DSS Drive shaft and Nitto 305/35/20 DR install

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  1. hellcat444

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    i am going to get my DSS Drive shaft and Nitto 305/35/20 DR install on the rear this weekend.

    Do i need to do wheel alignment as well?
    does the DR change the right height of the car to a point that wheel alignment is needed?

    Thanks guys!!
     
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    FireLane SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    No, changing the rear tires will not affect the alignment, no worries, just go out and have fun!!
     
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    Good upgrades should feel the difference, no alignment is needed.
     
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    Yup... Bolt em on and go... no affect on alignment... just double check clearances as there can be subtle differences between cars. I haven't heard of anyone having issues with the 305's on stock wheels... DS can get close to the exhaust. ;)
     
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    nothing to align
     
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    If you're doing it yourself you don't need to remove the exhaust. Just loosen the front clamps and unbolt the rear and mid hangers and unplug the exhaust servos.
    The front bolts can be a ***** to get out because of all of the loc tite and limited space to work in.
    You will need a very short allen socket to tighten the new front bolts with a torque wrench. I cut an 8mm x 3/8 drive socket down to make a stubby that would fit.
    I also cut a 10mm one down for the large flange bolts in the rear.
    Don't forget to put sealant on the front flange.
    Also don't forget to put it into neutral before you lift the car.
    Taking my time it took about 3 hours, and that included painting my rear rotor hats black.

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    I'm installing my driveshaft this weekend. Just mounted my nitto nt05r DR they are amazing
     
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    Just curious, since I'm getting the Nitto 555rs for the factory rear rims, but once mounted do the Nitto raise the car a bit? Do they impart a 'taller' look in the rear? Or just a wider looking tire?
     
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    I'd say it's about the same ride height. It just looks meatier and sticks out more. I love the look. Now I need lowering springs for a even better look
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    Thanks.

    Actually, I was hoping to get the ass-end of the car up more. It's a subtle way of conveying a more aggressive look - in addition to the benefit of grippier tires - without a huge investment.

    That's why, in another thread, I asked about whether anyone's come across a rear-end lift kit for the Challenger Hellcats. There are lowering kits out there, but I wanted to go in the opposite direction.
     
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    Hey Faatcat... Are those 315's on stock 9.5 wheels? Any other pictures from the rear... curious how far they stick out? and how close they are on the inside?
     
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    Yea stock 9.5" rims. I'll post more pics in the morning. Looks and fits amazing
     
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    May I ask why you did not go with 555r ?
     
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    I met a guy at the track that had these and loved them. My quater mile time is 10.9 right now with these
     
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    The NT555R are more street friendly... the NT05R are more track friendly! Both are DOT drag radials. Just don't get caught in the rain with NT05R's... you'll have your hands full!;)
     
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