09-29-2003, 02:10:00 PM
Has anyone used these tires on their second gen?
This is the only tyre UK side that comes in a meaningful speed rating in 235/60/15.
Its not exactly a classic looking piece, but its specs are right up there. Except treadwear.
They were OEM equipment on early 1990's Jags, XJS included, and many owners complained of premature wear; but the Jag only had a 6.5" rim....I'm hoping that my beefed up sway bars and 7" N90's will be a little easier on the shoulder edges.
09-29-2003, 05:56:00 PM
I worked in a nice shop that did european cars for a while, and they all realy hated pirrelli's. From what I hear the p-zero is the only good pirreli. Check out the Kuhmo Ecsta MX I think they have them in that size and they're much cheaper than pirreli's.
09-30-2003, 03:40:00 PM
Thanks for this. Unfortunately, Kumho only make only one 15" tire in that line, and its way too small.
Lowend warned us all over a year ago that there was nothing decent out there...but did I listen? No, I was the one that had to restore my turbines to keep the 'original' look.
I've had the same BFG euro radial t/a's (H rated) for years, but BFG don't make em anymore. The Michelin Pilot XGT isn't e-marked, and therefore illegal for fitting in Europe. Which only leaves the S and T rated Goodyears, BFGs, Cooper Cobras etc. While they're pretty classic looking, in the UK they're sold as 4x4 tires, and they won't pass muster at my testing station, who are saying at least H rated.
My last car (which was a 'compact') came with Pirelli P6000's from the factory. They actually performed really well, but the car was half the weight of the Camaro. I had 20k on them when I sold it, and there was at least that left. Tread pattern is very different on the P600's though.
I've put an order in for the P600s, and will see how I get on with them.
If anyone else has used them, would be grateful for input.