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Old 02-10-2019, 02:16 PM
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I'd bet a sizable sum that it is the Michelin PS AS3+ ZP, which is available in OEM sizes from Z51 through ZR1. I've been running them since they were available in narrow body sizes for 3 winters now on my C7s, and they are fantastic in snow as long as it doesn't get deep enough to cause ground clearance issues.
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Old 02-10-2019, 02:42 PM
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Not surprised its the same distance wheel to wheel GM probably using same frame manufacturing equipment less money I would assume
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Old 02-11-2019, 12:04 PM
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This is my first time seeing this pic. Wow it really shows how concave the front fascia to splitter is. Love it. The camo, as intended, makes the car appear far flatter than it really is.
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Originally Posted by rovingit View Post
wonder what they are using for tires in the snow there
Heh, that's cute you think they give us snow tires on performance cars we drive in the winter.

But when they do, they are generally Michelin Pilot Alpins, AFAIK they're they only thing that comes remotely close in size to the shoes these cars are wearing in the summer.
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Actually, the Michelin AS3+ UHP all season, while not a snow tire, does an excellent job in any amount of snow that doesn't cause ground clearance problems. I know from 2 years of winter experience with the AS3+, and I've driven in 2-4" of snow on both my C7s. Grip down to 0F remains good.

It's also a damned good tire for year-round use, having great grip in summer as well. The PSS really only has an edge on a race track, and the gap between UHP all season and summer max performance tires is closing quickly. The pro drivers at Spring Valley have tested them on C7s and found them nearly equal to the PSS for a few laps. After they get really heated up like one can only do safely on a race track, they do fade a bit compared to the PSS.

They are now available in all OEM sizes as a ZP for the C7 base through ZR1.

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Old 02-14-2019, 01:13 PM
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Regarding the comments in this thread that, "the mule is huge," I was struck this morning when I parked tail-to-tail with a Prius how small the C7 is. The second picture of the C7 and C8 mule parked nose-to-tail pretty much confirms it should remain a relatively small and light car by modern standards.



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Originally Posted by MikeG37 View Post
They're prepared to ditch it, the rear tow hook is already in place.
Yeah, where the C5 was considered very good in snow, don't look for the C8 to be good in snow as mid-engine cars typically don't fare well when the weather gets bad.
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Old 02-14-2019, 01:42 PM
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It's all about tires. Anything is good in snow with proper rubber. The AS3+ is excellent in snow as long as it doesn't get too deep. I know from experience in my C7.

The C5 probably wasn't running on anything comparable to today's summer max performance tires now OEM on all high-performance cars, which absolutely suck in temps below 50F.

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