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Old 06-07-2019, 01:07 PM
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I conducted a poll back in January on this very topic.

How many miles did you get out of your Michelin OEM tires?
https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...oem-tires.html
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Old 06-07-2019, 01:17 PM
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Mine were replaced right about 30k miles. The rears could've gone another 5k and the fronts looked like they had gone about 2k too long looking at the inside edges.

I never got around to having the alignment checked but am happy with the feel and the performance at the original settings. No track for me and probably what most on here would consider old man driving, although it seems pretty spirited to me.

Mine is a 2014 Stingray vert also. I would add another vote for the Michelin PS A/S 3 when you are ready to replace.

Congratulations and enjoy the car!
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Old 06-07-2019, 03:11 PM
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I am amazed at the variance in mileage that the same car can get on the same tires (assuming no track). A differnce of over 100% in some cases. It almost seems impossible unless you are doing burnouts a lot. But even then, it would only be the rear tires.
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Old 07-10-2019, 04:57 PM
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I have a 2017 Z51 with the M7 and the car has 13K miles. I am about to replace the fronts as I never had the car realigned. (My mistake) Please note that I never run tires till they are bald as we have too much rain here in FL. The inside of the fronts are at 3/32" and since we are about to take a road trip they have to go. My delima is the rear tires which are at 5/32". If we were not about to take a road trip they would stay. Worry about a long day of rain on the road which I think would be a PITA with the rears. I really like the PSS's but wonder if the AS3+ would be a better idea.
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Old 07-10-2019, 05:23 PM
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Originally Posted by dbletap_ed View Post
I have a 2017 Z51 with the M7 and the car has 13K miles. I am about to replace the fronts as I never had the car realigned. (My mistake) Please note that I never run tires till they are bald as we have too much rain here in FL. The inside of the fronts are at 3/32" and since we are about to take a road trip they have to go. My delima is the rear tires which are at 5/32". If we were not about to take a road trip they would stay. Worry about a long day of rain on the road which I think would be a PITA with the rears. I really like the PSS's but wonder if the AS3+ would be a better idea.

I have a lot of tread left (6/32 fronts, 7/32 rears) with just over 18,000 miles. I am taking part in the Pacific Northwest Corvette Caravan to Bowling Green next month so I am replacing them with Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+ ZP in time for that roadtrip because I don’t feel safe with the stock Summer Only tires. During last year’s cross-county roadtrip I got could in a down pour and even though I slowed down to 50mph on interstate 40 the car hypo-planed twice. Can’t imagine what it would be like driving back from Bowling Green with 21,000 miles on the stock tires.

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Old 07-10-2019, 06:13 PM
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I only have 4K miles on my car right now with the original runflats. Hope I end up getting at least 20K miles out of them.
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Old 07-10-2019, 07:14 PM
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I have about 10,500 on my stock tires (2017 non-Z51 Stingray) - with the 19" ones on the rear and 18" ones on the front. I am estimating that I should get about 25 to 30 thousand miles out of my first set..........which will be at 5 or 6 years of ownership. That should be just about time to replace them anyway.

I know that those who have the Z51, GS or Z06 cars will probably have to replace their tires sooner because of the larger size & different tread compound.

By the way, how to do you "rotate" tires on a C7? The front & rear wheels are different sizes.
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Old 07-10-2019, 07:22 PM
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Sounds like the sweet spot is around 25k miles after looking at all of the answers. My set looks cool now, but I'll keep these numbers in mind in the future.
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Old 07-10-2019, 07:46 PM
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31,000 miles
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Old 07-10-2019, 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by JK 23112 View Post

By the way, how to do you "rotate" tires on a C7? The front & rear wheels are different sizes.
Side-to-side.

People have had mixed results when doing so.
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:34 AM
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Originally Posted by ny32182 View Post
1) The factory "alignment" isn't, it is just a random set of numbers all over the place. This time I got my new car aligned with 50 miles on it. Camber and toe in random directions.
2) At five+ years old you are borderline timed out on tires regardless of whether you have 50k or 0 miles on them. Time for a new set.
Why a new set after 5 yrs if you have plenty of tread left and the car is kept in a garage?
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Old 07-11-2019, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Corgidog1 View Post
Why a new set after 5 yrs if you have plenty of tread left and the car is kept in a garage?
Because you have no grip.
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Old 07-11-2019, 11:27 AM
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13,00 miles. The fronts still had 5/32 left, but the rears were shot. In all fairness I drove the car really hard during those miles. A lot of stomp it to the floor shenanigans. My car's alignment was perfect as far as the tread being equal across the tire wear wise. Never have had to have it aligned in 103,000 miles.
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Old 07-11-2019, 12:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Vetteman Jack View Post
I only have 4K miles on my car right now with the original runflats. Hope I end up getting at least 20K miles out of them.
Come on, jack. That is not enough driving. If you are going to be a monderator of a corvette forum, you need to put 2k miles on the car a year at a minimum.
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Old 07-11-2019, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by ny32182 View Post
Because you have no grip.
Quite a bit of an exaggeration: no grip. Is it less because of aging rubber, yes. But let's be honest, it not like they turn into lubricated hard plastic tires like on the Big Wheel toy after 5 years.
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Originally Posted by ~Stingray View Post
Quite a bit of an exaggeration: no grip. Is it less because of aging rubber, yes. But let's be honest, it not like they turn into lubricated hard plastic tires like on the Big Wheel toy after 5 years.
That is actually a pretty good description of the last set I let get to ~6 years old. Still had plenty of tread and looked "good". Zero grip to speak of.

Not worth it.
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tjdismee;

Rayland's 2/2016 Stingray, Base-Model, O.E. run-flat tires are at 19,435 miles, and are wearing as expected for O.E. base-model Stingray tires.

Note: Michelin worked directly with "The Corvette Team" for 36 months to create tires for the Base-car and the Z51 "Package".

Your take away: Different O.E. tread compounds for different models Corvettes?

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Old 07-11-2019, 01:18 PM
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23000 on the fronts still could of got 2k more. 26k on backs and not to the wear bars yet. 19 and 20s
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Originally Posted by ny32182 View Post
Because you have no grip.
Isnít tread grip?
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Originally Posted by Corgidog1 View Post
Isn’t tread grip?
Not if the tread is old and hard. I think that is the implication when they age 6 years or so. That has not been my experience, but I wear them out before the time gets along that far for the most part. But I did have a couple of cars I let go for 10 years that I wasn't driving much, but didn't know that recommendation for 6 years. Maybe they were brittle and I didn't realize it.

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