New SoCal Member with tire question

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat Wheels and Tires' started by Jury, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. Jury

    Jury Hellcat Member

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    First off--greetings from a new Hellcat owner/member from SoCal (San Diego, to be exact). Been trolling for a month and I am still amazed at the wealth of knowledge and entertainment on this site--thanks to all!!

    Quick question: Anyone in the SD area know of a tire place that will mount Nitto 305s on the stock rears??
     
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    Try your local America's Tire. I recently had some 315/35/R20 Nitto NT-05's mounted on 10" rims by the them, even though Nitto says minimum width is 10.5" They use their own wheel width chart, not the tire makers chart, so they might just mount your 305's.


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    Nope even with that chart the widest is a 295. This is for safety reasons and I'm sure you will have a hard time finding a shop that will do it. Buy wider wheels!!
     
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    Thanks much Phil--will look into it
     
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    I work there and have the tire to rim width chart in my hand lmao.
     
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    Well, looks like a "mom and pop" shop may be my best bet. Thanks for the replies.
     
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    Here is a thread where the owner had 305 Nitto 555r's mounted on the stock rims. Might want to contact him and find out how he got the tries mounted.

    Mounted Nitto 305 555r


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    Yeah you will have to find a mom and pop shop that doesn't care about your safety and doesn't care about the liability because it's a hole in the wall business that will just close down if there is a lawsuit filed, and they will just change the name and re open the business. Then its all on you. Please be careful.
     
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    The TRA or tire and rim association, helped the tire manufacturers create the chart based off of lots of in depth testing for safety reasons. If you are really curious I can share the federal register that has a 900 page part about tires and wheels and actually shows the in depth math behind it and the reasons why these limits are set. But I will let you know that the leech lawyers are having a field day with this. It's easy money for the "ambulance chasers".
     
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    Try WOW (Wrench on Wheels) in Poway. They should be able to assist. They are good guys. Tell them the guy from Movit Brakes/Tom Frederico Enterprises sent you.
     
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    Will do Tom. Thanks much!!
     
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    No problem my friend.
     
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    DR's on a 700HP car are much safer then the narrow POS OEM tires which easily lose control...even in the rain the Nitto's grip way more than stock....if you worried about liability get the 275's or 285 ...it will still be much safer with any R compound tires
     
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    Drag radials have a wrinkle sidewall and are not designed for hard cornering. They have been outlawed from the 1/2 mile runs due to the cars losing control at high speeds (like when you pull the chute) and the tires actually dismount from the rims and cause bad accidents. I wouldn't call that safer if you plan on taking turns fast.
     
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    You are right...I don't race around corners...
     
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