Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero Nero All Season

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Vehicle: 2004 Chevrolet Impala SS
4.0
Miles Driven on Tires: 39,000
Location: Central, MD
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Spirited
Pirelli P Zero Nero All Season
Initial Review: 39,000 miles on tires
September 14, 2012

Needed to replace OEM Goodyears (Eagle RSAs?) which were quite stiff and noisy. Lasted alot longer than I thought when looking at tread at 30k, but ran them until 51k with slippage on take offs becoming more frequent and wet traction poor requiring cautious behavior. Pirellis were priced right when I bought them 12/09 and have performed admirably so far. Very even wear with limited rotations. Rears, which were in front are near rec'd replacement level, but the fronts still have tread to go and I figure another 6-8k they will need replacing as a set or I could get two new and put them in front and the now decent fronts on the rear and probably get 25 k out of the tread left. Rotated twice in 39k and the eveness of wear across the tread is amazing- Installer put 32psi in when I bought them and argued vehemently with me. Tire says 52psi max - where do they find these people? minimum of 45psi required and handles better near 50psi. I could imagine serious tire issues IF I had let the tire techs have their way. Tires corner well and feel good when the roads are wet. Certainly feel better than the OEMS from ride confort (still good), to noise (still good), to all aspects of handling (just a little more roll than the RSA's in corners, but stickier). Winter - last appreciable snow was 2 months after I put them on and they drug the lowish riding Impala through the 12inch snow (not very heavy - rather powdery) that ended up being a 24 snow (didn't even bother). Tires get a passing grade for snow traction IMO. Tire still performng well at 39k - no regrets.

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