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Old 04-24-2012, 09:33 PM   #1
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Tires!

Now that the new ZL-1's are finding their new homes with there new proud owners, has anyone else priced the tires for these bad boys before you go and burn off all that rubber? I'm not complaining by no means, just figured if we can help fellow Camaro5 members get the best deal on a set of tires for these awesome cars. Post the pricing you find here!! I priced the stock tires and I got a price of $500-$550 here in New Mexico! I found some online for around $400-$450 but didn't check shipping price. If and when you have to replace your tires, are you going to put the stock tires back on, or will you go with something a little different, and what would the price and brand of those be?
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:44 PM   #2
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Now that the new ZL-1's are finding their new homes with there new proud owners, has anyone else priced the tires for these bad boys before you go and burn off all that rubber? I'm not complaining by no means, just figured if we can help fellow Camaro5 members get the best deal on a set of tires for these awesome cars. Post the pricing you find here!! I priced the stock tires and I got a price of $500-$550 here in New Mexico! I found some online for around $400-$450 but didn't check shipping price. If and when you have to replace your tires, are you going to put the stock tires back on, or will you go with something a little different, and what would the price and brand of those be?
Finding the Goodyears a little noisy - How about others?
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Old 04-24-2012, 09:50 PM   #3
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Goodyears are noisy to me also.

I plan on going with Nitto 555R's for my next set of street tires.
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:10 PM   #4
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I really enjoy these tires. Even in the wet, they seem to find grip. I'm anxious to see how long they LAST....but then that's one of those trade-offs made for super-sticky grip.

The local tire store will install a full set for around $1700 dollars. That includes balancing...

Also - it needs to be mentioned...in order for the PTM system to remain optimally effective, you need to have those OEM tires on the car....
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:17 PM   #5
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what about the micheline pilot cup tires,... how much are they going for?
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:21 PM   #6
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what about the micheline pilot cup tires,... how much are they going for?
They don't make one in the ZL1's wheel size at the moment....but they're in the neighborhood of ~$450..
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:32 PM   #7
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I researched this a while back...I can't remember which tire it was but I only saw one the same tire size and it was more expensive...between 500 and 600 slightly higher than the GY's
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Old 04-24-2012, 10:34 PM   #8
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I researched this a while back...I can't remember which tire it was but I only saw one the same tire size and it was more expensive...between 500 and 600 slightly higher than the GY's
If memory serves, there is one winter tire, Pirelli Scorpions, and Pirelli PZero summers...

You can probably make a Michelin Super Sport fit if you accepted slightly lower/higher aspect ratios...It's been a while since I looked all that up...and honestly, so far - not feeling much reason to opt for a different tire at this point.
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FYI, my local dealer mentioned that these tires are a bear to mount on the rims. He mentioned that just mounting them to the rims would cost $100 each.
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:30 PM   #10
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Run flats are noisy. Switching away is better in every way except when you have a flat. Roll nitto's if you want to save money. Nt05's are the best choose of bang for the buck right now for a car like this that corners awesome as well.

Michelin's are nice but they are expesive as well.
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FYI, my local dealer mentioned that these tires are a bear to mount on the rims. He mentioned that just mounting them to the rims would cost $100 each.
Time to find someone else then as you dealer is raping you. Mounting a tire with a stiff sidewall sucks at times but $100 means he sucks at mounting tires and is afraid he will scratch a rim. Dealers don't do enough tire volume so they price gouge.
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I really enjoy these tires. Even in the wet, they seem to find grip. I'm anxious to see how long they LAST....but then that's one of those trade-offs made for super-sticky grip.

The local tire store will install a full set for around $1700 dollars. That includes balancing...

Also - it needs to be mentioned...in order for the PTM system to remain optimally effective, you need to have those OEM tires on the car....
So, you really feel like the Goodyears are "super sticky"? Really? And it really sucks for ZL1 owners if what you say is true about the PTM and they cannot opt for better tires.
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:47 PM   #13
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For what it's worth!
Factory Tires Goodyear F1 G2 285/35-20 $429 TR 305/35-20 $449 TR
Michelin Pilot Supe r Sport 285/35-20 $358 DT 315/35-20 $452 DT
Michelin Pilot PS2 305/35-20 $483 TR
Nitto Invo 275/40-20 $247 DT 315/35-20 $291 DT
Continental DWS 275/40-20 $269 DT 315/35-20 $255 TR

TR=Tire Rack prices are plus shipping.
DT=Discount Tire prices include shipping.

315/35-20 tires are +0.3" in diameter. My service mgr. tells me 0.3" should not cause a problem. The size can be programmed into the ECU.

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Old 04-25-2012, 11:03 AM   #14
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The Zl1 does not have run flats.
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Old 04-25-2012, 11:52 AM   #15
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If memory serves, there is one winter tire, Pirelli Scorpions, and Pirelli PZero summers...

You can probably make a Michelin Super Sport fit if you accepted slightly lower/higher aspect ratios...It's been a while since I looked all that up...and honestly, so far - not feeling much reason to opt for a different tire at this point.
Your unflappable enthusiasm is refreshing and always welcome.
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Old 04-25-2012, 12:18 PM   #16
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I really enjoy these tires. Even in the wet, they seem to find grip. I'm anxious to see how long they LAST....but then that's one of those trade-offs made for super-sticky grip.

The local tire store will install a full set for around $1700 dollars. That includes balancing...

Also - it needs to be mentioned...in order for the PTM system to remain optimally effective, you need to have those OEM tires on the car....
They are pretty good tires, but you will find they will not last very long at all if it is your daily driver.
Also, if you go the pulley and tune route, you will see that will hold hold the power very well either.
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I'm curious. How long is "not very long"?
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