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Old 09-10-2014, 12:43 AM   #1
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Winter is fast approaching!

Winter is fast approaching and I need to get the Goodyears off of my ZL1. I have been looking at the Nitto Motivo all season tires, but they don't come in the OEM sizes? Is it ok to run 275/35/20s in the front and 315/35/20s in the rear? Does the slight change in sidewall height cause the front air splitter to get closer to the ground? Would appreciate your advice and counsel before I order anything. Oh yes, does anyone know what Chevrolet recommends for an all-season tire for the ZL1? Thanks in advance for the help and your time?
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Old 09-10-2014, 09:52 AM   #2
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I use the continental extremecontact DWS in 275 and 315. They work great
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Old 09-10-2014, 10:52 AM   #3
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I use the continental extremecontact DWS in 275 and 315. They work great
In those sidewall heights?
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Old 09-10-2014, 04:58 PM   #4
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Winter is fast approaching and I need to get the Goodyears off of my ZL1. I have been looking at the Nitto Motivo all season tires, but they don't come in the OEM sizes? Is it ok to run 275/35/20s in the front and 315/35/20s in the rear? Does the slight change in sidewall height cause the front air splitter to get closer to the ground? Would appreciate your advice and counsel before I order anything. Oh yes, does anyone know what Chevrolet recommends for an all-season tire for the ZL1? Thanks in advance for the help and your time?
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You plan on driving your ZL1 in the winter?
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Old 09-10-2014, 09:04 PM   #5
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Haha. Chevrolet doesn't recommend anything for winter tires for the ZL1.

Continentals are the most reasonably priced and the Michelins are the preferred choice.

My suggestion is to get a set of wheels so you don't have to keep going back and forth with tires. It's the life of a ZL1 owner who refuses to give up on the most awesome muscle car in the history of muscle cars--just because it's below 40 degrees.
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Old 09-10-2014, 09:49 PM   #6
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It's the life of a ZL1 owner who refuses to give up on the most awesome muscle car in the history of muscle cars--just because it's below 40 degrees.
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Old 09-11-2014, 07:43 AM   #7
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Not sure I would agree that the Michelin's are the preferred choice for a winter tire.

Are you looking for a true snow tire or a good performance all season tire that can handle some snow? Both the A/S 3 and the DWS are great high performance all season tires although with the A/S 3 you would have to go with a square setup of 285/35/20's.

A lot of us have gone with the Continental DWS as they are a great all season high performance tire that can handle really cold weather and some snow if needed. You also aren't stuck with the square setup as they come in a 315/35 for the rears.


Here was Scott's (fbodfather) reply to this question in 2012.
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=197439
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Old 09-11-2014, 04:41 PM   #8
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for winter i use the Continental DWS 275/40/20 & 315/35/20
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Old 09-11-2014, 05:31 PM   #9
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for winter i use the Continental DWS 275/40/20 & 315/35/20
This would be my recommendation as well

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Old 09-11-2014, 08:50 PM   #10
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Not sure I would agree that the Michelin's are the preferred choice for a winter tire.
Opinions, opinions. Of course, you should have to be someone who actually drives his ZL1 in the winter to have a winter tire opinion, shouldn't you?
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Old 09-11-2014, 10:29 PM   #11
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Opinions, opinions. Of course, you should have to be someone who actually drives his ZL1 in the winter to have a winter tire opinion, shouldn't you?
Dang it, sorry I forgot the rule about disagreeing with something you said Dan.

My DWS's get mounted tomorrow.
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Old 10-06-2014, 08:24 AM   #13
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I have some Pirelli Winter Sottozero tires for sale. 305/35R20 (rear) and 285/35R20 (front). Great winter tire for wet and dry. I was worried about the dry performance of these tires but they were great. Less than 1000 miles on these, practically brand new. I paid a little over 2000 for these. I'm asking 1200 plus shipping.
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