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Old 03-11-2013, 04:37 PM   #21
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I got an answer today for another question I asked the Michelin folks. They told me that the new Pilot Sport A/S 3, when it does come out, will not be available as a rft.
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:42 PM   #22
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It doesn't say that though...it just says "DO NOT REPAIR TIRE". No tire should be repaired if the sidewall is punctured and no responsible tire store will do it....but I'm not aware of any other tire that says "DO NOT REPAIR TIRE" on the sidewall. I agree with Jim above.
Sounds like Firestone is trying to increase their tire sales by saying these tires can not be repaired.
Unless one of you rubber experts can tell us why they should not be repaired?
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:47 PM   #23
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I got an answer today for another question I asked the Michelin folks. They told me that the new Pilot Sport A/S 3, when it does come out, will not be available as a rft.
Are they going to stop making the A/S Plus RFs when the 3s come out?
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:22 PM   #24
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It would seem obvious to me if they are going to making them for the C7 they are going to have to have them in runflats.....
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:41 PM   #25
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Old 03-11-2013, 05:47 PM   #26
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Sounds like Firestone is trying to increase their tire sales by saying these tires can not be repaired.
Unless one of you rubber experts can tell us why they should not be repaired?
My firestone dealer told me that the would repair a tire that had a foreign object in it as long as the sidewall wasn't punctured.They will not repair (as well as any other brand) a tire that has been run with zero pressure.Thats what the dealer said it meant! that they wouldn't repair one that has been run with ZERO pressure for any significant amount of time.
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It would seem obvious to me if they are going to making them for the C7 they are going to have to have them in runflats.....
Don't think they are making the A/S for the C7. They come with the summer tires.
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:03 PM   #28
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Oops, I didn't think thru the fact of A/S on the new C7. Lets just hope they continue to make the A/S runflats for us...
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:15 PM   #29
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Sounds to me like it is a non-run-flat version of the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus ZP (zero-pressure run-flat) which means it will be a really great tire, just not for the Corvette with its two different size tires and no spare, unless, of course your willing to give up the safety and convenience of the miracle tires called run-flats.
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Old 03-11-2013, 06:35 PM   #30
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Don't think they are making the A/S for the C7. They come with the summer tires.
The C7 has narrower tires than the base C6 which means all-season should be available for the C7 since they are available for the Coupe and Convertible. No sport cars come from the factory with all-season tires, they always come with summer tires that give impressive results when tested on dry, smooth, warm test tracks by the automotive magazine reviewers. But unless your in the tiny minority of sport car owners who actually track their car, you will want all-seasons if you drive year around, or even in the Fall and Spring in the snow belt.
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The current Michelin Pilot Sport AS is an excellant tire. The difference in the current tire and the new one is mostly propaganda to sell more tires. Michelin Pilot Sport has had an excellant tire for Corvette fitment for years.

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Old 03-11-2013, 08:32 PM   #32
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Those people that buy the Firestone's will not be dissapointed.
I just bought my second set this weekend
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Exactly !! The Firestone shop I had mine installed at said they would repair a tire and they did.
I had nail pucture the right rear tire and the local Firestone dealer (not the place I bought the tire from) repaired the tire for free. The patch held up until all 4 tires were replaced with Michelin Pilot Sport A/S Plus ZP. Overall, I was very satisfied with the Firestones.

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Old 03-11-2013, 08:35 PM   #34
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I got an answer today for another question I asked the Michelin folks. They told me that the new Pilot Sport A/S 3, when it does come out, will not be available as a rft.
Didn't realize it wouldn't be a RF
The Michelin website shows the A/S 3 and says nothing about it being a RF.
Hard to gather any real info from their site though except them saying it's great and all size fitment info will be released on May 1st.
I must be missing something because this tire hasn't come out yet and there's 2 reviews on it already

http://www.michelinman.com/tire-sele..._reviews_panel
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It doesn't say that though...it just says "DO NOT REPAIR TIRE". No tire should be repaired if the sidewall is punctured and no responsible tire store will do it....but I'm not aware of any other tire that says "DO NOT REPAIR TIRE" on the sidewall. I agree with Jim above.
the set that I just replaced had the rear repaired 3 years ago and since then the car has been "driven" without any issues - I had a nail in the tire and pressure probably didn't go below 20-22 psi
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Old 03-11-2013, 09:16 PM   #36
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The C7 has narrower tires than the base C6 which means all-season should be available for the C7 since they are available for the Coupe and Convertible. No sport cars come from the factory with all-season tires, they always come with summer tires that give impressive results when tested on dry, smooth, warm test tracks by the automotive magazine reviewers. But unless your in the tiny minority of sport car owners who actually track their car, you will want all-seasons if you drive year around, or even in the Fall and Spring in the snow belt.
My understanding is that the base C7 (Stingray) will have the same size tires as the base C6.
Is that what you meant to say?

C7 Z51 will be different.
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I've seen some say the C7 tires are skinnier than the C6, But, where are they getting the info ?
I know they're skinnier than the Z06 and GS but from everything I see, the C7 wheels and tires ( except for Z51 ) are/going to be the same as the C6.

The tire sizes for the 2014 Corvette models are:

P245/40ZR18 (93Y) SL Michelin® Pilot® Super Sport® ZP
P285/35ZR19 (99Y) SL Michelin® Pilot® Super Sport® ZP

2014 Chevrolet Corvette with Z51 Performance Package


P245/35ZR19 (89Y) SL Michelin® Pilot® Super Sport® ZP
P285/30ZR20 (95Y) SL Michelin® Pilot® Super Sport® ZP

I doubt the C7 will have wheels/tires skinnier than the base C6
Anyone have any real info ?

PS: Gearhead Jim you beat me to it
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