Summer Tire Option?

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  1. rollieman

    rollieman Silver Member

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    Are there any noticeable advantages with the "summer tire option" (275/40 ZR20 P ZERO) over the standard tire such as improved traction and road noise?
    Thank you !
     
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    cjohn7 Senior Hellcat Member

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    summer tries provide more grip however the downside is that you CANNOT use them if the temp drops below 40 degrees I believe. You would HAVE to switch your tires out if you live in colder climate areas during part of the year.
     
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    CubeMan Tri-State Overlord

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    Correct, They harden at or below 40 and are worse then having cinderblocks as tires
     
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    I ran the PZeros on my Magnum srt 365 days per year in Houston TX and never had any issues in the cold. We got down around freezing several times. Great tires, awesome grip and low road noise.
     
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    Better grip but less life as it is a softer rubber compound. I had a set on a Volvo only last 8K miles and that was with NO burnouts! Summer tires are dangerous if you have any ice / snow on the road and will put you in a ditch. I have found hard as a rock when very cold but I live in the south and is my 2nd car so only a few days a year is an issue for me.
     
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    That's strange about your Volvo, I got 22k miles out of PZeros on my Magnum SRT with regular rotations. 275/40/r20 on all 4 corners.
     
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    Was your Magnum summer tires are all season or 3 season? My Volvo was some time back and I received a Volvo / tire class action notice in the mail after I sold the car as the tires were an issue but may have nothing to do with todays P-Zero but it did put a bad taste in my mouth as I was using as much rubber $ per mile as I was gas $... well felt like it anyway.
     
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    they were the summer tires.
     
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    Wow, well lets hope for the best on my cat as with car payments, gas and insurance, a new car bra, soon to have window tint, oil catch cans and what ever else come along next week, I don't have a extra $100 a month tire budget! LOL!
     
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    rayzazoo DRIVESRT.COM Gold Supporting Member

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    I think TireRack had/has a sale on the Summar Pzeros for about $180-190 a piece. Mind you, they are usually $400+
     
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    Summer tires are great for me about 7 months of the year. My Cat will hibernate like my snakes did in the past for 5. If driving year round you'll need another set of appropriate all seasons or, dare I say, snows :eek:. I can't imagine these things in snow but at one point in my life I drove a 69 Camaro with Pro Trak 50's on the rear and 70's up front all year round in NY :confused:o_O:eek: It was my car...my only car.

    Below 40 degrees summer tires be like....

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    Here's a prototype of the Alfa platform Barracuda. Note Summer Tire option and extra wide rears. Dodge intends to really push branding of Ram after Hemi is done in MY '18
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    Sad...I hear Wilma is retired and doing fine but Betty has fallen on hard times.

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    I'd so drive that ram truck!
     
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    Skull and all! :p
     
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    If you liked the front, look at the engineering and design details out back!

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    Two parking spots... I guess he's afraid of door dings...
     
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