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Old 07-30-2013, 12:33 AM   #18
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To enjoy it for years to come...I coulda bought something to toast the tires for a lot less than the gen 5...with age comes wisdom...sonnyboy
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Old 07-30-2013, 06:04 AM   #19
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I got 26,000 on my backs before I replaced them. Fronts are still there at 29,000 but they might be going soon!
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:03 AM   #20
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Put a 3.91 rear end in and you will eat them even faster. Mine made 11K. Moved over to Vredstiens on the rear.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:12 AM   #21
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If your going for the most Tread Wear(more Life) then it has to have a larger UTOG:IE:
TREADWEAR: 220
TRACTION: AA
TEMPERATURE: A

Nitto Motivo = UTQG: 560 A A (All Season)
Nitto Invo = UTQG: 260 A A (Summer Only)
Gmax as-03 = UTQG: 480 A A (All Season)
Falken 452 = UTQG: 300 AA A (Summer Only)(Front Original Size Only)
Perilli P Zero = UTQG: 220 AA A (Summer Only)
Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110 = UTQG:280 AA A (Summer Only)
Goodyear Eagle GT = UTQG: 400 AA A (All Season)
Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval AS = UTQG: 400 A A (All Season)
Continental Extreme Contact DWS = UTQG: 540 A A (All Season)
BFGoodrich g-Force Sport COMP-2 = UTQG: 340 A A (Summer Only)
Cooper Zeon RS3-S = UTQG: 300 A A (Summer Only)
VREDESTEIN ULTRAC SESSANTA = UTQG: 280 AA A (Summer Only)


Here's a good site for description of tires:
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...010&vid=016070
More Info: Uniform Tire Quality Grading (UTQG) Uniform Tire Quality Grading is a relative comparison system. Tires are graded by manufacturers in three areas: treadwear, traction and temperature.

The treadwear grade is a comparative rating based on the wear of a tire when tested carefully under controlled conditions. For example, a tire graded 400 should have its useful tread last twice as long as a tire graded 200. Treadwear grades are only valid for comparisons within a manufacturer's product line.

Traction grades represent the tire's ability to stop on wet pavement as measured under controlled conditions on asphalt and concrete test surfaces. As of 1997, the traction grades from highest to lowest are "AA","A","B" and "C". The grades do not take into consideration the cornering or turning performance of a tire.

Temperature grades represent a tire's resistance to heat and its ability to dissipate heat when tested under controlled laboratory test conditions. The grades from highest to lowest are "A","B" and "C" . The grade "C" corresponds to the minimum performance required by federal safety standard.

WHAT IS TPMS?

http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...ticlePopup.jsp

Example for shipping Nitto Motivo to Quebec:
http://www.discounttiredirect.com/di...rt/viewCart.do

I just saw this for the threads on our tires:

CHECK TIRES THREAD DEPTH

GREEN = 8/32 or Greater
YELLOW = 7/32 to 4/32
RED = 3/32 or Less
RickRay gave me this awesome list when I was asking around. I've only got 17k on my stock Pirelis and they are SO BALD. right now, my top pick for balance between price, longevity, and performance is the Goodyear Eagle GT. Any other input is welcome!
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:16 AM   #22
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I have toyos on my 2011 SS - very pleased with them

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always had great tread life on my toyo's.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:19 AM   #23
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always had great tread life on my toyo's.
Also running Toyo Proxes. Pirelli's lasted barely 30K. Toyo's are nice, not as grippy or quiet but ride pretty good and are SUPPOSEDLY rated for 45K.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:42 AM   #24
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OP, look in the proper section to good advice. It's conspicuously hidden in the WHEELS AND TIRE TALK section.[/QUOTE]

Duly noted.
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:47 AM   #25
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I have 16K Miles on my 2011 SS/M6

The fronts are fine.. The backs look like the bald head of the guy Benny Hill used to slap all the time(I was told that was his father).. Anyway.. I honestly can say with the exceptions of a few slides around corners etc.. I have never done any burnouts in this car. These tires are thumbs down the worst I have ever experienced. If someone gave me a free set of new P Zero's i would throw them off a cliff..
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:48 AM   #26
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20,000 almost on mine and they look fine.
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:18 PM   #27
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I don't think I have a boat load of choices when it's time for me to replace my 21" Pirelli tires
I worked very hard to replace my 21s and ended up just paying the 2100 for Pirellis. If you have a Discount Tire store near you, they will price match any tire you can buy. So if you get a price from Tire Rack, they will match it and they will add insurance and all the stuff like tire checks and rotations that come from them.

Also, you will have trouble finding a place that can change your tires because of the size and they can do it.
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:21 PM   #28
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I have 16K Miles on my 2011 SS/M6

The fronts are fine.. The backs look like the bald head of the guy Benny Hill used to slap all the time(I was told that was his father).. Anyway.. I honestly can say with the exceptions of a few slides around corners etc.. I have never done any burnouts in this car. These tires are thumbs down the worst I have ever experienced. If someone gave me a free set of new P Zero's i would throw them off a cliff..

Not to argue, but I have actually taken my to a road track and was very hard on them and I had no issues. I got 30k out of them. I would think that something is wrong. However, for what they cost, I would not blame you for never getting them again.

I will note though that no matter the cost they are only rated for about 18k so at 16 you may just have worn them out. They are not high mileage tires at all.
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:23 PM   #29
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I have 16K Miles on my 2011 SS/M6

The fronts are fine.. The backs look like the bald head of the guy Benny Hill used to slap all the time(I was told that was his father).. Anyway.. I honestly can say with the exceptions of a few slides around corners etc.. I have never done any burnouts in this car. These tires are thumbs down the worst I have ever experienced. If someone gave me a free set of new P Zero's i would throw them off a cliff..

So, just in case you do get a free set...... I'll take them off your hands
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Old 07-30-2013, 04:50 PM   #30
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Just changed mine at 40K. I should have changed them at 28K.

I switched to the General G-MAX's and they are a dream. Much more quiet/smooth than the Pirelli's were, feel grippier too, if that's a word...
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:14 PM   #31
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To enjoy it for years to come...I coulda bought something to toast the tires for a lot less than the gen 5...with age comes wisdom...sonnyboy
Not necessarily. Age just means you're old. If wisdom was gained, you'd have figured out that a LS engine was meant to breathe and eat. Nothing says you gotta floor it from light to light but to drive like a granny, just to save tires doesn't make sense. That's what my years of have shown me, and there have been plenty of years to learn that.
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Old 07-30-2013, 05:41 PM   #32
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Old 07-30-2013, 07:49 PM   #33
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Breathing and eating doesn't equate into balding the tires...words of wisdom
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Old 07-30-2013, 09:43 PM   #34
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To enjoy it for years to come...I coulda bought something to toast the tires for a lot less than the gen 5...with age comes wisdom...sonnyboy
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