Member Since: 30 Apr 2015
Verde or Zero's?
Anyone got views on Pirelli Scorpion Verde 255/50/20's the dealer has just fitted a pair on the front axle leaving a pair of Scorpion Zero's on the rear axle!
30th Oct 2017 9:10 pm
Member Since: 04 May 2015
I wouldn’t be happy with that but then i have always been fussy to have 4 matching tyres! 2003 BMW M5- 5 Litres of V8 Optimax Slurping Goodness in Carbon Black
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30th Oct 2017 9:36 pm
Member Since: 09 Mar 2017
Depending on your alloys' certificates, you might be supposed to get same size AND same tread on all 4 wheels. It does make sense after all, it's a 4x4 driven vehicle. Unless you want to give your centre diff some extra exercise, that is.
From the looks they are almost the same, though. How old are the back ones?
Maybe you want to rotate front to back more often to get an even wear, then changing all 4 at a later stage instead of running down the front and then buying just two replacements, and shortly after two other replacements.
31st Oct 2017 7:10 am
Member Since: 08 Nov 2005
Location: Oldbury, WM
^^^^ Tom - We dont have that regulatory issue in the UK. You could, if you wanted to, fit 4 different tyres on each corner.
I have Verdes all round on my summer alloys and I must say I am impressed at how well they are wearing.
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31st Oct 2017 8:04 am
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So when I went back to collect my vehicle the sales manager had got Zero's fitted so that all four matched.
I ran zeros and verdes at the same time and no issues. Now fully verde. Cold up North !James favourite hobby is writing in the third person.
29th Nov 2017 10:22 pm
Member Since: 03 Mar 2008
Verde and zero are pretty much the same tyre, are they not? I thought Verde is the updated tyre?
Either way both are LR approved tyres.
I’m running 21” verdes on the D5. Seems a pretty good tyre, even on wet grass they seem to grip pretty well.18MY Velar R-Dynamic SE D240, Fuji White
30th Nov 2017 12:33 pm
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I've only had Scorpions in 18", but I find them to be great when they are new, but as soon as they wear to about 5mm they start to 'tramline' badly, following every groove and change in road surface.Richard
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30th Nov 2017 1:24 pm
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