Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
Vitesse Motorsports
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > General Camaro Forums > Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 08-06-2014, 11:10 PM   #86
backtotintops
 
backtotintops's Avatar
 
Drives: 14 Z/28 0#
Join Date: May 2013
Location: NY
Posts: 722
Oops...I must have missed that...that's great...what color?

Considering what gt3s cost its a steal at 75 ...smart move. I had to scratch hard just to get one.

As for tires..I'm going Hoosiers after the trofeos.
__________________
"PTM11" Search & Destroy
backtotintops is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2014, 11:17 AM   #87
brt3
Runs with scissors...
 
brt3's Avatar
 
Drives: '14 Z/28s SIM/SW
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 1,443
Quote:
Originally Posted by backtotintops View Post
Oops...I must have missed that...that's great...what color?

Considering what gt3s cost its a steal at 75 ...smart move. I had to scratch hard just to get one.

As for tires..I'm going Hoosiers after the trofeos.
#1 Silver, #2 White. I'm sure we'll hear back from you about the Hoosiers; can't wait to hear how that works out...
__________________
brt3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-06-2014, 01:44 PM   #88
macalot
 
Drives: 1969 + 2015 Z/28s F250 SD
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Pittsburgh Area, Pa
Posts: 360
Quote:
Originally Posted by brt3 View Post
I have yet to try them in the wet. Also, I still haven't had the chance to truly flog them, so I can't yet report on how well they perform at the limits...
So any chance you can report on the wet handling abilities and flogging abilities of the Yokohama AD08-Rs yet?
macalot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-07-2014, 08:33 PM   #89
brt3
Runs with scissors...
 
brt3's Avatar
 
Drives: '14 Z/28s SIM/SW
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 1,443
Quote:
Originally Posted by macalot View Post
So any chance you can report on the wet handling abilities and flogging abilities of the Yokohama AD08-Rs yet?
Sorry; no. I don't normally drive the car when it's wet, and none of my track events have been cool or damp.

So, all I can say is that the AD08-Rs feel a lot better and more responsive than the Bridgestone S04s, with far better turn in. They make the car feel a LOT more alive without feeling nervous, and without excessive tire noise. They seem to fit the car's design well -- but, as stated, I haven't tracked them yet...
__________________
brt3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-08-2014, 12:54 AM   #90
macalot
 
Drives: 1969 + 2015 Z/28s F250 SD
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Pittsburgh Area, Pa
Posts: 360
Thanks for the reply brt3.
I'm planning on changing out the originals for a tire to break in on and street drive till next year when I plan to start training at a local track.
As someone else said, the driver needs modified.
macalot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2014, 03:24 AM   #91
Harryoz
 
Harryoz's Avatar
 
Drives: Z/28, Monaro, GpN Fiesta
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Luxembourg
Posts: 86
Has anyone tried the Michelin Pilot Super Sport?
Harryoz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2014, 05:43 AM   #92
X25


 
X25's Avatar
 
Drives: '14 AGM 1SS 1LE
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Redmond, WA
Posts: 2,685
Quote:
Originally Posted by Harryoz View Post
Has anyone tried the Michelin Pilot Super Sport?
They were pretty bad at the track on my 1LE. I'd imagine they would feel even worse on the Z/28, at least at the track.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...5&postcount=36

I have 19" wheels on order and I honestly can't find any affordable yet good track tire. I wish Nitto released NT01s in 305/30/19 or a similar size : (
__________________
'14 AGM 1SS 1LE [COTW 11/17/14] (Build Thread)
'13 Mazda MX-5 Club (Build Thread)
'15 RAM 1500 Crew Cab 4x4 Laramie
'15 Nissan Rogue S AWD
'08 Kawasaki ZX-10R
X25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2014, 09:35 AM   #93
L99CAMA2011


 
L99CAMA2011's Avatar
 
Drives: One of the baddest handling Gen 5s
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Masachusetts
Posts: 3,441
Quote:
Originally Posted by X25 View Post
They were pretty bad at the track on my 1LE. I'd imagine they would feel even worse on the Z/28, at least at the track.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...5&postcount=36

I have 19" wheels on order and I honestly can't find any affordable yet good track tire. I wish Nitto released NT01s in 305/30/19 or a similar size : (
1LE guys with Mss in stock replacement sizes seem to like them on track. I feel they are too soft side walled. Can't wait to get my stock wheels off the car.
L99CAMA2011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2014, 11:39 AM   #94
Harryoz
 
Harryoz's Avatar
 
Drives: Z/28, Monaro, GpN Fiesta
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Luxembourg
Posts: 86
Quote:
Originally Posted by X25 View Post
They were pretty bad at the track on my 1LE. I'd imagine they would feel even worse on the Z/28, at least at the track.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showpo...5&postcount=36

I have 19" wheels on order and I honestly can't find any affordable yet good track tire. I wish Nitto released NT01s in 305/30/19 or a similar size : (
Wondering what the Michelin Pilot SS are like on the street. Having had the Pirelli P Zeros on my 2012 SS, which I didn't like, I'm wondering if these will be a better street tyre for the Z/28.

