Best Replacement Tires for the Run-Flats on C6 Corvettes

Thursday, August 8, 2013 by Colin .

Many Corvette owners ask about switching to non-run-flat tires for multiple reasons, including cost, selection and ride quality. For standard C6 sizes, there are a number of excellent non-run-flat options to choose from with the 245/40R18 size in the front and 285/35R19 in the rear.  

The best performance tires in terms of handling and traction are the Michelin Pilot Super Sport and Bridgestone Potenza S-04 Pole Position. Both options will give you superior handling, cornering, braking and acceleration in the dry and wet. Between the two, our testing showed the Michelin as the reigning king of the Max Performance Summer category.  

If you don't need the highest performance and want more of a value-priced tire, the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110, Continental ExtremeContact DW and Sumitomo HTR Z III would be good tires for your Corvette. Each tire will deliver good performance at a lower price point.

Some Corvette owners need an all-season option and Michelin's new Pilot Sport A/S 3 improves upon their A/S Plus in just about every category. The Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric All-Season is another great choice that offers responsive handing and very good wet and dry traction. It offers confidence-inspiring all-season traction for those who want to drive their vehicle any time of the year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

Thursday, April 4, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110Reviewer's Overall Rating: 5

2008 Mazda MAZDA3 4-Door
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Miles driven on tires: 7,000
Location: Houston, TX
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 7,000 Miles on Tires
December 27, 2009

Well this is a pretty crappy tire. It doesn't accel in any category that I can tell. The wet traction (where it's supposed to shine) is not all that good. Neither is the dry. The noise is ---awful now that they are about 60% worn down.....all in all it's not really any good.



I'll go back to a Fuzion ZRi or BFG G-Force Sport before this again. The ONLY redeeming quality was the now gone rebate I got.



These are like the Kumho Ecsta SPT only worse in every way by a slight amount...except price...much pricier per mile.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

Monday, March 18, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.12
 
 

1999 Porsche 911 Carrera Coupe
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Miles driven on tires: 20,000
Location: Oldsmar, FL
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 20,000 Miles on Tires
March 17, 2013

I purchased these tires instead of Michelin as the mich are so darn expensive. I was immediately impressed with the feel, grip and response from these v12's. I've never felt more planted in this car. For the most part the porsche is not know for a cushy ride, and I don't expect one with 18's. these babies have held up extremely well and the performance has remained constant with even wear. I would recommend these tires without question and will continue to purchase hankook.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

Monday, February 25, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Michelin Pilot Super Sport Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.88
 
 

2005 Honda S2000
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Miles driven on tires: 5,000
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 5,000 Miles on Tires
February 20, 2013

I crashed my S2000 in the rain due to bad tires, so I bought these for my repaired S2K because I heard that A) they came on a lot of new super cars, B) Michelin makes tires for space shuttles!, and C) the tires are less expensive than the value I put on my life. I no longer drive extremely fast in the rain, so I can't say for sure here. For warm weather, these tires are amazing. Even when it got to 10 degrees F, these tires were very predictable. Obviously, never attempt to use these on snow or ice... that being said, I was able to maneuver my S2000 around my snowy driveway in December going 1.00 MPH, which is better than my last tires. I compared my S2K with a newer Evo (that had nice tires) around corners in the summer; obviously the Evo was faster because I am not a pro driver and didn't have traction control, but the S2K was still respectable. For winter, I use Blizzaks on all my other cars, and my S2K hibernates in the garage. If you like extremely good tires in only hot weather, I highly recommend this tire!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

Monday, February 25, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
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Miles driven on tires: 15,000
Location: San Francisco, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 15,000 Miles on Tires
February 19, 2013

Hankook's Ventus V12 Evos are very good performance tires and for the price, they're excellent. I purchased a set for my awd Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 10 and drive them exuberantly on tarmac, gravel and snow (just not on actual ice) and they're such good tires, I'm buying another set. Yes, there are tires that will last longer, but they're not performance tires in this league. Yes, there are tires that are more track-focused but they probably wouldn't work as well on the mix of city, highway, rain, dirt roads and even snow that I enjoy so much. I even purchased a set for my fwd VW GTI and like them for that car too.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

Monday, February 25, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.38
 
 

2009 Subaru Impreza WRX 4-Door
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Miles driven on tires: 30,000
Location: N/A
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 30,000 Miles on Tires
February 24, 2013

I purchased these tires about 2 years ago with a tire and wheel package for my wrx. these tires are awesome!!!!! They handle perfectly when its dry outside(does take a little time to heat them up) whether its a straightline or the corners my wrx is built for. I track my wrx a few times a year and they hold up well for the price. I have rotated every 3000 miles and now at 30000 miles on them. i could probably squeeze another 3000-5000 miles out of them if i had to. i would definetly reccomend to someone else.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Kumho Ecsta LE Sport

Tuesday, February 5, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Kumho Ecsta LE SportReviewer's Overall Rating: 7.67

