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Old 12-31-2012, 05:00 AM   #205
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Hello All,

I am suppose to be taking delivery of my ZL1 vert on Weds. I am concerned about driving it in these conditions (currently low to mid 30's during the day and upper 20's at night). I currently drive a 97 z28 vert. It use to have summer only tires on it (I think they were Bridgestone pole position tires) and during the summer months the car handled great! This was and still is my daily driver,however during the winter they would get rock hard. It was very obvious how hard they were by the ride. They also did not have the same grip level. I also used them when it snowed and that did suck but still made it to work when I really needed to be there.

I am experienced enough to know how this car is going to handle in these cold temps and I am prepared to drive it intelligently (granny style) and respectfully. But I would like to know what you guys have experienced, for those who are driving them in these conditions? I did see a ZL1 that had a front tire with what looked like a tear on the side wall that was about 1-1/2 inches long about 4 weeks ago. I certainly don't want that to happen either.Now the ZL1 vert will not be driven in the SNOW, but occasionally I will drive it during the next 12 weeks during the day only. Next winter I will buy a set of SS wheels if I see that driving the car in the winter will damage the integrity of the tires. Thanks for any info.

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What area of MD are you running? I live in the southern area. Congrats on your ride.
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:08 AM   #206
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I think we'll learn alot this winter. I don't think too many ZL1's have experienced January and February before now. For me, it's a safety issue. I will drive this car in cold weather, not in wet or icy conditions, but certainly below 40 deg. And to suggest that I shouldn't own this car because of that is just plain stupid. I'll certainly be careful, and when it warms up, I'll enjoy taking it closer to the edge.

I'll enjoy my all-season Conti Extreme Contacts, and a forum pal will get full use of a fresh set of track ready F1s thanks to me. Everybody will be happy. To each his own. Drive and enjoy these fabulous cars.

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Old 12-31-2012, 11:25 AM   #207
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I think we'll learn alot this winter. I don't think too many ZL1's have experienced January and February before now. For me, it's a safety issue. I will drive this car in cold weather, not in wet or icy conditions, but certainly below 40 deg. And to suggest that I shouldn't own this car because of that is just plain stupid. I'll certainly be careful, and when it warms up, I'll enjoy taking it closer to the edge.

I'll enjoy my all-season Conti Extreme Contacts, and a forum pal will get full use of a fresh set of track ready F1s thanks to me. Everybody will be happy. To each his own. Drive and enjoy these fabulous cars.

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I looked online and didn't see the same fitment as stock ZL1. Which sizes did you go with?
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:29 PM   #208
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What area of MD are you running? I live in the southern area. Congrats on your ride.
Thanks for the Congrats! Im in the Towson area.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:31 PM   #209
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Thanks you guys for the "Hands on " experiences with these cars in the cold climate areas. I feel a little more comfortable now.
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Old 12-31-2012, 01:38 PM   #210
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I looked online and didn't see the same fitment as stock ZL1. Which sizes did you go with?
315/35/ZR20 Rear
275/35/ZR20 Front

Others on the forum have been running these sizes also with no issues. It's a very slight change in diameter. Can't tell any speedo change, but when the weather improves, I'll chack it against a gps.

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