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Old 06-09-2019, 08:37 PM
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Expy 22" with PIRELLI SCORPION VERDE

My '15 platinum EL came with the Pirelli Scorpion Verde from the factory when I bought it new.

I don't tow, I drive very conservatively, brake lightly and my original tires lasted about 30-35k with regular rotations.

At 30-35k I replaced with the Scorpion Verde PLUS. Looks like I'm only going to get about 30-35k with these.

I drive about 50-50 highway/city. I know this truck is heavy. I understand the tires are soft. My alignment is dead on.

I do like the feel of these tires. When they are new and still good, the expy drives like a very good comfortable smooth road sedan.

What are others seeing with this tire? They say they are 65k tires???

What competitive tire has a similar smooth ride but with better longevity??

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Old 06-10-2019, 09:53 AM
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There's not a whole lot of choice in 22" replacement tires for these vehicles. Our 4X4 Expedition came with non-aggressive Hankook tires. I looked at what my options were (for when mine wear out) and found a Continental Cross Contact with a slightly more aggressive tread pattern, but the predicted mileage is no better than the others and they're around $950 online for a set of 4. Hopefully by then there will be more selection.

FWIW, we are on our second set of the Pirelli Scorpion Verde tires on our FWD Lincoln MKX. I rarely drive it as it's the wife's car; and she pays little attention to curbs...only to the gas gauge or a low tire pressure warning light . The first set lasted for a little over 50K miles but wear was likely accelerated by worn struts and iffy alignment for many of those miles. They are nice, quiet tires and handle well
 
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Old 06-10-2019, 11:55 AM
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My F-150 Limited came with factory 22s and Pirelli tires. they lasted all of 25k miles before being totally bald. I replaced them with Nitto Terra Grappler A/T tires which have 30-35k miles on them now with 60% left all around. I am NOT a fan of the traction the Nittos give, but they are lasting much longer then the factory tires did. I drive pretty aggressive also.
 
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Old 06-17-2019, 11:14 PM
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My 15' EL 4x4 has the 18" wheels and came with 275/65/18 Goodyear Wrangler SRA. They lasted about 35K I replaced them with 10 ply load range E Michelin Defenders and they lasted 75K miles. I just replaced them with Michelin ATs and am still expecting 50-60K out of them. Michelin makes a Defender in the 285/45/22 I'd try those. Also are the tires worn more on the inside and outside edges but still look OK in the middle? That means they're overloaded or under inflated. Ford put too low of pressure recommendation on the door. I think 36psi. I ran 45-50psi the whole 75K and they are flat and even. I'd run them 5-10psi higher than the door sticker. If you still cant get any more miles out of your tires I'd put those 22s on the curb where they belong and at least step down to a 20" wheel. Love my 18s
 
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Old 06-17-2019, 11:18 PM
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I guess I could back up my dislike for larger wheels. I carpooled with a guy that had an 11' Expedition with 17" wheels, he bought some 20" wheels and when he picked me up he said he thought the tire shop screwed something up because it was riding rough as hell. It was just the low profile sidewall transferring every bump to the vehicle because theres no sidewall flex. When we got to work we checked his tire pressure because we thought maybe they had them at max pressure or something but they were in the mid 30s so I'll never give up ride quality for what some people think are good looks. And I offroad so I like gaining the extra footprint and traction when I air down. I know these newer suspensions handle it a lot better but I felt the difference first hand and its not worth it to me.
 
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Old 06-17-2019, 11:22 PM
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And the first set of Pirellis you had had a treadwear rating of 600 and the new plus models have a 740 so they should last a bit longer. Mileage warranty doesnt always correspond to how long a tire will last.
 
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Since you bought your Expy, China bought Pirelli...shut down all us & European mfg sites and it is all made in china now......IMHO, I would get shivers up my spine to drive a vehicle with these on it.
 
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I almost immediately replaced my original 22" Verdes with the Plus model when my Expedition was new and I had the factory wheels chromed. They had 72k miles on them when I traded it in. Wear and performance on my set was exceptional, actually much better than I ever expected. Good luck...
 
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Originally Posted by Beechkid View Post
Since you bought your Expy, China bought Pirelli...shut down all us & European mfg sites and it is all made in china now......IMHO, I would get shivers up my spine to drive a vehicle with these on it.
Pirellis are still manufactured all around the world including locations in the U.S. They are the OEM tires on the $350k Mclaren 720s which is a high 9, very low 10 second car from the factory as well as many other high performance cars.
 
 


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