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Question about different tire models front and back

Discussion in 'Model X' started by vkathuria, Mar 28, 2019.

  1. vkathuria

    vkathuria Member

    Jan 9, 2017
    Palo Alto
    I am in a bit of a pickle and would like to hear you guys' opinions.

    I decided to go with Pirelli Scorpion Zero A/S+ for my Model X 75D, largely because of reviews and the fact that it comes with mileage warranty.

    America's Tire ordered these for me. The front 2 arrived and are installed on the car, the rear 2 are back ordered from manufacturer and god knows when they will come!

    I am evaluating whether I should get Pirelli Scorpion Verde A/S+ in the back or give up and go back to OEMs.

    Verde and Zero have different handling characteristics and I am wondering if this will actually be a good thing - faster rolling tires in the back and grippier tires in the front or would it be a mistake?

    Would love to hear your experiences if you have tried something like this for your X or any other car.

    Thanks a lot!

    (ps: I do mountain biking as a hobby and for MTBs, you almost always get different tires front and back - grippier, knobbier tires upfront and slicker fast rolling tires in the back. I have no idea if that same thing transfers over to cars)

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