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Old 11-09-2012, 10:04 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Time to Replace Tires

You guys have always been a good source of info so I have another question.
I have a 2008 SRT Design with the 20" rims x ?? wide. I really don't much care for performance tires especially living in Chicago. I would like the widest tires I can put on these rims and still be able to rotate. I would put ride and comfort in all seasons first, followed by performance and lastly tread wear but still should be 40k. I like the low profile look so I would like to stay with that if reasonable for ride and comfort.

What is the opinions on best tire? Thanks.
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As far as the best tire, I'll defer on making a suggestion there.

As far as size, 255/50x20 or 245/45/20 would work great. You can go to a 275/40x20 all the way around but the front could rub a bit in a full turn.

Look for a tread wear rating of 300 (sometimes known as the durometer) or higher. The higher the number, the less "performance" you'll get. You end up trading wear for stickiness.

Lots of brands out there to choose from. My experience with the stock Continentals and Goodyears was very, very poor.

Nitto, Michelin, BFG and Falken are all brands I have used in the past with good results. I currently run Toyo Proxes 4 tires, 245/45x20 on the front, 275/40x20 on the rear.

You might also look into the Hankook line. I hear good things about them but have no experience with them.
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I'm assuming those tire sizes will give the same circumference or is there a digital adjustment that can be made with the intune?

Rear wheel drive and snow is a consideration, but so is the fact snow is on the roads just a few days a year and for not very long.

How do those Toyos ride?
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MD - it appears you have nailed it again or at least for sure MoparMax agrees with the Toyo Proxes 4+ tire. See the link below...thanks again!

:::MoparMax::: Product Review - Toyo Proxes 4 Plus Ultra-High Performance All-Season Tire - 8/2/2012
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MD - are you sure 275/40x20 will fit on my rims? I have an SRT Design with 20" rims that look like the actual SRT but I'm not sure they are 9" wide? Thanks, Jeff
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Hey. I had a 2008 300 SRTD in chicago for 3 years. Traded it in about a year ago...but I went through 3 different sets of tires. My favortie BY FAR was the yoko parada Spec-X. I went in the 255-50 size. Grip for days...awesome in the snow as well. They have a very agressive tread pattern, but they were also quiet and wear was average/above average. When I bought them in 2010/2011 they were about 125 a piece.

The SRT Design rims are 8'' I believe....so I would shy away from anything wider than 255 so they wheels dont bulge when mounted.
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Warning to any of you guys changing tires on an SRT/ DESIGN. You do not have actual SRT rims which are 9" wide. They in fact are 8" wide and the max tire width is 255.

I am reordering the Toyo Proxes 4+ as 255/45x20. Through some research and questions I have decided this tire will give me a slightly better contact patch and will ride a little smoother as well with the greater sidewall height. The difference between the 245/45x20 stock tire and the 255 is about 10 revolutions per mile. The 255 is 1.26" more in circumference. So all this mean my computer will be off by about 151' more distance traveled per mile or 2.865%. This will effect a 60mph odometer reading to be actually 61.7mph. I can live with that and am anxious to get the new tires on. Read the link above to see why I'm looking forward to them.
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