When the Trofeos wear out, I'll switch to slicks for the track.
Harryoz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2014, 12:16 PM   #95
brt3
Runs with scissors...
 
brt3's Avatar
 
Drives: '14 Z/28s SIM/SW
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 1,443
Quote:
Originally Posted by macalot View Post
Thanks for the reply brt3.
I'm planning on changing out the originals for a tire to break in on and street drive till next year when I plan to start training at a local track.
As someone else said, the driver needs modified.
My favorite joke is the line, "The biggest improvement you can make on a car is changing the nut behind the wheel". Speaking of myself, of course...
__________________
brt3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2014, 12:34 PM   #96
backtotintops
 
backtotintops's Avatar
 
Drives: 14 Z/28 0#
Join Date: May 2013
Location: NY
Posts: 722
Quote:
Originally Posted by Harryoz View Post
When the Trofeos wear out, I'll switch to slicks for the track.
which ones?...sizes? What do you suggest?

I have only found hoosiers R6s so far and I'm still under the assumption the Trofeos last longer than R6s and are about 90% as good traction wise. Look at cost vs longevity and it seems the Trofeos are still the way to go. The Z/28 was designed around the Trofeos though,so no new variables.
__________________
"PTM11" Search & Destroy
backtotintops is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2014, 12:38 PM   #97
90503


 
Drives: 2011 2SS/RS LS3
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Torrance
Posts: 11,472
...For my 19" Forgestar I went with the R888s....Not too many choices in 19s, but I thought these were pretty reasonable for the track....

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....R888&tab=Specs

This is what I used for my 19x10 square set-up:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....88XL&tab=Specs
90503 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2014, 02:57 PM   #98
X25


 
X25's Avatar
 
Drives: '14 AGM 1SS 1LE
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Redmond, WA
Posts: 2,685
Quote:
Originally Posted by 90503 View Post
...For my 19" Forgestar I went with the R888s....Not too many choices in 19s, but I thought these were pretty reasonable for the track....

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....R888&tab=Specs

This is what I used for my 19x10 square set-up:
http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....88XL&tab=Specs
295 size R888s are also about $100 cheaper than the 305-size R888s, so they are a great buy.

I am still not settled on what tire to get for my Forgestar square set (19x11), but R888 is a distinct possibility. It is a very controversial tire choice though, evidenced by so many people who swear that they were the worst R-Compound they've ever used : (

I don't need the tires too soon; perhaps I should wait a bit and see if something comes up (NT01s in 19" would be great!!).
__________________
'14 AGM 1SS 1LE [COTW 11/17/14] (Build Thread)
'13 Mazda MX-5 Club (Build Thread)
'15 RAM 1500 Crew Cab 4x4 Laramie
'15 Nissan Rogue S AWD
'08 Kawasaki ZX-10R
X25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2014, 07:11 PM   #99
Harryoz
 
Harryoz's Avatar
 
Drives: Z/28, Monaro, GpN Fiesta
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Luxembourg
Posts: 86
Quote:
Originally Posted by backtotintops View Post
which ones?...sizes? What do you suggest?

I have only found hoosiers R6s so far and I'm still under the assumption the Trofeos last longer than R6s and are about 90% as good traction wise. Look at cost vs longevity and it seems the Trofeos are still the way to go. The Z/28 was designed around the Trofeos though,so no new variables.
Both Pirelli and Michelin do a 19 in a roughly similar rolling circumference. Will try some different sets (prob next year at this rate given looming poorer weather) and report back
Harryoz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-09-2014, 04:09 AM   #100
Harryoz
 
Harryoz's Avatar
 
Drives: Z/28, Monaro, GpN Fiesta
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Luxembourg
Posts: 86
Still debating street tyres...anyone have any experience with the Continental Sport Contact 5P?
Harryoz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-16-2014, 04:29 AM   #101
Harryoz
 
Harryoz's Avatar
 
Drives: Z/28, Monaro, GpN Fiesta
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Luxembourg
Posts: 86
Fitted the Continental Sport Contact 5P yesterday as a street tyre. Helpfully was able to use in the dry and then the pissing rain later that night.

In the dry, not bad, capable enough when compared to stickier, more track focussed tyres.

In the wet, very very good, great traction, great under braking.

So far so good.
Attached Images
 
Harryoz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-29-2014, 04:49 AM   #102
Chumlee
 
Chumlee's Avatar
 
Drives: 2014 Camaro Z28
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Irvine, CA
Posts: 14
On my 3rd set about to move on with 6k miles.

2 sets of Trofeo R and 1 set of Hankook RS-3. 6 track days and 12 autocrosses total.

I can report that the RS-3 is about as close to an R-comp tire as I have been with a street tire. Not to mention, you can stay within the street tire (200tw) category at various competitions.

It turns on a bit quicker than the Trofeo-R but I felt like it offers significantly less grip. But the gap isn't as big as you expect. Besides the aforementioned, they are dirt cheap in comparison. I would recommend for those of us in a warm climate seeking an "all season" street tire (southwest with little snow or rain.)

I won't write about the Trofeos as I expect most owners are plenty familiar with their antics by now. I'll just say they're the best R-comp tire I've experienced yet, far ahead of the 888's on my old GTR. They'll grip as well if not better than a set of NT-01's without sacrificing longevity.

I have a set of A6 Hoosiers sitting around for an event in December, but for the time being I'm sticking with the Pirelli Trofeo-R. Looking forward to measuring the gap between the Pirelli's and the Hoosier's at Buttonwillow in December.
Chumlee is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:10 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.