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Best tyres yet
Had these tyres on our SR5 Hilux for close to 3 years, with lots of hiway work (with and without camper trailer) and some off road work. Rotated regularly they have lasted more than 50,000km and are only now starting to chip out (not surprising as they're reaching the end of their tyre life).
Have done a trip to Fraser Island where they were aired down to 16psi without issue for the whole trip plenty of traction in the sand if you use your head and not just "floor it". Wet grip has been great on the hiway in the Hilux, a bit skiddish around town but most utes are.
Did a recent trip to Cape Palmeston and the tyres performed well except in the loose rocks (which is to be expected for an AT tyre)
Purchased at JAX Tyres.
Worst 4x4 Tyre I bought for my Prado
Good wet handling or city drive but at highway tyre tred chips out, For sand drive very poor traction. 18-16 psi won’t work in sand, still slipping and stuck.
Not recommending for 4 wheel drives
Purchased in January 2018 at JAX Tyres for $215.00.
Value for money
Bought these 275/55/20 tyres from Redback Tyres in Clontarf Qld for $260 ea fitted. Got a full set for my Amarok Ultimate. Had Bridgestone tyres on the car and decided to replace for island/beach driving. On bitumen they are sooo quiet. I have driven on wet and dry roads so far without issue. Sand still to be done but a trip to Moreton is only weeks away.
So far the Tyre is a superb choice. I recommend these.
Purchased in July 2020 for $1,040.00.
I have done nearly 120000 on mine and cant fault them. Done the Cape/ OTT, been to NT. Good on beach also
Great highway, all weather ok great durability used in most conditions , sand corrugations highway. Fuel economy went up but larger tyre than original, I can highly recommend these tyres for all the conditions I used them
Purchased in November 2016 at Bob Jane T-Marts for $350.00.
Very happy with these
I have these on my Suzuki Grand Vitara,which has just done 10000 kms in a months drive across Australia and back,2500 kms being on the gravel,some of it being very rough.These tyres were no trouble.They are very tough and I cannot distinguish their performance on sealed roads from the good HT tyres I had before.Take it a bit slow on the rough ,and air down,and I would be surprised if they would ever let you down.
Terrible service and a even worse tyre!!?
Just purchased a brand new set of scorpions and with under 2000km on them blew the first one to pieces as soon as I hit the dirt!!! Then just another few hundred kms on the dirt road I blew another one!!! The second one was a side wall puncher and I was able to fix. Theses are not a off-road tyre at all... they are soft and will not stand up to Australian conditions at all.
After contacting them I ended up getting put through to some cocky young guy who tried to tell me this happened because I was running to low pressure in my tyres!!! (32psi...for a dirt road) he said that I needed to be running 36 just 4psi different and he believed this wouldn’t have happened. I am a mechanic with extensive off-road experience and I was driving to the conditions and I told them that this was a critical fault with there tyre and the situation needed to be reviewed because it was a dangerous situation as I had 4 young children in the car when it happened! I basically told him that I believed there was a problem with the tyres I purchased and I would now need to replace the other two of my brand new tyres at a massive cost as I’m now out in the middle of nowhere. He just replied to me by saying that that was probably a good idea and there was nothing they could do to help us. This service and there product is just simply unacceptable. They may be alright on road but stay away from them if you are going anywhere near a dirt road. They should not be able to classify them as a AT because they are not even close. The side walls are paper thin with no reinforcement. I think this whole tyre needs to be professionally cut apart and reviewed and possibly even recalled it is misled and false advertising.
Purchased in May 2019.
