Summer tires $595 option

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  1. peter george

    peter george Silver Member

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    Hello all
    Do you think it make sense to pass up the summer tires option if I were able to get a 2016 hellcat and put the money towards drag radials for the rear? This would not be for a daily driver. With the current 2015 challenger hellcat M6 trans that I have, it has the summer tires and even in track mode, while going about 20 mph if I slowly accelerate a little too hard, the back tires spin easily.
    thanks samsung s4 pics 12-17-15 1952-2.jpg
     
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    thats exactly what I did and I have NO regrets!!
     
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    peter george Silver Member

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    perfect, thanks for responding !
     
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    Don't waste your money on the summer tires because the all season tires hold up well, especially when the temperature drops depending on where you reside those summer tires don't react well to the cold and can even crack or split!!!
     
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    I'd skip them.
     
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    Put the $595 toward drag radials, catch cans, gorilla lug locks etc.
     
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    agree 100% with above.....get the all seasons, replace the backs with Nitto's and keep the old backs to put on the fronts when the existing fronts die....i had the all seasons on my 2011 392 and found the traction to be excellent......summer tires are often bad under 60-70 degrees....not sure about p0's, but my f1's are bad under 80 degrees....they only stuck when it was 90 degrees+ which is 1 day a year in WI

    nitto's work well even at 60 degrees....under that they are still decent and much better than summer tires
     
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    I ordered the summer tires, but then, I live in Southern Cal.
     
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    Lucky stiff....
     
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    Tires don't last long enough to matter. The tires should not be a deciding factor in getting the car.
     
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    I've got all seasons and agree with everyone on here. Spend your money for drag radials.
    Looks like you've got a very nice 71 Cuda. The best looking year for the Cuda in my opinion.
     
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    thanks for your reply, I live in the San Francisco bay area
     
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    Thanks for your reply and for complimenting my 71 Cuda. Its for sale and is all numbers matching.
     
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    Thanks for your reply, those were my thoughts too, to keep the rears as spares for the fronts.
     
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    I live in south and got all season tires. No regret. Plus I am getting DR Nitto 555R 305/35R 20 in the few days
     

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