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My right rear went soft on me on the 10 freeway last night. The compressor and sealant saved my skin! I was rolling along with two 200 lb. friends on the passenger side and was complaining about them affecting the handling until I realized the tire must be going down. Pulled over and had some air in it, so I broke out the Factory supplied compressor and sealant and it got us to the casino and back, mind you highly unbalanced. Little scary, had to keep it under 60mph to avoid vibration.
Got home fine, couldn't believe that stuff actually worked. I think I last used such a product on a lawn tractor....
Upon inspection at home I realized all 4 Eagle F1 GS-D3's are pretty much toast. Look fine at a cursory glance, but up close the tread depth is right near the limit and it looks like the inside edge of the fronts are gone. I better take my advice on alignment eh? I really thought I was going to get more than 7k out of them since they seemed like a harder compound than the P zero rosso's Maserati shod the car with from the factory (7k on those) which seemed super soft. I had very scientifically concluded the heat out here in Palm Springs cooked the sticky Pirellis. Well I'm at 14k on the odometer so nominate me for the what do I know award.
I'm tempted by the Vredesteins what with the Giugiaro tie in but based on my last choice I'm withdrawing any pretense of intelligence about this.
Present finances make $600 dollars for all four (please don't laugh) General Exclaim tire rack specials appealing. Reviews are positive, but obviously from less performance oriented vehicles for the most part. One good review from a Vette owner.

input appreciated.

Kudos to the emergency tire sealant and compressor!

Thoughts anyone?

Ray
 

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Tyre or Tire compressor

Are you sure that you had to use the gel ? Why didnt you try to use the compresor on its own first, it may have been a faulty / loose valve. If you are short of funds at the moment as we all are you may try putting on some used quality tyres for the time being. i dont recommend tyre with puncture repairs but would certainly use the Branded makes.

In Uk many people use used tyres. They usually come from Germany where the tyre laws are much more strict.

I'm looking for new or slightly part worn Pirellis. They sound good I mean Pirelli name and not the road sound. They also keep in with the Italian theme and have th eyellow or red pirelli logo sticker on the side but as rare as hens teeth for good quality used ones.

So I suppose will have to buy new at about £175 each. I am offered 265 35 18 Goodyear F1 DS3 for £96 each but I am inclined to go for stock Pirelli.

I am thinking of going for 275 35 18 for the rear but am worried with fitment issues and I cant take them back so what do you guys think?

Goodyear 265s or Pirelli 275s and if going for new pirellis should I go for Nero, Rosso or assymetricos?
 

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Can't speak for the Pirellis as never fitted them to my old Coupe but I did have a set of the Goodyears you mentioned and they were really imressive, so much better than the Michelin Pilot Sports they replaced and far less money. Unless you really HAVE to use the Pirellis I would seriously consider the Goodyears, especially at that price.
 

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I agree with Colossus. I went from Pirelli PZero Rosso to Goodyear Eagle F1 Assymetrics and the difference is huge. I'd go with Goodyear. Cheaper and better is a no brainer to me.
 

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Thanks for all the input guys. I got a spare on there for the moment.
I wonder if they have replacement goo that fits on that compressor.
 
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