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C7 GS and Z06 Tires

Old 05-04-2019, 10:13 PM
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Default C7 GS and Z06 Tires

Iím stuck in tire hell - confused AF about the direction I need to take for better traction. I have a c7 Grand Sport, supercharged and getting very poor traction. I replaced my stock tires with a set of Conti Extreme Contacts... they of course did provide more traction- but they look kinda awkward on the car... Iím noticing the sidewall is a bit rolled inward and it lets off the appearance that the tire doesnít fit the wheel. They are the exact size that the car originally came with... Iím hearing that Contis just ďkinda fit that way.Ē

My tire guy is willing to swap to whatever I ask, even though Iíve put about 100 mi on them. So Iím down to the wire trying to pick my next set of shoes.

- the Michelin cup 2 come with c7 Z06s and all I ever hear is they never have enough traction

- the proxes have great reviews, but nothing seems to fit my stock wheels. They make a 315/30/20 but itís designed for an 11Ē wheel (I have 12Ē wheels)

- the Contis not only look awkward, but they definitely cannot seem to keep 700 wheel hp planted whatsoever

So, can anyone here offer ****ty remarks, and, or, some good advice... or something? Basically looking for input from dudes with similar traction issues with their Z06s and how theyíve improved them. Iím only doing very spirited canyon driving, no track, no drag racing. I want a tire with positive driver input and stability. I dont really drive in the rain so I dont give a damn about that.

Have a nice weekend.
Thank You.

Last edited by 777GS777; 05-04-2019 at 10:15 PM.
Old 05-06-2019, 08:06 PM
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Welcome to the forum. You might give somebody at Tire Rack a call to see if they have any suggestions. I've heard they're pretty knowledgeable.

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