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Alignment Performance/Tire Wear

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How's the Z06 alignment treating your tires? I'm mostly concerned with the inside edges of the fronts due to the aggressive camber settings. I went with the Z's specs when I put new tires on. I burned 1/32 through regular driving, with the inside going at a faster clip. Then I did about 250 miles on a road coarse, and that 1/32 came off pretty even. I guess I'm pointing this to the non-track guys asking how the wear pattern is developing on your tires.

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I have about 5800 miles on my Z...........two track days........with a little over 100 miles each day at the track /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif

Tire wear is preety even.............

maybe half life left...../phpBB/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif
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At 7300 miles, tires wear on mine is pretty even on all four. Had mine realigned to spec at about 1200 miles.

Do you suppose that the Goodyear EMT's are prone to wearing oddly? I would have guessed that the Z06s would be chewing up tires.
Even wear all around!! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif

Gerry, you trying to find an advantage?? Getting worried the closer we get to the Cruise-In?? Don't worry, Buddy...I'll be gentle on you. /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_biggrin.gif

Oops, I forgot, Sherylann said I can't race at BG!! /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_razz.gif
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Frank, you must be one of those non-track guys:D

What the Mrs. doesn't know....she won't know!

At the least Frank, I could give you a ride around the autoX course. Ask to see if that's OK /phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif
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Hi there,
First difference is the tire compound, as it is alot softer, and you will probably wear mariginally faster on the inside corner as state. Just remember that when GM first went through this, they knew that they would have a tire issue, given the alignment specs of the car.
They seem to have chosen a tire that will give respectable wear, with the agressive specs noted for great handling.
The EMTs are a different compound, and as long as the alignment is checked once a year, they will go 40k. I would expect about 25k out of the ZO6 tires depending on alignment checks, and balancing.
Best to all, c4c5
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