Best Tires for Chevrolet Camaro

Thursday, June 12, 2014 by Zig Ziegler

The Chevrolet Camaro is one of my favorite American muscle cars. I think the car has a nice blend of old school style and new age design. Two of the most popular packages would be the RS and SS which provide optional 20" staggered tires and wheels. The Camaro RS and SS came from the factory with 245/45R20 in the front and 275/40R20 rear Pirelli P Zero Max Performance Summer tires.

When it comes to replacing tires on the Camaro, many drivers love the summer tires and look to go back to the equivalent level of grip and treadlife when choosing a replacement set, while others don't drive as aggressively and want a tire that provides a better ride and much longer treadlife.

Pirelli P Zero
Pirelli P Zero
 Continental Extreme Contact DW
Continental ExtremeContact DW


If you're a Camaro owner that loved how the car performed when new and are happy with the ride and treadlife of a summer tire, take a look at staying with the Original Equipment. The tire offers excellent dry road traction. If you want to try something new, consider the Continental ExtremeContact DW which provides noticeably better wet traction and lower road noise.

 Continental Extreme Contact DWS
Continental ExtremeContact DWS
 General G-Max AS-03
General G-MAX AS-03


If you're a Camaro owner who wants the best ride and longest treadlife at the expense of some grip, or would like to occasionally drive the Camaro in light snow, the Continental ExtremeContact DWS or General G-MAX AS-03 are both great options. Each tire would offer better treadlife over the Pirelli summer tire, along with the ability to drive the Camaro in freezing temperatures and light snow.

If it's time to change the tires on your RS or SS Camaro be sure to consider what you want most from your tires and choose something that best fits your everyday driving needs. For more help shopping for Camaro tires, read "Looking to Buy the Best Tire, But Not Sure Which One? Tire Rack Has the Answer!"

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Monday, June 9, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.

Michelin Pilot Super Sport Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10.00
 
 

2013 Chevrolet Camaro LT
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Miles driven on tires: 500
Location: Manteca, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 500 Miles on Tires
May 26, 2014

I didn't want to buy tires but I didn't like what was on Camaro but when [Pirelle) I put the Pilot Super Sport it was like a new car again.I was going to sell my car but I'm going to keep it now. Dave

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Thursday, June 5, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Super Sport Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.75
 
 

1997 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
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Miles driven on tires: 700
Location: Metairie LA
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 700 Miles on Tires
June 12, 2013

Very Good Street tire that can be driven at an autocross when air up. Does not have quite the stick of a true "street class tire" like an RS3. But should last longer. Can be alittle twitchy in a sweeper if you have to make a line correction.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

Thursday, June 5, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General G-MAX AS-03 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 10
 
 

2011 Chevrolet Camaro LT
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Miles driven on tires: 42,000
Location: Langley, AR
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 42,000 Miles on Tires
December 13, 2012

Perfect tire for my Camaro. Excellent handling and traction under all road conditions I've encountered. Way better than the factory Pirelli summer tires that came on the vehicle.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

Wednesday, March 26, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.

General G-MAX AS-03 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.55
 
 

2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT
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Miles driven on tires: 500
Location: Chicopee, MA
Driving Condition: Spirited
 

Initial Review, 500 Miles on Tires
March 15, 2014

just bought these g-max from tire rack. great price, this tire our better then my stock perailli. they grip very well,and at high speed. great tire,s for the price. you can,t go wrong with these tires.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General G-MAX AS-03Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.2

2013 Chevrolet Camaro LT
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Miles driven on tires: 1,500
Location: APO, AE
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,500 Miles on Tires
January 08, 2014

I had these tired shipped to Germany to put on my Camaro for the winter months of Europe. Great handling and response to the roads. The tires are way better than the stock P-zero's. I would definitely buy the tires again.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Thursday, February 20, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DWS Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8
 
 

2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS
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Miles driven on tires: 25,000
Location: American Fork, UT
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 25,000 Miles on Tires
February 18, 2014

