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collins motorsport 01-08-2012 03:15 AM

superior alternative to factory tires
 
Any suggestions?

snapp32e 01-08-2012 09:16 AM

Superior? Maybe Pilot Cups but how about a more practical alternative? Like something I don't have to store under my bed in the winter months.

Pappa Joe 01-08-2012 09:48 AM

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Originally Posted by snapp32e (Post 4276996)
Superior? Maybe Pilot Cups but how about a more practical alternative? Like something I don't have to store under my bed in the winter months.


Hey I never thought of that! Dummy me,was gonna store them in my bed with me. Told the wife she had to sleep with the dog in his bedroom over winter! (If he allows her on his bed) Hes only got a single! :D:facepalm:

tfghung 01-08-2012 11:41 AM

what alternatives are offered for the Corvette? Those tire manufacturers should have something for the ZL1 eventually.

hognutz 01-08-2012 01:09 PM

I have NT05's on my Z06 they are non runflat and work well. Michelin PS2's are another option.

Since I have never run the G2 F1 supercars I don't know how they compare strait line and lateral grip. Both those options I listed are better than the G1 tire that cam on my Z06 IMO.

these all have issue at cold temp with grip though. I never had any storage issues with PS2's or NT05's though.

ShnOmac 01-08-2012 01:13 PM

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Originally Posted by hognutz (Post 4277661)

these all have issue at cold temp with grip though.

Any "performance" tire is going to!

stymie 01-08-2012 01:13 PM

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hognutz 01-08-2012 01:20 PM

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Originally Posted by stymie (Post 4277678)

I would love to see how the Zero pressures perform compared to the normal PS2 tires.

The G1 f1 supercar RF goodyears on my Z06 had good grip in the corners when they were new but the stiff sidewall made the strait line grip suffer. about 9k all grip everywhere went away.

When I went non runflat then I kind of got the best of both worlds better strait line grip. If I get a flat though I will need a tow or take my wheel somewhere.

snapp32e 01-08-2012 01:29 PM

I just want an alternative for tires that don't need the babying that the F1 G2's need. Lower grip in cool weather is just physics, thats not a prob but pulling tires evey winter and storing them in heated conditions, well, that ain't gonna happen I'm afraid.

Scarrzz 01-08-2012 03:22 PM

If you live in Colorado (and I may next year) you can wake up one June morning with snow on the ground.

That makes summer tires problematic except for July & August.

Elykson 01-08-2012 03:43 PM

Just go with the P Zero Nero. It's all season.

BiggFoot 01-08-2012 03:47 PM

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Originally Posted by snapp32e (Post 4276996)
Superior? Maybe Pilot Cups but how about a more practical alternative? Like something I don't have to store under my bed in the winter months.

I feel for you guys up North where it is truly COLD. 77 F today in Galveston :cool:

snapp32e 01-08-2012 04:40 PM

Lol...ya. Did I hear something about Texas getting snow not that long ago? It's 46F today which is very unseasonal. Normal for this time of year here should be around 0F.

collins motorsport 01-08-2012 08:31 PM

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Originally Posted by snapp32e (Post 4277747)
I just want an alternative for tires that don't need the babying that the F1 G2's need. Lower grip in cool weather is just physics, thats not a prob but pulling tires evey winter and storing them in heated conditions, well, that ain't gonna happen I'm afraid.

Exactly the garage connected to my house has been turned into a weight room and none of our other garages are heated so I have to just find a comparable tire without all the cold weather rules.

14pilot 01-08-2012 09:34 PM

Why store the tires over the winter. Just drive them in the summer. By end of summer the tires will be gone. Let 'em sit on the car over the winter, who cares about temps because these tires are shot. When it warms up, put new tires on for the season.

Repeat... :yikes:


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