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Old 10-01-2009, 11:14 PM   #1
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What have you replaced your P-Zeros with?

I've been searching high and low for what I will replace my OEM Pirelli P-Zeros with. I currently have only 950 miles, but reviews for this tire seem to give anywhere from 4k to 10k miles of mileage before they are worn out. The only replacements on tirerack.com are the P-Zeros or a winter tire. I'm more interested in a replacement that will give a bit more mileage and maybe not be so temperamental for the the occasional freezing temps (without snow) that I am going to see in Northern California.

What have you replaced your P-Zeros with? Where did you get them? and how are they performing compared to the OEM tires?
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Old 10-01-2009, 11:36 PM   #2
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why in the hell did gm put these tires on.had to be a backroom deal.
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Old 10-01-2009, 11:38 PM   #3
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Nitto's but i dont know how long they will go in comparison to the P-Zero's
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Old 10-02-2009, 01:11 AM   #4
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Where did you hear that number? My tire guy told me I should get at least 40,000 miles before they were worn out? Is this not true?
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Old 10-02-2009, 07:01 AM   #5
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Where did you hear that number? My tire guy told me I should get at least 40,000 miles before they were worn out? Is this not true?
There is no way you will get 40k out of a PZero tire even if you drive 5 miles an hour that whole time. These tires are WAY soft even compared to like tires. Nitto seem to last the longest. I think 4k is a little low unless your driving hard. You should get around 12-18k on a set. Maybe low 20s if your lucky.
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I've been searching high and low for what I will replace my OEM Pirelli P-Zeros with. I currently have only 950 miles, but reviews for this tire seem to give anywhere from 4k to 10k miles of mileage before they are worn out. The only replacements on tirerack.com are the P-Zeros or a winter tire. I'm more interested in a replacement that will give a bit more mileage and maybe not be so temperamental for the the occasional freezing temps (without snow) that I am going to see in Northern California.

What have you replaced your P-Zeros with? Where did you get them? and how are they performing compared to the OEM tires?
I will switch to an all season wheel in the winter.

I decided that in the long run, switching the tires back and forth from the existing rims would not be practical for me with balancing, time spent, shop fees etc. 2 times a year. I'll swap out the wheels in my garage.

Costly, but to me worth it (see below). The Yokos come highly rated and there aren't alot of combos out there that will work over those hugh Bremos. The wheels look nice.

Here is a list of my recent purchase at tirerack.com for my 2SS. I will switch the P-Zeros when the NY winter threatens and then back to the P-Zeros for the rest of the year.


Item Description Availability Qty. Price Each Item Total

315MHZ TIRE PRESSURE SENSOR IN STOCK 4 $57.00 $228.00
OPTIONAL METAL VALVE IN STOCK 4 $4.00 $16.00



Item Description Availability Qty. Price Each Item Total

20x9 Machined w/Anthracite Accent Sport Muscle Tach IN STOCK 2 $209.00 $418.00



Item Description Availability Qty. Price Each Item Total

REQUIRED CENTERING RING IN STOCK 2 N/C N/C
REQUIRED LUGNUT FOR VEHICLE IN STOCK 10 N/C N/C
LUG INSTALLATION TOOL IN STOCK 1 N/C N/C
RETAINING CLIP FOR AL-P RING IN STOCK 2 N/C N/C



Item Description Availability Qty. Price Each Item Total

20x10 Machined w/Anthracite Accent Sport Muscle Tach IN STOCK 2 $224.00 $448.00



Item Description Availability Qty. Price Each Item Total

REQUIRED CENTERING RING IN STOCK 2 N/C N/C
REQUIRED LUGNUT FOR VEHICLE IN STOCK 10 N/C N/C
LUG INSTALLATION TOOL IN STOCK 1 N/C N/C
RETAINING CLIP FOR AL-P RING IN STOCK 2 N/C N/C



Item Description Availability Qty. Price Each Item Total

245/45R20 Yokohama Parada Spec-X ESTIMATED 09/13/09 2 $142.00 $284.00



Item Description Availability Qty. Price Each Item Total

MOUNT AND BALANCE (NO CHARGE) IN STOCK 2 N/C N/C



Item Description Availability Qty. Price Each Item Total

275/40R20 Yokohama Parada Spec-X IN STOCK 2 $150.00 $300.00



Item Description Availability Qty. Price Each Item Total

YOKOHAMA WARRANTY PACKET IN STOCK 1 N/C N/C
TIRE REGISTRATION CARD -RETAIL IN STOCK 1 N/C N/C
MOUNT AND BALANCE (NO CHARGE) IN STOCK 2 N/C N/C


Item(s) Total:
$1,694.00
Sales Tax: $0.00
Excise Tax: $0.00
State Waste Tire Fund Fee: $0.00
Shipping: $101.95


Order Total:
$1,795.95

the orrder has been received and I will switch the wheels/tires in a couple of weeks and see how they will ride.
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Old 10-02-2009, 09:21 AM   #7
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There is no way you will get 40k out of a PZero tire even if you drive 5 miles an hour that whole time. These tires are WAY soft even compared to like tires. Nitto seem to last the longest. I think 4k is a little low unless your driving hard. You should get around 12-18k on a set. Maybe low 20s if your lucky.
i wouldnt be so sure of that....
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Old 10-02-2009, 09:25 AM   #8
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i wouldnt be so sure of that....
I would! 40K out of these and you must be on the rim!
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Old 10-02-2009, 09:30 AM   #9
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Keep in mind that the Pzero 20's are summer tires and the Pzero 19's are A/S tires. The 19's will last at least 40,000 miles. The summer version will be significantly less.

