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Old 05-09-2000, 07:18 AM   #1
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Post Pirelli P7000 SS

Just got them on two days ago. Much better than stock. I feel as if I am driving on air bags. Kind of a cusiony feel. When hard cornering at high speeds, the tires hold, but the body of the car sways. Hence, I guess I should upgrade my sway bar...


For 590 installed, I am happy so far with them.

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PS. Whats everyone else run as far as tire pressure (205 50 16's)

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Old 05-09-2000, 09:22 AM   #2
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Keep us, well me informed on how they are. I've been thinking of them for when I need new tires. With Seattle weather, and my frequent trips into the hills, a Ultra Hipo All Season, would probably be my best choice.
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Old 05-09-2000, 09:25 AM   #3
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I have been very happy with mine and I have had them on for about 6000 miles and gone through 1 winter. I think they are a great all-around street tire (you can certainly find better for racing) and they show absoultely no wear so far. I have the 205/50-16 with the Prodrive syuspension and a 20mm rear bar.
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Old 05-11-2000, 08:35 AM   #4
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I love em to death, for my kind of driving. Very quiet, cept for REAL hard turns.

WARNING!
I have had these tires for 4 days, and have been pulled over twice...
WARNING!

hehe
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Old 05-11-2000, 09:51 AM   #5
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I love mine too... er... and Dustin, they are fine in Seattle rain!!!! At least they are so far... I've had them for several months now... 2 autocrosses... several trips to OR... I really LOVE them!!!

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Old 05-11-2000, 10:19 AM   #6
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Plus did I mention they go good with my rice...errr...i mean, Pirelli Decals I have all over my car?

hehe
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Old 05-11-2000, 11:14 PM   #7
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I have P7k's on my SVX as well.. they don't at all feel "cushiony" to me, but then again, I wouldn't want them to be. Overall, they've been a great tire, and they're wearing extremely well. Much better than the stock ponteza's, but I have little else to compare to as I've not run anything else on the car.
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Old 05-12-2000, 12:12 AM   #8
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I've got some P7000 SS's as well but, I've only had them for a few weeks. So far, I've been very happy with them. They've got way stiffer sidewalls than the stock rubber and they don't squeal as bad on the old freeway on ramp test. I'd agree that new tires really bring out the flaws in the stock sway bar because, with the P7000s I've really noticed the body roll and the understeer. My next upgrade will for sure be the 18mm bar.
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Old 05-12-2000, 05:19 AM   #9
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I may be going this route. I have BFG Comp T/A's (v-rated) on my impreza. they were fine until I upgraded my suspension. Now I can slide and squeal them at will.



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Old 05-12-2000, 05:28 AM   #10
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Ryan - you got it, the supersports are all season.
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Old 05-12-2000, 06:41 AM   #11
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Ryan,
I'm researching the P7000 and P7000 SuperSport as well. Both have the same tread pattern. I think the main difference is in the compound and maybe some differences in construction as well. Its hard to say for sure from the Pirelli web site.

Other members could definitely be a little clearer on which ones they have on their cars. Some have used "P7000s", which I'm not sure is meant to be plural for the P7000 or their shorthand for the P7000 SuperSport (or P7000 SS).

Does anyone actually have the P7000 (or "P7000 Summer" as it is referred too at the Tire Rack)? Since I'm taking the snow tire summer tire route, I'm not really interested in the all season SuperSport.

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Old 05-13-2000, 10:43 AM   #12
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From what I understand, the P7000's (or P7 from now on) are the same tread design as the P7000 SS (or P7SS). The difference is in the compound.

The P7's are used on many factory cars, and have a quality rating of about 160, which is comparable to alot of other tires. However, the P7SS's have a qaulity rating of 360, which is double the P7's. This means, simply, that they will last MUCH longer, and are overall a better tire, hands down. I do believe that the compound used in the P7SS's do take a little longer to heat up, which is maybe bad, but thats what saves its life.

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Old 05-15-2000, 04:49 AM   #13
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that's the treadwear rating you are referring too.

ryan

p.s. Its 360 on the V-rated BFG's I have now, probably too hard, which is why Im not happy with them on my new springs and shocks.
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Old 05-15-2000, 04:52 PM   #14
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I'll second that the tread wear on the P7k SS's is awsome. Mine are wearing evenly, and very very slowly.. I've never had a set of tires wear this slow, as I'm definately a bit abusive on tires.
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Old 05-15-2000, 04:59 PM   #15
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Ryan is right...good tread ware is good, but that also means they dont heat up as much, which can be bad. But personally, A turn that I used to take at 50mph (and slide dangerously into the other lane), I can now take at 68mph with no slide and VERY MINIMAL noise. Thats an increase of 18mph. If that is not good, then I dont know what to tell you. Yeah, I had them warmed up, but that does not take much at all. So if you want to Auto-X, then ok, they are not good. But if you want great tires, for anything but...go with them.

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