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Tyres - what did you choose when used?

Soon I will need to change my tyres. Annoyingly, if I want to change like-for-like, the Pirellis on my Speciale are far from being a common occurence. And when I dive into tyre selectors based on my number plate, I get VERY few options aprt from a Michelin.
KwikFit's website for example does only seem to offer my front pirellis but not my rear.

Not as easy as I though...

What have you done? and where?
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Soon I will need to change my tyres. Annoyingly, if I want to change like-for-like, the Pirellis on my Speciale are far from being a common occurence. And when I dive into tyre selectors based on my number plate, I get VERY few options aprt from a Michelin.
KwikFit's website for example does only seem to offer my front pirellis but not my rear.

Not as easy as I though...

What have you done? and where?
Have you checked Blackcircles, Mytyres and Oponeo?
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and Event Tyres....

Loads of options on Google.
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Out of interest, how many miles did you get from your tyres?
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Nearly 18,000 miles on my factory fitted Run Flat Pirellis. Only the rear ones needed changing.

I changed for Goodyear Efficient Grip Run flat and Rimprot (for Rim Protection = slight buldge at the inner edge of the tyre).

The manager at kwikfit said that I had ordered the wrong tyres because Alfa doesn't do Run Flats... He even sent his man to check as he still didn't believe me...
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Not strictly used but a comment on the excellent performance in the snow and ice with sottozero tyre from Pirelli. Awesome tyre and given its being run in the 19” Veloce style wheel size it performs as well as the old Michelin winters on my Octavia (FWD).
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Nearly 18,000 miles on my factory fitted Run Flat Pirellis. Only the rear ones needed changing.
I'm now needing 2 new rear tyres on my Speciale and came across this thread. Unlike Loufada I have only managed ~12.000 miles on my original factory fit Pirelli P7's.

So I'm clearly having too much fun, and not been anywhere near a race track.

So, question to the non-QV owners out there ...what sort of mileage are others getting out of their rear tyres ?
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and Event Tyres....

Loads of options on Google.
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Slight thread hijack here but has anyone considered using non- runflats as replacements?

This is a popular 'upgrade' with BMW drivers for both performance and comfort..
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I used non run-flat winter tyres and noticed a better ride and they are quieter which for winter tyres was a surprise. Also, no crabbing when on full lock. I just bought some extra tyre goo and a good compressor to keep in the boot in case of a puncture. For summer tyres I've run both the Pirelli and Goodyear run-flat factory fitments (two sets of wheels) neither set have worn out yet but I would say 20K miles on the rears and maybe 30K miles on the fronts. My 159 TI would get 7K miles on the fronts, so I'm happy
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FYI, I had SottoZero3 RF winters on and these didn't skip either.
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Rears just changed at 26000 miles. I'm obviously not having any fun! Eagles by the way on 18" wheels
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FYI, I had SottoZero3 RF winters on and these didn't skip either.
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I wonder what Leasys would make of runn8ng non run flat tyres, especially when handing the car back.
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22k for rears on Eagle's as well. Looks like the tyre to have. Plenty of fun had.
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Would anyone with a Guilia go to KwikFit? I wouldn't take my 156 back to them when I saw what they were doing to another guys alloys!
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Would anyone with a Guilia go to KwikFit? I wouldn't take my 156 back to them when I saw what they were doing to another guys alloys!
Sadly mine is leased through Lex and was forced to go to Kwik Fit. Just had rears replaced after pleading with them. Down to just over 2mm and normally won't replace until 2mm or below
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Prolly done about 12k on eagle f1’s (discounting approx mileage done on winters) - plenty of life left in them, despite some spirited driving. Good dry grip and predictable in the wet (as long as it’s not too cold!).

I have another brand new set of the same to go on next as they came on my ‘winter wheels’ when I bought them - more than happy with them!
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Will have to change my Michelins at 19K, on 16k now. Most likely go for Accelera, Sunny Grip, Goodride or Zing Zong next, what do you guys think?
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Will have to change my Michelins at 19K, on 16k now. Most likely go for Accelera, Sunny Grip, Goodride or Zing Zong next, what do you guys think?
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Had a rear right tyre puncture with the OEM Bridgestone S001 RFT 19" (AR specified) the other day. The inner edges were very used compared to the outer edges; which I was checking regularly, so be careful and check the inner side of the rear tyres as well, especially if you like to drive it fast through the corners.

Anyway, for the next tyre I went with the new Pirelli P Zero RFT. Was not sure before if I should go RFT or not, but on the Bridgestones RFT saved me from being late on a seminar so I decided to go with it again for safety reasons; because car is used a lot and needs to be always ready (almost 44.000 miles in 2 years).

So the other day I got them fitted - 225/40-19 at the front and 255/35-19 at the rear. And I got to say they are better in every way then OEM Bridgestones.

- Firstly they are much much quieter (68 db per tyre vs 72 db)
- Secondly they are more comfortable over the bumps
- Thirdly they are smoother and more progressive on the limit
- And lastly, there is no more front end skipping on full lock


I was also considering Michelin 4S (non RFT), but ultimately decided for Pirellis.


Do not confuse this P Zero model with the older version. These are completely new design and I strongly believe that Alfa should fit them from factory instead of Bridgestones - but at the time of release of the Giulia, they were not yet on the market.
However, I also think that Michelin 4S tyres should be fitted to Veloce - just like they are shipping it with the new BMW 330i - which is already beating Giulia Veloce on track - most likely because of Michelin 4S offering substantially more grip than the Bridgestone S001, rather than 3 series having better chassis.

Link to the tyres: https://www.pirelli.com/tyres/en-ww/...#gallery-image

P.S. Today was a pretty wet day, so I got a chance to test them in those conditions as well. Had a couple of intensional (and one not so intensional) rear end slips, but overall they are very confidence inspiring, allowing you to really push it. Car is Giulia 2.0 200hp btw.
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So I just got to around 29,500 miles on my Speciale, went to the dealer for something else and they said front right was illegal, front left not far off, I check them visually all the time and he said even if you put your hand in and feel around you wouldn't realise, again it is the inner 1 inch that has gone and plenty of tread left across the rest of the tyre, that is replacement set #2 since new both times they have fitted Bridgestone Potenza's, they stop the scrubbing sound and grip is great. When the National tyres guy checked them he started by saying they were fine, atleast 2 mm across 75% of the surface, changed his tune when they got them off, basically agreed one was already illegal, the other very close.
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