View Full Version : Not impressed!!

06-14-2003, 02:01 PM
With the pirelli P7000 supersports!!!

I've had these tires for 3 years, summer use only and the tread is pretty much gone, 2 of the tires are cupping thus making a humming noise at 100km's and up, plus to top it all off the sidewalls were cracking and one finally blew on the inside wall when i was at work. *uzi* :mad:

I'm not touching pirelli's with a 10 foot pole again!!!!!

So i ask this. What tires can you get ( in a 18/235/40 configuration) that will last the longest ( i don't need the stickiest tires on the 5 ), not cup, and is the cheapest price???

Again i don't give a rats ass for performance, just something that will get my rims on the raod again for the lowest price. :)

M3ti Compact
06-14-2003, 02:13 PM
an 18/235/40 doesn't exist. And that would probably be for some super comfort BICYCLE from the 50's with them big wheel in front and small wheel in the back.

I assume you mean 235/40R-18's

There are no "cheap" tires for that size rim. All will pretty much be performance tires.

06-14-2003, 02:15 PM
yeah yeah yeah, you got me. thanx jackass!!! Just kidding :moon:

out of the possible tires with that selection which one is the best for what i want then??

06-14-2003, 02:18 PM
hmmmmm i wonder if canadian tire has that configuration???? LOL :)

06-14-2003, 02:33 PM
hey man, i'm actually surprised to hear that about the pirelli's the tires you had were actually the lightest that i knew of, maybe that coulda helped in the result of the damage, anyhow, best bang for your buck with tires i'm gonna have to say HERCULES tires, you can pic up a set for just over/just under 800 brand new, which is a very decent price for the tire size (however that price is for 224/40/18) and they have very good traction in summer conditions, and i have no complaints from them so far!

06-14-2003, 03:24 PM
try kumho 712 ... alot of people use the as track tires because they have good grip yet a cheap price

06-14-2003, 03:30 PM
1st question, how much mileage did you put on the tires during the two years of use?

2nd, unfortunately, most 18 inch tires will begin to cup at around 30,000 Kms, nothing you can really do about it. All tires are going to be quite wide on an 18" tire and slightly uneven wear will be come pronouced on that tire.

As for the cracking on the side wall, try to take them back to the retailler along with a copy of your receipt, there may be a voluntary recall on the tire. I remember Continential tires made in the states were know for this and they would exchange them on a pro rata basis. Just a thought

06-15-2003, 03:29 PM
Tough to say how many km's i put on them. about 30,000 sounds right.

I'll start doing some shooping for prices. thanx for the suggestions.

sUpeD Up BiMmEr
06-15-2003, 03:35 PM
i love my pirelli p7000's i have had them on for about 15 000 k now and there awsome they stick to everything

06-15-2003, 03:40 PM
i always use p7000's. I had 225/40/18 for about 4 summers and now I got 215/35/18 and had no problems with both.

06-15-2003, 03:50 PM
the P7000 "supersports" are an all season tire from what I understand. And they are Shyte! Next time get the summer compound P7000.. well neither of them last very long but they grip pretty good.

And don't cheap out too much.. remember thoes tires are the only thing keep your bimmer under control.

Daniel Xavier
06-15-2003, 03:50 PM
errr...performance tires on a Bmw exposed no doubt to spirited driving and you expect to get the mileage of a Michelin radial with the grip of semi track tires? If you want that..try the Gran Turismo 3 shark tire wear hack on the PS2 to release your anxieties before going out in your real car ;-)