Asking Yet Again....

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat General Discussions' started by GoodCaptain, Mar 28, 2016.

  1. GoodCaptain

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    Okay, so let me be specific...

    My 2016 Hellcat Charger is just a few weeks away. I'd like to keep the stock rims but get a better tire for the REARS to replace the 3 season stock.

    I don't want to give up ANYTHING that the stock tires are good at, but would like to see a small bump in overall traction and handling.

    So...you tire experts...what say you???


    Robert
     
  2. 1949chopper

    1949chopper NC STATE PRESIDENT Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    Get the 305 pirellis. Shouldn't give up anything and only gain some traction. I have mine on the shelf. Soon as the nittos are done they are going on
     
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    I ran 295/35/20 Michelin Pilot Super Sports on my 20x9.5 wheels on my Shelby and loved them.

    Google MPSS and you will see how they are rated as one of the best all around performance tires available.

    They are expensive, but they provide some of the best traction (wet and dry) available with a summer performance tire. They have like a 30K mile warranty, wide tread width, and look good on the rear of the car.

    Only downfall is that they are not an all season tire, they are a Summer performance tire, so you would not run them in cold temperatures.

    Michelin Pilot Super Sport

    Find the Right Max Performance Summer Tires for You
     
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    BIG DAWG Hellcat, 1st Florida Cavalry Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC National Exec. Director HCC Charter Member

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    You will not be disappointed with either choice the last two commenters offered...
     
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    The 305 Pirellis are the same tire as stock, but wider? Or does the spec'd height change?

    Again, I just want a unilateral improvement in traction without giving up anything or changing anything.


    Robert
     
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    The 305 35 has a height of 28.4 and 275 40 is 28.7. Not much difference.
     
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    To get you the best tire for your specific needs, we would have to know more information. Do you drive it daily? In the rain? Track or road course?
     
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    This would not be for the track. Let's call it spirited driving, looking for a bump in traction for launches as well as handling, but this still has to be like the stock PZero's and a good all around tire. Warm weather (car is shipping to LA by end of summer) and occasional rain.

    I'm assuming the Pirelli Pzero 305's are just a wider version of the stock tire, but how much added contact patch do you really get?

    Thanks...

    Bob
     
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    Easy math. 305-275= 30mm more. Not sure what that equals to as far as real world, but can't hurt. General manager at my dealer tracks his charger hc. Road course at VIR. And I asked him what tires to use and he says stock pirellis are just fine.
     
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    The new g2 are in my radar!!
     
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    Specifically for the Hellcat with a given weight of 4439 lbs and rear distribution of 954.5 lbs per rear tire:

    Contact patch size per tire - tire specs/conditions
    48.84 sq/in - 275/40/20 (106Y) Pirelli PZero, 32psi
    50.15 sq/in - 275/40/20 (102V) Nitto 555R, 32psi
    53.92 sq/in - 275/40/20 (106Y) Pirelli PZero, 28psi
    53.96 sq/in - 305/35/20 (102V) Nitto 555R, 32psi
    56.52 sq/in - 305/35/20 (102V) Nitto 555R, 30psi
    58.85 sq/in - 305/35/20 (102V) Nitto 555R, 28psi

    Comparatively between stock Pirelli 275 and Nitto 555R 305, both at 32psi, you're gaining 5.12 sq/in of additional contact patch per rear tire.

    So long as the tire doesn't high center from being too low on pressure, a Pirelli 275 at 28psi has a similar contact patch as the Nitto 555R 305 at 32psi.
     
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    Glad you asked again Good Captain. I'm in the market too and share your same reason and desire.
     
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    Anybody have the Pirelli 305 35's on their Hellcat they can share?
     
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    TNCHARGER did. That's where I got mine from. Didn't put on my car yet
     

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