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Hi,

I was looking to put on Pirelli's Winter SCORPION™ ICE & SNOW on my 08 Cayenne S but the local tire store is recommending Nitto NT 850. Any suggestions or comments on either?

Denver, Colorado

Thanks,

-chris

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Hi,

I was looking to put on Pirelli's Winter SCORPION™ ICE & SNOW on my 08 Cayenne S but the local tire store is recommending Nitto NT 850. Any suggestions or comments on either?

Denver, Colorado

Thanks,

-chris

The Pirelli's are real winter tires the Nittos are not.

Only use tires that are branded with the snowflake-on-the-mountain symbol on them.

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I have a 2008 Cayenne Turbo and I purchased a set of MICHELIN Latitude Alpin's, If you are lucky enough to find the MICHELIN Latitude Alpin HP grab them fast, they are hard to find... Granted I needed them for 20".

TireRack has them at a good price, but you need to look them up by tire size.

The Latitude Alpin is Michelin's Light Truck/SUV Performance Winter tire developed for the drivers of all-wheel drive crossover and sport utility vehicles. The Latitude Alpin is designed to combine a smooth, quiet ride and long wear with traction on cold, wet, snow-covered and icy roads.

The Latitude Alpin features a Helio Compound (sunflower oil-enriched compound) molded into a directional tread design combining a continuous center rib with independent intermediate and shoulder blocks to blend stability on dry roads with hydroplaning resistance on wet roads and traction in slush, snow and on ice. Bi-directional self-locking sipes allow greater sipe density that bites into snow and ice for sure-footed braking and traction in cold weather conditions. Michelin Stabiligrip technology featuring variable geometry sipes (wavy at the tire's surface and straight at their base) enhances handling at higher speeds. Michelin Comfort Control Technology combines computer-optimized design and precision manufacturing methods to reduce vibration and road noise. The tire's internal structure includes twin steel belts reinforced with spirally wound polyamide cord to support the tread, while a polyester cord carcass enhances ride comfort.

Latitude Alpin winter tires meet the industry's severe snow service requirements and are branded with the mountain/snowflake symbol.

MICHELIN Latitude Alpin HP

The Latitude Alpin HP is Michelin's Performance Winter tire developed for the drivers of high performance pickups and luxury sport utility vehicles who want to enhance their winter driving experience. Latitude Alpin HP tires were designed to combine responsive handling on dry, wet and slippery winter roads.

The Latitude Alpin HP features a tread rubber compound that remains flexible at lower temperatures for greater grip and better handling in cold temperatures, as well as in snow and on ice. This compound is molded into a subtle, directional tread design that features rounded shoulders to provide predictable handling while maintaining good traction on dry, wet and slush-covered roads. Circumferential bridges between the independent tread blocks further enhance dry road handling while lateral grooves and high density sipes increase braking and control on slippery roads. The tire's structure includes twin steel belts reinforced by Michelin's spirally wrapped nylon Banded At Zero (BAZ) to optimize high-speed handling and durability.

Latitude Alpin HP winter tires meet the industry’s severe snow service requirements and are branded with the snowflake-on-the-mountain symbol.

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+1 Pirelli Snow and Ice. Just unstoppable in the snow. The only downside is they may make you overconfident and it will aggravate you how slowly everyone else is driving! I rarely get much ABS activation unless it's very icy or under heavy braking in packed snow.

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another +1 for the Pirelli's

actually had a lot of driving in the UK snow this year - upto 12" mixed hardpack & powder & Ice

only vehicle moving around here for days :)

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Hi,

I was looking to put on Pirelli's Winter SCORPION™ ICE & SNOW on my 08 Cayenne S but the local tire store is recommending Nitto NT 850. Any suggestions or comments on either?

Denver, Colorado

Thanks,

-chris

I also have Michelin Latitude Alpin and they works perfectly... and man - we do have real winter here in Finland ;)

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