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Old 05-05-2002, 23:30   #1 (permalink)
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Urgent: Pirelli P5000 tyres!

Just got a quote of $129 for a set of Pirelli P5000 in 215 15"

was wondering if anyone runs these tyres or whos anyone that does? Are they anygood? This offer is only for a few days so just trying to guage an opinion of them

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Old 05-06-2002, 02:01   #2 (permalink)
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Very very good tyres, excellent in wet, I can only say one bad thing about them....they are damn noisy
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One of my best mate's gotta EL fairmont ghia and he bought those tyres about at the start of the year...
Because theyre a "Sport" tyre.. they eat away tread alot easier than other tyres.
When your turning.. u can hear the tread grip onto the ground sometimes.
My mate said he doesnt recommend them and will opt for a cheaper harder compound tyre next time around.

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I guess the price is right! They had them on the XR's when they first came out..They did wear fairly quick.Like 12,000 Klms..B.T.A for $130.00 you can't realy go wrong...
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That's about the cheapest I've seen them. They are a very good tyre.
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I've got those on my car at the moment - they feel pretty good - when they do go it's progressive. They are noisy. As far as wear goes they seem ok so far - certainly HEAPS better than the Dunlop FM901's.
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noisy yes...
wear, well, i drove the car harder with my pirellis than what i did when i had dunlops and the pirellis lasted just a bit longer (about 25k)

overall - if you can put up with the noise, GET THEM!

i'll be forking out more money to get pirelli rubber when my tyres are up for replacement.
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The only tyre I will use in 225x50x16. They are far and away the best performing rubber I have owned. I haven't tried the P6000 in that size, but I would guess it wouldn't be a backward step from the P5000.

In short, for that price, GET THEM!!!!!!! :s6:
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well it looks like they are the go!

Just out of curiosty the other special offer was on a GT Radial GTX tyres for $125 a pop. Anyone know anything on these tyres apart from the fact they are less noisy and not as sports orientated?

The noise issue is of a concern, but hopefully becuase my wheels arent big and i have a sports exhaust it should be ok, but the performance of the tyre will more than make up for it

For those interested and who live in Geelong- head to Lewis Tyre Service for great deals on all size Pirellie's

Thanks for the help!
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I have them on my XF and they are brilliant in the wet. Have to fully open it up to get a little wheel spin in the wet now. As for the noise, I'm either use to it or its not that noisy.

I think I paid a tad more than what you got quoted but that was about a year or so ago.

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