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post #1 of 161 (permalink) Old 08-29-2017, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, my first post but I have been lingering for some time. I am seriously considering a QV. I am new to the performance car world. I was surprised to read that the pirelli p zero corsa tires only have a life expectancy of 10,000.

It isn't viable for me to drop $1k on tires every 10,000 miles. Have any of you changed to another tire? If so what? Has it noticeably affected performance?

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OP's concern is legit & you're right to do your research...

Wish I had more personal experience to help you with.

I assume Michelin would have some suitable replacements if they have sizes available. I'm thinking Michelin Pilot Super Sports (or their replacements, MP4S). Call/Chat with tirerack.com representatives for ideas... I'm sure they have "Extreme Performance Summer" tire options as well. These would be similar to the OEM Pirelli's, low tread life with high grip...& cost!

Also Bridgestone RE71R on my Evo have been great, not sure about QV sizes though.

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Welcome to the forum.

The stock Pirelli P Zero are a fairly soft sticky tire hence the life expectancy. The P Zero's have a hardness rating of 220 IIRC. Swapping out to Michelin Pilot Sport 4S will give you more life expectancy with roughly the same performance. The Michelins have a hardness rating of 300 for reference.

What car are you coming from?
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I was told to expect about 8000 miles from the factory Pirelli P Zero Corsas on my Quad...I just swapped them for Michelin Pilot Sport ....Very satisfied with the swap....no more lisitening to all the road debris being propelled into the rear diffuser from the Corsas....!!!

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Ha...I have a Lexus ES. I am tired of it and want something fun. Every time I see one on the road it is an old lady driving it. I saw an ad for the Giulia during the Super Bowl and thought it looked nice. Now that I am looking and researching I absolutely love the QV. I can't pull the trigger until after the new year but I am very anxious for it.

I just had no idea that performance tires had such low life expectancy.
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I was told to expect about 8000 miles from the factory Pirelli P Zero Corsas on my Quad...I just swapped them for Michelin Pilot Sport ....Very satisfied with the swap....no more lisitening to all the road debris being propelled into the rear diffuser from the Corsas....!!!
Hey just wondering if you were able to find the exact same size tires or change it up a bit to get those Michelins
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Ha...I have a Lexus ES. I am tired of it and want something fun. Every time I see one on the road it is an old lady driving it. I saw an ad for the Giulia during the Super Bowl and thought it looked nice. Now that I am looking and researching I absolutely love the QV. I can't pull the trigger until after the new year but I am very anxious for it.

I just had no idea that performance tires had such low life expectancy.
Kind of a big jump to go from a Lexus ES to a QV.. QV is a lot of car. Have you test driven a base or TI at all? It'll be a much better experience than your Lexus for a lot less money than a QV.
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What chaiguy said. I have a Ti with the 19" sports package, and it looks almost like a Quad, without the quad exhausts and carbon fiber trim pieces. The general public can't tell the difference. The 280hp engine is great for a daily driver. It's fast (I often find myself approaching 100mph on the freeway without even realizing it) and the car handles like nothing I've had before. If you've got the means and the 505hp QV is what you have your heart set on, by all means, go for it. But if it's a Giulia you want...give a Ti sport a test drive before pulling the trigger.
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+2 to chiaguy and Alfa in Vegas. Unless you have legitimate ability to track it, the QV is much more than any road can stand. It's beautiful, fast, powerful and a fantasy come true...but a regular Giulia or Ti Giulia will give you most of that for a little over half the price. Spend some of the difference with Madness or Eurocompulsion to power it up a bit and tune the sound, the tires will last much longer (and hold just fine) and the insurance is more tolerable.

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For the QV the front size is available in the Michelin 4S, but the rear size is not yet available. Another person on this forum has upsized to a larger tire that is available in the 4S with good results. In regard to the OEM size for the rear, I am hopeful that Michelin will add that size by the end of the year. Fingers crossed...
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