Now with 35% LP tyres on the car, they are very easily damaged, so as I have a tenancy to wreck tyres before they are worn out, I now use cheapo Nexen tyres which have the right speed ratings but cost far less. They don`t last as long but at about 40% of the cost of a brand name, I am not to worried.
Grip in the wet or dry is fine and road noise is ok. They do what it says on the box.
Like you I am unimpressed by the road noise from Pirelli P Zeros on an X Type. What kind of noise are you experiencing? I get a loud musical whine from around 30 to 55 MPH.
I previously have had Conti Sport Contact 3 and a similar Michelin tyre (I am struggling to remember the exact name). They were both much more civilised.
Would be interested to hear how you get on.
Many thanks for your comments re tyres for my X-Type. The noise I am experiencing is a constant sort of drumming/rumbling, very difficult to put into words!! The noise is very dependant on the road surface though. I think it has got worse as the tyres have worn.
Not wheel bearings as that has been checked.
I find these comments about tyres very interesting. I too will shortly be needing new tyres on my diesel X type 2.2. saloon. Currently running on P zero's I do find quite a lot of road noise so I have been pondering a change of make. i have yet to make up my mind as to which sort and would be keen to hear how things develop with this forum discussion.
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