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    Advice please.

    My front tyres are old and therefore need to be replaced.

    I have Pirelli PZero Rosso Asymetric on the back and they're relatively new.

    The only PZero Rosso tyres you can get in the right size for the front are Directional.

    Question is, will these be okay?

    (I realise there are better tyres out there bu I don't wish to replace all 4 if I can help it).

    Many thanks

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    I've always found Pirelli's helpdesk very good either by phone or via website contact us

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    The spec for 3355's is Aysimetric on the rear and directional on the front. Many years ago I tried some Asymetrics o the front and the car was frightening, with dreadful tramlining and instability

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    Quote Originally Posted by F355GTS View Post
    The spec for 3355's is Aysimetric on the rear and directional on the front. Many years ago I tried some Asymetrics o the front and the car was frightening, with dreadful tramlining and instability
    Thanks, any reason this could be different on a 430?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jos View Post
    I've always found Pirelli's helpdesk very good either by phone or via website contact us
    Thanks have also done that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffekins View Post
    Thanks, any reason this could be different on a 430?
    On a 430, I would not hesitate in spending the extra 600 or so on the rears and get a full set of Michelin Pilot Sport 4S. I fitted them to mine in place of the Pirellis you have, and it transformed the ride and grip levels. IMO, the best money you can spend on the car. See here:

    http://www.clubscuderia.co.uk/forum/...ar-across-axle

    If the rear Pirellis have good wear / age remaining, you should be able to shift on e-bay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swnyradar View Post
    On a 430, I would not hesitate in spending the extra 600 or so on the rears and get a full set of Michelin Pilot Sport 4S. I fitted them to mine in place of the Pirellis you have, and it transformed the ride and grip levels. IMO, the best money you can spend on the car. See here:

    http://www.clubscuderia.co.uk/forum/...ar-across-axle

    If the rear Pirellis have good wear / age remaining, you should be able to shift on e-bay.
    I knew this was coming, I was just in denial!

    Anyway, for what it's worth Pirelli say:-

    "I can confirm that the directional pattern in the front size is to match the asymmetrical pattern on your rear. These have been designed, tried and tested to be fitted as a set for the Ferrari F430."

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