its Time for new tires suggestions for my 2015 Charger Cat. plz advise

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  1. bilal

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    help the brother out.. must change tires asap. need recommendations based on your experiences. please dont forget to advise particular tire name, model number and best place to get etc..
     
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    What's your intended use? White knuckle driver or laid back cruising? Daily Driver, spirited driver, burnout king, 0-60's, 1/4 track, 1/2 mile runs, road racing (flat track)???

    Each environment sets it's own requirements. You need load rating of at least 106 (our Chargers aren't light) but for speed rating 'Y' is factory (Y+) but including 'W' in your search opens up another set of available tires. Mileage expectations? You looking for stock sizes or want to increase your footprint (285, 295, 305).

    For me (daily driver with the occasional spirited run), the OEM stock all season do OK but I've also considered Continential DWS-06. I ran Nitto Motivo on my 2010 Challenger R/T and they were decent. I'd like something with a little more bite but now willing to give up mileage. Sitting at 12,600 miles since last July. General AS-03 are suppose to have a little more bite.

    Use the big internet tire websites for variety of options. Then check all the web knotholes for availability and pricing. Internet is your friend and a few select Google searches will yeild lots of options.

    as always...YMMV
     
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    Vinnerman Silver Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member

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    I will be in the same boat this summer. I will also be interested in the comments. I drive mine almost every day in the summer and most of the miles are "cruising" miles with some "very" spirited runs, probably not much over 160 or 170.
     
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    i am aggressive driver. hard turns and lots of pushing of 0 to 60 but no burn outs.. but many a times when i go from red light red light i do get lots of those drags.. i really want wider tires but i dont want to hurt the car chassis. i need to know how wide i can go. i know side wall 40 is what factory sends, but most internet searches change that to 35 with wider tire.. like 305/35R20 is every where. but i cant find 305/40R20 with speed rating of the hellcat.. i have driven 158Mph many times.. and i have located an abandoned run way not far from my house, which i will be visiting shortly..
     
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    :) 160/170 is only spirited? i think thats very kool... having both Challenger and Charger cats, i can be holding cup of coffee and driving 158Mph in charger but Challenger, i feel is a bit different rawer drive. but i like both flavors.. i hope i find some good advice here for wider tires..
     
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    Width (1st #) to sidewall ratio (2nd #) is what will keep overall tire diameter from getting to big.

    As you go wider, sidewall ratio will get smaller to keep overall diameter the same. There are comparison tools on line so you can check.

    245/45 is about the same as 275/40 which is close to 305/35. Fractions matter and big changes not really welcomed.

    Rim offsets also come into play as well as rim widths.

    If this makes your head hurt, consult a professional
     
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    im thinking if the 305/35/20 works for rear tires (dunno if it can get mounted on factory wheels and dunno if i will hurt the car chassis), then i should get 4 of these and mount them in the rear for both hellcats. and use Pirelli zeros in the front only.. thoughts?
     
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    image.jpeg image.jpeg That is what I did Michelin PS2 305/35/20 on stock rim in back and stock Pirellies up front. Back are 104 Y rated. About 3 inches wider then stock per tire. Looks good to was going to go with Nitto's but none Y rated.
     
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    Check them out high score on everything including hydroplaning. Drove 400 miles to meet my wife at a medical conference. From Ga to Alabama and 200 miles of down pour rain, cruised at 70-85 never lost traction or felt unsafe.
     
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    image.jpeg image.jpeg Also don't extend pass rear quarter panel lip. The car goes much straight as you can see compared to the 275's
     
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    Tire.................diameter.............circum

    245_45.............28.66.................90.04
    275_40.............28.68.................90.10
    305_35.............28.41.................89.24
    315_35.............28.68.................90.10

    Above 295 probably need wider rim but can vary on tire manufacturer
     
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    So based on table below
    If I put 305/35/20 in the rear and keep stop 275/40/20 in the front, rear will be very slightly lower than the front??

    Tire.................diameter.............circum

    245_45.............28.66.................90.04
    275_40.............28.68.................90.10
    305_35.............28.41.................89.24
    315_35.............28.68.................90.10
     
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    Yes but it is so little you can't tell look at this picture.
     
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    I'd replace with the same tires your car was born with... As far as I know only the Pirelli's are specifically designed for our HC's. Just my $0.02... Think sidewall stiffness/integrity under various loading conditions.
     
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    But what Danny123 said about traction in rain, I feel that and makes me feel uncomfortable hence thinking of wider footprint

    I feel that in my both HellCats (2015 charger Hellcat and 2016 Challenger Hellcat)
     

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