<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by dave:
I have to disagree re the SO2s,i thought they were fine on my 147,they may of course be totally different on 156,and i don't agree you can generalise any tyre across all Alfas.Tyres will be behave differently on different cars and then you have to look at driving syle,tuning,etc.I liked the SO2s,and i have P Zero Neros on now and they are as good as the Toyos i have just trashed,although i have yet to try them on a track.
The only tyre that i didn't like on the 147 was the P7000,and the best track tyre was a Bridgestone RE40.
To say that SO2s are shockingly terrible on all Alfas is just plain wrong,they may have horrible on your car,but thats all.On mine they were v.good.</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Fair point Dave. Maybe I should have clarified the statement, but the question just seemed to be a general "what experiences" / "what brands" request. On the other hand, the question did refer to 156's, so maybe my 145 and your 147 comments aren't valid at all...
The reason I "didn't get on with" the S02's was that in 6+ years of running 145QVs, the SO2's didn't grip in the dry, made no difference in the wet despite their fancy tread pattern, and were down to the wear indicators at 6,000 miles. Michelins Pilot SXGTs (and now Exaltos) on the other hand are slightly cheaper, and lasted 10-12000 miles and more importantly grip superbly in all conditions.
The 156 I have only had for 4000 miles, but I don't think I will be choosing P-Zero Neros again for that car...