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Old 08-15-2012, 04:56 PM   #1
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tire time already for my ZL-1, almost 10k mile

anyone else nearing the 10k mile mark or needing tires soon? ive got almost 8k miles and im about to do a 1000 mile trip. im thinking this will be almost the end for the first set of tires and really ive been easy on them. if anyone is in my position then what tires are you thinking about putting back on?
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Old 08-15-2012, 04:57 PM   #2
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13k and I definetly need tires
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:00 PM   #3
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soft tires just melting on our hot florida roads
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:01 PM   #4
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me lots of k's and a pile of racing, I havent researched any new tires yet
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:03 PM   #5
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Oh ya how bout 250k...........m
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:24 PM   #6
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Oh ya how bout 250k...........m
easy tiger whoa up on those goodyears
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Old 08-15-2012, 05:39 PM   #7
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If you want to stay with you stock sizing the Goodyears are your best bet IMO. the michelin PS2's are good tires as well but cost more and I don't think they will handle better or last longer.

oddly enough in this size these tires are "affordable" ha ha.
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:02 PM   #8
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I've looked for stock ZL1 sizes in other manufacturers websites recently and came up with no match for a set. It appears Goodyear and Michelin are the only ones in the OE sizes.
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:20 PM   #9
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I've looked for stock ZL1 sizes in other manufacturers websites recently and came up with no match for a set. It appears Goodyear and Michelin are the only ones in the OE sizes.
And it looks like Goodyear is the least expensive ...
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Old 08-15-2012, 07:31 PM   #10
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10K miles... that's it...

I've already replaced both right side tires for road hazard incidents... but didn't expect to replace the other two at 10K... I'm at 5k now and they still look new.
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:08 PM   #11
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How much is a set of replacement tires?
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:12 PM   #12
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ive seen them as low as $535 per tire
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:25 PM   #13
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has anyone thought about putting tires on the wheels that are not oe size?
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Old 08-15-2012, 08:29 PM   #14
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Might as well put on some Michelin Pilot Sport Cup Tires from the ZR1

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Old 08-15-2012, 09:15 PM   #15
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$1,775 per set including mounting and balance.
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:18 PM   #16
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OUCH..... please say it quietly.... My wife is listening.
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:30 PM   #17
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Ive had a set of drag radials that lasted longer that that 10+ strip passes. 2000 bucks would be a hard thing to swallow 2x year for someone who drives the car alot.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:05 PM   #18
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10K miles... that's it...

I've already replaced both right side tires for road hazard incidents... but didn't expect to replace the other two at 10K... I'm at 5k now and they still look new.
That's surprising with all the burnouts you've been doing at the track...
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:46 PM   #19
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That's surprising with all the burnouts you've been doing at the track...
How about some pics of the tread on those worn out tires of yours.....?
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That's surprising with all the burnouts you've been doing at the track...
That's only the rears and I just replaced one of them. The tire guy did mention all the rubber in the wheel well.

No way these tires only last 10k unless you are road track racing all the time.

....they will at least go 15k..
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:54 AM   #21
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When my rear tires are gone I'm going to replace then with Nitto NT05 in 315/35-20 size. Then when it's time for the full set I'll go with the Michelin Pilot Super Sport tires. The grip is said to be equal or better and the ride is smoother and quieter. Price is about the same as the OEM tires. I've checked with my dealer and several tire shops all have confirmed that there is not problem with slightly different diameters as long as they are within 3% or less of each other. According to Discount Tire the use of 275 in the front and 315 in the rear is an "approved" fitment. I'm not sure who approved it!
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Old 08-16-2012, 12:59 AM   #22
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:22 AM   #23
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If you want to stay with you stock sizing the Goodyears are your best bet IMO. the michelin PS2's are good tires as well but cost more and I don't think they will handle better or last longer.

oddly enough in this size these tires are "affordable" ha ha.
With all due respect,you couldn't be more wrong.

The PS2's will outhandle the GY's in any measureable performance category,while outlasting them at a ratio of about 2:1 . Both my Z06 & Grand Sport vert came from the factory with GY's(Gens 1&2 respectively) and required replacement within 5k miles. Not because they were worn out,I replace tires on my performance cars when they lose grip,regardless of tread depth. Which in my case was around 5k miles. Not to mention the ROAR the GY's are notorious for.

Over on Corvette Forum,there have been many threads where people were getting <10k miles out of a set of the GY's when only street driven. And the responses given overwhelmingly were in favor of the Michelins with several votes cast in favor of the Bridgestone Pole Positions,but I don't think they are available in ZL1 sizing.

And I've heard the new Michelin Super Sports are even better if a runflat is not a requirement.
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:34 AM   #24
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My wife has the Pilots on her CTS-V and they feel pretty goog on the car , I will let you know as soon as she goes away and I can find a Autocross
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:49 AM   #25
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I haven't been to the track once and I've only done a couple little burnouts just learning how to use the launch control. The tires are a super soft compound and down here in Florida on the hot streets they just disappear quick. I too have replaced one of my rear 's do to road hazard. when i get on the gas even halfway i can see the tires leavin rubber on the street in the mirror
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