Rear Tires For The Hellcat - Who Will Be Making Changes And To What?

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  1. JBS$

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    It appears that, with out question, our new Hellcats are under tired. Now, how to address this issue is the question, as we are limited in width in adding new rubber. With the power and torque we need to control, a 315 tire width or better is desired, however, 295, looks like it may be the limit.
    Will the more knowledge minds please weigh in.
     
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    El Chorizo SRT Hellcat Admin

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    I have no idea what size wheels can be squeezed in here. But you are right, 315's would be nice. Either some Nitto Drag Radials or some Yoko R888's...
     
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    You could always custom order some wheels with some offset to account for wider tires.

    Street legal slicks would also do the trick.
     
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    El Chorizo SRT Hellcat Admin

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    Yah some ET Streets would be fine but hard to drive on those daily, if you run into some rain you'll be in trouble.
     
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    gonna try to get a 325 or 335 under there.
     
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    Perhaps we should ask others who already have SRT Challengers how fat a tire will fit?
     
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    Tammie SRT Hellcat Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

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    The only problem is that there are quite a few changes in the body and suspension and I am not sure what works for the 2014 would work for 2015. I called SRT on the build issue and I was able to get an answer right away, you might call and ask them. 855-778-8326
     
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    Yes I would like to get the same wheel with just a offset for like a 315 !!??
     
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    OK, so this question is coming from a guy with little knowledge of wheels and tires so go easy on me......
    Would anyone consider a heavier runflat tire to reduce excess wheelspin on launch? There are runflats available in the correct size with ultra high performance ratings.
     
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    I am hoping to exchange the wheels/tires from my 2012 SRT8 to my Kat. I have Hurst 10.5 with Nitto Motivo 315/35X20 in rear and 9's in front with 245/45X20.
     
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    Carnage SRT Hellcat Supercharged Moderator Staff Member Hellcat Car Club Gold Supporting Member HCC Charter Member

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    Well the ride will be way more firm, not as comfortable. I would sticks with wider rear tires for best traction. Plus run flat tires perform best for cars that came with them stock otherwise suspension may ruin them if not set by factory.
     
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    I've been doing a lot of research and am planning to get a set of Toyo R888s in 285/35ZR20 for the stock wheels. Hopefully I will get most of the burnouts out of my system on the stock tires.

    DOT Competition Tires Proxes R888 Toyo Tires
     
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    A 285/35 would be an inch shorter than stock...I wouldn't do that.

    I plan to get a set of Nitto NT05 315/35s on the back asap. 28.6" tall and 12.4" wide... the tires they ran to make the record breaking drag run were Nitto NT555R in 305/35 which is 28.5" tall and 12.2" wide. So I am hoping that .2" more width will run without rubbing the inner fender. I think it will be ok. On a 9.5" wide wheel the ideal tire is 295 but a 35 is a bit short and a 40 is a bit tall...want to stay as close to stock height as possible. Nitto 315s run a bit more narrow than most every other tire manuf so I feel like they should be fine. Most of my racing is straight line roll races not drag or road track anyway. I have some custom cut hub centric 5mm spacers being made just in case... had some rub on my 2012 pretty bad with a 10" custom widened stock wheel and 315/35 Nitto Invos but that car was lowered an inch...I plan to lower the HellCat but likely only 1/2" as it's already 1/4" lower than a normal SRT.

    There are lots of suitable options in 305/35 though, one of them being the NT555R but it's a drag radial...DON'T get caught in the rain or expect them to last more than a few thousand miles...
     
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    Have you ever thought about super sport tires
     
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    Considered them yes. Usually a costly option but great tire. They have a 295/35 that would be ok but it's half inch shorter. Trying to stay as close to stock height as I can. They have 315/35s also perfect height but they are 12.6" wide not sure that won't rub inner fender..
     

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