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I recently crashed my car and it's in the shop right now. As I read my estimate online, I realize my insurance company is replacing two of my tires. However, instead of the original Rosso's, they are ordering PZero Corsa's.<p>My first instinct was to call them and correct this. However, this could work in my favor, so maybe I should let them. From what I understand, the Corsa's are much better tires than the Rosso's.<p>However, I cannot afford to replace the other 2 Rosso's for Corsa's in order to have all 4 matching tires.<p>Question... Is having two Corsa's in the front and 2 Rosso's in the back better than having all 4 Rosso's?<p>Thanks.
 

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Re: Insurance company installing 2 PZero Corsa's instead of the Rosso's - Let them? (Razor1973)

I think the first question that needs to be answered is what is the tread depth on the 2 Rossos that you are keeping. If they have been worn down enough (don't know exact measurment) then you will have to buy 2 new tires anyways so the tread depths match.
 

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Re: Insurance company installing 2 PZero Corsa's instead of the Rosso's - Let them? (Razor1973)

From what I understand the Corsa isn't a "Wet" tire. Good when damp but when diving a puddle they lose grip instantly.<p>I only have experience with the 215/45-17 tire which is a bit different from the other sizes which are asymmetrical.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Caution: The P Zero Corsa is not recommended for driving on extremely wet roads where there is the risk of hydroplaning. This is especially true of shaved or worn tires. Drivers should drive cautiously at reduced speeds in these conditions.</TD></TR></TABLE>
 

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Re: Insurance company installing 2 PZero Corsa's instead of the Rosso's - Let them? (I Roll)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>I Roll</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I think the first question that needs to be answered is what is the tread depth on the 2 Rossos that you are keeping...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>No, my Rosso's look almost new.
 

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Re: Insurance company installing 2 PZero Corsa's instead of the Rosso's - Let them? (Johann)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Johann</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">From what I understand the Corsa isn't a "Wet" tire. Good when damp but when diving a puddle they lose grip instantly.<p>I only have experience with the 215/45-17 tire which is a bit different from the other sizes which are asymetrical.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Is that true? If so, then maybe I should correct their error. It rains a lot in South Florida.
 

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Re: Insurance company installing 2 PZero Corsa's instead of the Rosso's - Let them? (Razor1973)

IMO, never a good idea to mismatch tires. If you have 18's and want cheap Rossos....buy these:<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=54573" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=54573</A>
 

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Re: Insurance company installing 2 PZero Corsa's instead of the Rosso's - Let them? (MagoonR)

the Corsa model is a track-only tire. It is DOT approved and has some siping but you'll wear them out pretty quickly. The wear rating is something like 60<br>
 

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Re: Insurance company installing 2 PZero Corsa's instead of the Rosso's - Let them? (MagoonR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MagoonR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">IMO, never a good idea to mismatch tires. If you have 18's and want cheap Rossos....buy these:<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=54573" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=54573</A></TD></TR></TABLE><br>NEVER MISMATCH TIRES,<B> EVER</B>
 

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Re: Insurance company installing 2 PZero Corsa's instead of the Rosso's - Let them? (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>NEVER MISMATCH TIRES,<B> EVER</B></TD></TR></TABLE><p>especially with AWD.... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Insurance company installing 2 PZero Corsa's instead of the Rosso's - Let them? (R_Rated)

<u>Me</u>: I am calling because the new tires you ordered for my car do not match the factory tires.<br><u>Insurance Adjuster</u>: Please give me one moment to take a look at your estimate.<br>................ long wait .................<br><u>Insurance Adjuster</u>: So what's the difference between the ones I ordered for your car and the factory tire?<br><u>Me</u>: Corsa vs. Rosso, 60 wear rating versus 220, etc., etc., etc.<br><u>Insurance Adjuster</u>: I see. Please hold while I call the shop.<br>................ long wait .................<br><u>Insurance Adjuster</u>: Your car is on its way over here (he means from the shop to the claims center, where you drop off and pick up your car). Once the car gets here, I will personally check the tires. If you are right, we will send the car back and I will notify you either way.<br><u>Me</u>: Thank you.<p>Thank you, guys. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Progressive and I have nothing but praise for them.<p>From the fact that you can do virtually <u>anything</u> on their website (whether quote any type of car or coverage change, open a new claim or check the status of an existing one, etc.) to the fact that they give you the freedom to go to any shop of your choice, but if you choose to go to theirs, they guarantee the work for life (as long as you have the car, as it's not transferrable), they guarantee that the work will start on the car the day you drop it off, they guarantee that they will cover your rental, regardless of your coverage rental limit (usually 30 days), if your car happens to be in their shop for longer than that, whatever the reason, etc.<p>Their claims center looks like a small Mercedes-Benz dealership and their customer service is nothing short of amazing (something rare in Miami).
 

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VERY rare
 

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Re: Insurance company installing 2 PZero Corsa's instead of the Rosso's - Let them? (Razor1973)

Corsa's are such a different tire from the Rosso's that you definately don't want to mismatch. 4 corsa's could be fun but even more a summer only tire than the rosso's, you wouldn't even want to store them someplace that goes below freezing.
 

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Re: Insurance company installing 2 PZero Corsa's instead of the Rosso's - Let them? (vintagemilano)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>vintagemilano</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">... you wouldn't even want to store them someplace that goes below freezing.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>hehehe See my location? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Insurance company installing 2 PZero Corsa's instead of the Rosso's - Let them? (Helmut Ranff)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Helmut Ranff</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Are you eating Johann space cakes. These are competetion tires, shaved sometimes. Are you high? ( I am the younger but equally cranky JRL)</TD></TR></TABLE><p>*LOL* The SwedeSpeed Mini Me. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Insurance company installing 2 PZero Corsa's instead of the Rosso's - Let them? (Razor1973)

I would not go that far but you people are idiots and make Swedespeed embarrasing. I can not even post the stupidity is so much
 

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Re: Insurance company installing 2 PZero Corsa's instead of the Rosso's - Let them? (Helmut Ranff)

And then <b>you</b> come and make it... um... what? Bearable? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> Funny. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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