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Old 11-19-2013, 11:37 PM   #35
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Can you buy a set of daily driver wheels that will work for the 364 days a year you use the car otherwise, and for that one day when you want to break records you can put on these super-duper tires? Or is there some sort of reason you're stuck with summer only tires on the high performance cars?

I'm looking to get a ZL1 maybe a year or so from now once we know more about the 2016s, but it would be a daily driver... I'm not sure how much a consideration it would be in the decision, but it's a little disconcerting to find out how finicky the 'stock' tires are. For those one or two days a year here in Phoenix when we get below the 40's, or that spur of the moment trip up to the mountains it would be nice not having to consider my traction getting severely compromised or the tires cracking.

Sorry if I helped the thread go off topic. :/
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Old 11-20-2013, 06:38 AM   #36
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Why not just ship them with "basic" tires and have the dealer switch them out? Then you can have a disclaimer signed explaining that the tires are not good in the snow/cold and recommend switching tires or winterizing the vehicle until Spring. What about those in warmer climates
When my ZL1 came in last January, I had the dealer put on Conti Extreme Contacts before I took delivery. In KY, we have a lot of nice days with cold temps. I'm very happy with the Contis. Sold my factory tires to a forum member. Everybody happy.

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Old 11-20-2013, 07:48 AM   #37
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So does that mean that those of us that have these tires on our cars need to store the tires in warmer conditions? In my case, my car is kept in a barn under a car cover, but the barn is not weather proof or insulated. It does however have a cement floor. Should I remove my wheels for winter and store them in my house? Thoughts?
Just don't move the car if it's below 20, of which in MD is rarely an issue.
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Old 11-20-2013, 11:26 AM   #38
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Just don't move the car if it's below 20, of which in MD is rarely an issue.

Good point. Although they are calling for temps around 23 this week and it is only November.
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Old 11-20-2013, 01:22 PM   #39
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Remember this is still a business, lots of cars on lots maybe create a sense of urgency now, stack up orders till spring and bang out a bunch of them. With the amount of money spent developing these cars I find it hard to believe they couldn't deliver to warm climates. People get fired for much less every day, missing 1/4 of the production is a smoke screen NOT created by tires.

Really GM... tires???



Yes - TIRES.

You don't have to believe me - but I simply tell you to go look at this very site last March - people were upset because their 1LEs and ZL1s were sitting at the plant.............

Yes. Tires.

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Old 11-20-2013, 01:28 PM   #40
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I have a hard time believing GM would suspend production of $55000.00 cars because of tires unless they are obligated to mount GY F1s. My 13 was loaded to rail from Oshawa and transported via truck late January, then tested by the dealer Feb. 1, as as result the tires were severly cracked before I took delivery. Of course no one knew about the tires
at the dealership. It is my opinion the GM really layed an egg with these tires and now won't produce the cars because of them. How about all of the folks in the south that just have to wait
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Old 11-20-2013, 01:46 PM   #41
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I have a hard time believing GM would suspend production of $55000.00 cars because of tires unless they are obligated to mount GY F1s. My 13 was loaded to rail from Oshawa and transported via truck late January, then tested by the dealer Feb. 1, as as result the tires were severly cracked before I took delivery. Of course no one knew about the tires
at the dealership. It is my opinion the GM really layed an egg with these tires and now won't produce the cars because of them. How about all of the folks in the south that just have to wait
If you paid $55000 for a car that was supposed to come with supercar performance tires but then because you ordered it in the winter they put a set of mud and snow rated tires on it you would be ranting because you didn't get what you were supposed to get..
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Old 11-20-2013, 01:52 PM   #42
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I have a hard time believing GM would suspend production of $55000.00 cars because of tires unless they are obligated to mount GY F1s. My 13 was loaded to rail from Oshawa and transported via truck late January, then tested by the dealer Feb. 1, as as result the tires were severly cracked before I took delivery. Of course no one knew about the tires
at the dealership. It is my opinion the GM really layed an egg with these tires and now won't produce the cars because of them. How about all of the folks in the south that just have to wait
Those tires are part of the package. The car must be sold as advertised.
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Old 11-20-2013, 04:09 PM   #43
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Wow those tires sound like a PITA. If I owned a car that used them I would definitely have a set of "Cold Weather Tires" to put on.
For me, my 1LE isn't my daily driver so I have no need to replace the tires, specially living in SC. I'll most likely replace them with the same kind when they wear out. They performed great at the track last weekend. I can see why people are upset but they're making the right call.
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Old 11-20-2013, 06:05 PM   #44
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Yes - TIRES.

You don't have to believe me - but I simply tell you to go look at this very site last March - people were upset because their 1LEs and ZL1s were sitting at the plant.............

Yes. Tires.

No conspiracy here.


Please read this over, and over, and over again guys.

Couple of important highlights to consider:

(1) If you don't have an order in for a 1LE or a ZL1 - please don't complain too much - because this doesn't effect you at all.

(2) The Goodyear Supercar G2 tires are REQUIRED to achieve the performance levels the Camaro team designed these cars to offer. And they cannot build a car with non-spec tires.

(3) The number of people who actually HAVE orders for these cars in the two-three month period of holds on orders...is quite small. Many more people buy standard SSs, LSs, and LTs.

(4) and finally: Sorry to folks with orders in the south, but the plant is in snow-ville...and no plant employee's safety (driving around in the cold), nor the integrity of the tires...is worth two months of time.
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:24 PM   #45
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I have a hard time believing GM would suspend production of $55000.00 cars because of tires unless they are obligated to mount GY F1s. My 13 was loaded to rail from Oshawa and transported via truck late January, then tested by the dealer Feb. 1, as as result the tires were severly cracked before I took delivery. Of course no one knew about the tires
at the dealership. It is my opinion the GM really layed an egg with these tires and now won't produce the cars because of them. How about all of the folks in the south that just have to wait
My car was also built in early Jan. And I bought in late Feb. 2013. I had no problems. I guess was lucky all around.
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Old 11-20-2013, 08:27 PM   #46
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Just one more reason that global warming, if true, would be a good thing...lol...
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Old 11-21-2013, 01:07 AM   #47
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I just crashed my car two weeks ago because of the these dam tires. The traction couldn't hold the car -.-
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Old 11-21-2013, 12:03 PM   #48
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While we are on the subject of "summer" tires. The people on this board are being ridiculous with worrying about driving on the pzeros in cold weather. I have driven a few times the last few weeks in temps of 18degrees.... and guess what? Im still alive!
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Old 11-21-2013, 03:32 PM   #49
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Here is the point I was making, GM builds a car in Canada and sells it to all areas of the country, I'm assuming only a small percentage of dealers knew about the tire issue, matter of fact the factory itself didn't appear to know until problems started to surface. After I ordered the car I read the online owners manual and was aware of the "summer only tire", but read nothing about storage below 20 or driving below 40.
I live in ND and in my town alone there are at least a half dozen zl1s. Rather than produce the car with a tire that will work in all areas (I read on Camaro5 about several options that won't crack, even apps for Corvettes), they suspend production instead, seems economically flawed.
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Old 11-21-2013, 04:36 PM   #50
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There may be something to do with artificially curbing production due to several factors. One of them that cars don't usually sell well in winter months overall, there's plenty of ZL1s from 2013 still hanging around, 1LEs, not sure if they're selling a crap load of them, although percentage-wise Camaro5 SS buyers tend to lean that way if possible. And the tire issues are one headache they don't have to deal with this year. Probably a learned lesson from last year, and there was probably a back and forth fencewalk on whether or not to continue production. In the end, you want a ZL1 or 1LE, you'll just have to wait.
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