: Incredible Tire Life on Goodyear F1's

06-07-07, 10:31 PM
:hmm: Unless I missed it, nobody has commented on the article in July issue of Road & Track, regarding their long-term test of the 2006 Chrysler SRT8. They start the article with "Fifty thousand miles and 594 undocumented smoky burnouts later", and then they proceed to state "We would recommend that you stick with the high-performance Goodyear Eagle F1 tires (if your local weather conditions allow you to) instead of downgrading to the cheaper Eagle RS-As. Our first set of F1s lasted a good 27,500 miles :shocked2:(at $1204 a set) and the second set of RS-As, a scant 7800 miles (at $850 a set).

Now, I think Road & Track is a credible source of info, but what is wrong here? :wtf: I don't think any CTS-V owner has managed that many miles out of the F1's, whether or not they do burnouts. Is there something magical about the Mercedes suspension under the SRT8 that allows the F1's to get this kind of mileage?

Hard to believe! I used to drive a Mercedes 430E sedan, same suspension as the Chrysler, and I never noticed any kind of fantastic tire life!

Any thoughts on this? :confused:

06-07-07, 10:47 PM
I did get 17,000 miles out of my first set. The compounds could be different.

06-08-07, 07:04 AM
They did half the 50K (highway) miles on the F1s and all 594 undocumented smoky burnouts on the RSAs. :D

My RSAs are up to 25K miles so far with a few left in them.

06-08-07, 11:44 AM
I saw it too. I don't remember seeing any mention to run flats. Maybe a difference there?

06-08-07, 07:19 PM
I just realized that the SRT has 20" wheels, but they are 40 profile. Guess they last longer???

06-08-07, 07:21 PM
I got just a shade over 27000 miles out of the first set of F1 tires.

No burnouts were made during those miles :tisk: Cant go fast when spinning the tires.

about a 60/40 highway/city driving.

06-08-07, 07:44 PM
Which F1s are they? Supercar or GSD3?

Rich H
06-08-07, 09:44 PM
I saw it too. I don't remember seeing any mention to run flats. Maybe a difference there?

There is a HUGE difference between the RSA runflats and non-runflats, in terms of performance. Check out the test results on Tirerack. I don't know about wear mileage with the non-runflats but RSA runflats will go for at least 25,000 miles on my V - and I'm not the type to baby tires. 2 sets of F1 supercars only lasted me ~13,000 miles.

06-09-07, 02:08 AM
OK, I am sorry I mentioned it in the first place! I am not a Chrysler fan nor did I know a lot about what the actual tires were that were mentioned. So now that I brought it up, I had to do a little checking and I see that apparently, the SRT8 has Goodyear Supercar F1's, size 245/45/ZR20 Front, and 245/45.ZR20 Rear. No mention of runflats. So they are not the same tires as we have on our CTS-v's.

Too bad. :crying2:

06-09-07, 09:54 AM
Goodyear F1 supercar is exactly what my car came with. And yours. Same width same ratio as the SRT. Just 2" smaller diameter. I dont know about the later years.