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Hi all,
I've set a budget of around £200 a corner which still seems ludicrously high to me.
So, after spending hours trying to find a tyres that's still a good brand/quality but isn't going to bankrupt me, I think I've narrowed down to the Pirelli Scorpion Verde.

Anyone have any reason I should avoid them?
 

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Hi all,
I've set a budget of around £200 a corner which still seems ludicrously high to me.
So, after spending hours trying to find a tyres that's still a good brand/quality but isn't going to bankrupt me, I think I've narrowed down to the Pirelli Scorpion Verde.

Anyone have any reason I should avoid them?
That’s what I’ve had on my two discos from new and no problems 👍
 
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Hi all,
I've set a budget of around £200 a corner which still seems ludicrously high to me.
So, after spending hours trying to find a tyres that's still a good brand/quality but isn't going to bankrupt me, I think I've narrowed down to the Pirelli Scorpion Verde.

Anyone have any reason I should avoid them?
My 2021 car came fitted with Pirelli Scorpion Zero All Season 235/50R20 104W XL JLR which are £220 each fitted at ASDA tyres (or £202 mail order).
 
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Mine came with 20" wheels and Continental tyres - 3 punctures later and 3 new tyres at £240+ each I went upmarket and bought a set of 18" wheels - Continentals this size are around £135.
Maybe it's time to upgrade to 18" wheels.
Currently on Pirelli's and they are comparable with the Continentals.
 

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Thanks all.
You're right, the 20's are silly expensive but they do look good and the car doesn't do much mileage so we should get a few years out of a set. It's just painful when they do need changing. At least it only needs 2 at this stage.
I'll take your advice and get some Pirellis.
(NB deed done - 2 x scorpion verdes from Asda @ £365 being fitted on Tuesday)

To be honest I am tempted by some more 'mid range' tyres. I had this quandry on my Merc a few years back. Had to replace the continentals it came with but didn't have the budget for top end tyres and i was doing a lot of mileage so bought some Avons at 2/3rds of the price, figuring they'd probably slide off the road but as they'd also only last a few weeks, I'd live with it and at least I'd know for sure and it'd buy me some time before I needed to swap them out for Contis again.
Turned out, they were the equal to the Contis in every sense (aside from price) and I never put a premium tyre on that car from that day on. Had Federal (grippy but noisy), Khumo (my favourite) and all were excellent and lasted just as long as the contis.

Only the DS is the wife's car and at the moment I'm fighting a drumming vibration at speed on it (wheels have been balanced, 4 wheel alignment done and if anything it's now worse than ever) and I know there can be balancing issues with cheaper tyres so I want to get the very best quality I can. Plus as I say, she's not doing many miles and with my Jag being near 300bhp and capable of spinning up pretty much any tyre in the wet, I only put premium on that so it'd feel wrong putting budgets on the wife's whilst buying premium for myself.
So I'm going to swap out the fronts (down to 2mm) with new Pirellis, put them on the back, and rotate the current rear contis (4-5mm) to the front. Then see how it drives and go from there.
 

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Just quick follow up - 2 new Verdes on the back and the other 2 rebalanced (again). Haven't fully tested at motorway speeds yet but on a run at 60-70 no vibrations, wheel flutter or any other issues. (y)
Also fitted new Bosch battery a week or so back, and just back from the specialist who reset the BMS. Now my stop-start works again. Car's back to 100% 😃
 
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Strange that you only change 2 tires, In Canada it is always recommended to change all 4 so all tires have the same grip and handling characteristics. Of course we normally rotate our tires to keep wear equal, and Land Rover also recommends it. Many do tire rotation each oil change or at a minimum once a year.
 
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