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Well, I've been getting the sales pitch from the tire guys here. They seem to say that the Geolandar G052 wear out too quickly for this weight of truck. They are suggesting Scorpion Zeros (17" rims), which I think are OEM tires now. Any recent comments about these? (I've read all the past posts and at Tirerack.)<p>Also, as I will be getting new tires, which wheel balancing weights are better:<br>the stick on type (invisible weights), or the metal clip type on the outer side of the rim?
 

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Re: Wheel weights for Balancing and Scorpion Zeros (Trevor)

Pirelli Scorpion Zeros are absolute junk. Very noisy and they wear prematurely - a known Pirelli problem that Pirelli has addressed with a goodwill program via Volvo dealers. If you are getting Pirellis, insist on Scorpion STRs, these are the alternative tires that Volvo dealers are using now in place of the Scorpion Zeros.
 

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Re: Wheel weights for Balancing and Scorpion Zeros (Trevor)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Trevor</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">They seem to say that the Geolandar G052 wear out too quickly for this weight of truck. They are suggesting Scorpion Zeros</TD></TR></TABLE><p>No wear issues on our Geolandars with a 7-passenger 2.5T.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Also, as I will be getting new tires, which wheel balancing weights are better: the stick on type (invisible weights), or the metal clip type on the outer side of the rim?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>The clip type! Stick-ons come off much too easily. But be sure they use the right clip type for the rim, and the coated ones so the rim doesn't scratch too much. There are many different profiles, and decent tire shop will have them all. If they don't, they're not a decent shop.<p>Tom.
 

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Re: Wheel weights for Balancing and Scorpion Zeros (tmtalpey)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tmtalpey</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The clip type! Stick-ons come off much too easily.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I have stick-ons on all my cars and have never had a problem. If affixed properly, they will not come off. Make sure you clean the wheels *before* taking the car to the shop.<p>Clip-ons will leave marks on your wheel, regardless of how careful they are or how good the clip weight might be.<p>Clip-ons will always be seen, stick-ons can be hidden behind the wheel spokes (assuming your tire shop has the proper equipment to do that).
 

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Re: Wheel weights for Balancing and Scorpion Zeros (Trevor)

Definitely stay away from the Pirelli Scorpions. Just had mine replaced by Pirelli through Volvo with the Scorpion STR because of wear and humming issues. We will see how the STRs do. If it was my money, I would have switched to a different tire family... Alenza, Nokian WR, Fortera Silent Armor or Continentals.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ig_mb</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>I have stick-ons on all my cars and have never had a problem. If affixed properly, they will not come off. Make sure you clean the wheels *before* taking the car to the shop.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ditto! I actually prefer stick-on for this reason. I don't believe I've ever thrown a weight.<p>Jack
 

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Re: Wheel weights for Balancing and Scorpion Zeros (ScooterZ)

Scorpion STR is not available in the 235/65 R17 size in Canada <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> I can get them through tirerack and ship them to Canada. Scorpion Zeros were not recommended by my dealer because of excessive wear. <br>So, I guess I'll be looking at the Bridgestone Alenza. Anyone know which country they are manufactured in? I'm kinda leery about the Bridgestone affiliation with Firestone (and the problems they had with the Explorer). Can anyone shed some light about the quality of Bridgestone products?
 
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