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CORVETTE TODAY #121 - Corvette News & Headlines, Mid August 2022

The world of Corvette is really heating up with the release of pricing for the C8 Z06. Your CORVETTE TODAY host, Steve Garrett and Keith Cornett from CorvetteBlogger are back with the most current Corvette news and headlines. https://youtu.be/QRAUz6Att0k; https://podcasts.adorilabs.com/corve...jnmYV0amyIoQR2
Here are a few of the topics discussed in this week’s show….
1.Chevrolet offering C8 Z06 buyers $5,000 in rewards for not “flipping” their car
2.GM limits the warranty transferability of the C8 Z06 to people who flip their cars
3.The C8 Z06 Order Guide is now available for download
4.FBI raids a Chinese-owned company that makes aluminum wheels for GM
5.Spring Mountain is back open after a flash flood covered the track with sand & debris
6.Our "Corvette Insider" Manny Katakis is back with insider information!
7.Lingenfelter introduces high performance CAI for the C8
8.The first 35th Anniversary Callaway C8 arrives at Ciocca Chevrolet
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Find out your C8’s Order Status by asking!

Information provided to MidEngineCorvetteForum members, and with great thanks to Corvette Ed for answering your inquiry requests in our sticky’d “The C8 Order Inquiry Status Thread” in our “Purchasing Section.”https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...inquiry-thread
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2023 Corvette Info Including SR Pricing, SR 2023 Visualizer, 70th Anniversary SR/Z06 Press Release; The C8 Z06 Press Release, Order Guide & Its Visualizer Link

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‘17 C7 Z06 tire life? New tires and install cost?

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  • ‘17 C7 Z06 tire life? New tires and install cost?

    Hey guys, I could use some advice on the car and where to take it from here. I’d also like to know the best place to take the car, we actually got a nail in it and as these are run flat tires we drove it to a local discount tires and they actually took care of us for free.

    The tires for this car are standard Michelin Pilot Sport tires front: P285/30ZR19 and rear P335/25ZR20.

    A quick search yielded roughly $400 per front tire and $517 each for a rear tire for a grand total of $1,832 with free shipping from tirerack.com. Are there any better options on getting these tires for cheaper?

    The car has almost 9,000 mile on it. My dad wants to know the tire life expectancy and what he can expect to pay for new tires and install on his C7Z 2LZ.

    I’ve seen others saying the tires last 15-18k miles depending on how you drive, is this accurate?

    What should be expected in terms of cost for installing a new set and where should this be done? I’ve heard people taking it and to people who don’t know what they’re doing and scratching the rims all up. Thanks!

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    Chevy dealers often tire match price from time to time with ture rack or discount tire direct.
    over the years ive found they offer solid pricing,

    here is a link to the tire rack options. I hope this is helpful.

    https://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireS...SortCode=60220

    https://www.tirerack.com/tires/TireS...SortCode=60220

    also search craigslist in your area in the auto parts tire section. I often find low mileage tires for very little there. Sometimes it comes in handy...


    https://newyork.craigslist.org/search/wto?query=z06

    i dont have a c7 z06 so it might be tougher to find your dads car size but i did a quick search locally to me and found a few. Of course always buyer beware there can be scams...

    good luck
    Last edited by JB; 12-13-2018, 03:50 AM.

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    • #3
      I used my dealer. Price was better than tire rack with mounting and balancing.
      Got about 15000 miles out of the original set but they had gotten out of alignment so I think another 2-3 thousand would have been possible.
      There is a madness to my method!
      C8 on order Torch/Adrenaline Z51, MSRC, front lift
      2015 Z06 Torch/adrenaline
      2001 coupe Torch/oak R8C
      79 coupe Silver/oyster
      All one owner
      Museum lifetime members

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      • #4
        <moved from C8 section to here>

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        • #5
          I've got 13,000 on mine and have plenty of tread left.
          1966 coupe - Sunfire Yellow / Black
          2004 Z06 - Millennium Yellow / Black

          NCM Lifetime Member since 2003

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          • #6
            I got exactly 15,000 miles on my 2015 Z06 tires. If you are wanting to talk with the # 1 Corvette tire specialist in the county IMO, a person I have bought from him several times (as have my friends), I suggest you call Luke Pavlick at TireRack. If so, please mention my name and this forum’s name. Luke is at: (800) 428-8355; ext. 4362
            Z06 coming late this summer: Hypersonic Gray HTC, two tone blue interior, complete high wing/aero package. CCB’s, with every piece of visible carbon fiber available to us. Lifetime, annual contributors, and 24 year members of National Corvette Museum. Home is the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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