on my toyo's.
Also running Toyo Proxes. Pirelli's lasted barely 30K. Toyo's are nice, not as grippy or quiet but ride pretty good and are SUPPOSEDLY rated for 45K.
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OP, look in the proper section to good advice. It's conspicuously hidden in the WHEELS AND TIRE TALK section.[/QUOTE]

Duly noted.
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