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CORVETTE TODAY #153 - Corvette News & Headlines, Mid March 2023

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2023 Corvette Info Including E-Ray, SR & Z06 Pricing, SR & Z06 Visualizers, 70th Anniversary Info, Press Releases for SR & Z06 & Their Build & Price, Order Guides & Visualizers

E-Ray Visualizer:
Official E-Ray Press Release: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-press-release
Official GM E-Ray Pictures: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...and-visualizer
+ 25 KEY E-Ray Components/Factors:
E-Ray Leaked Info/Visualizer: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...tte-e-ray-leak
Z51 & Z06 GM Track Specs: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...ecommendations
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2023 SR Build & Price: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...up-and-running
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*70th Anniversary Combined Press Release For SR & Z06: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...iversary-model
*Z06 Press Release: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-press-release
*Z06 Reveal Pictures: https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...eveal-pictures
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Order Guide (unofficial): https://www.midenginecorvetteforum.c...-action-center
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  • All season tires!

    I noticed in one of Jag's pics that all season tires are available! I think that's a huge improvement to be able to get them from the factory and be able to drive the car all year round and not limited by 45* temps (if that's the case)
    Last edited by ABorC; 07-20-2019, 04:59 AM.

  • #2
    Personally I am glad the corvette has fit all season high performance tires...

    hopefully the magazine tests will run the summer radials for testing etc...but for me...i tend ti run all season michelins as the corvette is a daily driver for many ......

    under 40 degree weather causing tires to crack is way to delicate ...

    loss of adhesion,,,sure....tures that crack if used in temperatures below 40 becomes a pain in the butt in areas where the weather gets cold...

    so the corvette team listened.....saves me from buying a second set if wheels and tires along with sensors..l

    todays michelin all seasons are excellent performance tires.,


    • #3
      Standard on the base car. Z51 package changes to summer tires.
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      • #4
        Well...swapping half the year to all season or snow tires is no big deal.,.

        for me..,i like the heavy duty cooling and suspension of the z51 much so if I have to swap all season tires or snow tires ill do it until the summer only tires wear out...

        i dont really mind a loss of adhesion with summer tires in cold months but the cracking of tires below forty degrees is one step too far to use safely...

        tires possibly cracking is too creepy to ignore.


        • #5
          At least we won't be waiting for 4 years into production for Michelin to make AS tires available. Hopefully they're available day 1. Which reminds me, I need to buy a set for my C7 in the fall


          • #6
            Before I even took delivery of my C7 on 10/31/2014, I had purchased a set of Cray forged wheels and a set of Continental DWS all season tires, at that time, the best available all season tire set up for a z51. On my way home from MacMulkin, I stopped at the tire store for a pit stop change to my all season tires and wheels.

            Here in Vermont, do the changeovers around Memorial Day and mid September.
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            • #7
              Thanks guys...under forty frailty of cracking tires is too dangerous to ignore...

              the michelin a/s 3 s are wonderful performance tires that can be used in sub 40 degree temperatures...

              sadly i believe the wheel stud space and lug size...etc changed so older corvette rims wont fit ...

              im such a cheap ******* i always smiled buying c7 z51 rims for a grand total or a set of 18/19 c6 oem rims for real inexpensive for dedicated snows...

              none of this is deal killers for me....just not as satisfying for me...

              buying new tires is a must for many...yet the z51 fe4 option makes changing tires worthwhile for winter seasons...

              safety first as cracking tires is just not a safe move fir under 40degrees...

              if the tires wouldnt stay with them and laugh at the limited adhesion and just drive more carefully...

              but crackings no joke...

              have to be responsible.

              thanks for the heads up...

              maybe gm will allow us to order z51 and still spec out all season tires...

              thats originally how i felt the tire scenerio would play out...but if not...not a deal kiler

              i have to drop the coin for the heavy duty coolers and suspensions of z51

              Last edited by JB; 07-20-2019, 05:28 AM.


              • #8
                I am sure you can order Z51, take delivery with summer tires, but then replace them with the all seasons. I am sure you would be able to sell the OE Michelin summer tires with almost zero miles on them.
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                • #9
                  All season tire discussion??? Just move down to the almost dead state (Florida). Do they make One Season Tires??? lol Thanks AborC,


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ZORA 69 View Post
                    All season tire discussion??? Just move down to the almost dead state (Florida). Do they make One Season Tires??? lol Thanks AborC,
                    I know you're kidding, but for us in the NE, or anywhere north of brain-bake-land (aka Florida ), the availability of all seasons from the start is a huge perq and shows that Chevy was listening to the C7 owners. This will also help sales as the car instantly becomes a 12 month driver instead of 6.


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Milliwatt Rob View Post
                      I am sure you can order Z51, take delivery with summer tires, but then replace them with the all seasons. I am sure you would be able to sell the OE Michelin summer tires with almost zero miles on them.
                      That's pretty much what I intend to do, with the exception of the selling part. I usually pull the OEM tires off any car I buy, wrap them up and store them in a nice cool basement location away from light (UV) and the furnace motor (ozone). They go back on the car when I sell it. Of course, this route depends on having enough space available for storage.

                      Looks like I'll be ending up with three sets of tires -- the OEM's stored away, the all-seasons only used to hold the car off the ground during winter storage, and the streetable autocross tires that are the ones I'll actually be using. Heh, with two cars on the go, some times my basement looks like a tire shop.


                      • #12
                        Unless you're going to track your car, the AS tires would seem to have all the performance you can use on the street. On the track, I suspect they'll get real greasy real fast at elevated speeds and temperatures.

                        I use older Michelin AS tires on my C7 from late fall to early spring. Cornering hard, say .8 to .9 G according to the dash, the difference is obvious. The larger, separated tread blocks squirm, the steering feel is compromised, and the car just feels less secure. But those tires are two generations old, and there aren't many times you should be anywhere near .9 G on the street. (I did a couple of hot laps on a track, just to see how they felt.)
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                        • #13
                          I would also want the Z51 package but would definitely want A/S tires.
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                          • #14
                            Whoa, that's impressive performance from all seasons. AS tires lower the price for snow belt buyers - no need for a second set of rims and tires if one wants to drive in the early spring and late fall.


                            • #15
                              Luke Pavlik is Tire Rack’s # 1 Corvette specialist. He is a great person, fun and so informative to talk with. Tire Rack has their own mini-track, and was telling me how fantastic the A/S 3+’s are on track, noting for the first few laps before they get hot, they have fantastic adhesion through the corners. He bragged about them in all their remaining uses.

                              A local friend put them on his Z51 and having been in his car since, I second that they are terrific tires!!!
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