LS4 Performance - New Tires Put on Today




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BlackImpSS
04-18-2012, 08:54 PM
Well I got rid of some shot Goodyear rs/a today, and had some Dunlop DZ101 put on. From a dig I can feather it to virtually no wheelspin, and at a 20 roll in 1st I can hammer on it without any wheel spin. Before it wouldnt hook up for anything under 35 in 1st. Right now the car just has the diablo tune no DOD. Hopefully they can still hook up decently after the ls1 swap, DP, and Lew tune.


bigboymike68
04-19-2012, 05:13 PM
Thats the same way the Nitto 555R Extremes are. When warm or hot they can be feathered or even 3/4 throttle and no wheel spin

BlackImpSS
04-19-2012, 05:47 PM
Yeah there pretty similar tires in looks and the both have 300 tread wear. It's nice not being able to somewhat put down the power from a dig. Hopefully they can still perform after the intake/DP/Tune. I guess I'll find out after this weekend. My buddy just told me the DOD tray is good to go.


Frito08SS
04-25-2012, 03:41 AM
I still have the stock rs/a's on mine.. in search of a new set though.. Right now i only have MF Exhaust and KN CAI.. trying to get DT headers and a tune.. any suggestions on a good tire.. this is an everyday driver too. about 20 miles or so a day.

BlackImpSS
04-25-2012, 07:25 AM
I really like the Dunlop DZ101, but it's only been a couple weeks since they've been put on. I'm guessing I'll see about 20-25k miles out of them before they need to be replaced. I wouldn't recommend them of you have to drive thru snow as there a performance summer tire. I'll be running blizzaks on other rims in the winter. It seems a lot of guys like falkens on the forum.

I'd also recommend an ls1 intake swap over the headers. You'll see better gains and it's a little bit cheaper. I have about $350 into mine.

TISmyBOOMSTICK
04-25-2012, 10:40 AM
I have general gmax on mine and love them. Look good sound quiet enough and awesome traction. As for wear they are too new to say just yet.

Sadden
04-25-2012, 05:00 PM
Frito if you want doug thorley headers get in on the group buy while you can!

nat120
04-25-2012, 05:06 PM
I may have to check those tires out.

99slpws6
04-25-2012, 06:41 PM
Cooper zeon rs3a is what I just had put on so far I'm am really impressed.

BlackImpSS
04-25-2012, 09:04 PM
Oh best part of the dunlops is there 141 a piece from tire rack. Local dealer wanted 191. The stock goodyears were 212.

Kazmaniac
04-25-2012, 10:56 PM
Welcome to the forums guys - didn't know RSA's still existed ... worst tires ever.

Run a search on tires - we have gone through countless tires over the past 5 years. Stay away from the V grooved tires - they make way too much noise.

twomorestrokes
04-26-2012, 07:05 AM
I wish they made Goodyear Eagle LS 2s in the front size to match the rears on my wife's car. Only FWD car we've ever had that doesn't cup the rear tires which is a real plus since you can't rotate.

The_Madcat
04-26-2012, 10:25 AM
I have general gmax on mine and love them. Look good sound quiet enough and awesome traction. As for wear they are too new to say just yet.


I have those same tires and the road noise drives me crazy. Can't wait for them to wear out. Performance wise, pretty nice just really, really noisy.

cbrdoo
04-27-2012, 11:53 AM
I have the General Gmax on my SS and they are incredible in my opinion. If someone is having trouble with road noise there might be another issue altogether. Mine are barely noticeable at any speed. They wear great and hold the road fantastic.

Road noise is really negligible. I'd look into that if you have noise with them.

The_Madcat
04-28-2012, 04:48 PM
I've pondered it, no idea what it would be if not for tires. They are wearing properly, no pull on the wheel at speed, straight down the road. I have replaced both front hubs/bearings. Road noise changes with pavement types. I suppose I'll try rebalancing them but they seem fine, no steering wheel vibrations up to 80 mph. I am at a loss if it isn't the tires themselves.

The_Madcat
04-30-2012, 12:59 PM
Just going to add that the Gmax tires do have a good ride and grip. If it were not for the noise issue I wouldn't consider a different tire for the price. It could be that I am too picky too, each persons threshold on what annoys them is different :) I just think they are excessively noisy in my car.