Choose your color scheme:
The Vette Barn  
 
Go Back   The Vette Barn > C5 Corvette > C5 Open Discussion

C5 Open Discussion General and technical C5 Corvette discussion - ownership, maintenance, repairs, modifications, tuning

User Tag List

Reply
 
Share Thread Tools
Old 04-29-2010, 02:25pm   #1
1TZSLO
Vette Barn Crew
Points: 5,654, Level: 51
Activity: 0%
 
1TZSLO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 942
Thanks: 74
Thanked 97 Times in 83 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $377
Default Where do you buy your tires from?

Where does everyone buy their tires from, I am in need of a new set of front ones soon and I was checking Tirerack.com and seen these.
Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3

I love the look. But still prefer Nittos on the rear, which still have decent amount left.

Where else is a good place to shop?
__________________
Arctic White 97 C5 Coupe
NOT STOCK
1TZSLO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2010, 03:02pm   #2
thegreenman
Charter Member
Barn Stall Owner #22
Points: 13,680, Level: 80
Activity: 1.4%
 
thegreenman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Herschberg, Germany
Posts: 1,962
Thanks: 157
Thanked 288 Times in 180 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $8873
Default

I have used tirerack and was happy with how quick they delivered. I got my PS2's from Zip Corvette.
__________________
08 C6 Z51 Coupe with TVS2300, a little more than stock HP/TQ.
thegreenman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2010, 03:25pm   #3
Z06PDQ
A Real Barner
Points: 14,229, Level: 82
Activity: 0%
 
Z06PDQ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Lone Star State
Posts: 3,548
Thanks: 2,080
Thanked 394 Times in 336 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $16626
Default

Discount Tire [Good Year Supercars/Nittos] except the Firestone Wide Ovals. got those from Firestone.
__________________
Z06PDQ is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Z06PDQ For This Useful Post:
Old 04-29-2010, 03:53pm   #4
1TZSLO
Vette Barn Crew
Points: 5,654, Level: 51
Activity: 0%
 
1TZSLO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 942
Thanks: 74
Thanked 97 Times in 83 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $377
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Z06PDQ View Post
Discount Tire [Good Year Supercars/Nittos] except the Firestone Wide Ovals. got those from Firestone.
Awesome prices at the store, seems like that is where I will be picking up my NItto Invos from.
__________________
Arctic White 97 C5 Coupe
NOT STOCK
1TZSLO is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to 1TZSLO For This Useful Post:
Old 04-29-2010, 04:51pm   #5
WKMCD
Charter Member
Points: 9,160, Level: 66
Activity: 0%
 
WKMCD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Northern VA
Posts: 1,358
Thanks: 52
Thanked 179 Times in 145 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $5852
Default

I've bought a number of sets from Tire Rack. It went well every time but they don't carry all brands - most but not all. You can even have them shipped to the place that is doing the install.
WKMCD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2010, 05:12pm   #6
1TZSLO
Vette Barn Crew
Points: 5,654, Level: 51
Activity: 0%
 
1TZSLO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 942
Thanks: 74
Thanked 97 Times in 83 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $377
Default

WKMCD, I was reading that. Seems pretty cool that they do that.
__________________
Arctic White 97 C5 Coupe
NOT STOCK
1TZSLO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2010, 05:16pm   #7
Y2Kvert4me
Administrator
Barn Stall Owner #7
Barn Raising I,II,IV

NCM Supporter '13,'14
Points: 29,404, Level: 100
Activity: 25.0%
 
Y2Kvert4me's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Pewaukee,WI
Posts: 8,027
Thanks: 993
Thanked 4,555 Times in 2,090 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $36525369
Default

I used to buy from Tire Rack all the time, until I got this car and went to 19/20" wheels.
I had a very tough time finding a place around here willing and able to tackle the job of mounting those low-profile tires w/o fear of wheel damage, so once I found "that" place, I stuck with them.

They've done great work for me for many years now, and when I need tires, I shop Tire Rack first mainly for research and ballpark price, then have the local shop quote on what I end up deciding to buy.

Once Tire Rack shipping cost is factored in, the local shop usually comes in VERY close in total price, so I just toss the business their way and let them take care of it all. They usually get the tires in the next day too. Much more convenient for me, and I'm sure they appreciate the sale too, vs me just carrying in new tires to have them mounted/balanced.


