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post #11 of 33 Old 31st October 2009, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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What pressures are you running with at the track? I have the same tires on the OEM rims and read somewhere that the corsas are better off starting with a lower psi than the 36 stock for PS2's & Contis.
I've only ever done 5-7 laps at a time on the track, so I've always just left them at 36 PSI cold. To be honest, the engine temperatures spike, and the brakes get mushy long before I worry about overheating the tires. At those pressures, though, they did fine, getting grippier over the first few laps as they come up to temperature without getting greasy. In general, R-comps prefer lower starting pressures.
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PMac can you give us an update? What is your mileage at this point?
Mileage is around 7,000 miles, and the wear is very good. I haven't measured the depth, but visually, they have plenty left, and wet-weather driving has been fine.

I fully expect to get a solid year out of them, and never to go back to PS2s.
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Mileage is around 7,000 miles, and the wear is very good. I haven't measured the depth, but visually, they have plenty left, and wet-weather driving has been fine.

I fully expect to get a solid year out of them, and never to go back to PS2s.
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I get about 3-5k miles/5-8k km before I'm done my rear P-Zeros on my C63..
Ah well, might aswell not complain.. considering now I got some cool alloy rims on for winter.

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I get about 3-5k miles/5-8k km before I'm done my rear P-Zeros on my C63..
Ah well, might aswell not complain.. considering now I got some cool alloy rims on for winter.
I got about the same from P-zeros, they couldn't cope with the power and would give a little all the time when accelorating in a straight line at speed, they just got chewed up.

The Corsa's don't give a tall and do at least twice the mileage, found the same on my bikes, softer compounds last longer due to less spin and give

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My corsas had crap traction after about 1½ year aging with still plenty of rubber left.

I don't know how long they had been on the shelve before the previous owner got them installed them on my car but cant have been more then ~2 years total from production. I swapped to budget Yoko S-drives and got a big boost in traction, so enjoy them while they are fresh!

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My corsas had crap traction after about 1½ year aging with still plenty of rubber left.

I don't know how long they had been on the shelve before the previous owner got them installed them on my car but cant have been more then ~2 years total from production. I swapped to budget Yoko S-drives and got a big boost in traction, so enjoy them while they are fresh!

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Are you talking about the same Corsa System's with 60 treadwear as the thread starter?
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I dont know if they come in different threadwear versions, but it was Pirelli P-Zero Corsa Systems. Below is a pic of my former tires.

I was not impressed at all with them, but they where on the car when i bought it so im not sure how old they where. The car had less then 20k miles on it and they where not the tires that came with the car from the factory + they had plenty of thread left so I don't think they where very old.

When putting on fresh Yoko S-drives (which is a budget tire in comparison) I noticed a significant improvement in traction, both acceleration and cornering. I drive my car on the limit all the time and I can definitely feel the difference.

Could be that my set of Corsas where old and had lost their bite as they should, based on what I have heard and read, be the better tire.

Another experience with the corsas was that they got "scrubbed" very easily on the outer edges on over (rear) and under steer (front) so they looked quite beat up after some "enthusiastic" driving

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My corsas had crap traction after about 1½ year aging with still plenty of rubber left.

I don't know how long they had been on the shelve before the previous owner got them installed them on my car but cant have been more then ~2 years total from production. I swapped to budget Yoko S-drives and got a big boost in traction, so enjoy them while they are fresh!

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That sounds about right. They should heat cycle out and become like plastic as you approach the 2 year mark. All DOT-R tires are like that with age.
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