S320 Rear Tyre wear

kheath74

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I recently bought four new tyres for my s320, Pirelli P Zeros all round thanks to a good deal from a friend. The rears are 19 275 35 and have after 10K miles pretty much worn to the limit, the fronts however are fine and have a lot left in them.

As I have different sizes from front to back I would like to buy a harder compound for the rears now and get maybe 20K out of them. Is there any issue with mixing different compounds on the rear to the front and does anyone have a good tyre they recommend for long wear?

I drive motorway around 100miles a day so performance isnt needed, just longevity!
 

Xtractorfan

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You should be getting more miles from a set of pirelli's ..Personally I would be a big fan of Michelins, they have always worked for me.. and they do last.. are your rears wearing the center down as your pressures may be wrong....
 

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275 tyres will scrub the tread off,,I have 285 on the rear of mine and they do not last long,,the wider the tyre,the shorter the life
 

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Running the P zero on a Jag XK8 I have found it to have a shockingly short life (albeit outstanding grip) - its just such a soft compound.
 

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Running the P zero on a Jag XK8 I have found it to have a shockingly short life (albeit outstanding grip) - its just such a soft compound.

Maybe I will try something else next time round
 

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