Originally Posted by Canada204
are these tires okay for a daily driver well a weekend driver? How do these things wear faster the a normal tire? Is this tire good good for traction outa the hole? Stock drivetrain are things going to start to break? Do 315s fit on c5z?
Well I'm running L5s so I get the 345/30/19 and I would expect 5-7K miles out of them if you're not doing useless burnouts.
They have 295/30/19, 315/30/19, and 315/40/19 for non-L5 vettes. I don't recall what sizes of these you're supposed to have as my 315s were on an 18" rim before I got the 19s & L5s.
Seeing how they cost $758 a pair on tirerack.com, that's $1516/year to daily drive them using average annual mileage. Is traction that important to you? I know I can spin any non race tire at over 100mph so in my case I spend that money as insurance. I also don't DD my vette and it's never been in the rain.
These tires will get you killed if you drive in anything but dry weather. You're starting to get to the point where you make the decision of best dry traction possible and no wet traction at all, or all around tires like the PS2s that I can spin at 100mph and maybe end up in a wall.
Yes it will stick out of the hole when warm, but you can over power them like other DRs so they should spin before you break anything. You're not going to hook up a 5K clutch dump which is good since that's where things go boom.
I recommend any DR over the run-craps as they will add years to your drive train. Why? Because they won't hop like a solid compound tire will. I have seen several stock power C5s break parts due to wheel hop. The DRs tend to rotate on the pavement without hop. Be careful at the track as rubber on rubber (laid down patches on the track itself) can hook, release, hook, release creating a "hop" effect still.
GL and drive safe.