Quick tire question

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat Wheels and Tires' started by Nitewing, Jan 21, 2016.

  1. Nitewing

    Nitewing Gold Member

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    anyone see any issues, other than slight speedometer discrepancies, of running 275/35 in the rear with a 275/40 in the front?
     
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    I would reverse them 275/35 front and 275/40 rear. The 35 is a smaller diameter and would look odd on the rear with a taller tire on the front..IMO..
     
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    Agree for sure on that, but I'm looking at a different set of tires to see how they affect traction and 275/35 is the only set I can get a hold of for now, but eventually will even them out. I'm looking more for affecting the drivability of the car on the street and at the drag strip.
     
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    Might effect handling having a smaller tire but nothing that would be noticed unless you really push the car...
     
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    40% of 275 = 110 (4.33" sidewall height)
    35% of 275 = 96.25 (3.81" sidewall height)

    110 - 96.25 = 13.75mm (~1/2") difference in sidewall height

    slightly stiffer sidewall
    less wheel protection

    circ = 1/2 pie R2
    295+ vs 283+
    so 12" differential in circ
     
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    I don't see a problem with it. I have 1" shorter rear tires on my Hellcat and I had 2" shorter rear tires on my 2015 SRT 392. But, as was said before, I am not going out and road racing with this setup. It is for dual purpose, street/drags.
     

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