Hellcat Tire Upgrade...

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  1. partycrasher

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    Reaching out to those with more technical expertise....while i wait for the arrival of my 707HP beast.....I feel compelled to request advise for tire ( and possibly wheel) upgrades. Seems to me the weak link is the traction loss. Any one know what larger skins might fit??? Please share your input and good information. THX
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    thank you
     
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    Met a guy this weekend who put some 305 Nitto drag radials out back and spoke highly of them
     
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    Texas Joe, were the on a hellcat???
     
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    Rear tires... They looked good too
     
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    I know dude was talking about putting MT DR on his hellcat. I had Nitto on my twin turbo cobra, The hooked up pretty good. Once I learned how to drive it, lol
     
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    I want to do the same but buy an extra set of rims with them so I can swap them out when I want to use them
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    Depends on what you want to do. straight on the 1/4 mile or track or just more hook up on the street.
    the tires are all specific these days. You have options.
     
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    I think that's a good idea, cause I don't think they are rated for many miles of driving..
     
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    With the lower profile sidewalls, how much does pressure affect the performance and what would be a PSI range?
     
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    70Cuda can you chime in on this, I will never track my car, I just want a good street tire and hooks up good and can get 3000 to 5000 miles.
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    Not sure the brand but there are DOT approved drag radial tires. very soft not much life 5000 miles tops.
    will hook up great when dry. may not on wet pavement. You also have to look at the psi. on the drag strip they air them down. Bad idea on the street. So certain brands may be better than others. I don't know much about road course only 1/4 drag. The drag tires "grow" a bit in the burn out phase. I always skip the water box and run a "dry hop" My tires last longer. You will figure it out as you play in your car. I think you can get some heat in your tires with a quick "dry hop" helps a little bit.

    I would rather run the stock tires and let them slip. I will figure out how to launch my car over time and just deal with it. Just like on my Viper and Shelby. I can tell you rear tires are expensive. Vipers are much easier to launch than a Shelby. The Shelby like the Hellcat is a burnout rear tire eating machine. I think the weight.
    My plan is to track my Hellcat vs my Shelby once or twice on the 1/4. Otherwise just street.
     
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    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    207-040 275 40R20 Nitto NT-05
    Not sure how these would be but might work for you
     
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    Those are what this guy has on his Cat... He had 305s tho
     

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