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Old 12-06-2018, 12:27 PM
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Has anyone changed the Grand Sport stock tires to Michelin pilot super sport ZP tpz?

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Old 12-06-2018, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by jenfioreally View Post


Has anyone changed the Grand Sport stock tires to Michelin pilot super sport ZP tpz?
The zero pressure pilot super sport IS the grand sport stock tire.
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The zero pressure pilot super sport IS the grand sport stock tire.

This is what is on my car now.... is this the same tire?
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Old 12-06-2018, 02:13 PM
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What are my option on swapping to a different tire?
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You may want to consider Michelin all season tires.

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...0-a-s-3-a.html
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Old 12-06-2018, 04:17 PM
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When my Forgeline wheels show up I'm going with the Michelin A/S3 + ZP....
It doesn't get that cold here in Dallas but these stock GS summer only tires get hard as a rock when the temp starts dipping...
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What are your goals for the tire ?
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Old 12-06-2018, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by c54u View Post
You may want to consider Michelin all season tires.

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...0-a-s-3-a.html
Am I correct in thinking these are run flat tires?
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Old 12-06-2018, 05:07 PM
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where are you located? if you don't need an all season tire, stick with OEM PSS.
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Old 12-06-2018, 05:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Rebel Yell View Post
Am I correct in thinking these are run flat tires?
Yes, they are run flats.

https://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireS...SortCode=60220

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Miss Jen, for your reading pleasure here is my experience with non-run flats. I purchased a set of non run flats for my '07 C6, because at that time the Goodyear run flats were better titled run-craps. I was tired of the hard ride, and the road noise from those tires. So I bought a set of Firestone's, and off I went happy as a June bug. They rode great, and were very quiet for that size of tire. We left for a cross country road trip, and all went well for the 5000 mile trip. But, for approx. 4000 miles I couldn't get the thought out of my mind "what was I going to do if I had a flat". I had with me all the stuff to plug and inflate the tire, but the thought of needing that stuff on an Interstate, or a lonely back road kept floating through my thoughts. When we got home I decided that I would never buy a non run flat for any of my Corvette's again. I need that peace of mind to make for a much better road, keeping all those negative thoughts out of my head. Just my humble thoughts.
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Old 12-06-2018, 08:18 PM
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Just go to Tirerack and have a look.

Mich isn't the only tires for the C7.Other good options depending on RF or not.

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If you are driving in cold but, not freezing weather all seasons are a good replacement in RUN FLAT
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Originally Posted by Rebel Yell View Post
Miss Jen, for your reading pleasure here is my experience with non-run flats. I purchased a set of non run flats for my '07 C6, because at that time the Goodyear run flats were better titled run-craps. I was tired of the hard ride, and the road noise from those tires. So I bought a set of Firestone's, and off I went happy as a June bug. They rode great, and were very quiet for that size of tire. We left for a cross country road trip, and all went well for the 5000 mile trip. But, for approx. 4000 miles I couldn't get the thought out of my mind "what was I going to do if I had a flat". I had with me all the stuff to plug and inflate the tire, but the thought of needing that stuff on an Interstate, or a lonely back road kept floating through my thoughts. When we got home I decided that I would never buy a non run flat for any of my Corvette's again. I need that peace of mind to make for a much better road, keeping all those negative thoughts out of my head. Just my humble thoughts.
I understand completely. I have 84,000 on my car and have had 5 flats. All but two were in situations where non zero pressure tires could not have been plugged even if I carried a kit.
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Originally Posted by Deepdiver View Post
where are you located? if you don't need an all season tire, stick with OEM PSS.
There are darned few places in the continental US where temps don't get below about 60' for at least part of the year, which is about where the AS3+ grip better; and many get below the 40' where the PSS really fall off.

Another factor that may or may not matter to the OP, is that the lower cost combined with longer life of the AS3+ can result in a tire-cost-per-mile that's about half of the PSS.

I like 'em both, PSS in summer and AS3+ in Fall/Winter.
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I am not thrilled with the Michelin Super Sport on my GS. The traction is very good on dry but suck in the rain. Once they wear out I will moveto non run flat Continental touring tire. These have become the new tire of choice in our club.
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Originally Posted by 2019GSTX View Post
When my Forgeline wheels show up I'm going with the Michelin A/S3 + ZP....
It doesn't get that cold here in Dallas but these stock GS summer only tires get hard as a rock when the temp starts dipping...
I ordered forgeline too... and Iím gonna leave my OEM tires and wheels together.
They are OEM replacement rims for the ones that bent. 🙄
So when my forgeline come in Iím putting new tires on them and hopefully ďseveringĒ myself from that issue all together.

btw Iím in Mississippi so we have similar weather.

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Originally Posted by orca1946 View Post
If you are driving in cold but, not freezing weather all seasons are a good replacement in RUN FLAT
Thats what Iím leaning towards.
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Originally Posted by gliot1 View Post
I am not thrilled with the Michelin Super Sport on my GS. The traction is very good on dry but suck in the rain. Once they wear out I will moveto non run flat Continental touring tire. These have become the new tire of choice in our club.
Iíll look into those, thanks!
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Originally Posted by Gearhead Jim View Post
There are darned few places in the continental US where temps don't get below about 60' for at least part of the year, which is about where the AS3+ grip better; and many get below the 40' where the PSS really fall off.

Another factor that may or may not matter to the OP, is that the lower cost combined with longer life of the AS3+ can result in a tire-cost-per-mile that's about half of the PSS.

I like 'em both, PSS in summer and AS3+ in Fall/Winter.
This car is only 16 weeks old... and in that 16 weeks we had a few days the temps dropped to around 30. I had this ďtire hopĒ when Iíd turn the wheel. I hated it...I seriously thought something was wrong until it warned back up and didnít do it.
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