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Old 04-07-2013, 03:23 PM   #1
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Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar tires

Title should be, "when the rubber hits the road"

So my 1LE still sits in the garge waiting for the weather to change so it can come out to play but in the meantime. I've been wondering how these tires are handling the weather situations for those that are driving them around?
Are they any good in the rain? around town? on a highway?
Its called a dry summer tire by goodyear and with minimal tread, should I be concerned getting caught in the rain on a highway?
Let me know!

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Old 04-07-2013, 04:15 PM   #2
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Title should be, "when the rubber hits the road"

So my 1LE still sits in the garge waiting for the weather to change so it can come out to play but in the meantime. I've been wondering how these tires are handling the weather situations for those that are driving them around?
Are they any good in the rain? around town? on a highway?
Its called a dry summer tire by goodyear and with minimal tread, should I be concerned getting caught in the rain on a highway?
Let me know!
driving normally/responsibly i have had no problems in heavy rain with either car push your luck and you may find out where the limit is.

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Old 04-07-2013, 09:02 PM   #3
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Good point. Thanks for the response
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:10 PM   #4
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Drove the car back 400 miles from the dealer where I got it..... More than half was in heavy rain, at night. I had no issues at all, but it was a bit nerve racking with no experience in the car. Just be smart and know you are driving a wide tire that is not an all season radial.
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:12 PM   #5
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Ive had no issues driven in heavy rain as well. Worried that i have driven when temps were lower than 30F. Kinda stinks im gona have to buy winter tires too
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:19 PM   #6
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I think i read something about superb performance in rain too with these tires.
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:28 PM   #7
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driven 6k on the tires. tires have been great in the rain just have to be careful especially in cold temps. Going to pickup a set of pilot super sports before summer, suppose to have more traction and better wear characteristics.
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Old 04-07-2013, 09:47 PM   #8
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rain wasn't that big of a deal but these tires don't play well in cold weather! I've got almost 800 miles on them and the weather has been between 25 and 59!! ,,, when the tires are cold (below 40) they do a thing called trammeling which simply means that they have a mind of their own and want to go anywhere but straight!! they will follow any groves/ depressions in the road and any bumps will have them wanting to go left or right, you never know which!! As long as you keep a good hand on the wheel, pay attention, and don't drive like an idiot , they are manageable. but... come next fall I WILL be putting some all seasons on her for the winter. I even brought the car back thinking the front end was out of alignment. turns out it was the tires, they gave me a copy of the gm bulletin on them. once the temp gets above 50 you will notice a big improvement. supposed to be over 70 tuesday...can't wait!!!!!


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Old 04-08-2013, 03:40 AM   #9
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Now that the 1LE has received all of the spectacular press coverage that it deserved, in 2014 Chevy should offer a more "all around" three season tire, at least as an option. And I think a nice 1LE emblem instead of the hood wrap would be fine with most. Or offer hood wrap delete as an option with a two hundred buck or so credit.
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:14 PM   #10
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Now that the 1LE has received all of the spectacular press coverage that it deserved, in 2014 Chevy should offer a more "all around" three season tire, at least as an option. And I think a nice 1LE emblem instead of the hood wrap would be fine with most. Or offer hood wrap delete as an option with a two hundred buck or so credit.
The car is made for handling. It wouldn't handle as well with an all season tire. Some 1LE owners are buying spare wheels and tires for daily driving and saving the 10 spokes and goodyears for the track.
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Old 04-08-2013, 04:15 PM   #11
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Its +4 in Prince George right now! go take your car for a drive
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Old 04-09-2013, 12:26 AM   #12
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Its +4 in Prince George right now! go take your car for a drive
LOl, I did that today!! It was incredible!

The sun shone brightly and after a rip around town, the wife and i took run west out the hwy.
Do i really have to break this in? Lol. It just wants to go!!!

I am happy to now know what " being a member of the Permagrin family" is all about!

