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Old 02-14-2011, 12:00 PM   #15
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Thanks Radz, it sounds like the perfect tire for the ZL1 bad boy !!
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Old 02-14-2011, 12:08 PM   #16
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Thanks Radz, it sounds like the perfect tire for the ZL1 bad boy !!
My preliminary judgements may have been premature We'll learn soon enough
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:09 PM   #17
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My preliminary judgements may have been premature We'll learn soon enough
I am optimistic this car will be a flawless performer. Specially-developed versions of the G2 Supercars will do much to help.
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Old 02-14-2011, 01:22 PM   #18
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Old 02-18-2011, 01:25 AM   #19
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With the new power should come with a new car option.
Tire options. Drag radials if you want. like NT05Rs or Eagle SS if they have to stay with goodyear.
option for stickier racing tires for road course people. like PZero Corsa system (dont think that make PZero Corsa anymore)
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Old 02-18-2011, 07:48 AM   #20
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I hope that they do not put the Eagle F1 that are on the gt500 because those are pieces of crap, and they look different than the gt500 f1. So that is a very, very good thing.
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Old 02-18-2011, 08:24 AM   #21
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Yea those r crap but I read couple of articles saying F2 specially deigned for ZL1.. being PZero good & they not using that I'd imagine they be good.
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Old 02-18-2011, 08:57 AM   #22
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OK I love the ZL1 and will be one of the first to get one, if they will take my 2010 2ss 625hp in trade.:
So I have to ask, why would you trade your 625HP car for a 550-560HP car?
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Old 02-19-2011, 10:29 AM   #23
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Question Trade 625hp for 550hp ZL1?

Yep!!! That's a no brainer.

I got my 2010 2SS/RS loaded with all the options, sans the 21" wheels, and found that my 426hp was slower than my 588lb lighter 375hp 2001 Vette. So I fixed that with installing the TVS2300 maggie, Hurst shifter, American Racing Headers, Noweeds exhaust cutouts to stock muffler, Cold Air Inductions CAI, and fine tuned it all with Jannetty Racing's tuning.

I call it a sleeper because it looks and sounds completely stock if I want it to.

The 2010 SS is a great platform to modify and enjoy the hidden potential that is waiting to be freed.

The 2012 ZL1 has so many improvements to the "Bones" of the car that the bang for the buck$ can't be added to an "older" 2010 or 2011 model in add ons to merrit not buying one. In other words, You can't build one and get the same performance or options that Chevy has included into the base guts of this magnificant machine.

This is a much better platform to modify than the 2010, 2011. It already has twin disc clutch, heavier duty drivetrain all the way to the variable magnetic shocks and lighter wheels, a factory 1900 supercharger, dual power seats, etc.. the list goes on and on and includes a warranty.

I may not modify it right away as Chevy has done their homework and I think they have it tuned to put the power the pavement better than mine. Yes I have more power but I am still running the stock suspension and hooking up is not as effective as their ZL1 is,I am sure.

I was going to add either Pedders or Pfadts best suspension system but I decided not to now because of the ZL1. I do want to try and find the ZL1 rims and tires and replace mine with those if possible.

The ZL1 changes everything. And that is good. It just keeps getting better and we get the chance to own one.

We get a chance to own one of the best made and best bang for the buck hotrods ever, and if not satisfied, we can swap a pulley and increase its hidden potential anytime we feel like it.

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Old 02-19-2011, 02:25 PM   #24
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I hope that they do not put the Eagle F1 that are on the gt500 because those are pieces of crap, and they look different than the gt500 f1. So that is a very, very good thing.
The F1's on the 2010 GT500 and the standard 2011 GT500 are rock hard hockey puck rubber. I replaced mine with Hankook evo V12's (in the stock sizes) and that was a HUGE upgrade, straight line traction and cornering grip both improved dramatically.
The 2011 GT500's with the SVT-PP have the much better F1 G2 tires. But they are still pretty hard and weak for straight line traction.
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The F1's on the 2010 GT500 and the standard 2011 GT500 are rock hard hockey puck rubber. I replaced mine with Hankook evo V12's (in the stock sizes) and that was a HUGE upgrade, straight line traction and cornering grip both improved dramatically.
The 2011 GT500's with the SVT-PP have the much better F1 G2 tires. But they are still pretty hard and weak for straight line traction.
I heard the Goodyear F1 and F1 G2 require preheating or just some hot laps before usage... The Motor Trend tester Randy Pobst commented on that as well. When they are cold they are no good.

I hear Michelin PS2's and Pirelli P Zero's are the best non-comp performance tire right now but cost a good bit...
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Old 02-20-2011, 10:22 PM   #26
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I heard the Goodyear F1 and F1 G2 require preheating or just some hot laps before usage... The Motor Trend tester Randy Pobst commented on that as well. When they are cold they are no good.
In my mind...and most race-oriented philosophies....it only makes sense to warm up your tires with a couple practice laps before beginning a competition....

It's the reason you burn out before a drag...the reason NASCAR has parade lap(s) before each race, and why you don't pull out of a garage and onto a track and expect to win....

That said...it's still a street car, so I wouldn't expect you'd need to burn out every morning before your trek to work.
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In my mind...and most race-oriented philosophies....it only makes sense to warm up your tires with a couple practice laps before beginning a competition....

It's the reason you burn out before a drag...the reason NASCAR has parade lap(s) before each race, and why you don't pull out of a garage and onto a track and expect to win....

That said...it's still a street car, so I wouldn't expect you'd need to burn out every morning before your trek to work.
Although I personally do not frown upon a smokey burn out before work, I know it just doesn't happen.... I'm afraid that pre-heating Goodyear's also doesn't happen during magazine testing... the top two tire manufacturers in the US provide tires that are superior in cold traction (guess which two) but they are not as durable and cheap as Goodyear's. I have a feeling, that when the GT500 and the ZL1 are compared in our popular publications, it will be like "Disney on Ice".. Where well known characters "try" to perform on a hardened surface, wearing performance costumes and moving about on sub-par equipment... with almost zero experience....
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Old 03-09-2011, 03:57 PM   #28
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Question GoodYear Eagle F1 Supercar G:2 ROF IN 20inch

So when will the GoodYear Eagle F1 Supercar G:2 ROF tires on the 2012 ZL1 Camaro be available to purchase?

The ZL1 list the sizes as 285/35-20 and 305/35-20.

I have about 20,000 miles on my original tires and would like new CCW16a rims with these tires, but searchs come back empty.

I know they won't be cheap as my 2001 Vette has the F1 GS EMTs but they are 275/40 ZR 18s and 245/45 ZR 17s and total about $1500 for the set.
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