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Post Info TOPIC: Corvette late C4 Tires hard to find in proper sizes for front and rear.


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Corvette late C4 Tires hard to find in proper sizes for front and rear.


I been having a heck of a time trying to find C4 Corvette tires in a matching set... The late Corvette C4 uses the following tire sizes (Non ZR-1 of course).

255/45/ZR17

285/40/ZR17

Given the fact these tires are directional, AND they are different sizes for front and back it's been hard trying to find new tires from Goodyear, Michelin, BFGoodrich, or even Firestone! Apparently they have all discontinued this proper tire combination as of the date this was written. I have checked high and low and none of these tire brands offer the late C4 tire sizes in a matched set, front and back. There are people selling NOS (New old stock) Goodyear Eagle Run-Flat's which were the original tire on these cars but at over two decades old at this point they would be all dry rotten and not good for actual use outside of perhaps a garage queen.

Recently I was able to get a hit on some matched tires in the sizes above from Nitto on eBay. They are the Nitto NT555 GS's in 102 and 104 configuration. The rears were $336 for the pair and the fronts $266. Looking forward to mounting them and also fixing the low tire pressure warning system while they are off. I really wore the back set out on a recent 5000 mile trip across country but at least I can feel like I got my moneys worth. 

Just figured I would mention this incase people with late 1991-1996 Corvettes were looking for new tires and having a hard time.

I look forward to seeing them in the flesh once they get delivered. I'll also be sure to report back with how they ride, along with a separate thread for whatever issues I run into on the Low Tire Pressure Warning system.

Also intersting to note is these tires are W speed rated, which is good till 168 MPH, which is even better than ZR rating.



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The tires came in today and they look good! I was very pleased to see the words MADE IN USA on them!

The Firestone Firehawks I currently have on the car were made in Japan.

They look good, can't wait to feel how the car rides with a fish pair of shoes!



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Nice find and trick! How's the feel?

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Waiting a bit to install them with the brake kit.



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