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Old 03-22-2021, 3:10pm   #1
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bilmem Tires?

Would like to get some input on tire selection. We have a '11 C6 Grand Sport 3LT.
The tires on it are getting old and nearing wear out (Michelin Super Sports).
This is not a track car or a daily driver. It its my 3rd Corvette so I like to drive spirited but not aggressive. I'm looking for tread life, quietness, traction, all weather, and run flat (or not?). Not much to ask just looking for some help. The Goodyear summer tires that came as OE didn't last very long. This car is going to be used for road trips and weekend getaways.
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Welcome.

Many good brands to choose from other than Michelins like Continental, Nitto, Pirelli, Bridgestone, etc,

I have been using the non-run flats of late, quieter, smoother ride. You may want to consider an all season tire as well.

Do some research, I can recommend Discount Tire or Tire Rack, both provide good service and tire road hazard insurance.

Good luck.
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Old 03-31-2021, 6:54am   #3
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I have the Michelin PS2s now. Good tire but loud. Too loud for me. Interfere's with my rad stereo. I've heard the Continentals were really quiet with performance as good as the PS2, so that will likely be my next purchase tire wise.
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