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    Re: Tire Choices for STOCK sizes

    What are you getting??

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    Re: Tire Choices for STOCK sizes

    Quote Originally Posted by wildwhl
    Those items, along with OnStar and/or your cell phone for major blowouts.

    I intend to go GS-D3's when it is time and carry goop and a pump. I suppose there is some risk to this approach, but I'm willing to live with it.
    On my blow out of the Nitto I had on the front, I used OnStar and watched a DVD while the truck was in route. I would reccomed keeping a DVD in the car to watch during this wait. Amount I paid for the flat was zero, Onstar is still under teh free period, and the flat totaly destoryed the Nitto and Discount replace for free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benjet
    Corvette Article comparing S0-3, MPS (Mich Pilot Sport) and Goodyear GS-D3.

    Some may find this vaulable or of interest - http://www.corvetteforum.com/....php?qstId=480
    Only problem with that article is that it looks like most of the comparison was provided by Goodyear and perhaps too much of it was dependent on wet-weather performance.

    What I hear from folks who've run the GS-D3 for a while is that it's got very good overall grip and it's very civilized but it's a little 'soft' - so the ride quality is very good but the turn-in isn't as crisp as the S-03 etc.

    As a daily-driver tire it'd probably be my first choice, but I'd expect the Conti SportContact2, the S-03, and probably the PZero beat it for maximum dry-road grip.

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    OK, here goes. After reading all the tire threads on this website, I went back to my friend who runs the Goodyear store here by me. I ordered four Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3's. I told him that others on our website seemed to be abandoning the very pricey run-flats and finding various ways to create a spare tire and the room in the trunk for the spare by removing the annoying tub. A few people had mentioned buying a Mille Miglia 18x8 wheel for $249 from Tire Rack I believe. My buddy searched around and through a company called American Tire Distributors found a wheel made by Pacer that will work as a spare with one of my older OEM run flats (the one with a little tread left I guess). Anyway the Pacer wheel is model Pacer 272M Affinity and the price was $100. Apparently American Tire Distributors only works with Tire Dealers, so if you are buying your tires on your own I couldn't find anyone selling this wheel online. Meanwhile there is a $75 Goodyear rebate going on as well. Hope this is helpful.

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    Re: Tire Choices for STOCK sizes

    drdsgolf,

    Thanks for the post/update, seems like the logical chioce the GS-D3's. On the Pacer 272M Affinity I can only find that wheel in 18x7.5 which will NOT fit our tire size (rim is too narrow/width wise), if you DID manage to get it in 18x8 (and 6 lug), I'd be interested in hearing about it. The $75 rebate is on again off again, so timing is rather important. I'm leaning towards trying something else entirely just to be different (and I'll swap rides in a GS-D3 equiped V at somepoint). Right now my car continues to develop other issues which make tires a low priority.

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    Re: Tire Choices for STOCK sizes

    One more thing....TOL (thinking out loud)....

    As soon as GM/Cadillac releases the Secondary wheels for the CTS-V (they were pictured in the 2004 V brochure as dealer installed options like the Corsa - they look alot like the Z06 wheels) there should be a steady supply of used (and resonably priced) stock V rims on the market, but that's pure speculation on my part.

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    Re: Tire Choices for STOCK sizes

    On the Pacer 272M Affinity I can only find that wheel in 18x7.5 which will NOT fit our tire size (rim is too narrow/width wise)
    Ben... totally HMO... but I would not hestitate to put a 245/45/18 on a 7.5" rim as a spare... it's not the best setup for handling... but you're not going to be road racing on it.

    FWIW, the cheaper 245/45/18 tires Tirerack sells... show 7.5" as an "improved rim width":
    Avon Tech M550 $141
    Continental ContiTouringContact CH95 $145

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    drdsgolf: Do you know (or can you get) the offset for this wheel... it's shown as a FWD wheel, so it's offset may not clear the brakes.

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    Re: Tire Choices for STOCK sizes

    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamin
    Ben... totally HMO... but I would not hestitate to put a 245/45/18 on a 7.5" rim as a spare... it's not the best setup for handling... but you're not going to be road racing on it.

    FWIW, the cheaper 245/45/18 tires Tirerack sells... show 7.5" as an "improved rim width":
    Avon Tech M550 $141
    Continental ContiTouringContact CH95 $145
    Uh yeah, that maybe ok for some other tires options BUT the GY EMT has really stiff sidewalls, which I don't *THINK* (off the top of my head here) will like the 7.5 width. Might have to re-check that with your local GY shop.

    I'm still back and forth on GS-D3 and the TOYO Proxes, I've heard good and bad from users of both, and now with the GY rebate price is similar as well.

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    Re: Tire Choices for STOCK sizes

    ...though the GY EMT runs small as far as 245/45's go...

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    Re: Tire Choices for STOCK sizes

    isn't there some "new generation" GY EMT on the new C6?
    it come in our size?

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    Re: Tire Choices for STOCK sizes

    Quote Originally Posted by urbanski
    isn't there some "new generation" GY EMT on the new C6?
    it come in our size?
    From the Chevy site:

    The standard Goodyear Eagle F1 Extended Mobility Tires are engineered specifically for the Corvette and designed to travel at least 100 miles at 55 mph if necessary with 0 pounds of air pressure. Yet the tires features more road-holding ability with better compliance and significantly lower tread noise. Z51 Performance Package Corvettes get a special tire known as the Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar EMT. Its asymmetrical tread provides higher overall performance and grip in dry conditions.

    Spec Sizes are as follows:
    Tires, front P245/40ZR-18, Extended Mobility, Eagle F1
    Tires, rear P285/35ZR-19, Extended Mobility, Eagle F1

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    Funny thing, dreamin, but my friend was on the phone with American Tire Distributors while we were working on this, and the guy distinctly said it was an 18x8 inch wheel. Was he shucking and jiving?

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    Re: Tire Choices for STOCK sizes

    Well, I got my new Eagle F1 GS-D3 tires today and they are outstanding. Less good news on the spare tire front. The Pacer wheel came in, and although it is 18x8, it is not a six lug wheel and we couldn't use it, so we ordered a milli vanilli (mille miglia), was able to get it for $210. I am now awaiting my new Corsa exhaust.

    ds

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