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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-19-2006, 10:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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was thinking about buying a 04 cts-v but on another forum they talk about tires wearing out fast on them has anyone on here had issues?
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At about 9k miles I had both front tires deemed defective as they were separating. The dealer replaced one and denied me the 2nd replacement. The rear tires were showing the bands at 11k miles and the dealer said it was "due to spinning the tires". I have never done any burn outs or excessive driving/brakeing in my V.

Bottom line is, GM picked the worst tires possible to put on the V.




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Install a wide band oxygen sensor in place of a stock sensor:
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so basically changed tires would fix that problem right?
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Yes, I put BFG G-Force tires on the car after the rear tires were wore out. In my opinion, the BFG's look better and have a lot better traction than the stock tire.




2005 CTS-V - repurchased by GM as a lemon
2006 Corvette Coupe
1999 Corvette Fixed Roof Coupe
http://www.thend.org/~mkane/Corvette/

Install a wide band oxygen sensor in place of a stock sensor:
http://www.thend.org/~mkane/Corvette/wbo2.html

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Notice: Vehicle component durability is greatly influenced by these driver abuses. Driving in this manner is not recommended.
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do u have the stock rims on urs still?
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Yes, the car is 100% stock aside from the different brand tires. (I'm only on differential #2 also)




2005 CTS-V - repurchased by GM as a lemon
2006 Corvette Coupe
1999 Corvette Fixed Roof Coupe
http://www.thend.org/~mkane/Corvette/

Install a wide band oxygen sensor in place of a stock sensor:
http://www.thend.org/~mkane/Corvette/wbo2.html

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Notice: Vehicle component durability is greatly influenced by these driver abuses. Driving in this manner is not recommended.
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do those go fast?
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[Are you still happy with ur BFG tires? I have 22000 on my oem run flats and am looking for new rubber.
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The car was repurchased before I had 15k miles on it. I really liked the BFG's, they had excellent traction and looked awesome.




2005 CTS-V - repurchased by GM as a lemon
2006 Corvette Coupe
1999 Corvette Fixed Roof Coupe
http://www.thend.org/~mkane/Corvette/

Install a wide band oxygen sensor in place of a stock sensor:
http://www.thend.org/~mkane/Corvette/wbo2.html

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Notice: Vehicle component durability is greatly influenced by these driver abuses. Driving in this manner is not recommended.
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I can't believe how anyone driving a V can fault a tire for wearing out fast.
Next you guys will say the LS6/LS2 sucks because it gets poor gas milage.
It is true that all that rear wheel torque kills the rear tires.

However, the F1's are a very good performing tire.
Arguably the very best of the Run Flats and not too far behind the top performing non-runflats.
Of course the seperation issue torch had is clearly a defect.
That said, I cant blame anyone for going with a top performing non-runflat when the F1's expire.
Please just be sure to get something in the same performance leauge as the F1's and not just something with longer life.

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