Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com
 
JUICEDMOTORSPORTS
Go Back   Camaro5 Chevy Camaro Forum / Camaro ZL1, SS and V6 Forums - Camaro5.com > General Camaro Forums > 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions


Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-02-2010, 09:23 AM   #1
jrcase
 
Drives: 2010 Black/Black 2SS
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Knoxville, TN
Posts: 22
Tires... flat spots

These tires must be the softest compound known to man. My 2SS is garage kept and the temp MAY go as low as 50 degrees in the garage at the lowest at night. Every morning when I drive off it feels like I have square tires for about 3 miles or so. It always seems to be the rears too. The bouncing is not fun when I am taking someone for a drive....

I am hoping that summertime temperatures will ease the flat spot problem. Is it as bad in the summer?
jrcase is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2010, 09:25 AM   #2
CamaroSkooter
Retarded One-Legged Owl
 
CamaroSkooter's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Black Camaro 2SS
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 9,658
Do a burnout. That'll fix the rears
CamaroSkooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2010, 09:26 AM   #3
firestone_ss

 
firestone_ss's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 camaro ss
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Tacoma WA
Posts: 770
actually many performance tires have this issue due to the rubber compounds that are used,thats why you see the pros always warming there tires up,its not just for show
firestone_ss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2010, 09:27 AM   #4
Dave Coyle


 
Dave Coyle's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 SS , 1970 Z-28, 2002 Avalanche
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,525
Yes, Ihave the same problem but once the tires get warmed up they are smooth. Don't worry too much about.
__________________
IF IT'S WORTH HAVING, IT'S WORTH WAITING FOR!!!! (AND IT WAS)
434RWHP/403RWTQ
Livernois Motorsports 2C Cam kit
Kooks 1 7/8 LT Headers/Hi-Flo Cats/Corsa Exhaust
Roto-Fab CAI / Port Intake
Precission 2400/2800 Converter/3.73 AAM gears
Livernois Motorsports Tune

Best time: 11.97 @ 117 MPH
Dave Coyle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2010, 09:41 AM   #5
franknbeans
Whipped
 
franknbeans's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 CAMARO
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Pittsburgh-ish - PA
Posts: 4,203
hell my car has been sitting since Nov. . . I am sure it has flat spots by now.
__________________
franknbeans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2010, 10:01 AM   #6
Krozzbow
 
Krozzbow's Avatar
 
Drives: 2LT/BB 3.6 V6 6-M Jun'09 #A9100242
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: New York
Posts: 543
Quote:
Originally Posted by CamaroSkooter View Post
Do a burnout. That'll fix the rears
That will fix it alright.
__________________
Krozzbow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2010, 10:03 AM   #7
Bill Dillow
 
Drives: 2005 2500HD DuraMax, 2010 SS/RS Bla
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: WV
Posts: 79
Quote:
Originally Posted by jrcase View Post
These tires must be the softest compound known to man. My 2SS is garage kept and the temp MAY go as low as 50 degrees in the garage at the lowest at night. Every morning when I drive off it feels like I have square tires for about 3 miles or so. It always seems to be the rears too. The bouncing is not fun when I am taking someone for a drive....

I am hoping that summertime temperatures will ease the flat spot problem. Is it as bad in the summer?
I've had my car since September, no issues with the flat spots until temps dipped down to the mid 40's and below.
Bill Dillow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2010, 10:17 AM   #8
CamaroSkooter
Retarded One-Legged Owl
 
CamaroSkooter's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Black Camaro 2SS
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: San Antonio, TX
Posts: 9,658
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krozzbow View Post
That will fix it alright.
Though, I wouldn't recommend it
CamaroSkooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2010, 11:21 AM   #9
Brister1
 
Brister1's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2SS/RS A6
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Westchester, N.Y.
Posts: 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by jrcase View Post
These tires must be the softest compound known to man. My 2SS is garage kept and the temp MAY go as low as 50 degrees in the garage at the lowest at night. Every morning when I drive off it feels like I have square tires for about 3 miles or so. It always seems to be the rears too. The bouncing is not fun when I am taking someone for a drive....

I am hoping that summertime temperatures will ease the flat spot problem. Is it as bad in the summer?

