I know, another tire post. What is the stickest tire with a tread?

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  1. DaddyBarlow

    DaddyBarlow Hellcat Member

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    I know, there are a ton of tire posts out there...

    I'm not looking for a Drag Radials. I have had a few pairs before and you can't really drive them everyday...etc.its a straight line tire with very flexible side-walls that usually needs a good "burn-out" to get them to hook-up. Mine were pretty loud and drove poorly.

    I'm Looking for a very sticky street Tire that will fit our stock wheels or a much wider tire with a "stock-looking" aftermarket wheel that are truly designed to fit under our cars. May be 305 on our stocker's...and 325's on correctly widen wheels. I don't care if they have a short tread on them...as long as they are sticky all the time and have a tread. Something I can drive in the rain if I really had to...

    Are there any tire/wheel "recipes" out there that work well yet?

    Thanks, DB
     
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  3. 70Cuda

    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    don't you have the nittos?
     
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    if your not going to get Nitto's (DR"s) i dont see why you wouldnt just keep the stock ones...i dont see what advantage you would have....the 305's dont really help much as they just bulge around the rim when you use normal tire pressure...your not getting much more contact...plus probably worse handling

    nitto's are supposed to do well in rain...thats why i chose them...i dont notice much handling or ride difference at all....i wouldnt take it to a twisty track, but then the HC isnt made for twisty tracks....handling isnt the HC's purpose......

    sounds like you want a normal tire....just keep what you have...doubt you do much better
     
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  6. 70Cuda

    70Cuda Yep, its got a HEMI

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    I am pretty happy with the summer tire option on my Cat

    They so spin under hard load but don't they all???
     
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    Well said
     
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    Most of the major brands produce a street legal road race tire. I have ran these on the street, very sticky. When running these you need to be careful with your steering input. Just a little input to the steering wheel and your car is turning more than you anticipated, also follows groves in the road. Overall they are fun to play with on curvy roads.
     
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  9. DGatzby

    DGatzby Gold Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member Midwest Regional Pres.

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    DB everyone likes the Nitto 555 in either the 275/40 or 305/35 for the stock wheel. For more money, you can put on 10.5" rear wheels and use their 315/35. I have the P-Zero 315/35 (106Y) on my rear with some 10.5" aftermarket wheels, they are very soft. I will be doing some road courses soon and hope to give some feedback. More people like the Nittos, and they tuck in with a 25-27mm backset also. Those PZero's I have are just slightly wider which will only allow a 20-22mm backset. So they stick out just about a 1/4" more.
     
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    the Nitto 555R in 305 is what I run and the Cat is my daily driver. I have run 10.8 at the track and been through plenty of rain without issue.
     
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    How do they hook on the street?
     

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