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Old 02-05-2009, 12:50 PM   #1
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I was just checking the prices of the Camaro's tires. There are not many choices if any. the one I found for the 245/50/19 were approx $200 + so we will be paying close to $1,000 each time we need to replace the tires.
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Old 02-05-2009, 01:03 PM   #2
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You will be replacing the rears probably twice for each time you replace the front. No tire rotation on the SS
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Old 02-05-2009, 02:06 PM   #3
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fronts tend to wear faster under normal conditions, but with 400+hp on tap I'm sure that'll be true for a few folks
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Old 02-06-2009, 11:48 AM   #4
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fronts tend to wear faster under normal conditions, but with 400+hp on tap I'm sure that'll be true for a few folks

Your absolutely right, fronts wear out faster on FWD cars.

But seeing as how the Camaro is RWD, Scott is spot on...it will be about two set per ever one set purchased for the fronts...depending on wear and tear of course
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Old 02-20-2009, 09:21 AM   #5
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2SS Tire prices are going to be a little hard to digest for those on a budget...Hold on to your wallets....Rear tires each are 498.00 to 522.00 list. Fronts each 457.00 list...The cheapest rears I can find are General @ 198.00 list each. Keep your teenagers on lock down...That trip to the 7-11 for milk could cost you a Grand...
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Old 02-20-2009, 10:28 AM   #6
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2SS Tire prices are going to be a little hard to digest for those on a budget...Hold on to your wallets....Rear tires each are 498.00 to 522.00 list. Fronts each 457.00 list...The cheapest rears I can find are General @ 198.00 list each. Keep your teenagers on lock down...That trip to the 7-11 for milk could cost you a Grand...
It's not that bad. Tirerack has Goodyear Eagle F1 Super cars for the rear (245 45 ZR20 for $287. Also many other options for less. So if you want to burn them off, you can probably replace them for $450.
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Old 02-20-2009, 11:38 AM   #7
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Under regular driving conditions, the front will wear quicker. I drive a RWD Mustang 5.0 LX and that has always been the case. I do not tend to drive aggressively very often though. I expect to be replacing the front on my 2SS sooner than the rear. But regardless of which end I'm going to replace, it surely won't be at the same time because I can't afford that. I'll be doing the front one month and the rear during a different month. These tires are gonna be big $ so I'm gonna have to spread out the $ over time. :(
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tire cost

To replace the tires with the original Pirelli tires:

P245/45ZR20 XL 103Y P-Zero summer tires (front)- ??? - … maybe $300 x2
P275/40ZR20 P-Zero summer tires(rear)- $358 x2


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Old 02-20-2009, 05:50 PM   #9
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This to me is like people worried about needing premium gas. If you are worried about what fixing stuff on this car will cost you, you are buying the wrong car. Pay to play, boys and girls. Pay to play.
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Old 02-23-2009, 04:14 PM   #10
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I've never had a car where all 4 did not wear equally. I've always replaced all 4 at the same time.
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Old 02-23-2009, 05:11 PM   #11
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look on ebay. its like buying wholesale. youll getthe best deals there. i looked there for all my tires and im going to buy my nitto invo tires there for my camaro when i get my new 22's. for a whole set of tires it was only 900.
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Old 02-23-2009, 05:18 PM   #12
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I've never had a car where all 4 did not wear equally. I've always replaced all 4 at the same time.
did you drive in a straight line all the time? lol
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I've never had a car where all 4 did not wear equally. I've always replaced all 4 at the same time.
Do you have your tires rotated?
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Old 02-23-2009, 07:07 PM   #14
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Old 02-23-2009, 07:57 PM   #15
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i always replace four at a time.and if the rear have more meat when the fronts wear down,well,i'll fix that in the parking lot of the tire store.
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Old 02-23-2009, 09:06 PM   #16
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Sumitomo tires are a great tire for the money if you're on a budget.

A set of HTR Z III will run you 600-700 on a SS.
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Old 02-23-2009, 11:33 PM   #17
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You will be replacing the rears probably twice for each time you replace the front. No tire rotation on the SS
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Old 02-24-2009, 12:05 AM   #18
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Sumitomo tires are a great tire for the money if you're on a budget.

A set of HTR Z III will run you 600-700 on a SS.
Ive been using sumitomo's since 2003, I'm on my 2nd set, and over 150K miles. Best value IMHO, unless your doing some road/circuit racing
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When my tires go out i will be replacing with Nitto NT-05.
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:02 AM   #21
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Good God, those tires are horrible. I had them on my current car and couldn't wait to replace them. I have nothing good to say about them. I currently have Bridgestone Potenza RE950's; they're all-season and they're still worlds better than the KDWs.
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Old 02-24-2009, 05:25 PM   #22
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And there are no 20" racing tires Hoosier has 265/35/19 for 320/tire which is about what I pay now for my 17" wheels
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Good God, those tires are horrible. I had them on my current car and couldn't wait to replace them. I have nothing good to say about them. I currently have Bridgestone Potenza RE950's; they're all-season and they're still worlds better than the KDWs.
I think you are in the minority for that,i had them on my last car and they were great.I know a few other people that have them and they love them too.
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It's not that bad. Tirerack has Goodyear Eagle F1 Super cars for the rear (245 45 ZR20 for $287.
The F1 can get good mileage, but they are too hard.

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Sumitomo tires are a great tire for the money if you're on a budget.A set of HTR Z III will run you 600-700 on a SS.
I never did like the tread on those, but it is a good bargain price, next to Kumhos.

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Good God, those tires are horrible. I had them on my current car and couldn't wait to replace them. I have nothing good to say about them. I currently have Bridgestone Potenza RE950's; they're all-season and they're still worlds better than the KDWs.
You are on crack. "all season"??? WTF... most of the people on here are probably gonna be doing some real driving and corner carving... not snow surfing. They work good for you? On your Neon?


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You are on crack. "all season"??? WTF... most of the people on here are probably gonna be doing some real driving and corner carving... not snow surfing. They work good for you? On your Neon?

Way to miss my point. I was saying that the all-season tires I now have on my car have much better traction (in summer weather and on dry roads) than the KDW summer tires that I used to have.
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