TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker or making a Paypal contribution here: paypal.me/SupportTMC

Pirelli P Zero

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Speedeamon, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. Speedeamon

    Speedeamon Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2016
    Messages:
    20
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    My other car has them and they exhibit phenomenal gripping power. I love them. No wonder most supercars offer them as OEM. I would like to know if anyone has them installed on their MS and how it is compared with the Michelin Pilots. How is the handling and how long do they last? I plan to install them after the Michelins wear out.
    Thanks
     
  2. smsprague

    smsprague Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2014
    Messages:
    517
    Location:
    Tucson, AZ
    #2 smsprague, Jul 18, 2016
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2016
    My Michelin's wore out at 25,000. I have about 8,000 miles on the Pirelli P Zeros. About the same watts per mile. P Zeros seem a little louder, handling seems similar. I am not a aggressive driver so may not be noticing the handling. The P Zeros give me a better launch. I like the P Zeros so far.
     
  3. Speedeamon

    Speedeamon Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2016
    Messages:
    20
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Thanks SMSPRAGUE.
    I'm fairly certain the P Zeros have a better grip when driven aggressively!
     
  4. Odenator

    Odenator P2607

    Joined:
    May 2, 2011
    Messages:
    334
    Location:
    Olympia, WA
    Nope!

    I had them after the OEM Conti's wore out and hated them. They were loud and less efficient. Once I switched to the Michelin SuperSports, my range, handling and road noise improved.
     
  5. JoeSky

    JoeSky New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2016
    Messages:
    3
    Location:
    New York
    I had these on two different Audis and had nothing but issues. They went out of balance quickly and I had the first set replaced after 500 miles, the second at 1500, and by the third replaced them with Continentals. On the second Audi, I tried them again and two went out of balance after 200 miles. I told the dealer to take them off immediately at that point.

    While I had them, grip was great although the Continentals and Michelins were about as good. Road noise was terrible though as was wet performance. All in all, glad I never had to live with them for too long.
     
  6. smsprague

    smsprague Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2014
    Messages:
    517
    Location:
    Tucson, AZ
    As a note to my earlier post - I have 19 inch rims. My watts per mile with the Michelins was 333, with the Pirelli 335. No out of balance issues after 8,000 miles, rotated tires after 5,000 miles.
     
  7. benjiejr

    benjiejr Technogeekextraordinaire

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2014
    Messages:
    502
    Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
    I went from the OEM staggered 21" Michelin Pilot Sport PS2s to staggered 20" Pirelli P Zeros on HREs. I also went even wider in the rear to 285. I actually noticed more slip on launch (didn't expect that) and slightly more road noise with the Pirellis. I put 20k on the Michelins and they probably still had 5-10k tread left. I've gone 13k on the Pirellis and might get 20k out of them. Overall, I feel like the Michelins were a little bit better tire but both have been very good. I will likely go back to Michelins after these Pirellis.
     
  8. Speedeamon

    Speedeamon Member

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2016
    Messages:
    20
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Thanks guys for your valuable comments. The consensus seems the P Zeros are definitely noisier than the Michelins or Contis.
    I have only driven mine on Michelins 8/10 into demanding corners and it was inconclusive as to how well it handles. I was still unfamiliar with the car so I didn't push it any further. Up to 8/10 it was good.
     
  9. benjiejr

    benjiejr Technogeekextraordinaire

    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2014
    Messages:
    502
    Location:
    San Antonio, Texas
    That's a good point I forgot to mention. It could be that I went down to 20s and went wider in the rear when I went to the Pirellis but the cornering is improved over the Michelins.
     

Share This Page