- Sep 14, 2006
- Thompson Falls, Mt
- 1972- original; 1980 - restomod; 2016 - Z06
I have to buy another set of tires tomorrow, I guess. I see the CONTINENTAL EXTREMECONTACT SPORT are now available besides the Michelin Pilot Super Sport which came with the car. The Continentals are NOT run flat but are about 2/3rds the price of the Michlelins. Do we need run- flats? Are the Continentals as sticky as the Michelins? Sticky is good for the track but not good on the road as they really pick up all the gravel. Do the Continentals offer the mileage of the Michelins which is poor to start with? My left front Michelin had 4/32ands tread left, and it comes new with about 7.5/32ands, and it basically "blew" as all the air came out at once. I only have 15,000 miles on the car. Dare I mix brands like getting new Continentals for the front and leaving the Michelins in the rear as they still have about 5/32ands tread left. The book says to get new tires when you have 2/32ands left and the wear bar shows. Will we in the future have more tires to choose from as the C6 Z06 has about 7 different tire brands to choose from besides 2 track only brands. WHATDAYATHINK?