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Love my new 2019, tires-not so much

Old 04-12-2019, 11:35 AM
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Does anyone else think the base Stingray should come with a least a tire choice; maybe a three season type tire? We live in part of the country(MA) where we donít even get up to the recommended operating temp 6-7 months of the year. I totallly get these tires for someone who will track their car, but if I was going to that I would have moved up to Z51, Grand Sport etc. Other than the slow speed turning chatter and constant pebbles hitting car sound I really like this car.
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Agree. I have a base stingray as well and was very happy with the switch to the A/S 3+ tire. Even in warmer climates like Houston, I think it works better for everyday road use and is still a very high performance tire.

You might look at what it would cost you to switch. There are always sellers of fairly new take-off tires in the for sale forums. You might get enough for them that makes buying a/s 3's easier to swallow.
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:12 PM
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Switch to the A/S 3+ you will love the difference. Just did it on our new Z at 600 miles and have since put 800 on the A/S 3+ and love them.
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+3 on the Michelin A/S 3+ ZP. No more low temp worries and less tire hop...
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Swap 'em out. I got mine in Spring and changed them out at the end of that first summer. Should they offer a choice? Sure. Will they? No. Tadge has spoken. So it will be.
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Make the move to the A/S tires and you can drive your car year around (with possible exceptions of deep snow and ice).

And yes, I wish there were an option you could choose when ordering the car.
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Swap 'em out. I got mine in Spring and changed them out at the end of that first summer. Should they offer a choice? Sure. Will they? No. Tadge has spoken. So it will be.

It would make perfect sense to have the summer-only tires on the performance-biased Z51 and GS, but all seasons on the standard Stingray, but they are pushing high performance even for those who will use the car as a GT. I think it's dumb, but I don't see it changing.

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I agree... but, obviously GM doesn't care... SURPRISE!
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