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Old 02-12-2012, 07:10 PM   #1
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Tires

Ok the ZL1 tires will be a soft compound. If they wear out as quickly as my CTSV then in 8,000 miles it will need it's second set of tires.

Will anyone buy a set of tires when they first buy the car to use a harder compound for the street and then use the factory tires for the track?
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:17 PM   #2
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I sure do hope to get more than 8000 miles out of a set of tires.
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:36 PM   #3
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I sure do hope to get more than 8000 miles out of a set of tires.
Yeah that would get expensive real quick.
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:59 AM   #4
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You'll be spinning a lot with a harder less sticky compound.
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Old 02-13-2012, 09:16 AM   #5
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My C5 Z06 only got about 15000 out of a set of tires and that was no track days.
It was about 12,000 with a couple of track days.
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:03 AM   #6
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The tires are sitting in a parking lot in QC right now and the temp has been in the 20s this week , wonder how they are holding up ???
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:25 AM   #7
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That kind of opens up a Legal Pandora's Box, doesn't it? On one hand, GM/Chevy states "in writing" that the GOODYEARS are not to be "stored" below 20°F OR driven below 40°F. I have a feeling that "stored" means w/o having 4120lbs spread over 4 tires. Normally, tire QC "issues" are dealt with by going through the tire manufacturer/representative's warranty coverage & exclusions. However, Chevy is "violating" their own safety warnings by storing the ZL1s outside in conditions that "can" damage the tires. GOODYEAR is off the hook on this one, but GM isn't. Should there be a FAILURE "event" that can be traced to these storage conditions, you can bet that litigation will be the 1st thing to cross some folk's minds. It is IRONIC, that in the name of QC... the structural integrity of a tire may come into question by GM's very own actions.

Think about that when you hammer that baby down the superslab at whatever speed you deem appropriate.
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:11 PM   #8
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you will get about 7-8k at full grip IMO. they will probably last 12-15k before they are bald though.

My F1 supercars started to loose grip about 7-8k but I ran them around 15k but they were shot before that.

so if you want goo traction out of the hole I would not expect to ever get more than 10k or so out of a set of tires like this. if you run them till the legal limit they last longer though.
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:27 PM   #9
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Man, there not kidding when they say you gotta pay to play, lol
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:46 PM   #10
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Sounds like two sets of tires cause I'm sure the Supercars don't come cheap
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:40 PM   #11
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I'm sure the Supercars don't come cheap
$452 at tirerack
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:59 PM   #12
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I'm gonna need snow tires, because I WILL re-enact that scene from "Better Off Dead."

Taking the girl skiing up in the mountains in my ZL1. Gotta happen. Gonna happen.

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Old 02-13-2012, 08:08 PM   #13
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Gonna be hard to keep my heavy right foot off the floor, but at 2,500 smack-a-roos for a new set of F1's i'll find a way......hopefully
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Old 02-14-2012, 08:19 AM   #14
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Gonna be hard to keep my heavy right foot off the floor, but at 2,500 smack-a-roos for a new set of F1's i'll find a way......hopefully
Good luck with that!!

By comparison, my ZR1 tires have 7K on them.....I dont track the car nor any standing burn-outs, but many WOT accelerations from a roll. Rears should be good till 15K miles....I think. I suspect ZL1 rubber will fair similarly.
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Old 02-14-2012, 10:36 AM   #15
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My PS2 tires only lasted about 11,000 miles on my V

So far, I have 15,000 on my Continental Extreme DW with plenty of tread left.
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:17 PM   #16
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Typical replacements could be

Front 285/35/ZR20 100Y

Bridgestone Potenza RE050A
UTQGL 140AA
outer diameter 27.9
RPM747
Tread depth 9/32
Ship Weight 31 pounds
GM part#19251930
LIST $427.27

Pirelli PZero
UTQGL 220AA A
outer diameter 27.8
RPM 746
Tread depth 11/32
ship weight 30 pounds
GM part #19193048
LIST $576.14

Pirelli PZero
UTQGL 220AA A
outer diameter 27.9
RPM 748
Tread depth 9/32
Ship Weight 29 pounds
GM part #19194889
LIST $576.14

Rear 305/35/ZR20

Bridgestone Potenza RE050A
UTWGL 140A A
outer diameter 28.3
RPM 736
Tread Depth 8/32
Ship Weight 38.
GM Part #19194751
LIST $513.64

Pirelli PZero Asimetrico
UTQGL 160AA A
outer diameter 28.4
RPM732
Tread depth 10/32
Ship weight 32 pounds
GM #19185746
List $640.91

Pirelli PZero
UTQGL220AA A
outer diameter 28.4
RPM N/A
tread depth 8/32
Ship weight 30. pounds
GM part #19252818
List $703.41

Keep in mind the weight will effect handling slightly
Don't forget the polished wheels weight more to begin with
All of these list Wet AND dry performance except the Asimetrico

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Old 03-06-2013, 08:16 AM   #17
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Is there any accuracy to concerns about negatively affecting PTM, if one switched from the OEM Good Year spec... To a similar high end competitor?
Fbod Father? What wo
uld GM engineers have to say?

Love the G/Y's but would gladly trade off a little higher end, hot, track tackiness for better ride, quieter, wet traction, street use. More wear would be a bonus. Cost is not first consideration.
The Michelins seem to be the leading contender?


From Car & Driver:
Monsters of Grip: Nine Summer-Performance Tires Tested
Serious speed requires serious rubber.

http://www.caranddriver.com/comparis...omparison-test
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Old 03-06-2013, 08:35 AM   #18
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My PS2 tires only lasted about 11,000 miles on my V

So far, I have 15,000 on my Continental Extreme DW with plenty of tread left.
Glad you posted about your contis. I put these on my Z this past Monday. We now have 3 - 4 inches of snow so it may be awhile before I can really drive them but am super pleased at the mileage you are getting.
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Old 03-06-2013, 09:04 PM   #19
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Typical replacements could be

Rear 305/35/ZR20

Bridgestone Potenza RE050A
UTWGL 140A A
outer diameter 28.3
RPM 736
Tread Depth 8/32
Ship Weight 38.
GM Part #19194751
LIST $513.64

Good Luck
You'll need a lot of luck finding this tire since Bridgestone doesn't make it.
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:13 AM   #20
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onlinetires.com has the G:2's for $310 fronts, $340 rears. They actually just increased price, I bought mine one month ago for $290 fronts and $320 rears and that was before applying the $80 Goodyear rebate.
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Old 04-07-2013, 01:25 AM   #21
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I ended up at America's Tire at $378 a piece for rears.
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:51 AM   #22
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ItI have 5800 on mine right now and they look very goodstill. Only one autocross and the rest highway. I think they last longer in cooler climates. As i got it in october they have only seen 80 degees the weekend i was in scottsdale. Probably 6 to 8 32/nds left. I am thinking 12000. Seems accurate. About once a year for me.
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i got 20k out of my first set of goodyears the Zl-1 came with. that was no track days and they were so bald i didnt dare put them on wet road.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:43 AM   #24
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For me I plan on going with Hankook V12. I don't track my car, only street and they are great on my SS.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:51 AM   #25
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8,000 aaaaaaandd they're bald.
Time for some new ones!
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