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Old 01-13-2018, 10:30 PM
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As it says, new owner of a 2012 Grandsport 4LT, and just joined the site. I live in Colorado and am retired from the military. Super excited about my new purchase. My first Corvette. So, straight to the questions I guess. Recommendations for tires would be much appreciated?

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Old 01-14-2018, 01:08 AM
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Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your C6 GS!
A big factor in tire recommendation would be your intended use of your Vette. Will this be a daily driver? It takes a different tire compound to handle winter cold weather compared to summer only use. Tire tread patterns will also be different for wet roads versus primarily dry roads. Are you planning on tracking or drag racing your Vette? These are some of the factors that affect the tires you should consider. I prefer Michelin Pilot Sport AS for my car which I try to primarily drive in good weather but we do make long distance trips that can put us in cold or wet weather along with the sunny, warm weather many on the forum prefer.
Best wishes with your tire search.
Thank you for your service.
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Old 01-14-2018, 06:36 AM
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Welcome to the forum!

THANK YOU for your service!

Check out the C6 General area for information on your GS and tires. Link below.
Do a "search" there, as numerous topics covered tire choices.

https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...discussion-74/
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Welcome and - post up your tire questions in the C6 General section.
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Originally Posted by Route99 View Post
Welcome to the forum and congratulations on your C6 GS!
A big factor in tire recommendation would be your intended use of your Vette. Will this be a daily driver? It takes a different tire compound to handle winter cold weather compared to summer only use. Tire tread patterns will also be different for wet roads versus primarily dry roads. Are you planning on tracking or drag racing your Vette? These are some of the factors that affect the tires you should consider. I prefer Michelin Pilot Sport AS for my car which I try to primarily drive in good weather but we do make long distance trips that can put us in cold or wet weather along with the sunny, warm weather many on the forum prefer.
Best wishes with your tire search.
Thank you for your service.
Thank you. Like you, I will be driving in primarily dry weather, on the streets and mountain roads. I do plan a trip or two to the drag strip and local road course. I have been looking at different tires, brands, etc. trying to do my due diligence in researching, but I figured the best information would come from those who drive them.
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Old 01-15-2018, 07:13 AM
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Hello and welcome to the forum!

FWIW, I am happy with my Michelin Pilot Sport AS tires and will be replacing them with the same when the time comes.
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Thanks everyone for the welcomes. Awesome forum thus far, I've been able to gather a bunch of new info and insight. Look forward to logging in everyday.
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