Y2Kvert4me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2010, 05:36pm   #8
1TZSLO
Vette Barn Crew
Points: 5,654, Level: 51
Activity: 0%
 
1TZSLO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 942
Thanks: 74
Thanked 97 Times in 83 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $377
Default

Good point, I dare not spend the cash on 19/20 even though is a sick looking combo.
__________________
Arctic White 97 C5 Coupe
NOT STOCK
1TZSLO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2010, 05:50pm   #9
Y2Kvert4me
Administrator
Barn Stall Owner #7
Barn Raising I,II,IV

NCM Supporter '13,'14
Points: 29,404, Level: 100
Activity: 25.0%
 
Y2Kvert4me's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Pewaukee,WI
Posts: 8,027
Thanks: 993
Thanked 4,555 Times in 2,090 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $36525369
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1TZSLO View Post
Good point, I dare not spend the cash on 19/20 even though is a sick looking combo.
Main point was....whoever is mounting your tires, give them a chance to bid on whatever tire you do decide to buy.

You might be surprised at how close in price they quote compared to the mail order discount shops when it's all said and done.

Y2Kvert4me is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2010, 05:54pm   #10
1TZSLO
Vette Barn Crew
Points: 5,654, Level: 51
Activity: 0%
 
1TZSLO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 942
Thanks: 74
Thanked 97 Times in 83 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $377
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Y2Kvert4me View Post
Main point was....whoever is mounting your tires, give them a chance to bid on whatever tire you do decide to buy.

You might be surprised at how close in price they quote compared to the mail order discount shops when it's all said and done.

Yeah, it is always nice to have a go to shop for things like this.
__________________
Arctic White 97 C5 Coupe
NOT STOCK
1TZSLO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2010, 06:54pm   #11
Sneaks
Charter Member - C5 Mod
Barn Stall Owner #41
Points: 19,293, Level: 95
Activity: 0%
 
Sneaks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: hagerstown, md
Posts: 5,816
Thanks: 1,206
Thanked 1,289 Times in 825 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $8192878
Default

Most shops will match internet pricing if you print out the price.
I've bought several sets from tirerack, and never a problem. Discounttire.com has Invos for 700 a set, shipped, in stock C5 sizes.
__________________
'98 Pewter coupe. A little of this and a little of that.....
Sneaks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2010, 07:01pm   #12
1TZSLO
Vette Barn Crew
Points: 5,654, Level: 51
Activity: 0%
 
1TZSLO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Virginia Beach
Posts: 942
Thanks: 74
Thanked 97 Times in 83 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $377
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sneaks View Post
Most shops will match internet pricing if you print out the price.
I've bought several sets from tirerack, and never a problem. Discounttire.com has Invos for 700 a set, shipped, in stock C5 sizes.
I seen that about the invos, I really only need fronts but for a steal like that you kinda might as well get 4 lol
__________________
Arctic White 97 C5 Coupe
NOT STOCK
1TZSLO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2010, 05:20am   #13
allthrottleandsomebottle
A Real Barner
Points: 15,265, Level: 85
Activity: 9.4%
 
allthrottleandsomebottle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Lackey/Yorktown, VA
Posts: 1,722
Thanks: 343
Thanked 1,245 Times in 452 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $1005498
Default

I price match locally............but, sometimes I buy from E-bay/Tire rack and on the CF through vendors/members.
The key as already said above is to get a GOOD local tire installer/shop.
Try to stick with 1 and build a relationship with them
My guy could dismount OEM RFs from an OEM mag wheel w/o chipping/maring the paint.....................thats dam good!

