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Hi - Just had the Pirelli scorpions fitted on the front today - they look a little better than the Dunlops and were £112 each all in, compared to best price of £160 for the Dunlops.

I will be having the Pirellis on the back when ready.........

Cheers - Paul
 
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I dont know who you went to for your tyres but !60 for dunlops was day light robbery. I have just had to replace one on my vehicle and it cost £89.00 for the same as the one it replaced. problem with the pirelli is the rubber is soft and you will find that you will go through the tyres quicker.
 

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Goodyear Wranglers M & S for me all round. theyn aren't too chunky and don't wear down very quickly.

I have noticed on some surfaces that they throw up more noise though.

In the snowy weather they were brilliant!

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Hello,
Just signed up, its really great to find so much good info all in one place.

I'm just looking at replacing all four tyres. Scorpions look about the best compromise and are one of the cheapest premium brands. Camskill are knocking them out at £88.14 each plus £2.50 delivery per tyre. Interesting that they are a bit soft - probably cos of the higher speed ( V) rating.
Had Dunlop ST20s on, but tracking was out so the fronts went in no time (doh!). Put Conti Premium Contacts on which are very good on the road, and in the snow, but bit pants in the mud and have worn quite quickly.
Wondered about putting winter tyres on (Nokian or Conti possibly) as they might be better off road, but does any one know if they are quick wearing due to the different compound used?
Has anyone come across the Bridgestone EL42? Looks as though it might be a bit chunkier.
 

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My T30 55 plate came with Bridgestone Duellers H/T(215/65/R16)as standard.Renewed the fronts at 24.5k and nearly need 2 more now at 50k.Rears still seem to have another 5/8k left in them.No problems in snow/ice.Don't seem noisy but have'nt tried any others to compare.
 

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The Dunlop 215/60/17 front tyres on my 58 plate x-trail sport are about worn out after the first 16000 miles. A visit to a tyre specialist considered this to be not unusual for these cars but is a far faster wear rate than any other new car Iv'e had. The main wear is scrubbing to the inner block pattern area with only slightly less wear to the outside edge.
I wouldn't consider the mileage to have been aggressive or fast so am surprised at the wear rate. The car is almost always lightly loaded but I had raised the tyre pressures to the upper recomended, to try to even out the wear rate across the whole tread profile.
Have other owners found a simelar wear rate or do I have a problem with my suspension set-up.

I would also like to find a more agressive tyre to save me getting stuck in a field when the grass is wet but both the Nissan dealer and a tyre dealer have said none is recomended for my wheel size , and that changing to 16 inch wheels and tyres will involve asking the insurance company and negating the vehical waranty. Shame really as otherwise owning the car has been a pleasure apart from the twinge of annoyance that the dealer that sold me the car forgot to mention that although I had specifically told him it was needed to get across a grass field, it wasn't possible to get tyres fitted to allow me too.

Any helpful advise on either of the above would be welcome.
 

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Dano940 said:
Goodyear Wranglers M & S for me all round. theyn aren't too chunky and don't wear down very quickly.

I have noticed on some surfaces that they throw up more noise though.

In the snowy weather they were brilliant!

Dan
I can confirm , I have the same tyres all round. Not much road noise, good road holding, excellent in snow, reasonably priced and they look good. :thumbs:
 

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I've just put on 4 Wranglers and are great these are my second set the first I got nearly 50000 miles out of hem. I have just ordered a set of General Grabbers for the winter for £82 each as I live in the Highlands.

A tip, if you find the tyres you want from Kwik fit buy them on line and then phone the local store and tell them, if they have them in stock they will fit them for you the same day. I was quoted £520 at the store but only paid £370 online, for the same four tyres.
 

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A big thank you for the reply on tyres and will give them a serious look. Unfortunately on a long run over the weekend I have started getting a new "noise" that is speed related and assume it is a grumbling bearing somewhere on the final drive. At only 20 months and 16,000 miles seems I will soon be testing my dealers and the Nissan waranty.
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Looked at the Wranglers but unfortunately only come in 16 inch. My dealer told me changing the wheels to 16 inch will effect my waranty. Am waiting for reply from Nissan UK to confirm this. With already getting a grumbling bearing on the final drive can't afford to loose the waranty so will have to wait for conformation before going any further.
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Seems my "noise" is a wheel bearing soon to be renewed under waranty. Also arranging to get a set of 16" wheels so I can upgrade the tyres to get across wet grass, and have the front suspension allignment checked to save scrubbing off the inside of the next set.
Look forward to feeling the difference in grip. Thanks for the advice.
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I run GoodYear Wranglers on my 16" wheels but don't think they are available on 17", shame because they are excellent on wet grass etc, worth trying Bridgestone Duellers if they are available on 17". Micheldever Tyres on 01962 774437 are worth a call, they are very helpful and have connections nationwide. Prices excellent too.
 

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Been surfing and found on another site that it's not unusual for the x-trail to be very heavy on front tyre wear on original fit dunlop tyres although others swear by them saying they last really well. Even allowing for different driving styles the bad comments easily outweigh the good. The cynic in me wonders if this is down to erratic quality of initial set up. Nissan say wheel alignment problems are not covered by the warranty, and of course wont show up for several thousand miles after getting their cash so can be blamed on "hitting a bump". In todays business's climate of profit before all else it is easy to think that too much time or money spent ensuring the best possible set-up is achieved could be viewed as "uneconomic".
Coupled to the above my front wheel bearings have failed and ARE covered under the warranty and soon to be replaced, so perhaps the machine that assembled the front end of my car was just having a bad day.
It would be interesting to hear others comments on the front tyre tread life of the x-trail.
 

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I got nearly 20,000 miles from my original Dunlops before they failed during the MOT test, so I replaced them with Pirelli Scorpion STR at £105.00 each, all inluded, VAT, fitting & balancing etc. Also had tracking checked which was perfect.
 

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I note some of you are replacing your tyres in pairs not 4s is this a good idea, diffs and all that?
My dunlops have done 25K miles from new and still have about 4.5 mm left.
 
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