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Old 04-24-2001, 09:45 PM   #1
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Any reviews? Good, Bad, Otherwise? I'm looking for a good all-season peroformance tire for 17x7 rims and these seem like they might be good? I hope Anyway, should I go with 215/45/17 or 215/40/17? I'm worried about fit and rubbing? Let me know. Thanks.

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Old 04-24-2001, 09:49 PM   #2
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I don't know much about the Pirellis but I am running 215/45ZR17 Yokohama AVS Sports on 17x7" wheels with 50mm offset and no rubbing with stock struts and springs. Not even with a fully loaded car and sharp turns. I still have room for a bit of drop when I do change struts and springs.

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Old 04-24-2001, 11:00 PM   #3
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i work at americas tire in tigard from what i have seen i really like the pirelli p7000 i have had tons of positive feed back on them and they are a reasonable price at my store like 130 i think
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Old 04-24-2001, 11:01 PM   #4
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If you do a search, you'll find that people used to summer tires have been really disappointed with the P7kSS and those used to RE92's have liked them.
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Old 04-24-2001, 11:14 PM   #5
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Two words: Mud and Snow. Since you're looking for review, I'm happy with mine. Much better than stock, fairly grippy, and an all around good tire. But, as RidinLow stated, it's not a summer tire, it's an all weather tire. What do you plan to do with the tire?? If you hit some bad weather and snow (like I did last week, mucho fun in some spots and mucho scary in others) you'll be thankful when the chain control folks wave you through without a second look. I got home in one piece, while numberous cars and trucks were in a snow bank on the side of the road. However, if you're doing autocrosses and dry weather driving all the time, you may want to look for a summer tire. Oh, I'm running 215/45ZR17's.
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Old 04-24-2001, 11:16 PM   #6
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Wait a second... you're from San Diego? Why on earth do you need an all season tire???
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Old 04-25-2001, 06:19 AM   #7
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P7000's... pukey
no traction in the wet...
they were ok in the dry...
wore out in 3 months...

Dunlop or Yoko's...
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Old 04-25-2001, 06:35 AM   #8
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Hmmm, I ran 215/45/17 P7000SS tires on my 2.5GT, and they were great. I had about 20K miles on them when I sold the car, and they were still another 10K miles on them. They were a great tire for the price, and I would use them again.

Of course they won't have the greatest dry traction, they are a 300 wear rated tire...so they are a little too hard to be super sticky. But don't rule them out. They worked great dry and wet for my GT.

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Old 04-25-2001, 07:28 AM   #9
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I baught ForceFeds car with the Pirellis on them. I have had pretty good experiences in rain/wet situations. Pretty good dry traction too. A little noisy at highway cruising speed but OK all around tire.

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Old 04-25-2001, 07:31 AM   #10
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i'm running 215/40/18 P7000SS... i like them!
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Old 04-25-2001, 07:38 AM   #11
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I can't say enough good things about RE730s! If you don't see snow go get them there is no better tire for the money $107 @ Tirerack. Better and cheaper than P7000 or P7000ss. The only caveat is NO SNOW!
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Old 04-25-2001, 09:11 AM   #12
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How about the Dunlop SP5000? A better choice? What about a 40 or 45? Is the taller better?

RidinLow: I'm probably going to be living in Oregon after August of this year. The weather is a bit more wet up there

Thanks for the feedback.

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Old 04-25-2001, 09:26 AM   #13
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As long as you won't see snow, what you want is a summer (aka wet/dry) tire.
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Old 04-25-2001, 10:02 AM   #14
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The Pirellis are pretty mediocre tires, at least as far as performance is concerned. I have tried the 7000's and P-zeros, and I was less than satisfied with both. Especially when you consider their price! I tore through the 7000's in what I believe to be record time. The compound seems a bit weak, and the tread pattern on the 7000's is definitely M+S.

If you're looking for a wet/dry tire, go with the Dunlop SP Sport 9000's. They are absolutely incredible tires. They are WAY grippier than any Pirelli I have tried, and in the wet they are absolutely unbelievable - you would be surprised at how hard you can corner in the wet, even in standing water! The 9000's are also reasonably priced and have a good treadwear rating of 280 (at least in my size of 195/50-16).

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