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  • What tires are you running and why?
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  • Michelin Pilot Sport PS2

    42 20.79%
  • Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar

    40 19.80%
  • Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3

    19 9.41%
  • Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval

    25 12.38%
  • BF Goodrich gForce KDW-2

    7 3.47%
  • Pirelli PZero Rosso

    1 0.50%
  • Yokohama ADVAN Sport

    1 0.50%
  • Kumho Ecsta MX

    16 7.92%
  • Nitto 555RII

    8 3.96%
  • Other Tire

    40 19.80%
  • Other Racing Tire

    3 1.49%
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    Quote Originally Posted by toomuchtorque View Post
    Wow Remo, and you have no traction problems in first or even second gear with stock size tires?
    Actually they're a little wider than stock C5 sizes. 245 stock to now 265 on the front. And on the rear stock was 275 and I went with 285. The KDW's are so much softer than GY Runflats that it's actually a big improvement in terms of traction. And yes I can light up tires....but it's all matter of self control.

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    I have used the Toyo T1S and the RA1's then switched to the GY D3's. Unless I change the wheels I plan to stay with the original SC's for now on. The SC's get a lot of crap about wet traction which is interesting. I did the high performance driving school by Proformance Racing at Pacific Raceways in the rain. Chief Instructor Don Kitch (Daytona 24hr winner) said learning to drive in the rain is the hardest and actually better learning environment. I did it with the SC's on and it was great. I bet I am one of the very few to even attempt it too. I love the SC's and think from the looks dept too no one comes close to them either.

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    ZR-1 size on my 93 LT1. I run BFG KD cause they are good, very good. And the other options for the rear 315/35/17 isnt very good.

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    I'm running the original type Goodyear runflat tires because they were on the car at the time of purchase. From the looks of them, the previous owner must have bought them fairly recently, but I really don't like them. Traction isn't really a problem for me but they're extremely loud at freeway speeds. This car is louder (from the tires) than my old C4 with a worn out 18 year old Borla exhaust sytem and non run-flat GY's. I'm thinking seriously about replacing the GY's with something quieter, but I really hate to give up the "run-flat" capability. This is a great thread.........thanks for the info guys.

    Dennis

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Reeves View Post
    I have used the Toyo T1S and the RA1's then switched to the GY D3's. Unless I change the wheels I plan to stay with the original SC's for now on. The SC's get a lot of crap about wet traction which is interesting. I did the high performance driving school by Proformance Racing at Pacific Raceways in the rain. Chief Instructor Don Kitch (Daytona 24hr winner) said learning to drive in the rain is the hardest and actually better learning environment. I did it with the SC's on and it was great. I bet I am one of the very few to even attempt it too. I love the SC's and think from the looks dept too no one comes close to them either.
    Hey Eric, I'm gonna be one of the folks that gives a big thumbs down to the SC's. Horrible in the rain, IMHO. I just got back from the C5/6 Bash and the car was an absolute handful on the wet roads. At 60 mph it hydroplaned so badly it lite up the Active Suspension message and people were passing me like I was standing still. with no apparent problems. Glad you're having good luck with 'em but be careful. My C4 had 275's on the front and 315s in the rear and was way more stable in the wet than the Z16 with SCs.

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    Had to find tires fast to pass inspection this past spring for 02-Z06. Dealer wanted $1400 for a set of Supercars. Found an online coupon for Firestone that quoted me $850 (including my tip) for a set of Firehawk Wide Ovals. No problems whatsoever after 3K. Cant beat the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liquid View Post
    Had to find tires fast to pass inspection this past spring for 02-Z06. Dealer wanted $1400 for a set of Supercars. Found an online coupon for Firestone that quoted me $850 (including my tip) for a set of Firehawk Wide Ovals. No problems whatsoever after 3K. Cant beat the price.
    Liquid,

    Where did you find the Firestone coupon and how much of a discount was it?

    I need tires now!

    Thanks

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    RVN:

    My story may not be of much use to you 6 months after the fact, but it is below. What I can offer is that after a set of the SuperCars which were on the car when I purchased it (I used them the last 10k miles until worn), I am very happy with the Wide Ovals that have been on all this season...

    My car failed inspection for tires on a Sat morning. I just started searching local tires stores here in PA, CJs, JustTires etc.. (this is back in May-08). Went to Firestone website (Bridgetstone.com) and searched for my tire size after checking tirerack.com for reviews. My biggest problem was I needed a store that had 265s and 295s in stock and didn't cost $1400. Anyway, the Natl website provided a quote for my tires that was something like $820 for the Wide Ovals. It told me to print it out and bring it to the store. I started calling the local stores to see if anyone had them in stock. Turned out all my local stores said they could get them in 24 hours, one finally told me from where, turned out was another store about 25 miles away that had them. I called them, they confirmed they had a set of 4 in stock and gave me a quote that was different from what I had printed out from the Natl website, something like $200 more, so over a grand total. They said as long as I had the quote they would honor it. 4 hours later I had tires on my car and they had a nice tip. I could not get the website to re-display that quote after the initial quote that I had printed, (when the store quoted me higher I checked twice more) thankfully I had my printout in hand. I don't know if the printout was a computer fluke, but it was absolutely legit and they stood by it.

    Good luck to you. Let us know what you find and where and how happy you are with them after a few miles.

    Since you had asked me the question I went back to the website tonight to do another search to see if I forgot something important. Anyway, the site won't show my size tires any longer for the fronts, and only Potenzas for the back.

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    Thanks for the quick response. You got a deal!

    I put Kumho Ecsta ASX 275/40 17s up front for now. Cost $348 @ Discount Tire. I'm planning to buy a pair of non-matching rear Kumho Ecsta MX 295/35 18s on the rear in the near future.

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    I put the PS2s on my ragtop last spring on repop Z06 rims. The ride difference alone is worth the $$$. The superior traction and the decreased noise are just the icing on the popcicle.

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    The car came with Kumho ASX's when I bought it and worked well for all weather conditions - sun, rain, moon light, and snow. I bought new rear tires in June and front tires last week. For some strange reason, I got 30K miles on the rear and 50K miles on the front with Kumho ASX's... The only issue with these is they get loud when the tread gets down to the wear bars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daga666AA View Post
    The car came with Kumho ASX's when I bought it and worked well for all weather conditions - sun, rain, moon light, and snow. I bought new rear tires in June and front tires last week. For some strange reason, I got 30K miles on the rear and 50K miles on the front with Kumho ASX's... The only issue with these is they get loud when the tread gets down to the wear bars.
    I've got 40,000 plus on all 4 of my ASX's there still purdy quiet compared to the Goodyear'sI took off!!Put a new set of GoodYear EMT's on it and drive 1000 miles,and then tell me how noisy the worn out Kumho's are!!!

    It's got so it seems to me that the Internet has created a lot more Horses A$$'s than we have Horses!
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    Toyo r888's on the back, Proxes on the front. Swithching back tires to Mickey Thomspson's ET streets. Not enough hook on the r888's since adding an A&A Vortech. We'll see if the MT's can launch.

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    PS2's


    nobody ever complains about them on any site.. they ARE the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 383_BluByU View Post
    PS2's


    nobody ever complains about them on any site.. they ARE the best.
    Well now that we've been informed on which tire is the "best", I guess we might as well shut down this thread.
    Remo

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    LT Headers, high flow cats, X-pipe, Borla Stingers - 469 RWHP, 455 RWTQ.

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