Not a bad tire, I replaced the stock Pirelli P Zeros with these because of the reviews I read concerning their good all season traction, and specifically winter capabilities. They definitely aren't as sticky as the Pirelli's in dry weather, but they still stick pretty good, a great trade off for me considering how horribly the P Zeros handle in snow.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.75
 
 

2013 Chevrolet Camaro LT
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location:  
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
January 07, 2014

My 2013 Camaro LT Manual is snow ready thanks to these blizzaks. I've passed sedans going up hill thanks to the amazing traction on the tires. I highly recommend them for anyone who is thinking that driving a Camaro in the winter isn't possible.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

Friday, February 7, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General G-MAX AS-03 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.29
 
 

2012 Chevrolet Camaro SS
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Miles driven on tires: 500
Location: Belcamp, MD
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 500 Miles on Tires
December 17, 2013

Right now , I only have the rear tires for my car , they've proven to be an excellent choice. I received them 3 weeks before Maryland had it's first snow. I also have a better understanding on why we're not to mix tires,. You see, I still have the OEM Pirelli's on the front and while driving in the snow I was making a left turn at an estimated 5mph , when I found myself sliding toward a foot high curb.
I was about 2ft from hitting it, before I was able to make corrective action (while praying). While continuing my remaining 15
MIle journey home, I saw several other camaros, chargers and even a Miata that wasn't able to move on on some of the flat surfaces on route 40 east let alone the steep hill in Joppa, md. I also saw a 2013 camaro on a rollback with no notable damage. I just figured he still had the factor OEM's. All in all a good tire (AS-03's). So are the Pirelli's for the summer.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus

Monday, February 3, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli Cinturato P7 All Season Plus Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.67
 
 

2001 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 5
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 5 Miles on Tires
December 23, 2013

Way better than the BFG Advantage I had, this is hard to say because I have two family members that work there. I am really impressed with these tires. Very good wet traction. Very good dry, could be better but with 300hp its not better unless I get race tires. I am really impressed with the grip in the snow, the BFG's I would just slip and slide all over. Even my wife noticed a huge difference and she knows nothing about cars, I mean nothing, lol. I have not gone on the highway much but don't hear anything cruzing through town. I have P Zeros on my Camaro and now on my GTP. I will be looking for a set to put on the CTS now! Buy these is you live in a mixed climate you will be very happy.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar G: 2

Monday, January 27, 2014 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Goodyear Eagle F1 Supercar G: 2 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5.5
 
 

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Florence, OR
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
August 26, 2013

This tire is great. It does need Heat for full advantage. Predictable and responsive just not in the cold.

 

Yokohama's PARADA Spec-X is a Proven All-Season Performer for Your SUV

Thursday, January 23, 2014 by Doc Horvath

Currently sitting at the top of our survey results in the Street/Sport Truck All-Season category, the Yokohama PARADA Spec-X continues to impress SUV and light truck owners with superior wet and dry traction, as well as a quiet ride. Available in sizes ranging from 17" up to 28" wheel diameters, the PARADA Spec-X has built a strong reputation over its life by using a directional tread pattern and wide center grooves to resist hydroplaning and enhance wet traction. Recently, Yokohama added more sizes to provide owners of "modern" muscle cars with confidence in year-round conditions, even light snow. Now, vehicles like the Dodge Challenger and Chevrolet Camaro can trade their fast wearing Original Equipment tires for extended life and improved comfort.

The range of available sizes means the PARADA Spec-X can be used on a variety of vehicles including:

  • Late-model GM SUVs
  • Cadillac Escalades
  • Chevrolet Suburbans 
  • Acura MDX and RDX
  • Honda Ridgeline
  • Mazda CX-9

For more insight on this tire, read our customer reviews to see what drivers are saying about their experience with the Yokohama PARADA Spec-X,

Why Won't My Tires Work in the Snow?

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 by Hunter Leffel

A majority of drivers on the road utilize a single set of tires for year-round use. As the winter season is approaching, some will discover a severe lack of traction. Why is this?

