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      04-14-2009, 11:00 AM   #1
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Decided on tires for my upcoming HRE P40 wheels

I have decided to give the new Pirelli P Zero (Zero the Hero) tires a shot. I have done a lot of research on these tires and have read lots of articles and even spoken to Ben @ The Tire Track, and everything I have heard has been good.

I think they look cosmeticlly nicer than the PS2 and have a stiffer sidewall, I do like a crisp turn-in (similar to runflats).

They are coming standard on a lot of new supercars including the Audi R8, Porsche, and Lambos. Also read an article that we will be seeing them in the future as standard on the higher end AMG and BMW models as well.

The tire holds no less then 5 patents and has been in the making for 24 mths.

My expectations are high, I hope I don't get dissapointed.

As a side note because I am sure it will come up, these are the NEW Pirelli P Zeros NOT the Zero Nero, or Rosso

I can't wait to get everything on. Should be within 2 or 3 weeks now.
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What sizes are you planning on running? Are you on 19" or 20" rims? Coupe or Sedan?

I have been debating my set up as well for the last little while and am starting to settle in on PZeros as well. I also went with the P40s, in a 19" with 10.5" at the rear.

For tire size, I was thinking of 255/35R19 Front and 295/30R19 in the rear. Is that what you decided on?
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if you run the p40s in 9 front and 10.5 rear can you go with stock ps2's to start or would that strech the rear too much? Just as a way of saving a little money out of the gate until can buy 295's.
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What sizes are you planning on running? Are you on 19" or 20" rims? Coupe or Sedan?

I have been debating my set up as well for the last little while and am starting to settle in on PZeros as well. I also went with the P40s, in a 19" with 10.5" at the rear.


For tire size, I was thinking of 255/35R19 Front and 295/30R19 in the rear. Is that what you decided on?
I have the Sedan.

I am going with HRE's recommended fitment. 9" 255/35/19 FRONT & 10.5" 295/30/19 REAR.

I can't wait to get these on, for the price, my expectations are high. I have never spent this much on wheels and tires before.

In fact I have never spent this much on a single mod for any car before.

As far as the P Zeros, I spent about 2 weeks deciding between the proven PS2 and the new P Zero. I can't wait to see how they perform.

From what I have read in a nut shell, they grip a little harder than the PS2, but are louder and have a little higher rolling resistance (which would make sense if they grip harder). Wet traction and hydroplanning are close to each other, and I would expect a little crisper turn-in as the sidewalls are not as soft as the PS2 and are better reinforced.

Good luck with your choice
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Whats different about the new P Zeros? I had a set on my E46 and they were some of the best tires I've had.
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Whats different about the new P Zeros? I had a set on my E46 and they were some of the best tires I've had.
There is too much to list here, do a google search on the new Pirelli P Zero aka "zero the hero" There are quite a few articles about them online.
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