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Username Post: 2014 front tires skidding        (Topic#321616)
ejw71 
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02-24-15 09:53 AM - Post#2525802    

While parking or leaving a parking spot the front tires skid rather than roll. This happens when turning sharply. Right rear tire has also skidded rather than rolled. GM explained the problem but offered no remedy. Wish I hadn't purchased it. Dealership simply said that the way it is. A friend said that it's the tires and not the engineering. Anyone else have this defect? Ed

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02-24-15 05:53 PM - Post#2525914    
    In response to ejw71

1ST I'VE HEARD OF THAT,DID YA TRY ASKING ON A LARGER VETTE FORUM,OR MAYBE KENNY WILL ADD SOME INSITE TO YOUR DELIMA.
COULD BE SOMETHING RELATED TO TRACTION CONTROL ETC THO.

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1956cpe 
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02-25-15 09:16 PM - Post#2526227    
    In response to ejw71

The only thing that I can think of is that maybe when you are turning a low speed and, with the wheels turned you are on the throttle a little much. With decent traction, it's "pushing" the front wheels, (understeer, I think),and giving the sensation that the car is not rolling.
Try easy throttle and see how that works. In my opinion, one of the best handling cars out there!

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Sting Ray 
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02-27-15 09:10 AM - Post#2526652    
    In response to 1956cpe

Probably because of the width of the tires and the aggressive alignment.

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AngieWeaver 
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03-17-15 10:19 PM - Post#2531610    
    In response to Sting Ray

Just picked up our z06 yesterday and it skids. Its likely the size of the tires and alignment as suggested above. It should lessen as it warms up i think.

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scrambldcj8 
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02-19-16 08:34 PM - Post#2610077    
    In response to AngieWeaver

HaHa...that's just it, you're driving it too slow!



 
bowtiefan 
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02-21-16 10:05 AM - Post#2610387    
    In response to scrambldcj8

The problem is that the rear tires have more traction than the front because of their size. Ad to that the enormous torque at the rear wheels trying to push the car forward, the fronts just can't keep up, no matter how slow you are going. This usually only happens when you have your steering wheel in a full lock position. Our '07 Z06 does the same thing. It's just inherent in the design. Nothing to worry about. If you don't like it, just don't turn the wheel so sharp.

It sounds as if this is your first Corvette. They are a completely different breed than probably any other car you've ever driven. You will be getting information soon regarding a driving class at Spring Mountain, outside of Las Vegas. It's a 2 day class that teaches you all about your Corvette and how to handle it. I think the class costs $2500, but all you pay is $1000 as Chevy picks up the rest. I STRONGLY urge you to take advantage of this. You won't be sorry. 650 hp can get you into a lot of trouble if you don't know how to handle it.

I'll be picking up my new Z06 from the NCM on the 29th and driving it back to CA. As soon as I get my paperwork for the driving school, I'll be going, even though I have been autocrossing Corvettes for 35yrs.

Enjoy your Corvette and save the wave
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Edited by bowtiefan on 02-21-16 10:07 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 




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