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Old 02-15-2010, 01:33 PM   #1
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20" All-Season Tires for Stock Wheels

Has anyone had any luck finding all-season tires to fit the stock RS wheels?

Pirelli obviously has the PZero Max Summer and the Scorpion winter but the only all-season tires I could find that would match the specs of the stock tires are these: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireSe...=60050&tab=All

The only drawback I see to these tires is that the front ones don't have the XL load range like the back and the stock front & rear Pirelli's.

Any information on this tire or others that would fit would be greatly appreciated. BTW, I want to use the stock wheels for my winter set for driving when it's not too bad out but the temps are too low for summer tires.
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Old 02-15-2010, 03:04 PM   #2
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I don't know why the stock tires have such a high load rating spec'd from GM. I know the Camaro is a little over weight but it's not an SUV after all. I'm no tire expert but the lower ratings should be just fine by my thinking.
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Old 02-15-2010, 03:08 PM   #3
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I don't know why the stock tires have such a high load rating spec'd from GM. I know the Camaro is a little over weight but it's not an SUV after all. I'm no tire expert but the lower ratings should be just fine by my thinking.
I'm just a little concerned how cornering will feel with the rears being XL and the fronts not. Anyone ever done that with tires before?

I'm starting to think the best option is to replace the front wheels with the same width of the rear and put the same tires on all four corners. Didn't really want to invest in more wheels though.
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Old 02-15-2010, 03:41 PM   #4
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the conti dws works extremely well as a high performance all season, i'm running them on a s-class benz and have been very impressed in heavy rain, quiet and wearing very well. supposed to do well in snow but i try to avoid going were its cold.
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Old 02-15-2010, 03:49 PM   #5
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I have the Conti DWS on my Acura and I driven in snow and little ice (packed snow)(dc metro area bleh!) and they handle pretty good, (not driving very fast in the crud) I am seriously thinking about putting these on my 'maro .... they are good
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Old 02-15-2010, 04:29 PM   #6
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Conti DWS are now available in OEM size for the Camaro!
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Toyo Proxes come in the right sizes and less expensive. They are a little louder than P-zeros but handle well. The sound won't matter much after I take the cans off
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:37 PM   #8
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Yokohama Prada Spec X's come in oem Camaro sizes and are a great all season tire at a good price. When I was looking at tires, the Spec X's were car tires not suv tires and even some of the tire places I checked told me they are classified as car tires and may wear quicker on a heavy suv.....But, I just looked at tire rack and they are now a suv tire. Either way, alot of the TBSS guys love them.

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....omCompare1=yes

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Thanks guys for those other options. Yes, Cyn, I'm not too worried about the sound either. I doubt I'll notice the difference with the cat-back exhaust I put on.
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Old 02-17-2010, 02:16 PM   #10
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I'm also looking at the Prada Spec-X tires for some 'all seasons.' I live in Tx so I dont need 'winter' tires and probably wouldnt use them even if I move back to CO.

I DO need something that doesnt loose air, get flat spots and generally not work on slush etc though. It seems like those would work good for that.

The only issue I can see is that they are very hard tires and that might mean its easier to lose the rear end and would definitely be considerably less grip in dry conditions vs the P-Zeros.
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Old 02-17-2010, 05:09 PM   #11
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I'm using the Yoko Parda for winter, have about 800 miles on them since Dec. No problems. Yea they spin a little easier on dry pavement but when april gets here the pirelli go back on.
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Old 02-17-2010, 05:52 PM   #12
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Ive been eying the parada spec-x's for a while now.
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Old 02-17-2010, 10:37 PM   #13
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just put the extreme contact dws's on my camaro. i highly recomend them.i got 275-40-20's for the rear and 245-45-20's on the front. we've been putting them to the test here in pittsburgh. almost 40 inches of snow in the last week and a half and it's been doing really well with the continentals on it.
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the yoko spec x is an awesome tire, on a truck or suv. read the reviews some other members have posted on other threads, they're not very good on a camaro. the conti dws's are designed for cars, they work great. the toyo's wont be anywere as good as the conti's in wet weather or snow. tire rack has reviews on all these tires.
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Thanks everyone for the feedback. I'll be going with the Conti DWS!
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Old 02-18-2010, 09:19 AM   #16
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The tire rack tech told me the Yoko Parada x would work fine on the camaro before I bought them. They were developed for suv, pickups and MODERN MUSCLE CARS. I have had no problems with them
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Thanks everyone for the feedback. I'll be going with the Conti DWS!
You cant go wrong with them, like I mentioned before, I have them on my daily driver and they are pretty good
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Old 02-18-2010, 09:29 PM   #18
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Aby let us know how those go. I do see that Tirerack is running a special on PZero's but I wouldn't mind a little bit more wet traction. We don't get much of the frozen stuff but when we do it's mostly ice so tires won't make much difference ice skating! I am so confused for tires thank goodness I have a while. Initially I was sold on Nitto Invo's, then Hankook Ventus, then, then, then, then ARGHHH!!
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I have the Spec Xs, they are good for the winter but a performance tire they are not. If the Contis were available when I got them I would have bought those instead.
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Whenever I finally switch im going with the conti's as well.
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I have the Conti DWS on my Acura and I driven in snow and little ice (packed snow)(dc metro area bleh!) and they handle pretty good, (not driving very fast in the crud) I am seriously thinking about putting these on my 'maro .... they are good
Did you go to tire rack for those tires, im thinking about buying those tires also for my maro. Little more $$$ but last longer, If you know of a cheaper price then tire rack let me know bro.
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Old 05-31-2010, 07:58 AM   #22
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cont update

just if anyone wanted to know....got about 5000 miles on the continentals and they're still like new....my pirelli's where shot by 5000...and more grip in the heat than you should ever need on the street. still strongly suggest them.
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Old 11-10-2010, 11:21 PM   #23
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Parada SpecX work great for me. Haven't had them in snow yet though but like the softer ride. I'm an old guy in a V6 RS but feel good about Yokohoma. Anyone in St. Louis area want a set of 2011 SS/RS Perelli's for $400? they have 1,500 miles, like new. stlrammer@charter.net
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