I have a little experience with tires.........
My consolidated list of personal stock
Wheel size,type, & weight in lbs ea
OEM MAG 17 x 8.5, 17.5
OEM MAG 18 x 9.5, 19.5
OEM MAG 18 x 9.5 w/ new Yoko 295/35-18 AVS sport non-runflats, 50
OEM MAG 18 x 8.5 w/ new Yoko 275/35-18 AVS sport non-runflats, 46

PWO 5 spoke Y2K repos 17 x 8.5 +58mm, 20
PWO 5 spoke Y2K repos 18 x 9.5 +65mm, 23
HRE 18 x 9.5 545 w/ clear center +58mm, 22
HRE 18 x 12 545 w/ clear center +74mm, 27

PWO 17 x 8.5 +58mm w/ oem runflat 245/45/17 (8/32 tread), 50
PWO 17 X 8.5 +58mm w/ new MT ET Street 26 x 11.50 x 17 with TPS & lots of weights, 45
OEM MAG 17 x 8.5 w/ NITTO 555 275/40/17 (1/2 tread), 45
OEM MAG 18 x 9.5 w/ stock OEM 275/40/18 runflats, 53
OEM MAG 17 x 8.5 w/ stock OEM 245/45/17 runflats, 47
OEM MAG 17 x 8.5 w/ new MT ET Street Radial 275/40/17, 47
OEM MAG 18 x 9.5 w/ new Hoosier R3S05 275/35/18 road race radial 4.5 32nds tread with std valve stems 42

CCW drag pack rear 16 x 10 classic full polished with well worn MT ET Street 26 x 11.50 x 16 (1/32 tread) with center cap, 34

CCW drag pack rear 16 x 10 classic full polished with 1/2 worn MT ET Street 26 x 11.50 x 16 (3/32” tread) with center caps, 38


CCW drag pack front 16 x 5 classic full polished with like new Firestone deluxe champion 5.00/5.25-16 (10/32 tread) with center cap, 33

OEM runflat 275/40/18 worn to wear bars, 29
Bridegstone expedia S-01 345/35/18 (9/32 tread), 37
New MT ET Street Radial 275/40/17 (6/32 tread), 30
New MT ET Street Radial #3784R P315/30R18 26X12.50R18 (6/32 tread), 28
New MT ET Street 26 x 11.50 x 17 tires (6/32 tread), 25
MT ET Street 26 x 11.50 x 16 tires worn out (1/32” tread) 15.75
MT ET Street 26 x 11.50 x 16 tires (3/32” tread) 18
OEM runflat 245/45/17 (8/32 tread), 29
BFG G-force drag radial 345/30/18 new, 30
BFG G-force drag radial 345/30/18 1/32nd, 29.5
BFG KDW2 295/35/19 new, 32
Yoko 295/35-19 AVS sport non-runflats (2/32 tread), 29
Toyo Proxes RA1 335/30ZR18, new, (8/32 tread in the middle & 6/32 outside edges), 33.2

Topline 5 spoke Y2K chrome repos 18 x 10.5 +58mm offset rims w/ new MT ET Street Radial #3784R P315/30R18 26X12.50R18 , 58

Topline 5 spoke Y2K chrome repos 18 x 10.5 +58mm offset rims w/ new 275/35/18 BFG G-force TA drag radial, 53




Bob' House of Wheels 18 x 10.5 Chrome Y2K repos widened to 18 x 12. Work was done by Weldcraft Wheels.+56mm (with the 1.5" strip inserted, they should be right at 9.375" backspace, 31

HRE 18 x 12 545 w/ 345/30/18 BFG DRS, 57
HRE 18 x 9.5 545 w/ clear center +58mm w/ new 275/35/18 BFG KDWs, 52
HRE 18 X 9.5" 545 full polished w/ Yoko 265/35-18 AVS sport non-runflats (8/32 tread), 50
HRE 18 x 12 545 w/ 345/35/18 EXPEDIA S-O1 (9/32 tread), 64
HRE 19 X 10" 545 w/ Yoko 295/35-19 AVS sport non-runflats (5/32 tread), 58
HRE 19 X 10" 545 w/ new BFG KDW2 295/35-19 (10/32 tread), 61
HRE 18 x 12 545 w/new Toyo Proxes RA1 335/30ZR18 & TPS, 58.4 lbs

My best 60' times on my 97':
New MT ET Street Radial 275/40/17 on C5 OEM 17 x 8.5 Magnesium wheels = 1.47 60'
Worn out 26 x 11.50 x 16" Mt ET Street on a 16 x 10 CCW drag pack = 1.51 60'
New 26 x 11.50 x 17" Mt ET Street on an PWO Y2K 5 spoke 17 x 8.5 = 1.53 60'
1/2 worn (3/32” tread) 26 x 11.50 x 16" Mt ET Street on a 16 x 10 CCW drag pack = 1.53 60'
1/2 worn 345/30/18 bfg dr on HRE 545 18 x 12 wheel = 1.49 60'
HRE 18 x 12 545 w/ 345/35/18 EXPEDIA S-O1 (9/32 tread) street tires = 1.75 60'

I have over 450 passes on these set-ups together and at different tracks....

