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Pirelli P-Zero "HN"

JoeyPropane

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So the Pirelli's on N cars are supposedly "specifically developed" for these cars, does that mean easy and quick replacements are difficult to find? Anyone wondering if it's a good idea to order a couple in advance and store them away in case of unlucky punctures? I haven't had the best of luck in the past, don't want to risk being off the road for a week or 2 while a supplier has to order them in...
 

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Try the tyre thread, I don’t think they’re difficult to get hold of…but the consensus is ditch them at the first opportunity for a different tyre.
 

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Really? Most of the reviews say they are a near perfect match for the chassis - plenty of grip, predictable slip. I don't expect them to last much more than 10-12k miles, but what soft rubber does?
 

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In my experience with my i30N I really did not like them (again I’m not alone, the tyre thread is full of it) and changing them was the best thing I did. Wheel hop and the LSD stuff is gone. I think in warmer climates they’re probably better, maybe?

I’m tempted to ask the dealers to take mine off my current one and put them on my new one when I collect it. When we pick the i20N up we’ll see, it may be better, but I’m not so sure.
 
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In Spain, with the climate we have in the Mediterranean, they were fine in the i30 N. I didn't notice any wheel hop. And the tyres lasted very well, almost 40,000 km (a lot of motorway). That said, when it was time to change them I put the PS4S and they were better, more comfortable and less noisy.

I don't know what I'll put on the FL when the PZero are worn out, but I want to try other tyres.
 
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Really? Most of the reviews say they are a near perfect match for the chassis - plenty of grip, predictable slip. I don't expect them to last much more than 10-12k miles, but what soft rubber does?
Get rid of ASAP terrible tyres in the dry they Are average at best and in the damp or wet just spin up or shudder violently.
don’t understand why Hyundai would put them on in the first place.
 
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SteveNi20

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In my experience with my i30N I really did not like them (again I’m not alone, the tyre thread is full of it) and changing them was the best thing I did. Wheel hop and the LSD stuff is gone. I think in warmer climates they’re probably better, maybe?

I’m tempted to ask the dealers to take mine off my current one and put them on my new one when I collect it. When we pick the i20N up we’ll see, it may be better, but I’m not so sure.
Yep the i30 just has to much torque for them to handle absolutely shocking tyres.
They may work better on the i20,if not I’ll just bin them for a set of Michelin ps4s.
 

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Yep the i30 just has to much torque for them to handle absolutely shocking tyres.
They may work better on the i20,if not I’ll just bin them for a set of Michelin ps4s.
On mine it’s pulling off my driveway in the morning, have to go to full lock and that noise 🤢 PS4s basically stopped that, even well into winter when it’s very cold.

Although being fair I managed 21k on the fronts and 44k on the rears on the Pirelli’s 😂
 

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and to the other part of the original question , not a good idea to buy tyres and store for just in case. Rubber degrades over time even without being used so you might end up wasting money, especially buying a pair of them.

You can repair small punctures and in the unlikely event of having bigger damage and can't find replacement , you can always buy a pair of a different pair of tyres. (so many recommendations in relevant thread in this forum).
 
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JoeyPropane

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Interesting, cheers for the info guys - I wonder if the much lighter kerb weight is part of the reason why none of the video/website reviews have mentioned the stock tyres in a negative way.

I guess its a case of seeing how we get on, and if anything does go wrong or doesn't feel quite right/to liking, there's always PS4's readily available!
 

salemetal

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Pirellis are fine for me, but we do have a warmer summers here.
Based on recomendations, next tires will likely be michelins, if I dont buy some korean UHP tires to se if they're good. :)
 

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P Zeros are oem on some Porsche and ,coincidentally,my daughter’s S3 came on them as did her partner’s M340i estate.
They come towards the top in various tyre reviews for both their wet and dry performance…BUT such tests will be carried out in normal temperatures and there are many complaints on forums that their grip drops off badly in cold weather,such as we experience in UK winters.
I wouldn’t replace with the same,especially if the HN marked ones are at a premium price.