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Old 10-20-2013, 11:12 PM   #15
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The ones on the 1LE car ARE stretched... you known that right?

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Old 10-20-2013, 11:18 PM   #16
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The ones on the 1LE car ARE stretched... you known that right?

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I have no idea what that means...
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Old 10-20-2013, 11:21 PM   #17
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Photos? And how long did you have to wait to get them? I gave one shop two weeks and now I am waiting on Cosco to call.

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I ordered 'em from Tirerack a few days after I got the car and had 'em installed locally...
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Old 10-20-2013, 11:21 PM   #18
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The 285 Goodyear like on the front of your Z is stretched onto the 11 inch rear wheel of the 1LE. You have a 305 out back.

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Old 10-20-2013, 11:30 PM   #19
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I ordered 'em from Tirerack a few days after I got the car and had 'em installed locally...
Thanks. For sure the AS/3 is going to be a more practical tire for the 1LE as a daily driver and for cold weather use. However no way this car will see near the performance levels on all seasons that the Goodyears offer... IMO.

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Old 10-20-2013, 11:31 PM   #20
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The 285 Goodyear like on the front of your Z is stretched onto the 11 inch rear wheel of the 1LE. You have a 305 out back.

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Ha Ha... OK...
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Old 10-21-2013, 01:16 AM   #21
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WHY doesn't GM offer three season tires as an option? It wouldn't hurt the awesome reputation that this car has already earned. 2015 maybe?
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Old 10-21-2013, 01:54 AM   #22
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Got my Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 installed same size as stock with zero problems. Only have about 100 miles on them, but they seem good so far and at least they stick in the cold.
Is the sidewall firm enough to support the G's the 1LE puts onto the lateral load?


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Old 10-21-2013, 01:57 AM   #23
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WHY doesn't GM offer three season tires as an option? It wouldn't hurt the awesome reputation that this car has already earned. 2015 maybe?
My Audi S4 only had summer tires. It was a sedan. No worries on Chevy's decision. It ain't a winter car.


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Old 10-21-2013, 06:25 AM   #24
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WHY doesn't GM offer three season tires as an option? It wouldn't hurt the awesome reputation that this car has already earned. 2015 maybe?
Thats the whole point of a 1LE it is a 'summer' car meaning track/performance/looks you cannot get the same look/traction/performance out of a All-Season tire (.) period.
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Old 10-21-2013, 01:13 PM   #25
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Is the sidewall firm enough to support the G's the 1LE puts onto the lateral load?


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This.

Justice Pete has mentioned a couple times that the Goodyears have a much stiffer sidewall. Michelin Super Sports on the other hand do not have these stiff sidewalls and tend to bounce a little during daily driving (quite annoying IMO). The reason they are not as stiff is because Michelin wanted the sidewall to be able to flex under high loads on the track so the majority of the tread would stay flat against the ground for better traction. I am not sure of any other tires but I would assume all seasons would have a softer sidewall than the Goodyears.

Are there any tires out there that are a good replacement for the stock Goodyears that actually have stiff sidewalls and don't wear out in 10k or less miles?
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Old 10-21-2013, 01:36 PM   #26
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This.

Are there any tires out there that are a good replacement for the stock Goodyears that actually have stiff sidewalls and don't wear out in 10k or less miles?
No
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Old 10-21-2013, 01:49 PM   #27
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Old 10-21-2013, 02:15 PM   #28
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Damn!
I know, right?! I just don't see any way around not having a second set of tires if this thing is your daily driver and you want to track it and you're not a big baller. I hope to have my new AS/3's installed this week... at 12k I am 1000 miles overdue on these goodyears.

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