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Thread: Road and Track 'take' on new ZR1

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    Road and Track 'take' on new ZR1

    https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-cul...-corvette-zr1/

    One error I noticed on a quick read of the text... the 1990-95 ZR-1 was not the first Corvette to wear the ZR1 label, since there were a total of 25 1970 Corvettes to get the 'ZR1' performance option... so the current ZR1 is actually the 4th iteration of the option...

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    I just changed out a set of tires on an orange 2018 ZR1 that were worn completely smooth at 5400 miles. The car has been to a few Optima street car challenge events. They were by far the most difficult tires I've ever had to dismount/mount/balance. The rears being Michelin Cup2 335/25-20 run flats are a whole new animal of tires trying to hang on to 755 horsepower.
    I wasn't in the mood to take any pictures after a 4 hour battle with those tires, but here is the same size rear going on his previous C6 ZR1, which were not much easier. Actually I this is a different Vette, but this is the tire machine I use.
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    And my older Road Force balancer.
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    Oops 2 tries both sideways, but not upside down?
    I'm pretty sure I'm one of only a few people that have changed tires on a new ZR1.
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    Why do they bother with the "tread"? Surely those aren't DOT tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick_L View Post
    Why do they bother with the "tread"? Surely those aren't DOT tires.
    Actually they are DOT tires, although they are molded with for "off road use only" on the sidewall since the dimples are at legal tread depth?
    Here is a once DOT legal tire on the back of a customer"s Porshe Boxster.
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