This was the tire, that I set out to purchase when I got the idea to buy the 18" rims. Pirelli Scorpion AT Plus.
I like the tire based on reviews. I don't like the tire on what I saw, versus others.
I have to circle around back to it - Pirelli is developing really good tires nowadays, and I'm confident that this is a good AT tire, but I'm not convinced it's quiet on the road. Now, I think with the 18s that I may not want or really need a strict AT. I'm not lifting this vehicle.
One thing I noticed on this tire - the side wall. For whatever reason, the side wall on this tire was much more collapsible that the other ATs. I guess I would say you could squeeze the tire at the sidewall "in". more than most of the ATs. Does this give you a better / quieter ride - better or worse bump absoption?
I wouldn't feel comfortable deflating these for off-roading versus, let's say the Duratrac.
It seems this is an AT that wants to stay on the road, but wants to have some fun, with full air in it.
Perhaps someone with more experience would highlight why this is. It's a noticeable more flexible sidewall.
Michelin, it feels like you need both shoulders to squeeze in the side walls, the Pirelli, I could do it with wrists/hands.
It has some interesting ofset inside of the tread blocks. Not sure what they do