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Old 12-04-2013, 03:41 PM   #1
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2014 ZL1 Winter Tire Selection

Hey folks,

I've seen "fbodfather" on here recommending a couple winter tires on 2012 ZL1 threads but anyone see anything wrong with my choices here, it's all from tire rack.

-x4 315MHz Tire Pressure Sensor

-x4 20x10 Advanti Racing 15 Anniversary Black Painted

-x4 285/35RF20 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25

Should I mix and match front/rear tires? I see tirerack says to get a set of 4 so that's what I chose. I know there's also the Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II, Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II and Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3.

Just want to get some opinions before I go ahead and purchase! Thanks! Also planning on keeping these on through april just in-case it gets cold out.
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Old 12-04-2013, 04:10 PM   #2
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If you go with the Sottozeros you can get them in the correct tire sizes. Plus, they stick like glue in the cold . No more driving on hockey pucks.
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Old 12-04-2013, 04:26 PM   #3
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I bought the sottozeros at the beginning of last winter. Was happy with their cold weather performance though I never drove them in snow.
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Old 12-04-2013, 04:59 PM   #4
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Hey folks,

I've seen "fbodfather" on here recommending a couple winter tires on 2012 ZL1 threads but anyone see anything wrong with my choices here, it's all from tire rack.

-x4 315MHz Tire Pressure Sensor

-x4 20x10 Advanti Racing 15 Anniversary Black Painted

-x4 285/35RF20 Bridgestone Blizzak LM-25

Should I mix and match front/rear tires? I see tirerack says to get a set of 4 so that's what I chose. I know there's also the Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II, Pirelli Winter Sottozero Serie II and Pirelli Winter Sottozero 3.

Just want to get some opinions before I go ahead and purchase! Thanks! Also planning on keeping these on through april just in-case it gets cold out.

Send an email to damon@tirerack.com (great guy and will give you the right scoop)
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Old 12-04-2013, 04:59 PM   #5
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For the NJ winters, I went with the Conti DWS all-seasons.
Good for the cold weather and occasional snowy road.
Unless you live somewhere particularly snowy.
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Old 12-04-2013, 05:09 PM   #6
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Blizzak dm-v1 245/50/20 on 20x8 rims all around, more ground clearance and good winter traction , I would strongly advise this route if you live somewhere there is snow
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Old 12-04-2013, 06:27 PM   #7
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Awesome guys thanks for the suggestions. I'm stationed at McGuire AFB. So I don't go off base often, just picking the car up down in FL and will be driving it up.
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:33 PM   #8
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Love the air shows down there.

In your case, I would definitely go with the DWS all-season option.
If it happens to snow a lot, just borrow an MRAP.
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Old 12-05-2013, 08:19 AM   #9
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My take on WINTER

Got a whopping 29 miles on the clock of my new '13 ZL1 Tire Rack has P:irelli Sottozero Series II 285/35r20 for the fronts and Pirelli Sottozero 240 (series I) 305/35r20 rears. Pulling off the factory set-up and storing 'em in a 70 degree utility room. Mounting the new rubber on Factory Reproduction black satin/red stripe wheels. Good to go for those days in Chicago and the trip down south Floridaway after the NEW YEAR
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Old 12-10-2013, 11:40 AM   #10
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Old 12-11-2013, 11:04 PM   #11
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nice congrats!!
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Old 12-12-2013, 12:58 AM   #12
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They look amazing mind if I ask how much?
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Old 12-12-2013, 05:53 AM   #13
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I am also using the DWS on a spare set of wheels for cold weather and light snow driving.

For serious winter driving I would rather go with the Sottzeros 2 or 3 in 285 all around.
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Old 12-12-2013, 08:49 AM   #14
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Price

They are listed by size on TIRE RACK website $ same today as when I ordered mine GL
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