C7 General Discussion General C7 Corvette Discussion not covered in Tech
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Michelin Z51 All Season run flats

 
Old 08-29-2016, 11:07 AM
  #1  
PUGPROUD
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Member Since: Aug 2013
Location: Bronxville New York
Posts: 488
Liked 32 Times in 23 Posts
Default Michelin Z51 All Season run flats

As I recall Michelin announced sometime this year that in October they would be introducing All Season Run Flats for Z51 equipped C7's. My local dealer will take my preorder if I can provide proper description and/or part number. I called Michelin (got knocked around like a ping pong ball between five people) and after an hour on the phone no one at Michelin I spoke with knows a thing about these tires. Frustrating as a consumer to know more than the people working for the company. I just emailed the CEO of Michelin North America directly as I have my simple way to get any executive's email at a company. If I hear from him I will let you know. In the mean time does anyone recall specifically what these tires will be called? I seem to remember Michelin Super Sport +3 All Season ZP...but my memory not as good as it once was. Any information you can provide would be much appreciated.
PUGPROUD is offline  
The following users liked this post: PUGPROUD
Jmcdude (08-29-2016)
Old 08-29-2016, 11:12 AM
  #2  
eboggs_jkvl
Tech Contributor
 
eboggs_jkvl's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2001
Location: Jacksonville Florida
Posts: 10,419
Liked 1,049 Times in 589 Posts
2015 C7 of the Year Finalist
Default

First reply to my e-mail


Hello Elmer,
Regarding your email stating:
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
I have heard rumors of you folks to produce an A/S run flat tire for the Corvette 19/20" tire size for the Corvette. We first heard late 2015, then summer 2016. Are there ANY plans to produce the A/S tire in a Zero pressure option sized P245/35ZR19 and P285/30ZR20 and if yes, when?

Thanks
--------------------------------------------------------------------------
We do have a plan to offer an All Season tire in both of these sizes as well as being a run flat called the Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+.
Our projected release dates for both sizes are October of this year (2016). We don't have a specific date it will be released but keep in mind that this date is a projected one. The actual date would be subject to change in either direction.
To see details on this remarkable All Season Run Flat tire click http://www.michelinman.com/US/en/tir...-s-3-plus.html.
We hope that your issue has been resolved or addressed to your satisfaction. If we can assist you further, please respond to this email or call us at 866-866-6605 (toll-free) between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. EST on Saturday.
We appreciate your business and thank you for choosing Michelin.
Sincerely,
Jon
Consumer Care Department
Certified Michelin Product Expert

Second reply to my followup email.

Hello Elmer,
As stated in the previous email, we do plan to launch the A/S 3+ tire in both of the listed sizes and both in ZP or Run Flat in October 2016. The link was sent as a generic one so you could see details about the tire mentioned because the new ZP sizes will not be listed on the site as available until their release later this year.
In short, we are planning to launch the Pilot A/S 3+ in both 245/35ZR19 ZP and 285/30ZR20 ZP in October 2016.
We hope that your issue has been resolved or addressed to your satisfaction. If we can assist you further, please respond to this email or call us at 866-866-6605 (toll-free) between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. EST on Saturday.
We appreciate your business and thank you for choosing Michelin.
Sincerely,
Jon
Consumer Care Department
Certified Michelin Product Expert


Emails were received 8/15/2016


Elmer

Last edited by eboggs_jkvl; 08-29-2016 at 11:15 AM.
eboggs_jkvl is offline  
The following users liked this post: eboggs_jkvl
Jmcdude (08-29-2016)
Old 08-29-2016, 11:20 AM
  #3  
PUGPROUD
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Member Since: Aug 2013
Location: Bronxville New York
Posts: 488
Liked 32 Times in 23 Posts
Default

Many thanks Elmer! Just learned from local distributor that there is a sku number issued for fronts but not rears yet. He said to call back in two weeks.

Last edited by PUGPROUD; 08-29-2016 at 12:01 PM.
PUGPROUD is offline  
Old 08-29-2016, 07:37 PM
  #4  
PUGPROUD
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Member Since: Aug 2013
Location: Bronxville New York
Posts: 488
Liked 32 Times in 23 Posts
Default

Just heard from Michelin. The Michelin part numbers for the Z51 C7 Pilot Sport A/S 3+ ZP (Run Flats) are as follows...