Amazingly good tyres - wouldn't have anything else on my Landcruiser
I am on my third set of Pirelli Scorpion ATR's after trying Bridgestones and talking to mates who have run Coopers, Toyos and other brands. I run a standard 100 series turbo diesel Landcruiser now with over 330,000kms on the clock and tow an Australian Off Road Quantum camper trailer - near 2 tonne when fully loaded. The first set of Pirellis I purchased only gave me 45,000kms which was disappointing but my tyre dealer chastised me for running them too low at 35psi. The next set I purchased I ran at the dealers recommended 40psi and got 60,0...00+ kms. The current set I have has done in excess of 65,000kms and is still going strong - will probably get another 5 - 10,000kms out of them. All this with never a flat tyre or other "fault" over the three sets. I am not into rotating tyres and getting a wheel alignment every 5,000kms as is "required" by other tyre manufacturers who claim high mileages for their over priced tyres but I do change the front to rear and vice versa when I think it is necessary. The current set includes our recent trip from Adelaide to Alice Springs, across the Tanami, through the Kimberley including Cape Leveque, Gibb River Road, Mitchell Falls etc etc - in all about 8,000 kms of dirt road and another 4-5,000kms of bitumen. Tyre pressures were adjusted frequently to suit the road/driving conditions. I can't emphasise enough that tyre management and driving to the conditions wherever you are is the name of the game. I agree with other comments that these tyres are quiet and handle well on both dirt and bitumen, in wet and dry conditions - wouldn't buy anything else - don't see the need to. I am convinced that the Pirellis are great value for money.
Purchased in June 2017 at North Terrace Tyres, Adelaide for $880.00.
Good Highway Bias Tyres
Fitted a set 3 years ago. After 50k replaced front tyres - rear are still good at 60k. Very good on the bitumen - have done trips to WA , Vict and NSW. Quiet and good handling tyre. Off road are ok but if you are doing more than 20% off road you should look at something more tougher - had puncture to tyre with 50k wear from sharp rock which maybe is understandable.
Not value for money
A245/70 R 16 Skorpions fitted as new to my VW Amarok. We are just shy of 48K with these & will maybe make 50K if lucky. They handle well on the black stuff but 98% of our driving has been in Darwin town with some highway use. Handling on the small amount of dirt has been acceptable. I will purchased one more to mate with the as new spare & will replace the others with something more durable. There are many more tyres out there, some at a lower price point, that perform better.
These tyres have changed
I have had two sets of ATRs before this set.The tyres have performed Ok however after 15k the tread has started to flake off. Looks like a rat has chewed them. Admittedly I have towed a caravan and done some dirt road work. I Purchased May 2018 My set are made in CHINA. I will not purchase another set.
Pirelli a sporty tyre
These tyres are so durable and functionable and very sporty. These increases the mileage along with the stability. Long life tyres but lacks wet grip. The dry grip is awesome and can do corners. Worthy for the price provided. Sometimes bumpy on uneven roads and platforms but good on smooth road
Best Tyres I have put on my 4WD
The tyres are the best set I have put on my car, my fuel economy has improved, the ride is a lot smoother and there is a lot less noise than the previous tyres. They are a well priced tyre, great value for money well worth comparing if you are in the market for new tyres.
Just a great tyre
I've had two sets so far, and they've done the Cape, including the OTT, the Gibb, with all the associated detours, the Tanami, the Oodnadatta and Birdsville Tracks and the Plenty Highway. No punctures, no chipping, just a perfect all rounder. High speed travelling or atrocious surfaces are all the same to these tyres. They run well at low pressures and perform well on all surfaces. I'd recommend these to anyone.
Immediate Improvement Onroad
Loved the old Bridgestones on my 4WD, but searched extensively online for good priced offroad tyres and eventually scored a great price at Tempe Tyres on a set of Pirelli Scorpion ATR. The Scorpions made an immediate improvement to the grip and onroad comfort of the truck and I've also noticed better handling overall. Limited offroad tracks at this stage, but I'm very pleased with my choice.
These have been the third set of tyres on our santa fe and by far the best. They have been very quiet and just feel so much better than the Kumho we had on before, but they were more expensive than the kumho too. It is fairly hard to remember back when the kumho's were new but i am sure these are alot better, remember when changing tyres you drive in when your old ones are at their worst and drive out when the new ones should be at there best. But these pirelli tyres certainly feel great. They just seem to be a good tyre
The tyre thread seems to be thicker than other brand. It looks good in our car. The service provided by the company fitting them were excellent. It was so easy to adjust the tyre air pressure. Reasonable in the rain seems to have good grip on the road. highly recommended
Questions & Answers
what is the correct tyre pressure for perelli scorpion tyres 275/70 r16 114t m+s fitted to a 100 series landcruiser towing a caravan. unable to find this info anywhere online. do not want to under or over inflate as i am about to travel. thanks
Just installed 4 pirelli scorpion all terrain plus on my xterra. 265 70 R16. Factory size. What should my tire pressure be in the winter driving on paved roads. Snow/ice?Thank you.
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