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    HELP PLEASE...

    I’m doing research. At this point I will probably stay with the Michelin OE tire ZPs they seem stiffer, ive been told they are designed to enhance the suspension, they sure keep the car on the rails if you know what I mean, they are predictable but loud based on some pavement.

    I’m tempted to consider the Michelin 4s? I don’t think they are ZP. Any experience with the Conti extreme contact, pretty sure they are not ZPs.

    Prefer UTQG of 300+. I’m at 17,600 ish on OEs. Do you guys carry a pump and fix a flat for non ZP tires?

    I get spirted once and a while, no track days.

    Thanks. Merry Christmas get back to family time.

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    jagamajajaran has been running the Conti’s on Tribute, and we all know how many miles he is putting on. He was just telling me that loves them, and they are wearing extremely well. You might wish to PM him.
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    I've posted this before but I really like my Michelin AS3 ZP's. I ran the Continental EC's for awhile with a "Slime" repair kit in the rear cubby. The Continental is a great tire but I wanted the security of a run flat. IMHO the Michelins are the best all around tires for the C7; quiet, very little ride harshness and enough grip without flinging stones at the rocker panels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry427 View Post
    I've posted this before but I really like my Michelin AS3 ZP's. I ran the Continental EC's for awhile with a "Slime" repair kit in the rear cubby. The Continental is a great tire but I wanted the security of a run flat. IMHO the Michelins are the best all around tires for the C7; quiet, very little ride harshness and enough grip without flinging stones at the rocker panels.
    As far as grip they are terrific! I can floor it from a dead stop and they bite like a champ. Very little tire spin. Squeal a bit for a fraction of a second, but they just dig in and go!
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    I have 21,000 miles on my A/S 3+ on a StingRay and love them. When the time comes I'll purchase the same ones again.
    They are not as sticky as the stock tires but they last longer and are more responsive in colder temps.
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    I put a little over 30,000 miles on my first set of AS/3 ZPs, and they still had probably another 10k left in them. However, a pothole did severe damage to one of them and the TireRack warranty had expired, so I decided to replace all of them....with another set of AS/3 ZPs. These are fantastic tires.

    I don't track my car, I daily drive it. IMO, by itself, the wet stopping distance versus the summer tires is worth whatever absolute traction I'm giving up in exchange.
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    Did the traction remain good for the life of the tires? My past experience with Michelin (including the factory tires) is that the performance (traction) severely degrades after just a few thousand miles. The summer tires were worthless in the rain, or temps under 50 degrees F.

    I'm running the Contis now, and they're holding up and wearing great so far.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry427 View Post
    without flinging stones at the rocker panels.
    This is a major benefit of the A/S for me. Also the reduced noise. This is the tire I'll again purchase. All 4 tires OTD was less than $900 after all the rebates from Discount Tire
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    While I would have preferred that the A/S 3+ were they had been available when I need new tires for my Z06 (and had to get a replace method set of PSS’s, I respectfully disagree with the above comment about the factory tires being worthless in the rain. I find that they are excellent in the rain. Drove six hours in driving rain, water flowing across I-70 all day and in weather mode, neither the front nor the rear slid an 1/8” once. True, I reduced my speed from 75 to between 50 and 60, but I have accolades for the PSS’s for how they performed. BTW, the temperature was consistently in the 60-70 degree range all day.
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    I think "weather mode", temps 60-70, freeway driving at reduced speeds, and perhaps the age/wear of the tires might have contributed to your acceptable traction on factory rubber.

    With 5k miles on the tires, 47 degree temps, stop and go traffic involving hills and turns, and tour mode engaged, your opinion might change.

    Either way, I'm glad you found the factory tires acceptable. They weren't tolerable for me outside of summer/dry use...just my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elegant View Post
    While I would have preferred that the A/S 3+ were they had been available when I need new tires for my Z06 (and had to get a replace method set of PSS’s, I respectfully disagree with the above comment about the factory tires being worthless in the rain. I find that they are excellent in the rain. Drove six hours in driving rain, water flowing across I-70 all day and in weather mode, neither the front nor the rear slid an 1/8” once. True, I reduced my speed from 75 to between 50 and 60, but I have accolades for the PSS’s for how they performed. BTW, the temperature was consistently in the 60-70 degree range all day.
    Try (if possible) doing some back-to-back wet braking tests. I did the Spring Hill school after driving on my AS3s for a year and was SHOCKED at how awful the wet braking was with the SuperSports, because of how good I got used to it being on the AS3s. Damn near took out a cone. I can only imagine how bad they are in the cold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by STINGmole View Post
    Did the traction remain good for the life of the tires? My past experience with Michelin (including the factory tires) is that the performance (traction) severely degrades after just a few thousand miles. The summer tires were worthless in the rain, or temps under 50 degrees F.

    I'm running the Contis now, and they're holding up and wearing great so far.
    Can't say I've noticed any serious performance degradation, nor did I notice any huge improvement when I put the new set on, other than being squirmy for the first 40-50 miles. The do get louder as they get older though.

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    Friend of mine bought the A/S 3+ for his C6 and he's so happy with them that he said it feels like he is driving a different car.
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