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Anyone bought Pirelli Cinturato P7 AS tires yet? 70k warranty!

Muzzman1

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But still the P7's shouldn't have this problem with an 85D, with all 4 pulling right?

I have a brand new set of P7's on my 85D, and I can not get the traction control to activate. They are so nice and quiet, I'm thrilled so far!

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Anyone losing grip w/the P7's on a 85D/90D on launch? I skimmed the thread but couldnt pick up any 85D owners. From this thread it's fairly obvious the P7's can't handle a P85/P85D.

edit- Wow, I think I went through every post/sig and couldn't find even one 85D owner. Everyone is either S85 or P85/P85D. Go figure.

See my post above this one.

For the record, I swapped the wheels from my S85 (19" cyclones with primacy) to my new 85D and put the P7's on it. Selling the new 21's on the S85.
 
I have a brand new set of P7's on my 85D, and I can not get the traction control to activate. They are so nice and quiet, I'm thrilled so far!

For the record, I swapped the wheels from my S85 (19" cyclones with primacy) to my new 85D and put the P7's on it. Selling the new 21's on the S85.
This is what I thought about the 85D, thanks for the info! I love the cyclones, I'm looking around for a used set. It seems P7's are great for S85/85D's from other threads and post above.
 
Just had my winters put on. My original Michelin Primacy MXM4s are finally shot but I got 49,552 miles out of them on my S85 (early 2014). I kept on the 5-6K rotation schedule and checking pressures weekly which helped but I still seem to have done better than most with them.

The Pirelli Cinturato P7s look interesting and seem to be better reviewed all around. Would I be crazy to go with those next time? The Michelins did well until about the 45K mark then started breaking down fast.

Also, since I do have winters, should I be looking at something other than all seasons for the off months? I don't want to be totally screwed if I guess wrong on the change over (New England is all over the place in weather) but since I have good winter tires (Nokians) should I be looking for more pure summer ones (4/1-11/1 range in New England).
 
I have them, about 9k on them.

on the P85, and seriously spirited driving, i'm very unimpressed with handling and traction. I should have purchased a Z rated tire.

but, they're SUPER quiet, and wearing / holding up well.

Agree. They were my 2nd set. They are very quiet and long-lasting but bit deficient on the handling side. But everything's a compromise on tires.
 
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I have them, about 9k on them.

on the P85, and seriously spirited driving, i'm very unimpressed with handling and traction. I should have purchased a Z rated tire.

but, they're SUPER quiet, and wearing / holding up well.

This is why they are my winter tires on 19s. The work well for that task. They also keep me from having an $1700 annual replacement bill on my 21s.
 

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Just had my winters put on. My original Michelin Primacy MXM4s are finally shot but I got 49,552 miles out of them on my S85 (early 2014). I kept on the 5-6K rotation schedule and checking pressures weekly which helped but I still seem to have done better than most with them.

The Pirelli Cinturato P7s look interesting and seem to be better reviewed all around. Would I be crazy to go with those next time? The Michelins did well until about the 45K mark then started breaking down fast.

I have an early 2014 85 as well. Just like you, I started with the MXM4. Had a flat, tried the cheaper Goodyear and they were not good. Didn't last long and worse traction IMHO. Then I tried the Pirelli P7. They lasted 45k miles on my rear tires but I do not like them. Their grip isn't has good and I had other issues with them. Energy usage was fine, though. Just two weeks ago I had to replace them and I went with the Michelin MXM4 again. Just finished a 4,000 mile road trip and they are awesome. I'm going to stay with them next time as well.
 
A member of our local Tesla club just returned his Pirelli Cinturatos. He has a regular 85 (not D, not performance) and he hated the feel. He said they felt like "driving on marbles". He went back to Michelin within a week.

I'm not this guy that Amped is referring to, but add me to the list of people who absolutely HATED these Pirelli Cinturatos P7's . they dont hold traction. I also went back to Michelin. I did the swap a few weeks ago. fyi here's a picture of how my Pirelli Cinturatos P7's ended up: warped,cupped,feathered, burned down to absolute crap. they wobbled and made a rotational thud thud thud thud thud thud thud sounded like it had a gas engine revving up.

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I've had mine for over a year / 12k miles and they have been great. I have them mounted in 19 inch Rial aftermarket rims and change to my 21s and Contis in the summer though.

2 points. 1st - they felt like crap for the first 1000 miles or so. I have to wonder if there is some removal of the outer molecular layers of the rubber needed or some sidewall flexing needed to break them in. After about a month they were much better.

2nd - they can't and will never be able to hold traction on a full launch with a P85 RWD.
 
I'm not this guy that Amped is referring to, but add me to the list of people who absolutely HATED these Pirelli Cinturatos P7's . they dont hold traction. I also went back to Michelin. I did the swap a few weeks ago. fyi here's a picture of how my Pirelli Cinturatos P7's ended up: warped,cupped,feathered, burned down to absolute crap. they wobbled and made a rotational thud thud thud thud thud thud thud sounded like it had a gas engine revving up.

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Those photos suggest serious alignment issues.
 
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Those photos suggest serious alignment issues.

I have these on my S85 and have similar problems with cupping and rotational thuds after only a few thousand miles and my car was aligned by Tesla service right before I had them installed last fall. I switched to my summer 21s in the spring and all the thuds resolved - I just put the 19in with P7 back on and the thudding is back - Tesla also realigned by car again when they did the trade but its made no difference. I just think these tires are a bad choice.
 
I have these on my S85 and have similar problems with cupping and rotational thuds after only a few thousand miles and my car was aligned by Tesla service right before I had them installed last fall. I switched to my summer 21s in the spring and all the thuds resolved - I just put the 19in with P7 back on and the thudding is back - Tesla also realigned by car again when they did the trade but its made no difference. I just think these tires are a bad choice.

yeah same thing. I had those tires mounted the SAME DAY Tesla did an alignment and I rotated once and already had feathering/cupping starting at 7k miles.
 

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