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Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat Wheels and Tires' started by Hammer Down, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. Hammer Down

    Hammer Down Gold Member

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    So, I believe ive landed on my next set of rubber. Going back with an old friend. I was debating on going with 305's in the rear. But that would mean either getting my stock wheels widened to 10" or buying replacements. Nothing out there that matches just right, so that would mean buying four because I am anal that way.
    So because I really like the wheels I have my options diminish a bit. Widen the wheels or go smaller tire. So, going the easier route for now to see how it goes. Gonna stick 295/35/20's back there. And since I had a very good experience with them, I am going to return to an old friend, as I said. I am gonna go with the Michelin Pilot Super Sports. Will be putting the stock size up front. 275/40/20's.
    After doing a lot of reading and comparing, this is where I have landed. The Nittos look good and are quite a bit cheaper. But....they don't seem to last as long and depending on what variation of Nitto you go with, some are very unforgiving if you get caught in the rain. Also don't wear as well as the PSS's. PSS's also come with a warranty. Either 15k or 30k. Ive seen people list both and im not sure which. And I don't remember from when I got my other ones. Not too concerned about the track as I have M & H DR's mounted on 18's from my SRT8 that I never got to use. So I will see if they fit and will work. If not I will visit that issue at a later date.
    We will see how it goes. My SRT8 had 508RWHP. These tires worked very well on there. Admittedly after spring, this car will have closer to 250RWHP more than her, so we'll see how the tires perform.
    I know people put 305's on the stock 9.5" wheel. Im just not comfortable with that.
     
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    HD,

    What did you pay for the Pilots? I'm on the fence with them as the last time I had a set on a different car, after a while they got very noisy under breaking. Have you had that issue?

    Joe
     
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    Hey Joe,
    (haha...Hendrix tune)
    I don't remember what I paid for them. And I haven't bought the new ones yet, for this car. I did not have any issues with noise with them.


    Bill
     
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    Michelin is my preferred tire. Always had good luck with them. They balance well and wear well.

    I am going to throw a suggestion out. The 295/35 is 28.1" diameter while the 275/40 is 28.7". The "norm" is to have the larger/wider tire on the rear. I also think it looks "right".

    You might want to consider a 275/35 on the front. It is slightly smaller in diameter than the 295 at 27.6". Just an IMO.
     
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    Hammer Down Gold Member

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    Yep, I was so concerned with my rears and needing help with grip after spring and more power, that I hadn't done diameters, yet. Thanks.
     
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    275/35 will go nicely on the factory 9.5 in wheel too.
     
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    DGatzby Gold Member Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member Midwest Regional Pres.

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    Do PSS come in 275/40/20? I cannot find that size.
     
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    1FSTCAT The Punisher

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    They do not
     
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    so what did you finally do? do you like your new set? Sorry im searching, because I need new tires and im looking at options.
     
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    Haven't gotten them yet. I ordered replica wheels. The 10" rears were shipped the 9" fronts are on backorder. Will be putting the Pilot Super Sports 295/35/20s on the rear and the 255/40/20s on the front. I had this set up on my blown SRT8, so I am familiar with it and really liked it. For Pilot Super Sports 305s, I could not find a 35 aspect ratio. Only 30. Which would just leave too much fender gap for me. I may also eventually drop the car an inch, but that remains to be seen. Won't be done til next year anyway.
     
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    10 in replicas arrived yesterday.
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    goingsolo2 Beast will be back bigger and better than ever! Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member Hellcat Supporting Vendor

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    Cast or forged replicas? If they are cast, be very careful, as the stock wheels were forged to handle the immense power this car has. A wheel failure could be catastrophic. The replica itself looks great...just make sure they are safe for the Hellcat.
     
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    They are cast.
     
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    Delivery.
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    Wow... that second set in the background are 295's... they look really wide! ;)
     
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