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Pirelli P- Zeros

Dippy Feb 14, 2018

  1. Dippy

    Dippy Well-Known Member Team Monsoon Audi S5 Black Edition

    My B5 S4 was delivered on these and I hated the tram-lining. So first chance I got I changed them to Michelin PS and found those excellent, so I stayed with PSx on that car for about 14 years. When I replaced that car with my B8.5 S5 sportback, I was disappointed but not surprised to see that it had the Pirellis again. However they have not been as bad as I remember them on my S4, only a bit of tramlining which I have tolerated.

    However nearly 3 years and 12,000 miles later I am starting to feel that they are behaving differently. The tram-lining seems a bit worse and the grip seems a bit less. The wheels have been rotated and there is an average of 3-4mm tread depth. The pressures are spot on - that's something that I check regularly. My S5 has the sports diff and adjustable dampers.

    Has anyone else experienced that the performance of this brand of tyre degrades noticeably with wear?
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    ACWKGYTO Well-Known Member

    Yeah and the roads are twice as bad as they were a few years back, reevaluate in the summer but maybe its time for a change of rubber
  4. Gazwould

    Gazwould Well-Known Member

    Rubber degrades with use and age .

    Pirelli P Zero and Michelin PS are vague descriptions as there are many models .
  5. RS3 S.

    RS3 S. Well-Known Member SQ5 owners group Team Daytona TFSI Owners Group Team V6 Audi Q5 S tronic

    I like the Pirelli P Zero R02, just had another 2 fitted to my RS to keep it o.e.

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