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Old 08-08-2008, 01:54 PM   #1
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Tire Question

Anybody know anything about the Nitto Invo? I was browsing for which tires I'd like to get for my camaro, and this one caught my eye. Anybody have experience with it? Pros? Cons?
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Old 08-08-2008, 02:23 PM   #2
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http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/nit...e-tire-review/

This was pretty close to what my friends think of them.
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Old 08-08-2008, 02:44 PM   #3
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How long did the treads last for your friends? Or are they on the first set still? Thats the only part I'm concerned about - having to replace them often.
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I think I read somewhere that the SS will come with 20" Pirelli tires but I can't find where I read that???? What model Pirelli????
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You read it here http://www.camaro5.com/forums/images/camarospecs.pdf

The new Camaro is coming with pretty bad a Pirelli's (even on the V6) I can't imagine why you'd change them any time soon.
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I think I read somewhere that the SS will come with 20" Pirelli tires but I can't find where I read that???? What model Pirelli????

You might have read it in one of web chats done on the 22nd. Doug Houlihan did not confirm P-Zero tires, just that Pirelli was the supplier for the 20's.

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i noticed the red car shown in the press photos has Pirelli P-Zero P245/45ZR20 tires- is Pirelli the chosen tire supplier?

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Yes, Perelli is the supplier for the 20s
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Old 08-11-2008, 03:13 PM   #7
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The P Zero has a lower treadwear rating and a lower traction rating than the Invo and cost almost twice as much when it comes time to replace them. And unless I'm mistaken, they can't be rotated side to side - only front to back. Which would seriously hamper the ability to rotate my tires.
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P.S. - Honestly speaking, the traction rating is the most important part. It rains a LOT here, and I really need the best wet weather tires I can get, seeing how this will be my daily driver. I also plan on swapping the 9 inch rears when I find somebody willing to trade me for their 8 inch fronts. Easier to rotate all around, and the slightly thinner tire will cut through snow more easily.
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You can't rotate them front to back either, because the backs are a different size than the fronts.
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Old 08-11-2008, 03:40 PM   #9
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Why would you want to rotate them? I DON'T want all four wearing out at the same time!
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Why would you want to rotate them? I DON'T want all four wearing out at the same time!

generally speakin, you want to rotate your tires, but its getting more and more common for people to get uni-directional tires. if i wasnt running a staggared stance (17s/18s) id rotate mine front to back, but i run thru rears more often than fronts... burnouts and such ya know
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You can't rotate them front to back either, because the backs are a different size than the fronts.
If you'd read my post, you'd have seen that I plan on replacing the 9 inch wheels on the back with 8 inchers. And the Invo's can be rotated side to side, as well as back to front. The point of rotating them is not so they all wear out at once - its so they take longer to wear out. You use them till they get close to wearing out, then replace them, and still get the extra life out of them. You just have to make sure you check the tread depth every time you rotate them, which I was going to do every 3500 miles when I changed the oil.
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Old 08-12-2008, 03:49 PM   #12
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Wasn't really commenting on your situation. I was just adding that if it is true that they cannot be rotated side to side, then they cannot be rotated at all because of the size difference on a stock setup. Like most people I am also aware of the benefits of rotating tires.

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Old 08-12-2008, 05:41 PM   #13
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In a nutshell,

Nittos. Stick good. Wear fast.

IMHO They stuck better and wore longer than my Bridgestone Potenza RE050s
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I have Nitto Neo-Gens on my Cobalt. So far they're wearing better than I expected, though I'm not pushing them that hard. When I do push them, they reward. The many canyon roads near my apartment and freeway cloverleaf ramps are a LOT of fun!

When I get my Camaro I plan to either be carpooling/vanpooling like I am now, or live a lot closer to work, so wear and rotation aren't especially important to me. I have not heard good things about run-flats, and that worries me more.
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the camaro's tires aren't run flats...
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Old 08-14-2008, 04:33 PM   #16
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Indeed. Not run-flats. The only thing I don't like about the Invos is that it looks like I'll be buying a new set once a year. Seems rather often to me. Other than that, though, they seem to be great all around.
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Thats not bad... can they be rotated side to side? Whats the difference between the new and traditional tread pattern? How well do they grip in wet weather (one of my major concerns since it rains so much here)?
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Indeed. Not run-flats. The only thing I don't like about the Invos is that it looks like I'll be buying a new set once a year. Seems rather often to me. Other than that, though, they seem to be great all around.
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My bad. When I saw the SS didn't have a spare, I thought I also read that it didn't have one because it had run flats. Instead it has a repair kit. So much better (sarcasm). Amazing that even without a spare its so overweight. Well yay for no run flats!
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I am very happy its not getting RUNCRAPS. They are like riding on BRICKS. Plus more problems with flats due to VERY firm sidewalls.
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Thats not bad... can they be rotated side to side? Whats the difference between the new and traditional tread pattern? How well do they grip in wet weather (one of my major concerns since it rains so much here)?
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Not to change the subject sorry, but I WANT white with black stripes. That car looks HOT. But waiting until July 09 for white really sucks.
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Are you talking about the car in my sig? Because thats silver...
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Thats not bad... can they be rotated side to side? Whats the difference between the new and traditional tread pattern? How well do they grip in wet weather (one of my major concerns since it rains so much here)?
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no, they are unidirectional, but that works for me cus im only running them in the rear. you can however rotate them front to rear as long as you keep them on the same side. they grip like glue nearly all the time. the deep channeling of the tread design helps a lot in wet conditions. with the aggressive look and performance, they whoop ass. when i get new tires for the 94Z, imma get the KDW's for the front (sumitumo's are on there now) and the KDW drag radials for the rear... cus the Z will soon be a playtoy once i get my pickup.

and the pics below are the different tread designs
first one is the traditional and the second is the new design
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