I have the same issue, I have the 20" wheel/tire and every cold morning I can feel the flat spots for a few miles.
Brister1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2010, 11:46 AM   #10
camarowa

 
camarowa's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 SVT Raptor, sold 2010 Camaro
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: PNW....almost canada
Posts: 1,906
no problems here, garage kept, temps low/high 50/40s at night.
__________________
- Pfadt Suspension Package; Springs & Sways
- Brembo Brake Upgrade (Yellow); Courtesy Fesler Built
- Custom Magnaflow Exhaust
- Blacked-Out Bowties & RS Emblems, Front bowtie delete
- Full Dynamat Extreme Trunk Coverage
- Tinted side markers
- Interior DSV Customs Leather Upgrades
- Airaid CAI V2
- Forgestar F14 Gunmetal 20x9, 20x11
- Doug Thorley Shorties
camarowa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2010, 12:43 PM   #11
greenrail
Comic Curmudgeon
 
greenrail's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2SS-2010 VW CC Sport
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Near Chicago, IL
Posts: 2,395
I have to restrain myself here. But, these are high performance tires. They have a very soft tread that is susceptible to this, when the car sits for any length of time, especially in cold weather.

And this is a problem why? Because you have to warm up the tires by driving a reasonably short distance. Lighten up. Heavens, this is to be expected from this type of tire.

If it bothers you so much, go out and find a harder compound replacement.

It is amazing to me why this is so much of a problem for people.

There are a lot worse things to worry about in this world, other than if your tires need to be warmed up when you drive the car after it has been sitting for a long period of time.

The Horror of it al! Geez......
__________________
Member Illinois Camaro Club
His Name is Rosie - "Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick!" - If you know who said that, then you know the genesis of his name.
greenrail is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2010, 01:06 PM   #12
2ndgenz28
Thread Killer
 
2ndgenz28's Avatar
 
Drives: All Black
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: NWO Toledo Area
Posts: 4,719
Send a message via ICQ to 2ndgenz28 Send a message via AIM to 2ndgenz28 Send a message via Yahoo to 2ndgenz28
LIke when folks run out to buy ceramic brake pads for their daily, then fail to realize they need heat to work like they do in racings.
2ndgenz28 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2010, 01:06 PM   #13
Brister1
 
Brister1's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 2SS/RS A6
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Westchester, N.Y.
Posts: 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by greenrail View Post
I have to restrain myself here. But, these are high performance tires. They have a very soft tread that is susceptible to this, when the car sits for any length of time, especially in cold weather.

And this is a problem why? Because you have to warm up the tires by driving a reasonably short distance. Lighten up. Heavens, this is to be expected from this type of tire.

If it bothers you so much, go out and find a harder compound replacement.

It is amazing to me why this is so much of a problem for people.

There are a lot worse things to worry about in this world, other than if your tires need to be warmed up when you drive the car after it has been sitting for a long period of time.

The Horror of it al! Geez......

Oh, I wasn't complaining at all. I was just agreeing with the previous message. It dosen't bother me at all.
I just didnt know what it was at first. This is my first street performance car and the only experience I have with soft compound tires is on my 1967 Super Pro Camaro race car with the slicks.
Brister1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2010, 02:22 PM   #14
greenrail
Comic Curmudgeon
 
greenrail's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Camaro 2SS-2010 VW CC Sport
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Near Chicago, IL
Posts: 2,395
Brister1 -

I hear ya. Nothing to be worried about. Its the price we pay for having an awesome automobile. I knew that would happen going in. Never bothered me.

Enjoy the car. I know I love miine!
__________________
Member Illinois Camaro Club
His Name is Rosie - "Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick!" - If you know who said that, then you know the genesis of his name.
greenrail is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Drivers Can't Rely on Summer and All-Season Tires, or Electronics for Control on Snow KILLER74Z28 General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 25 07-22-2011 10:51 AM
Pedders Suspension Benchmark Track Testing and New Jersey Track Day Info@PeddersUSA.com USA - NY / NJ / PA 35 10-26-2009 05:20 PM
Customer Service A Major Waste of Time - Tires jbreed Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 11 09-11-2009 11:31 AM
18, 19, & 20" replacement tires ... dougmac Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 3 03-29-2009 05:27 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:55 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.