2010 Mazda Mazdaspeed3
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Miles driven on tires: 500
Location: Cupertino, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 500 Miles on Tires
February 04, 2013

Took it out on a track day on Laguna Seca over the weekend. Steering response is fairly good. Adequate grip level for my stock speed3 on track. Fairly predictable towards the limit of adhesion, but the tires dont really squeal that much in terms of giving you warning. Ride quality is good, not as harsh as the OEM Dunlop SP2020, but not as soft as the Hankook Evo V12. Noise level is good as a Max summer performance category.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

Monday, January 28, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.25

2008 BMW 550i Sedan
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Miles driven on tires: 16,000
Location: Arlington, TX
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 16,000 Miles on Tires
January 24, 2013

Just had service done to my car and was told that the inside of my current Hankook Ventus rear tires are worn to the belts after 16K miles. Absolutely not surprised considering the low tread rating and the excessive camber of the BMW's sport suspension setup. Front tires still have enough life left to probably last as long as the 2 new rears. Performance-wise, these tires are outstanding. Very quiet ride and they provide very good feedback. The soft compound really does strike a good balance between a compliant ride with a low profile, quite operation, and fantastic grip, unfortunately at the expense of tire wear. I plan on adjusting out some of the camber to as neutral as possible but still within spec for my replacement tires and I should see an improvement in tire life. Otherwise, you can't beat this tire for the price. I may try something different next time (Continental or Michelin, both with better treadwear ratings and equal performance, but more $$), but I'll always keep these as an option.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.75
 
 

2002 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Coupe
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Miles driven on tires: 13,000
Location: Puyallup, WA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 13,000 Miles on Tires
January 08, 2013

This tire is very good except for two (2) shortcomings. I am comparing these Hankook tires to the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 tires that I previously had on this Porsche. First, the sidewalls are not near as rigid as the Michelins; they have a wallowing feel under hard cornering. Second, the tread life is not very good; I only got 13,000 miles out of them. I am replacing them with Michelin PS2's. On the positive side, the Hankooks are half the price of the Michelins.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

Monday, January 14, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.5

2002 BMW 330Ci Coupe Sprt Pkg
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Miles driven on tires: 15,000
Location: Beaverton, OR
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 15,000 Miles on Tires
January 09, 2013

Great tire! These tires were new on my wifes 330ci new when we bought the car about 15k ago ago and have really changed my thoughts on Hankook tires. Very even tread wear, awesome traction through corners, and on a recent highway road trip to Idaho they were very quiet ( Do not know why anyone would say these have noise). Although there are a "summer tire" when driven in the Oregon rain at highway speeds they seem to cut through the water without any issues. Strongly recommend these to anyone on debating on picking them up!

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus R-S3

Monday, January 14, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Hankook Ventus R-S3 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.5
 
 

1987 BMW M3
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Miles driven on tires: 18,000
Location: Napa, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 18,000 Miles on Tires
January 11, 2013

Ive used these tires on my M3 for the past year. Lots of spirited driving, 2 autocross schools, one where it was dual driven (about 100 runs just that day.) 6 autoX events where I won class 3 times.
I did have one event that was very odd. Everyone running these tires that day (about 6 of us) all had the same issue with no grip what so ever. It was sunny and about 70 degrees yet it was like driving on ice. Myself, both drivers in a 240Z, a couple people in EVOs and I think someone in an STi all had the same issue that day finishing well down in our respective classes.

In the rain when the tires were new I couldn't break the back end of the car loose no matter what I did. It wasn't till I was autocrossing in the rain after the tires had 14K miles on them that I managed to spin the car for the first time.

Overall I'm very impressed by these tires and will buy another set.

 

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

Monday, January 7, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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General G-MAX AS-03Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.09

2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
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Miles driven on tires: 8,500
Location: Albany, NY
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 8,500 Miles on Tires
December 29, 2012

I waited to do a review until I tried them in snow. I have a very capable awd car, but the ability to stop is regardless of the drive-train. These tires are fantastic and perform excellent in rain and light snow. The traction dry is also very very good. I replaced the OEM tires on my EVO immediately after buying the car because they have a very low tread-wear rating and I would simply burn them up driving to work. The GMAX-AS-03 tires have a high treadwear rating yet perform very well. I noticed immediately when I installed them that they were MORE QUIET than the factory OEM tires on my EVO. I would not take them to a track, but literally any other level of driving these tires are superb. I plan to buy another set of 4 for my wife's SUV. It is hard to believe that one set of tires can perform so well under so many conditions, but that has been my experience with these tires exactly! Will buy them again for sure.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

Monday, January 7, 2013 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9

2007 Chevrolet Corvette C6 Coupe
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Miles driven on tires: 400
Location: Westbrookville, NY
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 400 Miles on Tires
April 19, 2012