Let's start with the most surprising of possibilities, you could have a set of summer tires installed on your vehicle. This is a very popular set-up when purchasing a European vehicle. We are even seeing some performance vehicles manufactured in the United States coming to market this way, for example, the Ford Focus ST and Chevrolet Camaro SS. It can be a real shocker the first time you head out on a damp, cool morning to find yourself going sideways through a roundabout. A summer tire can lose upwards of 40% of its grip in temperatures below 45 degrees Fahrenheit.

Another possibility can come from simple wear and tear. In order to achieve what many will feel is acceptable snow traction, you need a tire with tread depth over 5/32". To put this in perspective, most all-season tires start at 10/32". Wet traction diminishes around the 4/32" mark and tires are considered legally worn out at 2/32". If your tires were working last year, there's a chance they could not do as well this year. To learn more about the proper tread depths to handle weather conditions, read "When Should I Replace My Tires?"

Lastly, new vehicles are coming with wider tires. Wider isn't your friend when it comes to snow traction. The wide tires are dispersing the weight over a broader area (less pounds of weight per square inch) and the tires are in effect floating on the snow. How do you fix this? Minus Sizing helps you during the winter months because it combines taller profile tires with smaller diameter wheels to help with snow traction. When purchasing your Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel Package, choose a narrower tire. For additional help selecting the proper winter / snow tire, take a look at "What are the Different Types of Winter / Snow Tires."

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Friday, July 5, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.

Continental ExtremeContact DWS Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.55
 
 

2009 Dodge Charger
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Miles driven on tires: 29,000
Location: Newport, MI
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 29,000 Miles on Tires
April 16, 2013

Awesome Tires, replaced the OEM Goodyear RSA's worst tires for Charges, worn out at 29000, replaced with DWS, night and day difference, great all around tire, great in the snow and ice in a Michigan winter, car felt glued to the road, I put 30,000 them when I traded the car in and could have easily gotten another 25,000 more from them. If you have a Charger, Challenger, 300, Camaro or Mustang and you live in a four season state you need to consider these tires.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the General G-MAX AS-03

Thursday, April 25, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General G-MAX AS-03 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 6.71
 
 

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS
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Miles driven on tires: 3,000
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 3,000 Miles on Tires
April 14, 2013

I purchased these tires based on the recommendation of some of the members on a car site I belong to.What a bad decision that was.These tires keep up so much racket they will wake the dead.Once I loved driving my car now I hate when I do use it.I don't mind road noise because you will have that on some roads,the noise I am getting is all out tire noise.I would not recommend this tire to anyone due to the noise.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snow

Wednesday, April 10, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snow Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.7
 
 

2011 Chevrolet Camaro LT
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Arvada, CO
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
March 22, 2013

If you are driving a rear wheel drive car like my camaro and it snows where you live get a set for the winter driving. Took my pirelli stock tires off due to slipping and sliding on the smallest amount of snow and put the scorpions on and WOW!!!! huge difference no slipping or sliding at all. Went thru 6" of snow with no problem the Ice is very good as well due to the siping on the tread. Would have liked to be able to stud them but cant. One bad thing they are louder than the all season tires particularly on rough roads.Cornering is a little less stable than the all seasons as well. If it snows get a set ASAP!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.29
 
 

1998 Chevrolet Camaro Z28
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Miles driven on tires: 6,000
Location: Raleigh, NC
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 6,000 Miles on Tires
April 01, 2013

Overall a pretty good tire. Car is mostly driven on weekends and when the weather is nice. Occasionally goes to autocross. Can't really comment on wet performance, as I very rarely drive the car in the rain, and can't really speak about noise level as I can't hear tires over my exhaust. Handling of this tire seems to be very crisp. Lateral stability is excellent. My big complaint is a lack of forward bite. I seemed to have more forward bite with my BFG G-Force Sports, which were 20mm narrower. Granted, no street tire is going to be perfect with 430+ lb-ft to the wheels.

Overall, would recommend this tire for a mostly street driven sports car. Will probably be looking somewhere else for my next set, likely just to a softer compound to get more grip under acceleration.

