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Old 03-20-2012, 05:03 PM   #2851
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i know the feeling... to have 18s all around on my car, it limited my tire options - and the sizes i wanted narrowed it down to like 2 choices for a 275 & 305... both of which are R-compounds. i ended up having to go with 265 & 295 just to get more than 10k mi out of my tires.

these INVOs are pretty good so far, but i think i'm just gonna take the hit next time around & get the 555R2s or 888s. the Z06 sizes are just too short for me.
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i know the feeling... to have 18s all around on my car, it limited my tire options - and the sizes i wanted narrowed it down to like 2 choices for a 275 & 305... both of which are R-compounds. i ended up having to go with 265 & 295 just to get more than 10k mi out of my tires.

these INVOs are pretty good so far, but i think i'm just gonna take the hit next time around & get the 555R2s or 888s. the Z06 sizes are just too short for me.
Well, I'm doing 275s and 315s this time but next time I may go ahead and do the 285, 305 combo of the ZL1 with the same tires. Just way too much to spend on it right now as I buy the new wheels too.
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i know the feeling... to have 18s all around on my car, it limited my tire options - and the sizes i wanted narrowed it down to like 2 choices for a 275 & 305... both of which are R-compounds. i ended up having to go with 265 & 295 just to get more than 10k mi out of my tires.

these INVOs are pretty good so far, but i think i'm just gonna take the hit next time around & get the 555R2s or 888s. the Z06 sizes are just too short for me.
not to thread jack... but what tires are you running? and how much did you pay for them? only 10k from your tires? how often are you racing?

and why couldnt you go with a 275 up front? (I did... running an offset C5 Z06 17 front/18 rear wheel combo with bfgoodrich g-force T/A KDW's) 275/40/17 front and 295/35/18 rear.
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Old 03-20-2012, 05:32 PM   #2855
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The first time I saw your wheels I fell in love with them. I built them over and over on Savini's web site and finally had Nineball price me a full set tires and all shipped ready to install. The price suprised me a little and I did not pull the trigger. I later saw the thread about the issues everyone was having with them and was glad I did not buy a set.

I love my Cor Forged but nothing is a nice looking as those Savinis.

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Well, I'm doing 275s and 315s this time but next time I may go ahead and do the 285, 305 combo of the ZL1 with the same tires. Just way too much to spend on it right now as I buy the new wheels too.
yeah... decisions, decisions

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not to thread jack... but what tires are you running? and how much did you pay for them? only 10k from your tires? how often are you racing?

and why couldnt you go with a 275 up front? (I did... running an offset C5 Z06 17 front/18 rear wheel combo with bfgoodrich g-force T/A KDW's) 275/40/17 front and 295/35/18 rear.
it was right about a grand to my door (with replacement vouchers) for a set of Nitto INVOs: 265/35-18 & 295/35-18. i went with these to hopefully get 20k+ out of them. they're 260TW instead of 100. the bad thing is that they're 1/2" shorter than stock sizes - lowering the car another 1/4" what i wanted to run was a 275/35, 305/35 setup... but the only matched sets i could find were the 555R2s & 888s (the 305 on an 18" rim being the limiting factor with other tires). those are the stock heights/stagger - just wider (and they fill out the wheel wells better - especially the rear).

hopefully next time around, i can afford to have some better options (maybe including race wheels)

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The first time I saw your wheels I fell in love with them. I built them over and over on Savini's web site and finally had Nineball price me a full set tires and all shipped ready to install. The price suprised me a little and I did not pull the trigger. I later saw the thread about the issues everyone was having with them and was glad I did not buy a set.

I love my Cor Forged but nothing is a nice looking as those Savinis.

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Oh. No doubt. As bad as I hate those Fing wheels it's mainly because of the problems I had.

But I'll never try and say they aren't the finest looking wheels I've ever seen. If I could get the performance I'll get out of the Forgelines I'd pay to keep the Savinis. If they gripped and performed there is no way I'd let them go. But some things are just meant to be.

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Old 03-20-2012, 08:34 PM   #2858
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it was right about a grand to my door (with replacement vouchers) for a set of Nitto INVOs: 265/35-18 & 295/35-18. i went with these to hopefully get 20k+ out of them. they're 260TW instead of 100. the bad thing is that they're 1/2" shorter than stock sizes - lowering the car another 1/4" what i wanted to run was a 275/35, 305/35 setup... but the only matched sets i could find were the 555R2s & 888s (the 305 on an 18" rim being the limiting factor with other tires). those are the stock heights/stagger - just wider (and they fill out the wheel wells better - especially the rear).

hopefully next time around, i can afford to have some better options (maybe including race wheels)
did you look into kdw's?
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Old 03-20-2012, 08:38 PM   #2859
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Oh. No doubt. As bad as I hate those Fing wheels it's mainly because of the problems I had.

But I'll never try and say they aren't the finest looking wheels I've ever seen. If I could get the performance I'll get out of the Forgelines I'd pay to keep the Savinis. If they gripped and performed there is no way I'd let them go. But some things are just meant to be.

I feel for you bro. Luckily mine were round, and my only problem with them was the finish. I agree with you 100% on the look...I couldn't find anything that looked as good as what I got.

At least you can put the drama behind you and enjoy your car.
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I feel for you bro. Luckily mine were round, and my only problem with them was the finish. I agree with you 100% on the look...I couldn't find anything that looked as good as what I got.

At least you can put the drama behind you and enjoy your car.
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Old 03-20-2012, 09:44 PM   #2861
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come to think of it... i don't think i did
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Old 03-21-2012, 10:20 AM   #2864
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come to think of it... i don't think i did
well... when you need new tires... look into them. they are a damn good tire for just about anything from street to track and a lot in between.

I ran ~20k miles on mine and still had 4-5/32nds tread left when I sold them.
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well... when you need new tires... look into them. they are a damn good tire for just about anything from street to track and a lot in between.

I ran ~20k miles on mine and still had 4-5/32nds tread left when I sold them.
Their kinda ugly though.
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Their kinda ugly though.








even if you thought they were ugly... Performance over looks randy.




Having good "looking" tires on your car that can't handle is like stuffing a sock down your pants. its all great...








till you have to perform.
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even if you thought they were ugly... Performance over looks randy.




Having good "looking" tires on your car that can't handle is like stuffing a sock down your pants. its all great...








till you have to perform.


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You know, they do have an adult diaper so you don't have to shove socks in your britches.






































wait.... wut?
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Ok. Got my lettering.

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Hey one last time since the Badonkadinni's are gone:



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LMAO,,,,,,,,, I forgot that. hahahahaha
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