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Old 04-09-2013, 04:47 PM   #13
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when the tires are cold (below 40) they do a thing called trammeling which simply means that they have a mind of their own and want to go anywhere but straight!! they will follow any groves/ depressions in the road and any bumps will have them wanting to go left or right, you never know which!!
I noticed this driving mine home from the dealership, it was right around 40 degrees and just like you said - it just seemed to randomly wander. Coming from a truck, I just figured steering was more sensitive to an uneven road than what I was used to. Hasn't happened since.

On a similar note, until today (now that it's finally 70 degrees), the traction control has been kicking in getting into my driveway which I hit slow and at an angle to avoid rubbing any low bits. What a horrible sound - I called Chevrolet to ask if frequent TCS would cause damage or premature wear. They said no, but I have my doubts given the sound it makes. Either way, I'm sure glad it's getting warmer to see just how sticky this rubber can get!
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Old 04-09-2013, 09:22 PM   #14
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I noticed this driving mine home from the dealership, it was right around 40 degrees and just like you said - it just seemed to randomly wander. Coming from a truck, I just figured steering was more sensitive to an uneven road than what I was used to.
Shitty CT roads don't help either!!!
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Old 04-10-2013, 07:54 AM   #15
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Had mine almost two weeks now. Been driving in 20-70 deg weather here in Ohio to break it in. Track time late May early Jun starts... It does wander but makes the trips interesting.
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:45 AM   #16
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I noticed this driving mine home from the dealership, it was right around 40 degrees and just like you said - it just seemed to randomly wander. Coming from a truck, I just figured steering was more sensitive to an uneven road than what I was used to. Hasn't happened since.
Either way, I'm sure glad it's getting warmer to see just how sticky this rubber can get!
Noticed the wandering as I heading down the hwy. This kinda makes sence if its because of cold temps. It was only +3C when I drove it (sunny but cold)
I've got a break in trip coming of 1500km and will take it in for an alignment upon my return. I've had lots of new cars and trucks and it seems every 2nd one needs a tweak in the front end after break in. I think its good security especially when playing with these tires.
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Old 04-11-2013, 02:16 PM   #17
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I have almost 10 k miles on mine. I just did a track (March 16) event at Summit Point in WV. The first session the track was wet and 40 degrees. The tires made the car almost undriveable. The next 5 sessions were dry and once the tires got some heat in them they were great. I have not been able to get the car to move on the slightest amount of snow if there is a hill. I saw the Z28 will have 19 inch rims will some type of tire other than the Goodyears
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Old 04-11-2013, 11:41 PM   #18
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Sounds like the roads are shitty every where these days. I really doubt the temperature makes them pull more in ruts. probably the negative camber and wide tire.
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:28 PM   #19
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I've very impressed with the tire perfomance. Cold temps means harding of the compound but from experience as long as youre aware of that you'll be ok. 5000 miles on mine already. Got one of teh first ones out last November. My only problem is that I'm enjoying the car and will most likely need new tires before I get another 5000 miles.
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:34 PM   #20
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Sounds like the roads are shitty every where these days. I really doubt the temperature makes them pull more in ruts. probably the negative camber and wide tire.
Believe me, it's the cold! I drive on the same roads and there was a very noticeable difference on those same roads when it warms up from when it was in the 30's. The car stops drifting and bouncing all over the place once the temperature warmed up. The tires hardened up significantly when the temperature drops. you can feel it.
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Old 04-13-2013, 03:17 PM   #21
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Picked our 1LE about 3.5 weeks ago in Cleveland and drove to Cinci in wetish 35 degree temps. Tires are like stones in the cold and was extremely cautious and even then it was very easy to spin them and have the it step up on me. Since then we have had a few 80 degree days and the tires were great. It appears that the car is definitely set up as a warm/hot weather driver. So if you are wanting to see the maximum perfornance (i.e. speed/handling/braking) you will need to wait until the temps at least in the 60's. If I planned on driving in the Winter, which I am not, i would go with a 19 x 40 or even 45 Blizzack or comparable tire. Bottom line is if you need drivability on a daily basis regardless of the weather, the F-1s probably arent the best tire for you. However, if you plan to go to the track several times a year and can limit your driving to warmer days I think the F-1s are the way to go...so far. Personally all season tires would be too much of a compromise. Keep in mind i am speaking from the experience with a car with less than 1K mi.
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