I have 4,300 miles on my 19's and haven't even registered wear from original depth per my tread-depth gauge.
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Old 10-02-2009, 09:41 AM   #10
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Hey Wild Bill,

Where did you find the 20" rims for the SS? When I searched for winter tires for 20" all I got was Blizzak's or Scorpions and the only rim was $1440/ea!!

I was thinking of going with the 18" tire/rim combo (Blizzak's and some rim @ %130/ea). If the 20" are available for only a few hundred more, which is best, the 20" or 18"??
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Old 10-02-2009, 10:21 AM   #11
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I got via Tirerack the Bridsgestone Blizzak LM-60s 245/45R20 @ $260 each and the Sport Edition ST4 rims @ $89 each, TPMS Sensors @ $57 each and shipping at $98 from Tirerack - grand total $1,738 - mounted & delivered straight to my Dealer who will install them in late Oct and store the Pirellis/RS Rims for the Winter.

I had considered the 18" LM-25s which are less expensive but didn't like the 18" rim choices so I decided to stay with 20" and pay the piper..
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Old 10-02-2009, 10:22 AM   #12
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Hey Wild Bill,

Where did you find the 20" rims for the SS? When I searched for winter tires for 20" all I got was Blizzak's or Scorpions and the only rim was $1440/ea!!

I was thinking of going with the 18" tire/rim combo (Blizzak's and some rim @ %130/ea). If the 20" are available for only a few hundred more, which is best, the 20" or 18"??
I've got the 2SS so no choice to go under 20" because of the Brembos.

Go to www.tirerack.com. There is an excellent system. You put in your year, type and LS, LT, SS and it will show you tire and/or wheels for your model. You can also see a picture of your 2010 with the wheel choice. very cool.
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GUYS, if you are wanting new tires that will last longer and still be a high performmance tire, what you need to do is to look for tires that have a UTQG rating of about 400 or more, and there are quite a few. The Perilli's are rated at 220.

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.
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GUYS, if you are wanting new tires that will last longer and still be a high performmance tire, what you need to do is to look for tires that have a UTQG rating of about 400 or more, and there are quite a few. The Perilli's are rated at 220.

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.
This rating is given as some standard when comparing tires from the same manufacturer. It is not a standard test between all manufacturers. The manufacturer decides the rating. But the number is better than nothing.

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Old 10-02-2009, 11:09 AM   #15
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The low mileage I have been reading about are from reviews on tirerack.com. The reviews are not vehicle specific but the tread pattern is the same for all types. Not sure if this will work, but you can try this link to the reviews:

http://www.tirerack.com/survey/Surve...re%3D74YR0P0XL

tjd24- that's actually not a bad price for tire/wheel sets. Do you have pics of those wheels?
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Old 10-02-2009, 12:11 PM   #16
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just curious, but is there an all season/performance type tire that could flat our replace the perilli's (instead of buying a whole new rim/tire package)? on the 20" rs/ss rims that is. I live in michigan so I'm going to have to do something in regards to winter tires.
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just curious, but is there an all season/performance type tire that could flat our replace the perilli's (instead of buying a whole new rim/tire package)? on the 20" rs/ss rims that is. I live in michigan so I'm going to have to do something in regards to winter tires.
Who ever wants an all season may want to check out the Continental Extreme Contact DSW. 50k mile tire and were the top choice of all season performance tire at Car and driver. Testing was done with Tire Rack as the provider of the tires.
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Who ever wants an all season may want to check out the Continental Extreme Contact DSW. 50k mile tire and were the top choice of all season performance tire at Car and driver. Testing was done with Tire Rack as the provider of the tires.
Thanks! I will definitely look into those.
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those continental tires look pretty good from the reviews, but they dont have a size yet to match the front of the 20" rs rims
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those continental tires look pretty good from the reviews, but they dont have a size yet to match the front of the 20" rs rims

Nope but pretty close. They have a 245/40/20. These are the tires I am going to go with next go around. Unless I can get my hands on a set of rear rims. Then it will be the 275's all way around.
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6400 miles and my rears are about toast on a SS. I am going to get Nitto Invo's. They get great reviews by the Vette and Viper guys and are half the cost of the P-Zero's.

They also look sick!!

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Whats the best size to get for the front and rear?
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yeh the nitto invo's look great, but if im not mistaking, they are (like the pirelli's) summer tires?
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Summer Tires for half the price of the P-Zero's. I will take the Nitto's!!
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So whats everyone's thoughts on the Yokohama parada spec-x. these are what im looking at, then ill sell the pirelli's and use the yokos all year.
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