[BiturboS4] Pirelli P6000

Nicholas Mistry nick at mistry.com
Tue Jun 17 12:50:57 EDT 2003

I agree the P6000s are extremely loud.   One thing to note, after having NTB do an
accurate balance on all tires, and setting the tire pressure correctly on all 4
tires the noise decreased SIGNIFICANTLY.   Also, i found that 90% of my noise came
from one tire that had worn more than the other 4 (tire pressure?).   After
swapping that one out for the one in the trunk, the noise level was at a reasonable

This was done at the end of April, and now (early June) i am starting to notice
that i am cranking my radio up again.

I also noticed that when i ran higher tire pressures the noise level was decreased.
 I discovered this after my road trip to Texas from Boston.  My brother and I were
bringing down lots of gear so i added an extra few PSI  to the tires beforehand.
This gave the car quite different ride, but decreased the level of road noise.

IMHO, these tires are a royal pain in the A**.  Definitely not worth the effort
they require to keep the driver happy.  So far 4 of the 5 tires have been replaced,
due to welts, road damage, or premature wear.   I am looking forward to the day i
get rid of them and equip my baby w/ a proper set of shoes.


> Hello,
>   Man I dread summer when I have to take off my nice quiet snows and put on
> these ridiculously loud hard tires back on the car. I literally have to
> blast the stereo to hear it. I you run your hand over the tire, the leading
> edge of the tire lug is higher. The dealer says thats too bad and there is
> nothing to do about it. They only have about 20k miles on them and seem to
> be wearing very well unfortunately\
>   I would buy another kind but don't want to end up with the same situation.
>   Any suggestions??
>              Bill         2001
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