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Old 09-12-2012, 12:52 PM   #1
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Angry 2010 Grand Sport front tire wear

I have 6800 miles on the car and the front tires are worn out. I am 70 yrs old and we only drive it on the weekend.
2010 Grand Sport with Auto Trans.
Run 30-31 psi cold all the time.
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2010 Grand Sport, auto trans. Had to replace my fronts before 10,000. Just don't replace them with the OEM crap.
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Have your alignment checked, mine was way out of spec. The factory alignments don't seem that accurate.
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:00 PM   #4
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Have your alignment checked, mine was way out of spec. The factory alignments don't seem that accurate.
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Old 09-12-2012, 06:19 PM   #6
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Which tires (brand).
Michelin Pilot Sport 2s are probably the best all around street performance tire. But they are pricy Nitto Invos are almost as good at 1/2 the price.

There is lots of argument on the best tires but one point of agreement is run, don't walk, away from Goodyear Supercars. They WILL try asnd kill you in the rain, or the damp, or a stray puddle, or within sight of a glass of water.
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The eagle f1 tires are THE crappiest tires I have ever experienced. I have been using the Nitto Invo, which have been very good for every day use, and are very inexpensive, but not run flat. My current will me at least 1.5x - 2x the life compared tot he GY eagles that came with my GS.

I'm probably going to try a different brand soon, when the nitto's are done. They will also not be runflat.
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:45 PM   #8
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Not really defending the goodyears, but I got 21k out of my original F1's. Replaced them with PS2's and got....21k out of those (front). The original goodyears on the rear lasted with both front sets - 42k. I have all new PS2's now. They do ride much better than the Goodyears. All tires runflats.
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I have BF Goodrich KDW (michelin) on my 2007. Great grip, moderate price, good in the rain and colder weather. Don't buy more Goodyear RunCraps. Buy membership from AAA and get towed in the unlikely event you get a flat. I had very bad axle-hop with the goodyears. Problem solved with the BFGs.
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i got 27K kms out of my Goodyear F1's, which is about 21K miles so that is not bad... BUT the important thing to remember is that you can rotatate your asymetric tires side to side and this helps with tread block wear.
I have since replaced with the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 ZP (runflats) and am very impressed with the ride and quietness of these tires. and they too can be rotated side to side...
interesting side note, the tire dealer said it really doesn't matter with directional tires...you can run them backwards and the performance is almost the same... this was the main tire dealer at Carlisle... so they are very familiar with corvette tires...
there is also a "street" alignment for extended tirewear offered by my GM corvette dealer. I suspect your tires were out of alignment from day 1.
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i'm using hankook ventus v12's and could'nt be happier pricewise and wear wise..
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i got 27K kms out of my Goodyear F1's, which is about 21K miles so that is not bad... BUT the important thing to remember is that you can rotatate your asymetric tires side to side and this helps with tread block wear.
I have since replaced with the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 ZP (runflats) and am very impressed with the ride and quietness of these tires. and they too can be rotated side to side...
interesting side note, the tire dealer said it really doesn't matter with directional tires...you can run them backwards and the performance is almost the same... this was the main tire dealer at Carlisle... so they are very familiar with corvette tires...
there is also a "street" alignment for extended tirewear offered by my GM corvette dealer. I suspect your tires were out of alignment from day 1.
What was the name of the big tire guy at Carlisle?
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the place was called, "More than Tires" they had the biggest section for tires at the Carlisle show. Prices clearly displayed... and the service was excellent.
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Michelin Pilot Sport 2s are probably the best all around street performance tire. But they are pricy Nitto Invos are almost as good at 1/2 the price.

There is lots of argument on the best tires but one point of agreement is run, don't walk, away from Goodyear Supercars. They WILL try asnd kill you in the rain, or the damp, or a stray puddle, or within sight of a glass of water.
I have had good luck with mine in the rain even in 35 degree temps.. Drove back from Carlisle through some dowmpours with no problems. Also with an alignment done early I have no odd wear problems yet with 5200 miles.
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Old 12-01-2012, 11:30 AM   #15
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I have G Y F1 Super on mine...need replacing also

I have 12 thousand miles on mine now and I need to begin looking for replacements. I think I wll be looking at the Nittos or Hancook tires. I enjoy the car on the street and I m not really pushing the car to its traction limits so I wont benefit from PS2's. I am definately going to ask my dealerships about the street alignment. If it will save tires...I am all for it. My back tires are showing wear...but not near as close as my front tires.
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