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ICOMP

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It's time for the third set of tires for my '04 coupe. I replaced the factory Goodyear Eagles five years ago with Goodyear GS-D3's on Hib Halverson's advising. Loved them and got tremendous mileage. Apparently they are no longer available or I would buy another set. So now the question is what's best now? I see a lot of reference to Michelin Pilots, and I've heard Pirelli makes a decent tire. Obviously, I want the same performance that came on the car, just don't know if the Goodyear's are the best way to go now. Help!
 
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Michelin's newest tire is the Pilot Super Sport - they are OEM on the C7 and I have a set on my CTS V. Love them.

If the PSS is not in C5 sizes, the PS2 is a good choice. If you use your Vette in all weather conditions, the PS All Season is a good tire but you give up a little in ultimate dry/summer traction.

I like the Goodyear D3 also but they don't seem to make them in the right sizes anymore - or at least, they don't sell them here in the states.
 

Toms007

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I have the Michelin Pilot Sports AS ZP. I feel the need for the runflat tire where I live. I like the feel and the mileage so far of the Michelins.
 

catbert

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I agree with Tom. I've had the Michelins on 2 C5s, and I'd buy them again.
 

ICOMP

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Michelin's newest tire is the Pilot Super Sport - they are OEM on the C7 and I have a set on my CTS V. Love them.

If the PSS is not in C5 sizes, the PS2 is a good choice. If you use your Vette in all weather conditions, the PS All Season is a good tire but you give up a little in ultimate dry/summer traction.

I like the Goodyear D3 also but they don't seem to make them in the right sizes anymore - or at least, they don't sell them here in the states.

Thanks! I will check into the PSS Michelin's.
 

vett boy

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I have the Michelin Pilot Sports AS ZP. I feel the need for the runflat tire where I live. I like the feel and the mileage so far of the Michelins.
Smart choice ,excellent cold weather compound .great traction in 2 feet of snow over ice :D
 

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