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post #1 of 86 Old 02-27-2016 Thread Starter
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New Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season plus

I only got a few miles past 36,000 with the OE Pirelli Scorpion Verde tires that came with my Touareg. The OE tires handled great performed well, but wore out more than any other tire on any vehicle I have ever owned. I have a set of Winter rubber (Blizzaks) that I install before the first snowstorm of each year and leave on until near Spring so it save on some mileage.

So I debated about which brand/tire I was going to purchase. It was either Goodyear Triple Tred CS or Pirelli Scorpion Verde Plus. With the goodwill money ($832 out the door. I could have had the tire shop mount them to the Touareg, but I prefer to use my own Torque Wrench) I decided to get the new version of the same tire. The new version has a 65,000 mile tread wear warranty, and they are also asymmetrical non-directional (rotate any way I want). They look good and after having driven 25 or so miles on them , they have the same good handling feel as the old version.

I did notice one peculiar thing about the new tires. My steering wheel no longer has the slight shimmy at highway speeds it used to have using the OE tires. Maybe I had a small balance problem on the old tires. Some before and after images.

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Great tire! I've had mine for 8000 miles. Quiet, too.

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Just ordered 4 for my 010 Highlander. Like the Scorpion- Good to hear fincher
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Pirellis are great tires for performance and handling, which makes it only natural that they wear out quickly..probably because of having a soft compund which aids in said great performance and handling.

I've used Pirelli before on another car I had and loved them, but I can't afford replacing them so quickly.

I've got the Hankook Ventus AS currently on my car. So far I'm happy with them.
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My dealer recommended the Verde Plus for Touareg....my new one came with regular (1st gen?) Verde....I'll be thrilled if I 36 k out of them.

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That's one of the tires I'm looking at to replace the M&S tires I currently have on my 2011 (new to me) Touareg. The M&S work great but I think I can increase their life is I only use them in the winter and use an "all-season" during the spring, summer and fall. Does it make sense to do this, in you guys' opinions???
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To run winter and summer tires you really need two sets of wheels.

It's not a good idea to remove/replace the tires from/on the wheel twice a year.

I think it may be illegal in Germany where two sets of wheels and tyres are the norm!

Winter tires are worn out/ineffective at 50% tread depth wear, so conserving a set for winter use only is sensible.

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does anyone know what tire is on the new 21" wheels on a 16 Exec? website says all season

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Pirellis are great tires for performance and handling, which makes it only natural that they wear out quickly..probably because of having a soft compund which aids in said great performance and handling.

I've used Pirelli before on another car I had and loved them, but I can't afford replacing them so quickly.

I've got the Hankook Ventus AS currently on my car. So far I'm happy with them.
AFAIK the Verde Plus has higher UTQG rating for wear than the original Verde - sadly only the Verde, not the Verde Plus, is available in the UK and Pirelli Europe have no plans to introduce it.

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That's one of the tires I'm looking at to replace the M&S tires I currently have on my 2011 (new to me) Touareg. The M&S work great but I think I can increase their life is I only use them in the winter and use an "all-season" during the spring, summer and fall. Does it make sense to do this, in you guys' opinions???
That's my normal approach - All-Seasons in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winters in Winter.

Although the new breed of All-Seasons, the Michelin CrossClimate and Nokian Weatherproof are getting very good reviews and seem to suit year-round use in the UK's predominantly damp maritime climate. Not all sizes are available yet but should be by the time I need tyres.

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