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#4665666 - 02/14/18 10:41 AM Runflat to Cinturato P7 or P-Zero All Season Plus
gofast182 Offline


Registered: 04/30/13
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Loc: NJ
I want to replace the Continental run-flat tires on my BMW with regular all seasons. I don't like the loud bangs when hitting certain bumps and the way the car can wander over undulations in the road, these seem to be characteristics of run-flats.

Other than Michelin, which is rather expensive for my purpose, it seems Pirelli has a couple of the top rated tires for the money. Any input on whether I should go with the Cinturato P7 or the P-Zero All Season Plus? Will one be noticeably more comfortable than the other? Would I still feel a noticeable improvement over the run-flats if I go with the P-Zero All Season Plus (which is in a higher performance category but also cheaper than the Cinturato P7)?
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#4665674 - 02/14/18 10:48 AM Re: Runflat to Cinturato P7 or P-Zero All Season Plus [Re: gofast182]
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225/45R18 size?

Hopefully you mean the Cinturato P7 All Season Plus and not just the regular Cinturato P7. The former would be my choice since it will be much better in winter weather. The P-Zero is an UHP tire or ultimate high performance all season. So not nearly as good in the winter weather. Below is a write up on each tire.

https://tirereviewsandmore.com/pirelli-cinturato-p7-all-season-plus-reviews/

https://tirereviewsandmore.com/pirelli-p-zero-all-season-plus-reviews/



Edited by SatinSilver (02/14/18 10:55 AM)
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#4665678 - 02/14/18 10:54 AM Re: Runflat to Cinturato P7 or P-Zero All Season Plus [Re: gofast182]
Wolf359 Offline


Registered: 04/27/12
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Loc: MA
I didn't think Michelin was that much more over Pirelli. Continental and Michelins seem to be the favorites on Mercedes. I got a set of Michelin A/S 3+ at Costco recently. They always seem to have $70 off and it seems every month or so they have a 1 cent installation sale so after the $70 off and 4 cent installation, it's not that bad. You get free rotation and balancing too. Plus they have a 5 year road hazard warranty, tire rack only gives you 2 years.

Most people do seem to hate the ride of a run flat so don't blame you for getting rid of them, but what will you do for a spare?

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#4665682 - 02/14/18 10:59 AM Re: Runflat to Cinturato P7 or P-Zero All Season Plus [Re: SatinSilver]
gofast182 Offline


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Originally Posted By: SatinSilver
225/45R18 size?

Hopefully you mean the Cinturato P7 All Season Plus and not just the regular Cinturato P7. The former would be my choice since it will be much better in winter weather. The P-Zero is an UHP tire or ultimate high performance all season. So not nearly as good in the winter weather. Below is a write up on each tire.

https://tirereviewsandmore.com/pirelli-cinturato-p7-all-season-plus-reviews/

https://tirereviewsandmore.com/pirelli-p-zero-all-season-plus-reviews/


Yes, I did mean Cinturato All Season Plus, thank you.
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#4665689 - 02/14/18 11:04 AM Re: Runflat to Cinturato P7 or P-Zero All Season Plus [Re: gofast182]
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The Nokian eNTYRE 2.0 is out of stock currently. But they might be able to order it for you and it qualifies for the DTD $100 rebate. $145/tire before rebate. A good option if you don't need it right away.

Otherwise the Pirelli will be a fine tire and prob a little better than the Nokian.


https://www.discounttiredirect.com/buy-tires/nokian-tire-entyre-2-0/p/25086


Edited by SatinSilver (02/14/18 11:13 AM)
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#4665695 - 02/14/18 11:08 AM Re: Runflat to Cinturato P7 or P-Zero All Season Plus [Re: gofast182]
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In my 25 years of driving the best tire I have ever owned were the Cinturato P7's ASP that I put on my last car a 2012 Audi A6. So I am voting for them!
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#4665746 - 02/14/18 11:53 AM Re: Runflat to Cinturato P7 or P-Zero All Season Plus [Re: gofast182]
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Thanks for the replies.

Re: a spare, I'm going to take my chances. I've never had an actual blow out and when you hit the right pothole the right way and it sounds like an explosion at the front of the car, it seems like a chance worth taking. I have access to roadside support and typically travel within a <30mi radius of home.

Re: winter performance, it's not super important to me. I have AWD and in NJ we seldom go more than a few hours when roads aren't passable with an all-season tire.

Re: price, I can get the P-Zero AS Plus for $149/ea. at Mavis or $159/ea with a rebate from discounttiredirect.com. The Cinturato P7 AS Plus seems to be coming in around $170+/ea across the board.
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#4665773 - 02/14/18 12:20 PM Re: Runflat to Cinturato P7 or P-Zero All Season Plus [Re: gofast182]
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What about the Continental Pure Contact? I'd take those over Pirelli's.

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#4665784 - 02/14/18 12:28 PM Re: Runflat to Cinturato P7 or P-Zero All Season Plus [Re: gofast182]
gofast182 Offline


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I'm not enamored with Continental. We had a defective set on a CR-V we used to have and the run-flats on this BMW, even if they're doing what they should, leave a bad taste in my mouth.
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#4665787 - 02/14/18 12:29 PM Re: Runflat to Cinturato P7 or P-Zero All Season Plus [Re: gofast182]
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Conties are very good esp the Pure Contact but I prefer the Pirelli's any day.

Conties seem to wear fast and there have been issues with their sidewalls being toast after hitting a pothole or being driven a short distance with a low/flat tire. Black powder inside the tire is present which means time to replace.
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#4665841 - 02/14/18 01:29 PM Re: Runflat to Cinturato P7 or P-Zero All Season Plus [Re: gofast182]
motts Offline


Registered: 06/19/09
Posts: 178
Loc: ny
I agree that Continental tires have awful sidewalls.Have seen many with bubbles separated belts and they seem to be very thin

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#4666036 - 02/14/18 04:41 PM Re: Runflat to Cinturato P7 or P-Zero All Season Plus [Re: gofast182]
slacktide_bitog Offline


Registered: 03/20/08
Posts: 5464
Loc: USA
Don't forget about the Bridgestone Driveguard, a run-flat that's actually supposed to be decent.

But if you're shopping for all-season tires, and can't use separate winter tires, consider something with the 3-peak sign, such as:
Vredestin Quatrac 5
Goodyear Weatherready
Toyo Celsius
Michelin CrossClimate
Nokian WRG3 (will be replaced with the new WRG4 soon)

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#4667914 - 02/16/18 02:39 PM Re: Runflat to Cinturato P7 or P-Zero All Season Plus [Re: gofast182]
gofast182 Offline


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Ordered the Cinturato P7 All Season Plus from discounttiredirect.com. They price-matched another site so I got the tires for $140/ea and then Pirelli has a $70 rebate from 2/16-3/12. Feels like I got the deal of the century.

The tires will arrive Tuesday, I'll have them mounted by next weekend and report back.
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