I drive a V8S with 13k miles. Came off an SL55. I suggest you don't give up on the Pirelli's too easily. Sure they're a little noisy but so is the car! I put Michelin PS2's on the SL and couldn't get them off fast enough. The sidewalls are too flexible for a car with a lot of torque. Just got back from a spirited drive on the backroads of AR and MO. Lots of tight turns as well as sweepers, plenty of opportunity to kiss a tree. the Pirelli's were great. Jag doesn't fit them to the F cuz they're cheap. They think they're the best for the car. I do too.