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Old 07-04-2013, 07:30 PM   #1
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What's the Michelin tire that seems to be the best one for my ZL1?

I've heard people talking about a certain Michelin tire that seems to be a much better tire than the F1 brand that comes on our cars.

I'm thinking about selling my near new F1 tires for the Michelins. Can anyone tell me which one and what size for the fronts and rears?
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Old 07-04-2013, 07:36 PM   #2
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I run the Michelin Super Sports on all my cars.
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315/35zr20
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Old 07-04-2013, 08:26 PM   #3
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I run the Michelin Super Sports on all my cars.
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315/35zr20
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Any pictures with your tires on the stock ZL1 wheels.
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Old 07-04-2013, 09:37 PM   #4
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I run the Michelin Super Sports on all my cars.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:03 AM   #5
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Would you be interested in selling your rims too?
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:12 AM   #6
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Sizes are 295/35-20's up front and 315/35-20's in the back. Love these tires!!


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oh yes, they are in my future
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:41 AM   #7
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Would you be interested in selling your rims too?
No just the tires.
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Old 07-05-2013, 10:59 AM   #8
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OK thanks.
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:07 PM   #9
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Sizes are 295/35-20's up front and 315/35-20's in the back. Love these tires!!
No rubbing issues ?
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:33 AM   #10
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295's?? Vs the stock 285? Why increase when the OEM is available? Just looks?
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Probably grip. I went with 315's in the rear vs. 305's. 295's vs. 285's would've been a nice upgrade as well.

Question: With 580hp, what can you never get enough of?

Answer: Grip.
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:10 AM   #12
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dumb question: will the 305 to 315 increase on the rear affect the speedo's accuracy?

I'm about to order the tires and I want to make sure everything will be okay.
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:21 AM   #13
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width will not change speedo diameter does if they are the same diameter you are good
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:25 AM   #14
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dumb question: will the 305 to 315 increase on the rear affect the speedo's accuracy?

I'm about to order the tires and I want to make sure everything will be okay.
GY F1 G2's are 28.4" O.D., Michelin SS's are 28.7" O.D. You will actually be traveling 1.05% faster than your speedometer shows. The good news is you will actually get 105,634 miles out of your 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. Seriously though your speedo will read 75mph and you'll be doing 79.22mph or in my case the speedo reads 100mph when I'm doing 105.6mph.

All that was based on the rear tires feeding the speedo. If it's the front tires then The GY's and Michelins are only .2" different going from 285's to 295's.
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Old 07-06-2013, 10:35 AM   #15
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actually just under 76 mph or 75.7875
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actually just under 76 mph or 75.7875
I suck at math...........
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Michelin PSS is the tire of the moment. Excellent grip and have great mileage. I have those on my 13 M5 and I can't see anything going on any of my cars for now.
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Old 07-06-2013, 11:28 AM   #18
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These tires are the same set they use on the Ferrari's, so load ratings and tire build up match. If they are good enough for the big red cars they should be ok for a Camaro....
Which Ferrari? We can't compare mid engine cars to front mount engine cars.
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Old 07-06-2013, 11:38 AM   #19
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Do you notice any pulling from the wider fronts when going over uneven road surfaces?
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Old 07-06-2013, 11:56 AM   #20
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Sizes are 295/35-20's up front and 315/35-20's in the back. Love these tires!!
okay, so I took your advice and I ordered the same tires. I hope I don't have any fitment problems otherwise I'm gonna nag on you like an annoying wife. lol
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Old 07-06-2013, 05:56 PM   #21
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Looks like after my trip to sturgis, my rear tires are gonzo. Time for new ones, thanks for the info in this thread.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:21 PM   #22
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GY F1 G2's are 28.4" O.D., Michelin SS's are 28.7" O.D. You will actually be traveling 1.05% faster than your speedometer shows. The good news is you will actually get 105,634 miles out of your 100,000 mile powertrain warranty. Seriously though your speedo will read 75mph and you'll be doing 79.22mph or in my case the speedo reads 100mph when I'm doing 105.6mph.

All that was based on the rear tires feeding the speedo. If it's the front tires then The GY's and Michelins are only .2" different going from 285's to 295's.
I went from 28.75 OD rear to 27.8 rear and there was only like .5mph difference. 70 mph was actually70.5 and so on.
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:59 AM   #23
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Ordered my Michelin SS's in 315 and 295 Sunday. Expect them later this week. Thanks for the help!
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Old 07-09-2013, 05:49 PM   #24
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Looky what UPS brought me today. Can't wait to get these babies installed.

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You will enjoy these tires.
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