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RJTV6A 02-12-2012 07:10 PM

Tires
 
Ok the ZL1 tires will be a soft compound. If they wear out as quickly as my CTSV then in 8,000 miles it will need it's second set of tires.

Will anyone buy a set of tires when they first buy the car to use a harder compound for the street and then use the factory tires for the track?

OldJedi 02-12-2012 07:17 PM

I sure do hope to get more than 8000 miles out of a set of tires.

MR 45TH 02-12-2012 07:36 PM

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Originally Posted by OldJedi (Post 4473352)
I sure do hope to get more than 8000 miles out of a set of tires.

Yeah that would get expensive real quick.

adamgl 02-13-2012 08:59 AM

You'll be spinning a lot with a harder less sticky compound.

Happy_Dan 02-13-2012 09:16 AM

My C5 Z06 only got about 15000 out of a set of tires and that was no track days.
It was about 12,000 with a couple of track days.

kush396 02-13-2012 10:03 AM

The tires are sitting in a parking lot in QC right now and the temp has been in the 20s this week , wonder how they are holding up ???:chevy:

stymie 02-13-2012 10:25 AM

That kind of opens up a Legal Pandora's Box, doesn't it? On one hand, GM/Chevy states "in writing" that the GOODYEARS are not to be "stored" below 20F OR driven below 40F. I have a feeling that "stored" means w/o having 4120lbs spread over 4 tires. Normally, tire QC "issues" are dealt with by going through the tire manufacturer/representative's warranty coverage & exclusions. However, Chevy is "violating" their own safety warnings by storing the ZL1s outside in conditions that "can" damage the tires. GOODYEAR is off the hook on this one, but GM isn't. Should there be a FAILURE "event" that can be traced to these storage conditions, you can bet that litigation will be the 1st thing to cross some folk's minds. It is IRONIC, that in the name of QC... the structural integrity of a tire may come into question by GM's very own actions.

Think about that when you hammer that baby down the superslab at whatever speed you deem appropriate.

hognutz 02-13-2012 12:11 PM

you will get about 7-8k at full grip IMO. they will probably last 12-15k before they are bald though.

My F1 supercars started to loose grip about 7-8k but I ran them around 15k but they were shot before that.

so if you want goo traction out of the hole I would not expect to ever get more than 10k or so out of a set of tires like this. if you run them till the legal limit they last longer though.

toilets 02-13-2012 12:27 PM

Man, there not kidding when they say you gotta pay to play, lol

Dave K 02-13-2012 04:46 PM

Sounds like two sets of tires cause I'm sure the Supercars don't come cheap

MR 45TH 02-13-2012 05:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Dave K (Post 4477579)
I'm sure the Supercars don't come cheap

$452 at tirerack

Scarrzz 02-13-2012 05:59 PM

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I'm gonna need snow tires, because I WILL re-enact that scene from "Better Off Dead."

Taking the girl skiing up in the mountains in my ZL1. Gotta happen. Gonna happen.

:Whoa5thGenSmall: :thumbsup: :wub:

CAM....ZL1 02-13-2012 08:08 PM

CAM...ZL1
 
Gonna be hard to keep my heavy right foot off the floor, but at 2,500 smack-a-roos for a new set of F1's i'll find a way......hopefully :chevy:

Beechdoctor 02-14-2012 08:19 AM

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Originally Posted by CAM....ZL1 (Post 4478572)
Gonna be hard to keep my heavy right foot off the floor, but at 2,500 smack-a-roos for a new set of F1's i'll find a way......hopefully :chevy:

Good luck with that!!

By comparison, my ZR1 tires have 7K on them.....I dont track the car nor any standing burn-outs, but many WOT accelerations from a roll. Rears should be good till 15K miles....I think. I suspect ZL1 rubber will fair similarly.


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