Need new tires for your C6 Chevy Corvette?

Thursday, May 5, 2011 by Hunter Leffel
Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 ZPYou've been having fun with your Corvette. But lately you've noticed some loss of wet traction and more tire noise. A quick look at the tread depth shows it's time for some new running shoes. Road noise and ride quality comprise most of the dissatisfaction owners have relayed to Tire Rack about their original tires. While staying with a run-flat tire on the Corvette will make huge improvements in these areas more difficult, there are some options that do move to correct them.

The option that is working the best is the Michelin Pilot Sport PS2 ZP.

Here are some comments from owners:

"...They provide better traction than the original Goodyears and yet seem to be lasting much longer. I would highly recommend them for high horsepower, aggressively driven cars." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2008 Chevrolet Corvette C6 Convertible

"...The Michelin's ride, handle and corner better and at 19,500 miles were measured at 7/32 inch tread depth (new is 9.5/32)." -- Tire Rack Consumer Review, 2008 Chevrolet Corvette C6 Convertible

"...They ride smoother and they corner and accelerate like I had hoped the car would.
" -- Tire Rack Consumer Review

The feedback has been so overwhelmingly positive that it's currently ranked 2nd in our surveys for all Max Performance tires.

Keep in mind there are different size set up possibilities for different years and models of the C6 Corvettes. The options available for your Vette's needs may vary. For more information, contact one of Tire Rack's sales specialists.   Shop by Vehicle

Comments on Need new tires for your C6 Chevy Corvette?

Thursday, April 19, 2012 by Peter:
I have a 2 year old C6 and have worn the front tyres. Chevrolet cannot help and my car has been off the road for 2 weeks looking for tyres. I have found some Eagle F1 ZR18's but the dealer also has Eagle NCT5 Run Flats which are designated R18 93Y as opposed to ZR18 88Y which the car came with. I am concerned about running on different tyres as the car is still in Warranty, any suggestions?
Thursday, April 19, 2012 by Hunter:
Hi,
I will agree that mixing tires is not recommended. We have the original tire in stock for the Corvette, both the Super Car and the GS2 models. Please give me a call if you would like to order them. I can be reached at 800 428 8355 ext 744.
Take good care,
Hunter

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