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Old 07-19-2013, 05:59 AM   #1
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Goodyear tires on 1LE

Hi guys. I am wondering how you guys like the Goodyears on your 1LE SS. I hear lots of bad reviews on these but some of the good reviews make these seem like great tires. Would like your feedback mostly on track as well.
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Old 07-19-2013, 09:07 AM   #2
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What are they saying is bad about them other than the tread life?
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Old 07-19-2013, 09:51 AM   #3
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What are they saying is bad about them other than the tread life?
and probably cold weather driving.......I have not experienced that yet, but living in SE GA on the coast, it may never be an issue for me.
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:03 AM   #4
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I love them. I will put GY on after these are toast. Velcro on the road
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:14 AM   #5
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These tires are awesome once you warm them up. They suck big time when cold. It's a trade-off.
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:19 AM   #6
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have used them for 3 track days on a set of 4 ss rears. got a good price for them "used" from friend. pretty nice tire and have held up well on the track. not the best tire i have used but no real complaints from me after i learned what psi the tires prefer once warm on the track
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:58 AM   #7
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Great tires for traction, except in the cold as noted many places. They even work quite well in the wet. I only have one track day and 2000 street miles on mine, but they are holding up well so far.
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Just ordered 2 285-35-20 from the dealer at $285 each.
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:58 PM   #9
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Just ordered 2 285-35-20 from the dealer at $285 each.
Chevy dealer or Goodyear dealer?
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:22 PM   #10
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Chevy dealer or Goodyear dealer?
Yeah where did you find them for $285? How much are the 305/35/20 Goodyear tires?
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:40 PM   #11
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I love these tires especially when they have warmed up. The work fantastic on a dry hot road. A lot of the times I stop at red lights with the windows done I can hear that rubber sticking to the ground... Badass. But in the rain god help you. Based on their very racing slick style design they hydro plane like crazy. As far as snow that'll be soon might have to find somewhat her tires lol....
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:47 PM   #12
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Chevy dealer or Goodyear dealer?
Chevrolet dealer. 305s $308.

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Old 07-19-2013, 02:08 PM   #13
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For use as a street tire they are a bit noisy. But other than that I've had no other issues with them so far. I've not tried them on a track yet but I'm sure they would be really good.
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:40 PM   #14
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have used them for 3 track days on a set of 4 ss rears. got a good price for them "used" from friend. pretty nice tire and have held up well on the track. not the best tire i have used but no real complaints from me after i learned what psi the tires prefer once warm on the track
Can you share your experience on tire pressure for the track? I'm going to be tracking my 1LE Saturday and Sunday in, yikes, 108 degree weather! Thunderhill in Willows, CA.
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Old 07-19-2013, 03:03 PM   #15
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I still don't understand why people bitch so much about the Goodyear Supercar tires. Not to mention most have a different opinion every time they talk about them. I've seen magazines call them great tires in a Corvette review but stone hard when running the new GT500.
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:15 PM   #16
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$253.98 each here. http://www.onlinetires.com/products/...+100y+vsb.html

Shipping is $25/tire.

As I'm in Phoenix and it's been hot, I've had no problems whatsoever with the tires, including in the rain.
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:40 PM   #17
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Man that is a fantastic price,do you know if they always have them for that price,or is that just a special price?
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:20 PM   #18
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Well on Monday, I thought I was going to have to replace a tire and they were $267 then, so they actually went down I think. But, from what I've seen, they usually have the lowest price even with shipping.
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:52 PM   #19
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got 14,000 miles out of mine with hard driving. very sticky in warm weather and useless in the cold. I was not happy about the wet traction. Although pricey i'll be upgrading to the michelin pilot super sports within the next 2 weeks.
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:57 PM   #20
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got 14,000 miles out of mine with hard driving. very sticky in warm weather and useless in the cold. I was not happy about the wet traction. Although pricey i'll be upgrading to the michelin pilot super sports within the next 2 weeks.
Is there an exact size fit with the Pilots? That's what I was thinking too.
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:37 PM   #21
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I was at my local Chevy service department and saw this posted on the service desks for all customers to read.

I know that they are summer tires, but this actually says that if the temperature is below 20 degrees... do not move the car or else your tires will crack!!!

It went on to say that they are not safe for driving in heavy rain or standing water.

So .... looks like a tire change will be in order for my dd.
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:40 PM   #22
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I was at my local Chevy service department and saw this posted on the service desks for all customers to read.

I know that they are summer tires, but this actually says that if the temperature is below 20 degrees... do not move the car or else your tires will crack!!!

It went on to say that they are not safe for driving in heavy rain or standing water.

So .... looks like a tire change will be in order for my dd.
good thing i drive on ice when its 21* F. No dangerous rain , or sub 20* temps for me
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:48 PM   #23
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I was at my local Chevy service department and saw this posted on the service desks for all customers to read.

I know that they are summer tires, but this actually says that if the temperature is below 20 degrees... do not move the car or else your tires will crack!!!

It went on to say that they are not safe for driving in heavy rain or standing water.

So .... looks like a tire change will be in order for my dd.

Although the cracking part is something abnormal it's a shame that you have to outright explain what summer only means.
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:53 PM   #24
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good thing i drive on ice when its 21* F. No dangerous rain , or sub 20* temps for me
I'm in FL, so we rarely see 20* either, but we do get heavy rains almost daily in the summer.

I got caught today in a heavy downpour with my 7yo with me. There were definitely some white-knuckle moments.... more so than I expected.

Still love my car though.... just gonna have to work within it's capabilities.
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Although the cracking part is something abnormal it's a shame that you have to outright explain what summer only means.
You would think though, you would only have to worry about traction, not tread cracking. I will be replacing mine with something else. Although once warm the Goodyears are awesome. The rest of the time time not so much. I hope I can get close to the good behavior with replacement tires.
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