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Old 11-18-2012, 05:37 PM   #26
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You don't want 315s in the back, wider is wrong direction in the winter. You want to stay 285 or go narrower to 275 all around. The smaller/narrower width puts same weight over a smaller contact patch so the result is a higher pressure distribution, which improves traction in slippery surfaces. Go look at rally cars in the snow, tires look like they are from bikes. Cut through snow easier and provide more traction due to pressure distribution.
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Old 03-24-2014, 04:37 PM   #27
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Will standard SS rims fit over the Brembos?
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Old 03-24-2014, 06:34 PM   #28
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Will standard SS rims fit over the Brembos?
Your 1LE has standard SS brakes. So yes the standard SS wheels will fit over the brakes.

FYI you bumped a thread over a year old.
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Old 03-24-2014, 10:34 PM   #29
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Your 1LE has standard SS brakes. So yes the standard SS wheels will fit over the brakes.

FYI you bumped a thread over a year old.
6 of one, half-dozen of another. If I started a new thread I'd get people giving me crap about not using the search function.

But aside from that, my dealership told me I didn't have any real wheel options because of the brakes.
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Old 03-25-2014, 02:04 AM   #30
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I did the math myself when I was looking at buying my 1LE - decided a few things:

1) I didn't want to corrode the bottom of this car with the nasty chemicals they use in the winter here in CO.

2) The price of a decent set of wheels and tires to use half of the year was not much less than going out and getting a used Jeep. (Have one new Jeep in the garage, but it's "her" Jeep, so I have to find my own.)

3) The 1LE is uncommon. As such, I'd like to keep this car a long time, without racking up insane miles. A winter "beater" in the garage seems to be the cure still.
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Old 03-25-2014, 07:33 AM   #31
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6 of one, half-dozen of another. If I started a new thread I'd get people giving me crap about not using the search function.

But aside from that, my dealership told me I didn't have any real wheel options because of the brakes.

You are right about that, you just can't win sometimes.

As you should know though, most salesman dont know ANYTHING about cars except that they get paid when they sell one.
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Old 03-25-2014, 11:01 AM   #32
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I did the math myself when I was looking at buying my 1LE - decided a few things:

1) I didn't want to corrode the bottom of this car with the nasty chemicals they use in the winter here in CO.

2) The price of a decent set of wheels and tires to use half of the year was not much less than going out and getting a used Jeep. (Have one new Jeep in the garage, but it's "her" Jeep, so I have to find my own.)

3) The 1LE is uncommon. As such, I'd like to keep this car a long time, without racking up insane miles. A winter "beater" in the garage seems to be the cure still.
I'm in agreement with you, but I may have to get it through this coming winter before I can make a "beater" purchase. Maybe not, but I want to be prepared for it either way.

Also, in Montana, even spring and fall have days I SHOULDN'T be driving on these tires. So I'd rather get something more all season friendly just to have on there and then keep the Eagles for track days.

Incidentally, we don't use chemicals here in town in Missoula, but we use gravel... which makes me cry even at low speeds.
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Old 03-28-2014, 03:11 AM   #33
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This is what I did:

Here in WA, one can lease a Nissan Leaf S for $199/month for 24 months with 0 down. If you do 12K miles a year, it means you will save $200+/month driving this car by not having to pay for gas. In short, you lease a brand new (and very surprisingly comfortable) car, contribute less to the pollution, and keep your other car for summer. And the best thing is, this service (provided by Nissan; Leafs are built in US) is provided to you for free as long as you already drive about 1000 miles a month.
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:46 AM   #34
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Here are a couple posts about 1LE Tires. Summed up, it looks like quite a few have gone with either Michellin Pilot Sport A/S 3 or Continental Extreme Contact DWS.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=314778

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...t+sport+season

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...t+sport+season

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...t+sport+season

Living in TX I have been debating on what I should do as well. We only get ice/snow a couple times a year for a few days each (typically). But we do have extended periods below 40 when there is absolutely NO precipitation around. I have a second vehicle for when that snow/ice comes around but when it's just cold, it's going to be VERY HARD for me to ignore the 1LE and jump in the 10 year old Mazda!! I'm leaning toward getting some stock SS rims with either Continental Extreme Contact DWS or Michellin Pilot Sport AS 3's. Though I may just go the route of putting the new tires on the stock 1LE rims and run them all year...
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