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Old 09-03-2013, 01:07 PM   #1
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How do Michelins compare to OEM Goodyear from purely a Track perspective?

Open question for you guys running Michelin Pilot Super Sports on your ZL1...

I really enjoy Tracking my ZL1 and I was curious of the guys that are overwhelmingly pleased with their Michelins, have they used them extensively on the track or are you guys basing your feedback primarily from highway driving experience?

I've been really pleased with the Goodyears on the track with no traction issues at all given that the tires have had a chance to heat up. How many of you guys are running your Michelins on the Track and what are your comparison thoughts from a Track Perspective vs. the Goodyears?
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Old 09-03-2013, 01:56 PM   #2
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Open question for you guys running Michelin Pilot Super Sports on your ZL1...

I really enjoy Tracking my ZL1 and I was curious of the guys that are overwhelmingly pleased with their Michelins, have they used them extensively on the track or are you guys basing your feedback primarily from highway driving experience?

I've been really pleased with the Goodyears on the track with no traction issues at all given that the tires have had a chance to heat up. How many of you guys are running your Michelins on the Track and what are your comparison thoughts from a Track Perspective vs. the Goodyears?
I had the Michelins on my CTS-V and tracked it with those and I'm still running the original Goodyears on my Camaro on the street. I have only had the Camaro on the track with racing tires. Without actually swapping the tires and running laps it is hard to say for sure but from my experiences I think the Michelins have more grip everywhere, especially when wet. I'm planning on switching to Michelin when the goodyears are gone.
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Old 11-08-2013, 10:53 PM   #3
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Michelin 10 times better and u don't feel a thing driving
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Old 11-09-2013, 02:45 PM   #4
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From my experience the track performance is about the same, but the michelins will last 2-3 times longer which more than justifies the extra cost.
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Old 12-13-2013, 01:32 AM   #5
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Just ordered the Michelins...295's front...315 rear...will let you know how they are compared to the SuperCar F1's. My Goodyears were beat up pretty bad from track use.
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Old 12-20-2013, 07:38 PM   #6
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Fantastic tire! Just had them mounted this afternoon. Went with 295's front, 315's to the rear...no fitment issues, rides, handles, better, a lot quieter too...best bet for replacements on the ZL1.
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Old 12-21-2013, 12:11 PM   #7
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Fantastic tire! Just had them mounted this afternoon. Went with 295's front, 315's to the rear...no fitment issues, rides, handles, better, a lot quieter too...best bet for replacements on the ZL1.
Could you post some pics please?

I need tires in the next few months for my 1LE and was thinking about running this set up. I'm curious how they tuck, especially in front.

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Old 12-28-2013, 01:04 AM   #8
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Michelin Pilot SS on ZL1

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Old 12-28-2013, 01:07 AM   #9
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Lowered with Pfadt full lowering suspension. No fitment issues.
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Looks pretty tucked. Maybe a little bulge out of the wells in the back? Or is that my imagination? Car looks great though. Thanks for the pics.

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Old 12-28-2013, 07:53 AM   #11
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I ran the Michelin PSS on the rear at Roebling Rd last month and didn't have any traction issues. I still have the OEM front tires.
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Old 12-28-2013, 11:06 AM   #12
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Looks pretty tucked. Maybe a little bulge out of the wells in the back? Or is that my imagination? Car looks great though. Thanks for the pics.

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Maybe it's the pic; but both the front and back tires look to big for the wheels.
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Old 12-28-2013, 10:52 PM   #13
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It the picture, hard to see the end of the tire, wheel well is black...they buldge a little on the back but nothing outside the upper fender...biggest I would go though.
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Old 12-28-2013, 11:13 PM   #14
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There are quite a few pics in this thread. I posted these of the rear only..
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Old 12-30-2013, 10:07 PM   #15
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Looks about perfect to me...could be lowered an inch or so...adjustable Pfadt's front and rear-coil overs are on my ZL1...full adjustable up or down. Rides perfect.
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Old 12-31-2013, 01:52 AM   #16
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your suspension are adjustable? you no longer have the oem magnet ride suspension?
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Old 12-31-2013, 10:12 PM   #17
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With the Pfadt adjustable coil-overs, you are just moving the springs up or down...a machined ring threaded around the shock tube (Pfadt part) can be turned up or down to raise or lower the ride height...MRC shock tube, wire, is intact, works as it should...MRC jut dampens the shock rebound every inch the car rolls. The springs lower it down...or in this case you can raise the body up also.
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