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Old 07-21-2013, 07:56 PM   #51
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Dang those rims are clean, what do you use to clean them?
Believe it or not, I only use soap and water on my tires and wheels. I'm terrified to use anything else because I worry about hurting the finish on my wheels.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:09 PM   #52
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Looking good congrats. Here's to another grand and change this forum is costing me again. But then again these GY's are too slippery.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:23 PM   #53
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Looking good congrats. Here's to another grand and change this forum is costing me again. But then again these GY's are too slippery.
I got lucky and I sold my 1400 mile GY's for a decent price. So the investment for the Michelins wasn't that bad.
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:29 PM   #54
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Less noise, better ride and more grip. Talk about win win.
Can't beat that. Ever.
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Old 07-23-2013, 03:43 PM   #55
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Finally got my new PSS's on. Look great & work great.
Massively wide!
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:16 PM   #56
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Finally got my new PSS's on. Look great & work great.
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nice. can't never get enough of good tire porn. lol
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Old 07-23-2013, 11:28 PM   #57
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The only thing I prefer about the factory GYs is that prounced lip they have over the wheel. I really like that for some reason.
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Old 07-24-2013, 08:00 AM   #58
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The only thing I prefer about the factory GYs is that prounced lip they have over the wheel. I really like that for some reason.
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Old 08-03-2013, 10:44 AM   #59
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The only thing I prefer about the factory GYs is that prounced lip they have over the wheel. I really like that for some reason.
I think you're referring to the 'rub strip'.

Mostly, it's there to protect your wheels' flanges against curb rash, and it probably does look better on some wheel designs than others.

Performance-wise, it's a tiny negative effect all around - a little more unsprung and rotating mass that you don't see while you're driving the car. Since rubber isn't a particularly good conductor of heat, I suspect that the outer bead filler areas of tires with a rub strip run just a little warmer.


I'm looking at a slightly smaller size of those Michelins myself, but I'll get to spread the blame around to several other sites besides Camaro5 when I do.


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Old 08-26-2013, 11:00 AM   #60
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The curb rub protectors on the good/years are for looks only!! I have personal experience with them, the Mithelin's actully work. Just my $.02....
So you are saying the Michelin's protect the wheel pretty well? Any idea how they would be if I went with the 285's?
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:01 AM   #61
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Less noise, better ride and more grip. Talk about win win.
What about picking up sand and rocks on the road. Do they pickup any less than the GY's?
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:35 PM   #62
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What about picking up sand and rocks on the road. Do they pickup any less than the GY's?
not quite as bad as the GYs but they still pick up stuff.
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Old 08-29-2013, 11:58 AM   #63
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What about running 295 on the back...can you go that small?
What do you guys think about running an all weather tire like the Pilot A/S?
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Old 08-31-2013, 09:19 AM   #64
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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

I have the same on my car with no fitment issues
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:41 PM   #65
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So does that mean the 1LE owners can go with 295/35/20 and 315/35/20 too since we have the same black 10 spokes?
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Old 09-01-2013, 07:31 PM   #66
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Open question for you guys running Michelin Pilot Super Sports... What kind of driving are you doing? Reason I ask is because I really enjoy Tracking my ZL1 and I was curious of the guys that are overwhelmingly pleased with their Michelins, have they used them extensively on the track or are you guys doing primarily high way miles?

I've been really pleased with the Goodyears on the track with no traction issues at all given that the tires have had a chance to heat up. How many of you guys are running your Michelins on the Track and what are your comparison thoughts from a Track Perspective vs. the Goodyears?
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Old 09-04-2013, 11:13 AM   #67
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Are these tires ok for fall and winter???
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Old 09-04-2013, 12:08 PM   #68
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Are these tires ok for fall and winter???
Tirerack classifies them as a Max Performance Summer Tire.....so, no.....not really.
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Old 09-17-2013, 12:55 PM   #69
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Are these tires ok for fall and winter???
Will be fine. Just need to be careful in colder weather. I used them last winter.
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Old 09-26-2013, 03:23 AM   #70
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For those with ZL1 wheels who have the MSS in 295/315 or 285/315, can you take a picture like this and specify your camber values?
For front and rear if possible
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Old 11-21-2013, 03:13 PM   #71
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I finally got around to installing mine and man what a difference!! We have a very long driveway here at work and I could spin the GY's easily but these MPSS's actually bit and pinned me to the seat. I wasn't expecting them to bite so it was a pleasant surprise!
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Old 11-22-2013, 10:46 AM   #72
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I finally got around to installing mine and man what a difference!! We have a very long driveway here at work and I could spin the GY's easily but these MPSS's actually bit and pinned me to the seat. I wasn't expecting them to bite so it was a pleasant surprise!
They are a great tire. Hopefully they will have the rears early 2014 for our cars. (And you don't have to worry about the weather, temps....etc with them). Handling is great as well.
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Old 11-22-2013, 01:23 PM   #73
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Hopefully they will have the rears early 2014 for our cars.
Do you have some informations about that?
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Old 11-22-2013, 03:14 PM   #74
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What tires are you waiting for? A specific size?
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Old 11-22-2013, 03:20 PM   #75
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If you want pilot super sports for the zl1 I have 315s in back and 295s up front. Quiet, no rubbing, stick great and you can drive below 40.
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