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Old 08-12-2014, 08:31 AM   #51
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The majority here will not go to the All-Season tires. If you look at the Mods listed, most on this site are trying to increase horsepower and/or make the suspension/handling better. So, with that said they won't go to a tire that will give less grip at the extreme. If you get away from Summer only tires, you are getting better treadwear and less grip. It's a choice. We all have our Camaro's for different reasons.

Heck, I might put racing slicks on if it was legal. I personally want to increase the handling so bushings for all the suspension parts, lowering springs/or coilovers, rear cradle bushings are all things I want to do.
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:22 AM   #52
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I just ordered a 1LE, and am now in the waiting period. I live in Ohio, where we only have three seasons: Winter, Summer and Rain. The rims and tires that come standard on the 1LE will be fantastic during summer, and I don't intend to drive it much during winter, but that six month "rain" season is what I am worried about. It won't be one or the other for me. I plan to have two sets, one all season set for rain and some of winter (Before snow) and the stickier tires for summer.

We can argue the semantics of a single set for the intended purpose of the car, but I just want to enjoy it as much of the year as possible. If that means track days and curvy roads with the summer tires, and more cautious driving with all seasons in the other months, then that may work best for me and my region. Otherwise, I'm limiting myself to a 2.5 month window each year to enjoy the car the "intended" way.

For the all seasons, I want longevity and maybe even smallest size rims that will fit on the car with a little more sidewall on the tires. For the summer tires, the stock rims with whatever grips well and and lets me enjoy the car to its full potential. That way I can have the best possible scenario for safe driving most of the year.
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:39 AM   #53
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I just ordered a 1LE, and am now in the waiting period. I live in Ohio, where we only have three seasons: Winter, Summer and Rain. The rims and tires that come standard on the 1LE will be fantastic during summer, and I don't intend to drive it much during winter, but that six month "rain" season is what I am worried about. It won't be one or the other for me. I plan to have two sets, one all season set for rain and some of winter (Before snow) and the stickier tires for summer.

We can argue the semantics of a single set for the intended purpose of the car, but I just want to enjoy it as much of the year as possible. If that means track days and curvy roads with the summer tires, and more cautious driving with all seasons in the other months, then that may work best for me and my region. Otherwise, I'm limiting myself to a 2.5 month window each year to enjoy the car the "intended" way.

For the all seasons, I want longevity and maybe even smallest size rims that will fit on the car with a little more sidewall on the tires. For the summer tires, the stock rims with whatever grips well and and lets me enjoy the car to its full potential. That way I can have the best possible scenario for safe driving most of the year.
I agree that you will need a different tire for your winter. Living in SE Georgia on the coast I still had a few days I choose to ride with my wife because of cold temps. I don't agree with the need for a different tire for rain. Maybe this comes from driving nothing but wider tire cars for the last 20 plus years of my life, but I have driven the 1LE in light rain to downpours. It is my daily driver. I have never had any more issue with this car than the '93 Z/28 and the '01 WS6. If its wet, one has to use precaution.....in any vehicle!
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Old 08-12-2014, 10:43 AM   #54
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That's good to know. I've driven mostly pickup trucks most of my life, so that is usually what I drive in winter anyway, but you never know when you might have an issue with one vehicle and be forced to drive the other one. So, yeah, definitely will want a set of winter tires just in case.
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Old 08-18-2014, 11:37 PM   #55
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Thanks for the update, OP. I was planning on making the same move. Glad it worked out for you.
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Old 08-19-2014, 12:00 AM   #56
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I like the Toyo Proxie 4+ for an all season alternative to the summer only Pirellis. General GMax A/S are not bad either but they get a little noisy after 10,000 miles.
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