Fronts MSPN 19713 (245/35ZR19ZP A/S)
Rears MSPN 05262 (285/30ZR20ZP A/S)

Last edited by PUGPROUD; 08-29-2016 at 07:38 PM.
PUGPROUD is offline  
Old 08-29-2016, 07:56 PM
  #5  
eboggs_jkvl
Tech Contributor
 
eboggs_jkvl's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2001
Location: Jacksonville Florida
Posts: 10,419
Liked 1,049 Times in 589 Posts
2015 C7 of the Year Finalist
Default

Can we have a nice long tadaaaaaaaa!?
eboggs_jkvl is offline  
Old 08-30-2016, 07:24 AM
  #6  
Stangslayer
CF Senior Member
 
Stangslayer's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2014
Location: West Upton Massachusetts
Posts: 232
Likes: 0
Liked 36 Times in 17 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by eboggs_jkvl View Post
First reply to my e-mail





Second reply to my followup email.





Emails were received 8/15/2016


Elmer
A/S 3+ - They are not run-flat tires, just an update on the A/S 3.
Stangslayer is offline  
Old 08-30-2016, 07:33 AM
  #7  
Stangslayer
CF Senior Member
 
Stangslayer's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2014
Location: West Upton Massachusetts
Posts: 232
Likes: 0
Liked 36 Times in 17 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by PUGPROUD View Post
Just heard from Michelin. The Michelin part numbers for the Z51 C7 Pilot Sport A/S 3+ ZP (Run Flats) are as follows...

Fronts MSPN 19713 (245/35ZR19ZP A/S)
Rears MSPN 05262 (285/30ZR20ZP A/S)
They are not run - flats.
Read the tire spec carefully - They are ZP tire sizes - not ZP tires.
They are updates from the original A/S 3 tires.
Stangslayer is offline  
Old 08-30-2016, 08:58 AM
  #8  
Foosh
CF Senior Member
 
Foosh's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2004
Location: Maryland/DC Metro
Posts: 16,277
Liked 6,943 Times in 3,972 Posts
Default

Huh? That is not correct.

On tires, ZP always mean "zero pressure." It stands for a tires rated to be able to run for a short distance up to 50 mph with zero pressure because of the reinforced sidewalls.

The tire size is all the numbers that appear before ZP.
Foosh is offline  
Old 08-30-2016, 09:33 AM
  #9  
alamo1974
CF Senior Member
 
alamo1974's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 2002
Location: boerne texas
Posts: 1,418
Liked 77 Times in 68 Posts
Default

Are these tires for only 19" and 20" wheels?

Last edited by alamo1974; 08-30-2016 at 09:34 AM.
alamo1974 is offline  
Old 08-30-2016, 09:55 AM
  #10  
eboggs_jkvl
Tech Contributor
 
eboggs_jkvl's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2001
Location: Jacksonville Florida
Posts: 10,419
Liked 1,049 Times in 589 Posts
2015 C7 of the Year Finalist
Default

Originally Posted by Stangslayer View Post
A/S 3+ - They are not run-flat tires, just an update on the A/S 3.

The man was adamant about the information. He referred to ZP on A/S 19/20 sized tires to fit the Corvette.

He explained the link that he gave as simply a source of information on the qualities and capabilities of the ZP tires that are coming out for the 19/20" size.


Elmer
eboggs_jkvl is offline  
Old 08-30-2016, 10:21 AM
  #11  
Foosh
CF Senior Member
 
Foosh's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2004
Location: Maryland/DC Metro
Posts: 16,277
Liked 6,943 Times in 3,972 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by alamo1974 View Post
Are these tires for only 19" and 20" wheels?
I believe they are already offered for the base 18" and 19" wheels. I don't, but a lot of people have been wanting them for the larger wheel sizes on Z51, GS, and Z06s.

Last edited by Foosh; 08-30-2016 at 10:27 AM.
Foosh is offline  
Old 08-30-2016, 10:24 AM
  #12  
eboggs_jkvl
Tech Contributor
 
eboggs_jkvl's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2001
Location: Jacksonville Florida
Posts: 10,419
Liked 1,049 Times in 589 Posts
2015 C7 of the Year Finalist
Default

Originally Posted by Foosh View Post
I believe they are already offered for the base 18" and 19" wheels. I don't, but a lot of people have been wanting them for the larger wheel sizes on ZF, GS, and Z06s.
I had those on my 2007. The increase to 19/20" was our issue.