I just put these Hankook tires on my car to replace the original Goodyear run flats that it came with from factory, after only 19,000 miles. As soon as I drove away from installation facility I could feel the advantage of these Hankooks. Quieter,smoother ride, traction are just some of the most notable assets. I took the car on a 350 mile trip the day after and am extremely pleased with the performance of these tires at half the price of Goodyears.I understand that these are non run-flats and having AAA will be a wise idea.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

Monday, December 17, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.83

2010 Dodge Challenger
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Buffalo, NY
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
December 12, 2012

Soo much better than the factory Goodyear eagles supplied with the car

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

Thursday, November 8, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9
 
 

2009 Jaguar XF
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Miles driven on tires: 18,000
Location: Tampa, FL
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 18,000 Miles on Tires
November 04, 2012

I can't believe I've had these tires for 18,000 miles. I asked my tire dealer what he thought as he rotated them last week ($80 for staggered low profiles. He spent 1 1/2 hours turning them "inside out")

He thought they were good for another 10k. I doubt it but the bridgestones that were on last only made 15k before they were eaten by the Jag.

I am shocked with how much quieter and how well they handle water too. I'll take another set! I'll just wait for 5-6k. :)

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.4
 
 

2009 Audi A6 3.0T Sedan Quattro
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Miles driven on tires: 1,500
Location: Atlanta, GA
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 1,500 Miles on Tires
November 05, 2012

Put a set of these on my wife's A6. Instantly you can tell a difference in Noise ( way quieter than the p6's ever were) and ride quality. she is not an aggressive driver. but she does put the pedal down on the highway. these are so smooth and quiet that you have to look down at the speedo and back off or you will find yourself going 90 no problem ! really !! They are too new to say anything about wet traction but I will report back. so far very pleased.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110 Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.25
 
 

2006 Mini Cooper S Convertible
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Miles driven on tires: 50,000
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 50,000 Miles on Tires
November 05, 2012

I don't know how many miles I've gotten out of them as I always wear the fronts out before the rears. (No, I didn't get 50,000 miles.) I could do some calculations and include the extra pair, but in general, the fronts will wear out around 8 to 9000 miles. But then my convertible Mini is a full JCW car with 220 hp and I drive it hard so I really don't care about tire mileage.

They are fantastic tires, though, and perform remarkably in dry and wet. Car and Driver did a tire summer high performance tire test a while back and these Hankooks took 2nd place to the Dunlop Direzzo's (not available in my size). These Hankooks actually bettered/equaled the popular Michelin PS2's. Read what Car and Driver had to say here: http://www.caranddriver.com/comparisons/hankook-ventus-v12-evo-page-10

They're really great tires and for the price, they're awesome!

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110Reviewer's Overall Rating: 8.88

2006 Mazda MazdaSpeed6
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Rosemount, MN
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
November 01, 2012

This tire is hands down the best bang for your buck of any summer performance street tire. The dry and wet grip are outstanding. It has very respectable amount of feedback and is more comfortable than it has any right to be considering how much grip it offers. It has a ridiculous amount of grip for a street tire at nearly all temps. Even down below freezing it still maintains excellent dry grip which is unusual for a summer tire. The wet traction, in my experience, is 2nd only to a Hoosier rain racing tire. For my street cars I will personally buy nothing else. It hangs with and surpasses overall performance of street tires costing twice as much.

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

Tuesday, November 6, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Continental ExtremeContact DWS Reviewer's Overall Rating: 9.57
 
 

2003 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
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Miles driven on tires: 1,000
Location: Green Bay, WI
Driving Condition: Average

Initial Review, 1,000 Miles on Tires
November 05, 2012

Just bought these tires a month ago to replace worn out dunlop sp sport. bought them just in time for the fall raining season. these tires handle execptional well in the rain. didn't feel any hydroplaning at 70mph. these tires grip really well in dry road and ride smoothly, can't really tell if they're quiet due to my tune exhaust. at first i had pump air in these tires at 40psi, didn't like the way they handle on wet or dry. so decrease it down to 35psi and these tires are glue on the road. haven't driven them on snow yet but can't wait to see how they will handle the wisconsin winter. these tires should come standard with all mitsubishi lancer evo or any awd car because of their capabilities. i would definately buy these for year round tires.

 

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110

Monday, November 5, 2012 by Tire Rack Consumer Reviews

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Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110Reviewer's Overall Rating: 7.88

2005 Pontiac GTO
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Miles driven on tires: 10,000
Location: Longview, TX
Driving Condition: Spirited

Initial Review, 10,000 Miles on Tires
October 22, 2012

I bought this Gto with these tires on it and they have been a very good tire. This paticular Gto has quiet a few things done and makes right at 500whp. In the rain the handle great as do they in the dry. Now for dry traction I would say they are decent because they can some what handle 500hp. From a stop punching it there is no grip at all. From 50 and under its about the same haha. But from 50 or over is will spin a little then hook pretty good. So overall they are a really decent tire for the money.