My best 60' times on my 00' vert:
Topline 5 spoke Y2K chrome repos 18 x 10.5 +58mm offset rims w/ new MT ET Street Radial #3784R P315/30R18 26X12.50R18 = 1.69 60'

Topline 5 spoke Y2K chrome repos 18 x 10.5 +58mm offset rims w/ new 275/35/18 BFG G-force TA drag radial = 1.69 60'

I have over 150 passes on these set-ups together and at different tracks....



DR launches:


Bias ply launches:

Last edited by allthrottleandsomebottle; 04-30-2010 at 05:24am.
allthrottleandsomebottle is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to allthrottleandsomebottle For This Useful Post:
Old 04-30-2010, 08:19am   #14
vettex2
Banned
Points: 2,866, Level: 34
Activity: 0%
 
vettex2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 459
Thanks: 94
Thanked 42 Times in 38 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $2741
Default

I use tirerack and mount them myself
vettex2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2010, 11:52am   #15
Peter Pan
Charter Member
Barn Stall Owner #58
Points: 9,221, Level: 66
Activity: 0%
 
Peter Pan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Converse, Texas
Posts: 2,782
Thanks: 206
Thanked 214 Times in 175 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $13154
Default

For Nitto's I always have used Discount Tires and have good results
Peter Pan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2010, 09:28pm   #16
zz4vetteguy
Charter Member
Points: 13,944, Level: 81
Activity: 24.2%
 
zz4vetteguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Virginia Beach VA
Posts: 2,284
Thanks: 60
Thanked 337 Times in 226 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $9916
Default

I use tire rack, I looked in Discount tires for the set I have now, but they were out of stock.

I KNOW I am going to get flack for this, but check with the dealership (I prefer RK, anything that I <read: my father with me fetching tools> can't do, always goes to RK, and after a Camaro and two vettes, never a complaint about their work)

I know that they were matching prices on tires AND giving a $50.00 gift card. It was $25.00 per tire to mount and balance them...that included them un-mounting the old tired and removing the TPMS.
__________________
Will work, or whore myself out for Corvette mods.

Virginia RatPack - Trouble Maker
Street Dreams Corvette Club
zz4vetteguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2010, 08:58am   #17
nedih rotaredom
Charter Member
Sophisticated PITA CM
Points: 2,433, Level: 31
Activity: 0%
 
nedih rotaredom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 148
Thanks: 1
Thanked 16 Times in 13 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $837
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by zz4vetteguy View Post
I KNOW I am going to get flack for this, but check with the dealership
The only stupid question...............is the one never asked grasshopper!
I check there, buy 30% of the time.........AMAZON also
just got a Gatback AC belt for my p/u delivered....best price..... <$15 Amazon of all places
nedih rotaredom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2010, 09:15am   #18
Munch
Charter Member
Barn Stall Owner #00
Points: 20,302, Level: 98
Activity: 0.4%
 
Munch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Traverse City, MI
Posts: 4,966
Thanks: 462
Thanked 706 Times in 516 Posts
Gameroom Barn Bucks: $2041880
Default

I've always used Discount Tire in the past but I haven't had to buy fancy tires for the Vette yet so I'll see who has the best price when the time comes. I already have a shop who I would have do the mounting so I would give them first crack at giving me a deal on tires as well.
__________________
00 MY coupe

Some minor tweaks here and there.
Munch is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

The Vette Barn > C5 Corvette > C5 Open Discussion


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:09pm.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 2009 - 2019 The Vette Barn


Support the Barn:
 
Download the Mobile App;
 
Follow us on Facebook:

Become a Stall Owner

 

Apple iOS App        Google Android App

 

Visit our Facebook page