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Old 07-31-2013, 08:25 PM   #1
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Default What tires ya runnin ???

Getting ready to buy tires for the Z51 Corvette !! Anybody using BFGoodrichG-ForceT/A KDW NT FRONT 245/40R-18 93Y B

REAR 285/35R-19 99Y BSW
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:28 PM   #2
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Getting ready to buy tires for the Z51 Corvette !! Anybody using BFGoodrichG-ForceT/A KDW NT FRONT 245/40R-18 93Y B

REAR 285/35R-19 99Y BSW
Nope. I've run the GY F1 Supercars, Firestone Wide Oval RFT, and now the Michelin Pilot AS RFT. Love the Pilots...
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:38 PM   #3
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Firestone WO rft. Great tires!
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:38 PM   #4
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Thanks !! Also looking at the Michelin Pilot SPORT A/S Plus ZP Front 279.00 rear 331.00
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:50 PM   #5
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Firestone Wide Oval RFT
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:55 PM   #6
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Bridgestone Re11 and love them on my 05 coupe
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:56 PM   #7
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thanks !! Also looking at the michelin pilot sport a/s plus zp front 279.00 rear 331.00
utqg= 500 no grip
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:00 PM   #8
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Bridgestone Potenza Pole Setter S0-4 non run flat in OEM sizes.

Quite, smooth and predictable with good wear.

Well rounded tire in testing including both wet and dry.

Tire Rack has loads of information.
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:08 PM   #9
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Bridgestone Potenza Pole Setter S0-4 non run flat in OEM sizes.

Quite, smooth and predictable with good wear.

Well rounded tire in testing including both wet and dry.

Tire Rack has loads of information.
If you are running non-flat's , do you carry a jack in the Vette, just askin ???
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:15 PM   #10
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I'm now running the Firestone Wide oval Indy 500's in non runflat format. They have over 30K miles on them with 4/32" thread left, mostly highway miles.
I'm kinda leaning towards the Firestone WO runflats the next time, but I have liked the Indy 500's so much, I may stay with those.
I carry a compressor, a can of puncture seal, and a tire plug kit. I also have Onstar, so they can get a tow truck to me if I ever need one.

To the person that has tried both the Firestone RF, and Michelin RF, is there much difference in ride and quietness on the road?
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Old 07-31-2013, 09:19 PM   #11
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I'm now running the Firestone Wide oval Indy 500's in non runflat format. They have over 30K miles on them with 4/32" thread left, mostly highway miles.
I'm kinda leaning towards the Firestone WO runflats the next time, but I have liked the Indy 500's so much, I may stay with those.
I carry a compressor, a can of puncture seal, and a tire plug kit. I also have Onstar, so they can get a tow truck to me if I ever need one.

To the person that has tried both the Firestone RF, and Michelin RF, is there much difference in ride and quietness on the road?
Good Idea , 12 v compressor??
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Ran a set noisy and now General Exclaims, to bad no longer made.
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I'm now running the Firestone Wide oval Indy 500's in non runflat format. They have over 30K miles on them with 4/32" thread left, mostly highway miles.
I'm kinda leaning towards the Firestone WO runflats the next time, but I have liked the Indy 500's so much, I may stay with those.
I carry a compressor, a can of puncture seal, and a tire plug kit. I also have Onstar, so they can get a tow truck to me if I ever need one.

To the person that has tried both the Firestone RF, and Michelin RF, is there much difference in ride and quietness on the road?
Michelins seem to be running quieter and smoother. I've only had them on about 2 months. I got about 37K miles out of those Firestones. Great tire, but got loud at 6/32..
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Kumho Ecsta SPT's were on my 05 Vette when I bought it about a month ago, and I'm happy with them so far. Have only gone about 2500 miles so far, but planning about a 3000 mile road trip soon. (round trip)

After reading some reviews on these tires, I don't think u can find a better tire for the price.

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Good Idea , 12 v compressor??
Yup, a 12v DC compressor. I've picked up a few nails and a screw over those 30K miles, and the DIC warned me. I was able to find the nail/screw with the tire on the car, pull them out and plug the hole without any issues. Now if that was at night time, I would of pumped it up, and plugged it next morning at the hotel, or used the puncture seal as a last resort.
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Michelins seem to be running quieter and smoother. I've only had them on about 2 months. I got about 37K miles out of those Firestones. Great tire, but got loud at 6/32..
Thanks for the info. My Indy's started to get a bit louder at around 5/32" or so.
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NITTO INVO'S utqg180. Stick to the road like fly on sh-t!!
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If you are running non-flat's , do you carry a jack in the Vette, just askin ???
No, no jack.

In 50 years of driving I have been in only one car ( not mine either) that the tire went flat leaving us to change the tire.

The RF tire just offers to much compromise in ride and handling for what I consider a unneeded technology.

As mentioned a repair kept with a air compressor is easily stowed in the rear cubby.

Also pre trip inspection will detect a problem in the tire that could led to a further problem down the road.

For me it is a non issue, the RF just are to stiff and rough.

Even with near 3 million miles of commercial big rig driving spanning 35 years,with 18 tires, I have only a couple of totally flat tires while driving.

Blow outs are not common with the new tire technology, unlike the tires of many decades ago.
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