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Old 02-07-2014, 05:58 PM   #1
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New Shoes for my 1LE

So I decided to bite the bullet and just go ahead and replace my Goodyears. I will remount them for track tires later. After hear all the good things said on the forum, I went with Michelin Pilot Super Sports. So far so good. I like the look and feel. Best part, piece of mind. No worries about cracking below 20.



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Old 02-07-2014, 06:05 PM   #2
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Looks good - did you get the same size as the Goodyears? Been thinking of making the switch as well....
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Old 02-07-2014, 06:16 PM   #3
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Looks good - did you get the same size as the Goodyears? Been thinking of making the switch as well....
I did. 285/35 20's.
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Old 02-07-2014, 06:26 PM   #4
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So I decided to bite the bullet and just go ahead and replace my Goodyears. I will remount them for track tires later. After hear all the good things said on the forum, I went with Michelin Pilot Super Sports. So far so good. I like the look and feel. Best part, piece of mind. No worries about cracking below 20.
Why??? The MPSS are better than the Goodyears on a road course. Hell they are putting MPSS stock on the new vette..
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Old 02-07-2014, 06:42 PM   #5
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Why??? The MPSS are better than the Goodyears on a road course. Hell they are putting MPSS stock on the new vette..
Just to have spares. I only have 2000 miles on the Goodyears, so there are still good enough to beat up.
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Old 02-07-2014, 07:35 PM   #6
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What they set you back?
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Old 02-07-2014, 10:22 PM   #7
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Tex, I have the same set up on mine. I switched to MPSS in Nov, due to trip to MO. I have had no problems since I switched. I also get an extra set of rims so I could just take off the MPSS and put on the GYs.
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Old 02-08-2014, 06:59 AM   #8
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What they set you back?
They were about 1300 from Tirerack.
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Old 02-08-2014, 09:18 AM   #9
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Nice!

Michelin's will be my next set too. They do all things well. The 1300 price tag is to be expected. They do love their tires and aren't giving them away!
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Old 02-08-2014, 10:09 AM   #10
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I'll be making the change in about 2 months. Once I get back stateside!


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Old 02-09-2014, 12:41 PM   #11
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Very wise move. I put the michelins on mine back in November. I left the fronts the stock size but went to 295/35-20 on the rear just because I like the slightly wider look on the rear.

For anyone interested, they cost me $1700 + tax back in Nov. They might be a bit cheaper now.

And, like the OP, I plan on using my good years when I take it to VIR in Apr. I know the Michelins are supposed to be better. But I want to burn up these good years first. I only have 2200 miles on them.
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Old 02-09-2014, 04:44 PM   #12
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I did the same as Steve except I scored a second set of wheels so it will be easy to swap back and forth. When the GY's are worn out I will look for a better track tire but that won't be for a while.
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Old 02-09-2014, 11:07 PM   #13
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Wish mpss came in 305/35/20 like the Goodyears

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Old 02-10-2014, 06:00 AM   #14
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Wish mpss came in 305/35/20 like the Goodyears

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I think Pirelli P Zeros do, thought about those.
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