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I'm new to owning a Corvette. I've always had antique and/or classic vehicles. My Corvette currently has just over 15K miles and has the original Michelin Pilot tires.
I feel the run-flat tires are super noisy. I've read some postings regarding replacing tires after 5 - 7 years, however, what I've read has mentioned staying with run-flats. I thought If I replaced my tires with a comparable quality tire the noise factor would be noticeably lessened.

I'd like to hear from members with pros and cons on staying with new run-flats, or changing them altogether with something different. Thank you for your input.
I'm running Continental ExtremeContact SportPlus on my 2016 Z51 vert. Quiet, great grip and (so far) no issues (except now the TPMS bugging). Got a great price at Mavis. I keep an inflation kit onboard just in case (lol).
 

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Hey guys, I really appreciate ALL the input and advise you've offered! I'll have to mull everything over and make a decision as it will be tough. Regardless of what I decide, I think I will invest in a Slime Kit. Already have Premier AAA, so good to GO. Thanks once again! Enjoy your rides as the weather is getting better...........
 

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Don't know if this has been posted here; I can't find it if so. It is a fairly sound, balanced independent review of several High Performance All Season tires with a companion video about their performance in snow. I found it quite informative, although they did not test the run flat versions of the tires. --Bob

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I'm new to owning a Corvette. I've always had antique and/or classic vehicles. My Corvette currently has just over 15K miles and has the original Michelin Pilot tires.
I feel the run-flat tires are super noisy. I've read some postings regarding replacing tires after 5 - 7 years, however, what I've read has mentioned staying with run-flats. I thought If I replaced my tires with a comparable quality tire the noise factor would be noticeably lessened.

I'd like to hear from members with pros and cons on staying with new run-flats, or changing them altogether with something different. Thank you for your input.
Interesting thread. Always learning from forum members and appreciate all the help I’ve received here. My pilot run flats still have some miles to go but when I replace them it’ll be with non run flats. When I get on it it breaks loose and is still loose into second gear. I understand this is because the sidewalls of the run flats are very rigid. So I’m going to make the change for traction.
 

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I'm new to owning a Corvette. I've always had antique and/or classic vehicles. My Corvette currently has just over 15K miles and has the original Michelin Pilot tires.
I feel the run-flat tires are super noisy. I've read some postings regarding replacing tires after 5 - 7 years, however, what I've read has mentioned staying with run-flats. I thought If I replaced my tires with a comparable quality tire the noise factor would be noticeably lessened.

I'd like to hear from members with pros and cons on staying with new run-flats, or changing them altogether with something different. Thank you for your input.
I just purchased a set of Continental Extreme Contact and absolutely love the gripping power, low noise level and no more chattering when making a slow tight turn. I consider these tires far superior from the original Michelin Pilot. I happen to drive a 2014 Z51 LT3 Convertible. One more thing. The cost of these new tires are lower than the Michelin Pilot! A win win situation for sure. Hope this helps
 

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I just purchased a set of Continental Extreme Contact and absolutely love the gripping power, low noise level and no more chattering when making a slow tight turn. I consider these tires far superior from the original Michelin Pilot. I happen to drive a 2014 Z51 LT3 Convertible. One more thing. The cost of these new tires are lower than the Michelin Pilot! A win win situation for sure. Hope this helps
I also just replaced my 2014/2015 date coded OEM run flat tires on my 2015 Stingray with Continental Extreme Contact DWS06 Plus tires even though I store my car for the winter here in NE Ohio. The Continentals are quiet, I don't run this car on a track, and I found that the OEM run-flat tires were hard and too easy to break free under moderate acceleration even with the bone stock base model LT1 powerplant. So far, these all season Continentals seem like like a nice upgrade in practical use.
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One of the best things I did with my 2015 Stingray was replace the run flat original tires. Put on Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3+……super good, super quiet, super ride!
 

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I agree. I bought the Pilot Sport A/S 3+ ZP too, and love them. Much quieter then the OEM. There is no Jack or spare in the car, so you are taking a chance without run flat tires.
I did the same but after hearing all the complaints, when I bought my new 2019 grand sport, I immediately sold the original tires after the first couple thousand miles for $1200. My new AS3s we’re about 1500 installed. Great results as expected
 

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I anticipate replacing the original Michelin run flat tires on my 2014 Stingray - Z51. I plan to buy a set of Hankook Ventus V12 EV02 K120 tires. They are not run flats but the consensus in this thread is to get away from them.
The specs look good and I love the tread design. Do any of you have experience with the Hankook tires?
Thanks,
 
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