 

BFGoodrich Brings Back Classic Red Line Tire for New Camaro and Challenger

Thursday, March 28, 2013 by Doc Horvath

Do you own a new Camaro or Challenger with 18" wheels? We've just received our first batch of 245/55R18 BFGoodrich Radial T/A Spec tires with the famous red stripe! This size is standard on LS and most LT Chevrolet Camaros and will also work on the Dodge Challenger equipped with factory 18" wheels. The 1/4" wide stripe recalls the muscle car days of the late sixties when similar tires were a factory option. The tire is being used by Hurst on their limited Redline Edition Camaro. 

With a 102T service description, the Radial T/A Spec is designed to provide a comfortable and quiet ride for cruising around town, while the 245/55R18 sidewall height provides plenty of cushion. While not a high performance tire intended for the track, it does provide plenty of wet and dry grip for the occasional enthusiastic drive. Take a look at what our customers are saying about their experience with the BFGoodrich Radial T/A Spec:

"This is the most comfortable tire I have run in an 18". It has a level of comfort and still lets you feel like you're in a sports car without cringing every time you hit a bump. The tire holds the car out of the hole and exceeded my expectations in the corners. You get a lot more than you pay for!" -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2012 Chevrolet Camaro LS

"These tires well exceeded my expectations. This is an excellent tire and I will definitely buy it again." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2011 Chevrolet Camaro LT

"This is a phenomenal tire. I can't believe they can make a tire this good for such a great price. Probably the best tire I have owned." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2011 Chevrolet Camaro LS

Our customer's feedback is a great tool to use when shopping as it'll help you with input from other drivers and their long term experience with each tire.

While we won't see the red line option in other sizes soon, availability of the 245/55R18 size is limited. If you have a new Camaro or Challenger with 18" wheels, consider the BFGoodrich Radial T/A Spec.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Pirelli P Zero

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

The following post was created from content submitted via Tire Rack's consumer surveys. Information shown is the opinion of the consumer and meant to be used for comparison shopping purposes.

Pirelli P Zero Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9
 
 

2010 Chevrolet Camaro LT
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Miles driven on tires: 28,500
Location: Firestone, CO
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 28,500 Miles on Tires
March 16, 2013

These were original tires that came with our 2010 Camaro. We replaced them at 28500 miles with same P Zero tires. Around 22000 they lost their grip in wet surface/snow. These are summer tires, however we drive this car on daily basis and new tires are great. Tires wore off equilly as they aged.

 

New Muscle Car Wheels from Hurst and Hotchkis

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 by Steve Huffman

Is it time for some new wheels for your Mustang, Camaro or Challenger? New for 2013, Tire Rack offers a great selection of Hurst and Hotchkis wheels for your American classic. In addition to these brands, we still offer American Racing wheels, which has always been a popular choice.

Hotchkis' Y-Sport is offered in a 20" rim diameter with two finish options, matte graphite silver and machined with matte graphite accent. It's also offered in 9" and 10" widths to give you the option to stagger the tire sizes. As a new wheel style that goes outside the muscle car 5-spoke style, it's aggressive looking to give your car some attitude.

If you prefer the classic 5-spoke style, Hotchkis offers the S-Sport. As a split-spoke design, the wheel looks great and will show off your Brembo brakes. The S-Sport comes in a 20" rim diameter and 8.5" and 9.5" widths. Two finish options provide drivers different styles to show off their car the way they want, machined with black accent and silver machined with clearcoat.

Last, but not least, is my favorite wheel, the Hurst Stunner New Version. Also available in a 20" rim diameter, the wheel's finish is machined with anthracite accent. For Mustangs and Challengers, it's available in 9" and 10" widths, and for the Camaro, it comes in 9" and 11" widths.

Hotchkis Y-Sport
Hotchkis Y-Sport
Hotchkis S-Sport
Hotchkis S-Sport
Hurst Stunner
Hurst Stunner New Version


Set your American muscle car apart from the rest by searching by vehicle to find the wheels available for your application.