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Anyone have any experience of pirelli p7000's?
I have been offered a set quite cheap and am just wondering has anyone used them before.
They are just for every day use and nothing too special
Any input appreciated
 

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My experience of pirellis has only been short as they tend to last that way...good grip in dry but not wet...cant remember what series of pirelli that was though.I stick to toyo proxes and b/stone these days...hard to beat
 

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Richard, I had a set on a BM for 29,000 miles. Now granted I did swap them round every service and they were on a 520i so they didn't get much grief.
 

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Cheers Lads, i think i might give them a go, i just want a few months out of them as the wheels will prob be changed then
 

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I had P5000 Drago's on a wee 1.4 Golf bout 2 yrs ago. They're a real wet weather tyre with a huge trench down the middle of the tyre & I found them pretty decent when cornering in the wet.

I'd say the P7000 would be pretty alright as well. Pirelli tyres have a decent reputation. P Zero Nero's & P Zero Rosso's come as standard on some pretty quick cars.
 

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Them p7000's have a funny thread! i know someone who got a cheap set and they were huming away, turned out they were snow tires lol
 

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Pirelli Review

Here's a good review of the P7000 tyre....

I've had pirelli on a couple of occasions & have had no problem with them, decent grip in wet & dry & pretty good wear too. If you're getting them cheap, definately go for them
 

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Had P5000 on the old Golf and they were fine. Good all round tyre. Then got the corrado and they weren't up to it. Couldn't get the power down in first without spinning the wheels and they were letting the car down in the corners.

Have Goodyear egles now and they are fantastic.
 

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QUOTE (markmcie @ Jan 24 2006, 02:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Had P5000 on the old Golf and they were fine. Good all round tyre. Then got the corrado and they weren't up to it. Couldn't get the power down in first without spinning the wheels and they were letting the car down in the corners.

Did the F1's really make that much of a difference getting the power down? I'd have thought that if it would spin wheels with one tyre then it would spin the wheels with all tyres regardless of the make.

Surely if you found them good on the Golf (I assume that includes cornering) then they should be equally as good when cornering in a Corrado. I know it may have more power but essentially cornering speeds would be much the same would they not?
 

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I had a set of pirelli's on my car and to be honest I had no confidence in the car in the wet at all. I had bridgestone's before that and when I changed wheels they came with pirellis but I changed back as quickly as I could, bridgestone far better tyre I think....
 

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The Corrado is a lot more agile in the corners then the Golf. And with the extra power it gets driven faster into the bends and acceleration out of them is a lot harder. The P5000's would screech and scrabble for grip but the F1's just stick. Although they wear a lot faster I can't complain.

@ the end of the day a 140 brake Golf is not going to drive as fast as a 190 brake Corrado.

But its hard to compare the 2 cars. They are worlds apart in the cornering department. A corrado would thrash a golf on the bends so its needs to extra grip for maximum potential.
 

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QUOTE (evanl @ Jan 24 2006, 04:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Would a Corrado trash a golf in the bends??? Dunno bout that, reckon there wouldn't be much in it?

here we go again....

it is all dependant on the spec of the 2 cars, a corrado with good condition oe suspension would bhe better through the twistys than a golf(mk2 and maybe mk3) with good condition oe suspension.
This is due to the passive steering of the rear suspension adn the car being quite well balanced.
With any modifications on either car the suspension advantage will be gone out the window, so they will be fairly even to be honest
 

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Had a set of P6000's on my 110 Bora from 73k to 106k when i sold it and they had plenty left in them. Quite good in the dry as they were softish and reasonable in the wet. Pretty inexpensive to IIRC.
 
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