Pirelli Scorpion A/T

Submitted: Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 13:36
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Just wondering is any one running Pirelli Scorpion,s and what there thoughts are on this tyre and if any one has heard good or bad of them ? Budget might not stretch the extra $50 per tyre at the moment to put BFG.s on !!
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Reply By: Member - Alastair D (NSW) - Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 14:05

Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 14:05
Have had them on a Pajero LWB for a while and they have done ~40,000km. From the wear rate it looks like we would get ~70,000 before they are finished. We will probably change them sooner because of sidewall concerns and our plans for some big trips next year on more challenging tracks.

They work well for us on bitumen and are quite quiet. On dirt roads they are good but have suffered some nasty nicks and cuts etc from rocks. I will be going for something more robust in the sidewall department.

In muddy conditions the treads quickly clog but we have rarely got bogged because they seem to aid 'floating' across the top rather than digging in. I do tend to keep the pressures down in such situations to aid bouyancy. We have been bogged badly only once in mud due to 1- bad driving, 2-heavy load, 3-high tyre pressures having just come off the black top and it was raining too hard to make it attractive to drop pressures.

Good on sand with low pressures except where there are stakes again because of sidewalls.

Hope this helps.
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Reply By: Vince NSW - Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 14:31

Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 14:31
Had them on for 18 mths. Good on the black top & dirt but not much good for climbing in loose stuff. I have a second set of rims with BFG ATs which we put on for any trips. As said above, the side walls would worry me on rockg & gibbers.

Vince
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Reply By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 15:13

Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 15:13
woeful offroad. They are nothign more than a HT.

Well and truly worth paying an extra $50 for quality...

if your in Melbourne call John at beaurepairs in richmond.. he does stunning deals on tires.
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Follow Up By: 4x4Mad - Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 15:23

Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 15:23
nah in Qld , ohh well looks like the extra $200 will b worth it ! on go BFG,s
Thanks guys
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Reply By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 17:09

Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 17:09
I was pricing them the other day around Brisbane, while looking for tyres, B Jane said for 235/85 16 :

$250.00 Pirelli AT
$248.00 BFG AT - evidently BFG have a special on at the moment.
A lot of others were quoting $260/$265 for the BFG.
Go the BFG for that price.

Pirelli may be better on bitumen and beach, but that is about it.
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Follow Up By: 4x4Mad - Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 17:53

Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 17:53
bobJ here want 279 for the tyre size i want and 229 for the pirelli,s !!! have rang another guy about his prices on his Kumho,s >> said he,d do them for 225 ! any one know much about kumho,s ? The more i read on the web about pirelli tyres the less interested i am , the sidewalls seem to b a huge problem for any one going off road
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Follow Up By: Truckster (Vic) - Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 18:44

Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 18:44
you may save $10-20 .. but in the end when your sittin on the track with 2 flats, you will wish you bought quality instead of price.
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Follow Up By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 20:24

Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 20:24
Truckster may be right. The BFG may be better for you.
Depends on what you want to use them for.

I do mainly touring, not real muddy tracks or forest work where staking is more of an issue.

I bought the Kumhos 235/85 16 for $195.00. People I know off get good milage and they seem OK for them. But it is mainly track work and dirt road running.
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Reply By: Trevor M (SA) - Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 20:52

Friday, Jun 23, 2006 at 20:52
as has been said above, sidewall issues would have me never fitting them again. 2 out of the 4 I put on have had the dreaded sidewall bubble. I have never experienced it with any other tyre and I haven't been anywhere all that extreme (both happenned on separate trips down the Border Track which is mostly sand).

There are other threads on these tyres if you search the archives. Some of the comments have been that they cannot take high pressures.

Regards

Trevor
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Reply By: 4x4Mad - Saturday, Jun 24, 2006 at 07:42

Saturday, Jun 24, 2006 at 07:42
thanks all , great to get so many suggestions and comments , really has helped make our mind up with what tyres to go with ! i,ll pay the money and go the BFG
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Follow Up By: Pavo - Saturday, Jun 24, 2006 at 12:46

Saturday, Jun 24, 2006 at 12:46
Hi,

I mentioned in a previous thread of yours that I put 245/70/16 BFG ATs on my Disco 1. If you're interested, I got them at Bob Jane, Bankstown Sydney. Paid $250 per tyre - so you should be able to get your Bob Jane down to that. Everyone lese I rang was that price too.

Peter
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Follow Up By: 4x4Mad - Saturday, Jun 24, 2006 at 14:07

Saturday, Jun 24, 2006 at 14:07
Pavo - did speak to the local bob J and he did,nt want to budge on his price , but will definately go and give it another go on monday
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