Elmer
eboggs_jkvl is offline  
Old 08-30-2016, 10:26 AM
  #13  
eboggs_jkvl
Tech Contributor
 
eboggs_jkvl's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2001
Location: Jacksonville Florida
Posts: 10,419
Liked 1,049 Times in 589 Posts
2015 C7 of the Year Finalist
Default

Originally Posted by Stangslayer View Post
They are not run - flats.
Read the tire spec carefully - They are ZP tire sizes - not ZP tires.
They are updates from the original A/S 3 tires.
Nope, I disagree.

The ZP at the end is not an indication of any sizing. It means Zero Pressure AKA Run Flat.


Elmer
eboggs_jkvl is offline  
Old 08-30-2016, 12:49 PM
  #14  
PUGPROUD
CF Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Member Since: Aug 2013
Location: Bronxville New York
Posts: 488
Liked 32 Times in 23 Posts
Default

When I got the information from Michelin Customer Care I emailed back asking for confirmation that the nomenclature they gave me were indeed A/S run flats. They wrote back and said they were. I gave all the emails to my local dealer to order when available saying if these are not right his issue is with Michelin not me. He said the 19" are currently available but not the 20" yet as someone mentioned above.
PUGPROUD is offline  
Old 08-30-2016, 01:37 PM
  #15  
Foosh
CF Senior Member
 
Foosh's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2004
Location: Maryland/DC Metro
Posts: 16,277
Liked 6,943 Times in 3,972 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by eboggs_jkvl View Post
Nope, I disagree.

The ZP at the end is not an indication of any sizing. It means Zero Pressure AKA Run Flat.


Elmer
Yes Elmer, see post #8.
Foosh is offline  
Old 10-14-2016, 12:29 PM
  #16  
soohooner
Junior Member
 
Member Since: Apr 2005
Posts: 16
Likes: 0
Liked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default Run Flats for C7 Z-51

Originally Posted by Foosh View Post
Yes Elmer, see post #8.
I just called Discount Tire in OKC and checked on the AS tires. They confirm they have them in stock right now. They are the new run flats with the exact numbers as shown in the above message

soohooner is offline  
Old 10-14-2016, 12:34 PM
  #17  
chronage
CF Senior Member
 
chronage's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2016
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 300
Liked 76 Times in 60 Posts
Default

TireRack has them, and also the older A/S 3 on sale

edit: non run-flat looks like

Last edited by chronage; 10-14-2016 at 12:37 PM.
chronage is offline  
Old 10-14-2016, 04:35 PM
  #18  
eboggs_jkvl
Tech Contributor
 
eboggs_jkvl's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2001
Location: Jacksonville Florida
Posts: 10,419
Liked 1,049 Times in 589 Posts
2015 C7 of the Year Finalist
Default

Oh wait? Is this October?

Discount Tire in Jacksonville says the:

285/30ZR20ZP is $286 and the

245/35ZR19ZP is $236

Not in stock but they can be ordered. They are ZP or Run Flat and are A/S3+!

I guess Michelin made the October Date!


Elmer

Last edited by eboggs_jkvl; 10-14-2016 at 04:36 PM.
eboggs_jkvl is offline  
Old 10-14-2016, 04:53 PM
  #19  
defaria
CF Senior Member
 
defaria's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2011
Location: Phoenix, Arizona
Posts: 3,675
Liked 876 Times in 533 Posts
Default

I'm not so sure...


defaria is offline  
Old 10-14-2016, 06:48 PM
  #20  
eboggs_jkvl
Tech Contributor
 
eboggs_jkvl's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2001
Location: Jacksonville Florida
Posts: 10,419
Liked 1,049 Times in 589 Posts
2015 C7 of the Year Finalist
Default

On Line???


I called the Discount Tire business and he looked in his system. He found the tires and offered them to me.

OK, I give up, you WIN! The tires are NOT really in the system

Elmer

Last edited by eboggs_jkvl; 10-14-2016 at 06:49 PM.
eboggs_jkvl is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Quick Reply: Michelin Z51 All Season run flats


Sponsored Ads
Vendor Directory

Contact Us - About Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

© 2019 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: