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Just got my 06 V70 R, any advise on tires, hate the stock pirelli Z rosso. Will probably get M3 winter sports for winter. any suggestions for non winter, was thinking Michelin Pilot sports or sport A/S? thanks
 

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Goodyear F1s.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>row</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Just got my 06 V70 R, any advise on tires, hate the stock pirelli Z rosso. Will probably get M3 winter sports for winter. any suggestions for non winter, was thinking Michelin Pilot sports or sport A/S? thanks</TD></TR></TABLE><p>a number of folks have the Michelin PS2s, either dedicated summer or A/S, and like them alot<p>I have Pirelli P-zero Nero A/S and they are solid tires as well. <p>BTW, I've got the M3 winter sports and really like them, the ride of the is much better on these (almost no sidehop).
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>kenschel</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>a number of folks have the Michelin PS2s, either dedicated summer or A/S, and like them alot<p>I have Pirelli P-zero Nero A/S and they are solid tires as well. <p>BTW, I've got the M3 winter sports and really like them, the ride of the is much better on these (almost no sidehop).</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I had the Pirelli PZero Nero A/S on my Passat that I recently got rid of and I loved them. I never really got a chance to try them in any snow, but they were great in the rain. I assume that you have, up there in Cheese-land. I'm thinking of getting them for my R as an all-season tire. We rarely get big snowstorms here, but when it does snow, my wife has to get to work anyway (she delivers babies). Do you think they are good enough in the snow for us? Thanks for your advice. BTW, it's also very flat here.
 

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Re: V70 R tires (Dashdog)

I have an '04 V70 R. I run Pilot Sport 2's in the summer. I also run the Winter Sport M3's in the winter. I am in Tahoe, tons (tons) of snow. I see you are from Andover, MA. I doubt you would really need the benefit of the M3's. My son lives in Reno and he runs the Pirelli PZero Nero A/S on his S60 R. He comes up to the mountains every weekend. He really liked the A/S, even in the snow. oclv
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>oclv</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I have an '04 V70 R. I run Pilot Sport 2's in the summer. I also run the Winter Sport M3's in the winter. I am in Tahoe, tons (tons) of snow. I see you are from Andover, MA. I doubt you would really need the benefit of the M3's. My son lives in Reno and he runs the Pirelli PZero Nero A/S on his S60 R. He comes up to the mountains every weekend. He really liked the A/S, even in the snow. oclv</TD></TR></TABLE><p>If this is to me, I'm in NJ- outside of Philadelphia. I also doubt I need snows here. I put them on my BMW every year, but I think A/S's would be fine on it too- even with the RWD.
 

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I just put F1's on about 4 weeks ago. They are head and shoulders better than the stock Pirelli's. Great grip wet and dry, less tramlining, and the vicious rear end hop has settled down to near zero. The Blizzack's that I use in the winter also have less hop. I've never run PS2s, so I can't comment on those, but I would (at this point ~ 1000 miles) get the F1s again.
 

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Oh yeah. I had rubbing before w/the Pirelli's every now and again. I can guarantee that the F1's will rub at full lock. The Blizzacks on 17" rims don't seem to have any issues. <p>I don't have any spacers. I bought the F1s from Tire Rack and had a local tire shop put them on for me.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Dashdog</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I had the Pirelli PZero Nero A/S on my Passat that I recently got rid of and I loved them. I never really got a chance to try them in any snow, but they were great in the rain. I assume that you have, up there in Cheese-land. I'm thinking of getting them for my R as an all-season tire. We rarely get big snowstorms here, but when it does snow, my wife has to get to work anyway (she delivers babies). Do you think they are good enough in the snow for us? Thanks for your advice. BTW, it's also very flat here.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Dashdog, I think you'd do fine. I think the most important difference between dedicated snow tires and all-seasons is ice performance--traction and even more critical stopping ability. I've lived in central Jersey (New Brunswick) and I think the Neros should be ok though...ice is not too common. I used them on my R for its first winter here and did not have any problems (I deliver babies too, so I know what you mean about having to get to work...)<p>btw, I had an '03 Passat which I loved
 

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If you have dedicated winter tires then there is no need to lower performance with an all-season. I would go with the Goodyear Eagle F1's, or possibly even wait for Bridgestone's new high performance fusion tire (i have heard good things about it but not sure how it will actually perform compared to the PS2 and F1's). I have heard so many stories about blow-outs and bubbles in the PS2's that I would tend to shy away from them.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Vipergtsz3</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">If you have dedicated winter tires then there is no need to lower performance with an all-season. I would go with the Goodyear Eagle F1's, or possibly even wait for Bridgestone's new high performance fusion tire (i have heard good things about it but not sure how it will actually perform compared to the PS2 and F1's). I have heard so many stories about blow-outs and bubbles in the PS2's that I would tend to shy away from them. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Unless you want your tires to last more than 10-12 K miles. That's why I went with the PS A/S. Tread rating of 400ish vice 200ish. I don't want to pay for a new set of tires every 8 months......
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JAGMAN</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Unless you want your tires to last more than 10-12 K miles. That's why I went with the PS A/S. Tread rating of 400ish vice 200ish. I don't want to pay for a new set of tires every 8 months......</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Every 8 months <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>My 04 had Falken M&S tires on it when I purchased it. When it came time to replace them, I went with the same tire as the have a 97 load rating, were great in the snow, no tramlining and minimal if any sidehop. Price was around $90 per tire. Now all my cars have variations of Falken tires on them as they are very good and aggressively priced.
 

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More on F1s:<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=55428" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=55428</A>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>kenschel</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> (I deliver babies too, so I know what you mean about having to get to work...)</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ooh, sorry to hear that. Are you part of the mass exodus of doctors leaving NJ? We would probably leave if our families weren't in this area.
 

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between the PS2 and F1 it really is 6 in one and hald a dozen in the other with the Michelin being a little better in the ride quality area. I got the Pzero Nero and they have great thus far for the track and street. They are inferior to the aforementioned 2 but treadlife is nearly double on them.
 

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is the treadlife on the F1's really under 15K? seems like pilot sport A/S may be better, much more treadlife, not sacrificing much on performance? your thoughts?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>row</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">is the treadlife on the F1's really under 15K? seems like pilot sport A/S may be better, much more treadlife, not sacrificing much on performance? your thoughts?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>ALL the performance summer tires have a life of about 15-18K miles.<br>I have PS All Seasons on, they look like they're wearing well but they have only been on for about 7000 miles.<br>Great all around tire BTW
 
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