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      07-03-2012, 09:45 AM   #1
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Pirelli OEMS Vs [Your Alternate Brand Here]


Having only run my 5GT on stock Pirelli PZeroes, I was curious what other brands they are provided on and if anyone has swapped brands? Has it improved or worsened the ride.

I am very happy with the Pirelli PZeroes, so would not consider swapping, and in fact did not swap at 20,000 miles. Got a super deal at Kenilworth Tyre Service, in Kenilworth Warwickshire.

Couldnt believe Rybrook Warwick BMW quoting 2000 for 4 tyres fitted, most high street chains came in at 1300 to 1600, but the full-service independant came in at 1200 for all 4 RSC/Runflats fitted, balanced and running fine.
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      07-04-2012, 06:29 AM   #2
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Mine came with Dunlop SP Maxx fitted (245/50/18) and replaced at 20k with the same,on the principle of better the devil you know etc
When researching other brands there appeared to be good and bad points for about every other brand,hence my choice.
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      07-05-2012, 01:48 AM   #3
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Mine had Goodyear on as standard and both rears failed at just under 27,000 due to massive wear to inner shoulder. Swapped to Pirelli as got good reports and paid 305/each at BT Tyres in Rugby
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27,000 miles!!!! You bet you had a failure!!!!!

There is no way a heavy, rear-wheel drive car can last on OEMS tyres for as long as that without failure - these tyres are not inter-galactic black circles!!!
Most suffer an enormous deterioration of driving feel, increase in stopping distances, reduced safety thresholds in aquaplaning-prone surfaces and winter-driving on frosty/icy conditions anywhere after 4mm.

Also if you do a lot of city-driving, tight car-park manoeuvres and low-speed turns; the camber on those wheels tends to wear out the outer edge of the tyres more is what I am advised.

Tyres are expensive, and I totally get we want most for our money, but i do worry about safe tyres out there! Less an inssue with BMW drivers but i do worry about all those Peugeots, Citroens, Vauxhalls and Fords on skinny tyres.
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      07-05-2012, 09:07 AM   #5
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Still had 3.5mm depth across all the tyre and was just on the edge it wore away. I drive mainly motorways so normally get 30,000+ miles out of the rears. I had been keeping an eye on them as well but unless you got right underneath to check inner edge there was no problem.
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      07-13-2012, 11:11 AM   #6
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