Dad! What tires for C5?

Dad, You recommended some tires for a C5. Which ones were they? I lost the message. Thanks Pappy

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I'm not recommending any tire, but I will say that my experience with using Continental ContiExtremeContact on two C5's was great. They were non runflats and priced right, $132 front, & $175 rear, plus the cost of an air pump and repair kit like GM puts in the C5 Z06. One thing to consider is that most repair facilities can change these tire but can't touch the stiff sidewall of the Goodyear runflat. The Continentals are sometimes used as OE on Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Porsche, and BMW. The Continental's ride, wear, and noise were all better than the Goodyear runflats, better adhesion in rain was only slight. The softer sidewall needed a bit more air pressure to keep a flat patch on the road. Had to get it from a BMW tire sticker, everyone is lawyer shy and won't tell you to run anything other than what is on your door, neither will I.
If they made a 19" tire I would have a set on my C6 today.
One last note, if you check the UQTG rating you will see that it exceeds the OE tire by Goodyear although the speed rating is W (168) versus Goodyear's Y (186). They are also 6 and 10 pounds lighter due to the more common side walls.
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Thanks for the help, Dad. I knew you had experience witht the non-run flats. I'm tired of the "crisp" ride, and want to soften it up a bit. I'm going with the pump and repair kit, and non-run flats. I'll let you know what I do...
Thanks! Pappy

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Dad could you tell me where I can get one os those air pump and repair kits for cheap??? I am running Pirelli P Zero Nero M+S non run flats...
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I think I would be doing you a disservice telling you what I have and where I bought it because of the time that has passed. More than once I've seen much better packages that have come out since I bought mine. Shop around and get a good one, cheap counts for allot when you're trying to pump up a tire in nowheresville. Also, when you do get one, try it on a tire the size you want to inflate, they are slow. If it is way out of reason time wise, take it back and keep shopping.
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Yep. And next timne you see the Matco or Snap on truck stop and talk to the driver and buy a tire plugger (if that's what its called) from him. They are about $12 for a professional one and also a hole reamer. ($8 ?) Then all you will need is a $3 set of plugs and a jar of rubber cement. Wrap all of this stuff up in and old towel so you will have something to sit on while your pushing the plug into the hole. Oh, you'll need a big pair of dikes too. The $30 air compressor I bought from Sears was a piece. I couldn't even get it to engage the valve.
-Stan

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What about C02 cartridge inflators? Do they exist for car tires? I know they do for motorcycles.
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