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Old 05-18-2015, 08:13 PM   #1
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Question Tires and wear

How many miles are you guys getting from a set of Eagle F1 tires?
I am looking into, and probably buying a used 2013 ZL1 from a local car dealer, it only has 8,600 miles and pretty much needs a complete new set of tires.
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Old 05-18-2015, 10:21 PM   #2
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How many miles are you guys getting from a set of Eagle F1 tires?
I am looking into, and probably buying a used 2013 ZL1 from a local car dealer, it only has 8,600 miles and pretty much needs a complete new set of tires.
I have 19000 on mine and still look damn good, but I don't burn them down either. I have all ready got a new complete set when these go..
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Old 05-18-2015, 10:36 PM   #3
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I have 14000 on mine and I'm getting ready to leave on a 4000 mile trip . I think they'l be fine but if not I'll try and buy tires on the road . I'll buy goodyears again .
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Old 05-19-2015, 06:50 AM   #4
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I have 14000 on mine and I'm getting ready to leave on a 4000 mile trip . I think they'l be fine but if not I'll try and buy tires on the road . I'll buy goodyears again .
ONE of my Goodyear tires was shot at 30,000 km's, the rest looked about 3/4 worn out.
Looked like a bad, or damaged tire to me. The Center rib-line was completely worn away, 1/2 way around and still visible the other 1/2 way around.
It looked the tire wasn't round, or mounted wrong, or damaged. Maybe broke a rib or belt or something. Never had enough vibration to even think about balance.

I'd never buy those Goodyear's again.

So, I just got me a whole new set of Pirelli's, I like them so far.
WAY Better on wet rounds, seems to have lots of grip. I can't tell yet, but I suspect they'll be way better in the cold. The F1's were like hockey pucks some days when it was cold.
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:45 AM   #5
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In my case, the "stickiness" of the Goodyears were gone after about 10,000 miles. The tread was still very good, but I would slide my front tires under moderate cornering. I am not sure if this is due to the crappy roads here in San Antonio.

I switched to the Michelin Pilot Super Sports and they handle much better. The grip is staying much longer than the GY.
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Old 05-19-2015, 04:39 PM   #6
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my rear tires were gone @ 12k. The front set are still pretty decent @ 17k now. all I don't see how you can own a zl1 and not go through a rear set by 10- 14k , unless you drive it like grandpa.
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Old 05-19-2015, 07:27 PM   #7
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my rear tires were gone @ 12k. The front set are still pretty decent @ 17k now. all I don't see how you can own a zl1 and not go through a rear set by 10- 14k , unless you drive it like grandpa.
I am a grandpa and told I drive like one also, But I still don't burn them down just smile when I hear the rumble and feel the acceleration from Adm...
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:19 PM   #8
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I am at 20,000 miles and my second set of goodyears are gone. If you have any fun with the car don't expect much more than 9k miles out of them.
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Old 05-19-2015, 08:54 PM   #9
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Thanks for the feedback...makes sense now.
These tires are DONE, and if I stomp on it, the entire rear swings out like I'm on ice!
I need to choose a good set of tires for the road track, that will also be good for weekends, and family Sunday's with my 2 boys!
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Old 05-20-2015, 07:35 AM   #10
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Up here in Canada where temperatures are colder I found I got around 13,000 miles on the rear. I don't burn the tires but last Sept/Oct it was colder out and I found I was sliding around a fair bit and burned off a lot of tread -

Id never buy these tires again, they should be illegal up here in Canada as they are super dangerous below 55F
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Old 05-20-2015, 07:38 AM   #11
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Thanks for the feedback...makes sense now.
These tires are DONE, and if I stomp on it, the entire rear swings out like I'm on ice!
I need to choose a good set of tires for the road track, that will also be good for weekends, and family Sunday's with my 2 boys!
I think most here will agree that the Michelin Pilot Super Sports are the best out there but they are pricey, about $450/tire possibly less if you can find a buy somewhere.

But they are top shelf. There are other good tires at lower prices but I don't think you can beat the Michelins for overall use.
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Old 05-20-2015, 07:49 AM   #12
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Thanks for the feedback...makes sense now.
These tires are DONE, and if I stomp on it, the entire rear swings out like I'm on ice!
I need to choose a good set of tires for the road track, that will also be good for weekends, and family Sunday's with my 2 boys!
Sense you live in Florida and don't have to worry about cold temps you should go back to the original Goodyear F1's. You can't beat the grip without going to a race tire.
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Old 05-20-2015, 10:07 AM   #13
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i have no problem going with the GoodYear F1 as i have no experience to compare them with. the Michelin PSS and the BF Goodrich G Force are all on backorder
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Old 05-20-2015, 03:30 PM   #14
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No way would I go back to the OEM Goodyear F1's...Went through 2 sets of tires in under 17,000 miles. I do still have the 2nd front set on, but I will be replacing them by the end of the year for sure....I could not turn the corner without the tires breaking loose. I always felt like I was on ice with them.
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Old 05-20-2015, 03:35 PM   #15
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Look for deals on used Goodyears... there are lots of them for sale at a good price.
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Old 05-22-2015, 07:47 AM   #16
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I checked tire rack and didnt see any Michelin Pilot SS tires available for a 2012 ZL1. What size PSS's are you all using?
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Old 05-23-2015, 10:00 PM   #17
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I don't care what the rest of you all think. I just put a brand new set of F1's on my car today and the grip is awesome. Yes the worn out set sucked, but what old worn set of any brand doesn't.
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Old 05-23-2015, 10:09 PM   #18
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I put the new set on my ZL1 yesterday, and they feel absolutely awesome!
I have my first road track night coming up this Thursday (4 x 30 minutes sessions)
I can't see what they can do!
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Old 05-23-2015, 10:43 PM   #19
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I have a set of F1's for my road coarse wheels and a set of MPSS mounted for everyday driving. The F1's can't be beat for the track but the MPSS are great for rain and longer wear mileage as compared to the F1's but the MPSS can't beat the stock tires for grip and consistency on the track.
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Old 05-24-2015, 11:44 AM   #20
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I checked tire rack and didnt see any Michelin Pilot SS tires available for a 2012 ZL1. What size PSS's are you all using?


2013 ... PSS Michelins not available yet for OEM specs .. had to go next size up; this is the tire size i'm rolling in (front: PSS (K1) size- 295/35/20), (rear: PSS (K2) size- 315/35/20). Bought my set from Tire Rack. Hope my pictures help some of you folks decide.. and what to buy. Tread wear is lots better than GY F1s .. and the profile isn't too bad in my opinion. Not nearly as sticky as GYs on a very hot day, but good enough and last much longer from my personal experience. So far i like these.. I ran my best time on these in a qtr mile 11.87
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Old 05-28-2015, 09:42 PM   #21
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Just completed (3) 30 minute road course sessions at Palm Beach Intl Raceway and the Goodyears stuck like glue! They're awesome on the track!
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Old 05-31-2015, 08:57 AM   #22
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I think at this point GM is committed to the Goodyear. Although I am personally am not impressed as of yet and still do not trust the tires. Hopefully it will come in time. I am coming off of Pirelli's and in the wet there is nothing better. I am also not a big fan of the hum you hear from the GY tires. But it is what came with the car and I really had no choice until I have to replace. lol
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