Last post on Oct 09, 2012 at 10:11 PM
You are in the Chevrolet Corvette
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Chevrolet Corvette, Coupe, Convertible
#59 of 68 Re: Tires [bust_it]
Feb 04, 2010 (7:19 pm)
I imagine most folks know that when you are about ready to get new tires for your 'Vette this is a good time to do burnouts especially when you are at a car show that features burnouts so now you can smoke your tires one day and then trade them in the next day (Hopefully you don't blow them while smoking them)
Feb 05, 2010 (6:39 am)
I never did a hard burnout and to date I have done just one burnout and that about a day or two before I was to get two new back tires ! And they didn`t blow but when they took them off at just shy of 40,000 miles they had some fibers showing and very little tread ! The front tires were replaced at 12,000 ! The factory alignment settings are to aggressive for daily driving and I had the alignment changed to what someone on Edmunds suggested and I wish I had saved those settings but I did not and I would like those settings if someone still has them ? Bust_it !
#61 of 68 Re: Uneven Front Tire Wear [okko1]
Jun 27, 2010 (12:44 pm)
Do you know the front end alignment settings for long distance travel in a Corvette?
#62 of 68 Re: Tires [motorhead1]
Oct 01, 2010 (12:42 pm)
I bought a C7 with run flats and had a horrible road noise. I took it back to the dealer and we decided to put Nitrogen in the tires and since then it has been quieter and you are able to talk to the passenger in the compartment now. Yoou are going to have more road noise with the run flat, but the larger molecule of N2, it will make the (air) more dense and decrease the noise. I love the drive, the sound, and no more "Low Tire Pressure" signals. The N2 does not leak out.
#63 of 68 Re: Tires [higgy62]
Oct 02, 2010 (5:07 am)
I doubt very much that nitrogen inflation had anything to do with the change in noise.
First, air is 78% nitrogen, so even going to 100% is not that great..
Second, while the oxygen molecule is smaller, it is only marginally so. It's enough to affect the diffusion rates through rubber, but there are other gases that have more differences in both diffusion and density.
Nitrogen and Oxygen are next to each other in the periodic table, so the differencesw between these 2 elements is small compared to, say, Argon which is a lttle further down.
I suspect something else caused the change in noise level. Even a small difference in balance could affect the noise bouncing around inside the air chamber of a tire and wheel assembly. Something as small as reorienting the tire and wheel assembly on the same hub is going to slightly change the balance of the overall rotating parts.
#64 of 68 Re: Alignment [bust_it]
Mar 17, 2012 (6:08 pm)
Did you find those settings? I really do need less agressive settings..Thanks
#65 of 68 Re: Alignment [cuttinup97]
Mar 18, 2012 (6:51 am)
Yeap! Back off factory settings a -4 or-5 it worked for me front tires wear perfect!
#66 of 68 Wheels C-6 Vette
Oct 07, 2012 (6:21 pm)
I have bent two wheels on steer. Is this a common thing to happen? Is there something I can do?
#67 of 68 Re: Wheels C-6 Vette [bust_it]
Oct 09, 2012 (10:09 pm)
Big, wide, low profile tires just don't have much rubber between the wheel and a chughole.
A lot of cars have this problem. Just be more careful or move somewhere that has excellent road maintenance.
#68 of 68 Re: Alignment [bust_it]
Oct 09, 2012 (10:11 pm)
Also, Car & Drive had a long-term BMW (I think). They broke 3 wheels on it, one at a time. So, a lot of cars have this problem.