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Old 12-16-2004, 02:13 PM   #51
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I have been running with Pirelli P Zero Scorpions on my Firebird for about 6 years now.
A very good tire IMO.
Do you get any, or have you driven in any snow? I'm curious how they will do in snowy climates. Not just new, even a crappy tire is ok when new, but in a year or two, how well do they grip in the snow. Thanks!
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Sorry. That was probably a bad example to quote for you.
I don't drive in the snow.
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I just purchased the Perrelli P Zero Nero M *. I haven't driven more than 200 miles on them so I can't comment too much about them (haven't seen rain or snow yet). One noticable differnce from the original OEM tires (I beleive they were the Goodyear RSA that have 57,000 miles on them) is the noise level. At 80 mph, there was no comparison. The Perrellies are soooooo very quiet! I am fairly conservitive in my driving habits (except on the interstate) so a tire that was quiet was very important to me. Interestingly enough, this was one of the two tires Tirerack suggested two months ago when I first called them After much reserch (mostly reading the reviews and testing reports at the Tirerack website) I decided on the Pirrelli. FYI ..... A local tire dealer priced these at $3.25 more per than Tirerack'* price (which included sh&h and mounting). With such a small difference, I gave my business to the local businessman. Plus they had them in stock!
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...because I'm in northern Illinois...
Bro, I know its because I live close to Wisconsin, but it sounds a little funny calling Morris "Northern"...

More on Topic though, when I bought my Bonnie, I was pleased to see GY tires on it, having been a fan of their Eagle GT-2'* on my last car. But one slip-slide through the rain or snow made me realize how brand loyalty can get you in trouble.
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What advantage is there to run the wider 255 50 17 inch tires over the stock size?
I know they are wider which may look cooler but cornering would be hampered and I don't think traction would improve much.
Also are they safe to mount on the stock rims??
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What advantage is there to run the wider 255 50 17 inch tires over the stock size?
I know they are wider which may look cooler but cornering would be hampered and I don't think traction would improve much.
Also are they safe to mount on the stock rims??
Traction in the dry would be improved by running a wider tire. However, in heavy wet conditions and snow conditions, the traction would be hampered due to the extra width. This is because the water/snow has a further distance to try and travel to get out from under the contact patch.

I would only recommend the use of the 255/50R17'* for summer or if you are in a climate that doesn't get any snow. They should be ALOT better than the RSA'* if you choose any one of the brands listed in this thread in both dry and wet (excluding absolute down pours, but what do you need to drive fast in them for?)...
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Thanks to a snowstorm last night, I got a chance to try out the new Michelin Pilots in bad conditions and I must say I'm impressed. Certainly compared to the RSAs, they handle the white stuff much better than I expected. I guess that'* the price I pay for noticably less fuel economy with the Pilots.
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I love the 255'* on my car. They handle much better than stock and the wet traction....yes I have run it on twisty highway road in the rain....are as good as the RSA'* were in the dry....believe it or not.

To tell you the truth, they don't really look that much wider than stock. It'* barely noticeable.
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Just got the Perelli tires installed . I can definitely say that I am impressed with their performance in snow and ice. These are much grippier than the RSA'* that I took off.
Dry traction seems better also. Car moves harder off the line before tire spin.
The wife even noticed the difference...........a good decision.
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