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Old 01-22-2014, 01:27 AM   #26
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Has anyone tried the Pirelli p7 cinturatos? I'm debating between them and the conti purecontacts. Thanks!
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Old 01-22-2014, 07:40 AM   #27
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I cannot speak to the Pirellis but they are on my short-list for when my Goodyear Comfortred Touring tires need replacing. So far I have a bit over 58,000 miles on my Goodyears and I still have about 7/32nds of an inch of tread remaining. They are holding up great and they are still amazing in the snow. I just wish they didn't cost $160+ per tire. I am looking at the Pirellis primarily because of cost.
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Old 01-22-2014, 01:53 PM   #28
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What else is on your shortlist?
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:06 AM   #29
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What else is on your shortlist?
First two are tied.

1. 205/50R17 Continental PureContact with Eco Plus Technology, $121/tire - Low price, excellent consumer reviews, and good Tirerack test results. UTQG 700 AA.

1. 205/50R17 Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus, H speed rated, $128/tire - Low price, excellent consumer reviews, and good Tirerack test results. UTQG 700 AA.

2. 205/50R17 Goodyear Comfortred Touring, $155/tire - Due to my excellent personal experience with these tires. They are about $30 more per tire but have been very good performers and still have good tread remaining even after nearly 60K miles. UTQG 640 AB.

3. 215/50R17 (Listed as a +0 size for my car) Michelin Primacy MXM4, $158/tire - Due to their excellent Tirerack test results and it beat out the Goodyear in nearly every aspect. My parents had these on their Ford Fusion Hybrid and they were ghostly quiet with very good all-weather handling. They got a bit over 62K miles out of them. UTQG 500 AA, which is why it is the lowest on my list.


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Old 01-24-2014, 11:15 AM   #30
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I was comparing the Continental vs the Pirelli and ended up with the Continental. What made me decide was it had better reviews from Consumer Reports and other websites. The only reviews that excelled for the Pirelli were on TireRack. Also the Continental came with free road hazard included.

Which is a good thing, because not 2 weeks and 700 miles later, I have a bubble in the sidewall of one of my tires. TireRack is shipping me a new one that should arrive Monday. I'm on the hook for shipping + installation, but the tire will be covered.

Has anyone had experience with a road hazard/warranty replacement from TireRack? I have to send the tire back, and it seems that I just show up at the FedEx with the tire and the label and they take care of the rest.


Additionally, the Continentals are excellent in the rain and snow.


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Old 01-24-2014, 07:03 PM   #31
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I was comparing the Continental vs the Pirelli and ended up with the Continental. What made me decide was it had better reviews from Consumer Reports and other websites. The only reviews that excelled for the Pirelli were on TireRack. Also the Continental came with free road hazard included.

Which is a good thing, because not 2 weeks and 700 miles later, I have a bubble in the sidewall of one of my tires. TireRack is shipping me a new one that should arrive Monday. I'm on the hook for shipping + installation, but the tire will be covered.

Has anyone had experience with a road hazard/warranty replacement from TireRack? I have to send the tire back, and it seems that I just show up at the FedEx with the tire and the label and they take care of the rest.

Additionally, the Continentals are excellent in the rain and snow.
Which continental?
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Old 01-24-2014, 09:51 PM   #32
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Presumably the PureContacts I had asked about earlier.
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:51 PM   #33
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i like my purecontacts, but they are no match on hardpack snow and ice as compared to my Michelin Xi3's. not even remotely comparable other than purecontacts are horrible and xi3's are pretty dang impressive.
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Old 01-29-2014, 11:48 AM   #34
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First two are tied. 1. 205/50R17 Continental PureContact with Eco Plus Technology, $121/tire - Low price, excellent consumer reviews, and good Tirerack test results. UTQG 700 AA. 1. 205/50R17 Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus, H speed rated, $128/tire - Low price, excellent consumer reviews, and good Tirerack test results. UTQG 700 AA. 2. 205/50R17 Goodyear Comfortred Touring, $155/tire - Due to my excellent personal experience with these tires. They are about $30 more per tire but have been very good performers and still have good tread remaining even after nearly 60K miles. UTQG 640 AB. 3. 215/50R17 (Listed as a +0 size for my car) Michelin Primacy MXM4, $158/tire - Due to their excellent Tirerack test results and it beat out the Goodyear in nearly every aspect. My parents had these on their Ford Fusion Hybrid and they were ghostly quiet with very good all-weather handling. They got a bit over 62K miles out of them. UTQG 500 AA, which is why it is the lowest on my list. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes
Am I the only one considering going to 225/45R17??
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Old 01-29-2014, 12:21 PM   #35
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Am I the only one considering going to 225/45R17??
According to his post on the other thread, Reverend is running that.

If I get 17's, I'm going 225/50r17 or 215/50r17.
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According to his post on the other thread, Reverend is running that.

If I get 17's, I'm going 225/50r17 or 215/50r17.
I went from stock yokos to conti purecontact in the same size, 205/50/17. The yokos had 6.5" tread width while the conti is 7.5". Point is you don't always have to go to a larger tire size to get wider tread/look. I personally think 225 would look "buldgy" on a 7" wide rim.
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i like my purecontacts, but they are no match on hardpack snow and ice as compared to my Michelin Xi3's. not even remotely comparable other than purecontacts are horrible and xi3's are pretty dang impressive.
the Xi3's are full out snow tires, while the PureContacts are allseason, so I would expect that.


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Am I the only one considering going to 225/45R17??
Someone in another thread said they rubbed in the back when going over bumps. I went with 215/50-17. They fit fine and look better than stock, the more sidewall fills out the wheel well better.
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I went from stock yokos to conti purecontact in the same size, 205/50/17. The yokos had 6.5" tread width while the conti is 7.5". Point is you don't always have to go to a larger tire size to get wider tread/look. I personally think 225 would look "buldgy" on a 7" wide rim.
I know what you're saying, but I'm going taller too. Lucky guess that the wheels I'm eyeing are 7 inches wide, I could have been going wider :-P

The XV runs 225/55r17's on the same width rim. With the two inch diameter difference, they don't look too bad.

I'm also far from ready to to upgrade, so I have plenty of time to change my mind.

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Old 01-29-2014, 05:00 PM   #39
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I had 225/45zr17 on my green rims. I bought 215/50r17 for my XXR rims. They will give me a bit more ground clearance. I am hoping they will fill out the wheel arches a bit more. Depending on how these sit in the fender, I may go with a 235/45zr17 when they need to be replaced
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I had 225/45zr17 on my green rims. I bought 215/50r17 for my XXR rims. They will give me a bit more ground clearance. I am hoping they will fill out the wheel arches a bit more. Depending on how these sit in the fender, I may go with a 235/45zr17 when they need to be replaced
BrysImpreza got the 215/50r17 Pirelli's, and they looked pretty good from the pic he posted, as far as filling the wheel well. What tire did you get?
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BrysImpreza got the 215/50r17 Pirelli's, and they looked pretty good from the pic he posted, as far as filling the wheel well. What tire did you get?
Kumho Ecsta PA31. Tire rack had a $50 mail in rebate on them plus they already had a good price. 500 tread wear too. They are a new tire but tire rack had a good review on them. I'll let you know how I like them when winter is over.
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