Chrysler 300C & SRT8 Forums banner

1 - 19 of 19 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
482 Posts
I have the AS tires and it is very squirrely in the rain. The F1s will be just a bit worse. To put in it terms you may get, our 2wd Dodge Ram with the Hemi and 3.92:1 rear gears is easier to drive in the rain and it doesn't have traction control....

Todd
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
909 Posts
So did mine

245/45Zr20's on my 300C

Mr.DJ said:
Well, my Goodyear 'Eagle F1 Supercar' tires handled just fine during our last monsoon. :fing02:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
435 Posts
Rain?? Oh yeah the wet stuff, we're expecting rain soon....in February. :wink1: :evil:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
909 Posts
I just want to say

:fing26:

And I also want to say

:fing26:

(In New York, we of course will probably have snow in February)


300CUL8R said:
Rain?? Oh yeah the wet stuff, we're expecting rain soon....in February. :wink1: :evil:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
435 Posts
chasb said:
:fing26:

And I also want to say

:fing26:

(In New York, we of course will probably have snow in February)
Sorry chasb I had to do it. I grew up in Brooklyn and Manhattan the first 25 years of my life and have seen many a crappy cold winter. Nothing like a Z28 in the NYC snow.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
909 Posts
You said it

Home from the army on leave Easter 1970. 14" blizzard hits us. I had my 69 Dart 340 GTS in Marlyland on the base and I drove it home. It took me two days to get back. Had to wait for everything to get plowed and melt.

Plus I had to argue with the CO about being AWOL??? It was 80 and sunny down there.!

Happy to see you're in good weather.
Chas

300CUL8R said:
Sorry chasb I had to do it. I grew up in Brooklyn and Manhattan the first 25 years of my life and have seen many a crappy cold winter. Nothing like a Z28 in the NYC snow.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,071 Posts
You guys could move to Chicago.....Apparently we've officially changed our climate to "desert" since we've only have about 5 rain falls all year.

I've only driven my SRT-8 in the rain once since I bought it and I was surprised at how "squirrely" it was even with ESP on and I have the RSA's. :eek:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
160 Posts
rained here today....noticed that my new 255/45/20 toyo proxes were more squirly then my stock Contis were...btw, my stock contis were NOT the self sealing ones, for whatever it is worth.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,066 Posts
Usually...the wider the tire, the more apt they are to 'hydroplane' on wet pavement; however, this also depends upon the tire's tread configuration, as well as its compound characteristics. :wink1:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,719 Posts
vvv90 said:
You guys could move to Chicago.....Apparently we've officially changed our climate to "desert" since we've only have about 5 rain falls all year.

I've only driven my SRT-8 in the rain once since I bought it and I was surprised at how "squirrely" it was even with ESP on and I have the RSA's. :eek:
Torque-Traction=Squirrely, what's up with the ESP/Trac not controlling the slip?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
593 Posts
sounds like the F1s do better in rain than the ASs...interesting. I guess we all have to decide whether we're getting more snow or more rain...I live in Georgia (when I'm not in Iraq...I swear I should buy a house here!), so I'm going with the F1s, even if I have to replace them more often...BTW, how many daily driver miles can you expect from the supercar tires?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
435 Posts
Here's some irony/karma. I woke up to pouring rain and thunderstorms. I'll test the ESP for the first time in rain today.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
14 Posts
Discussion Starter · #16 ·
Great!! Be careful...sorta. Man!!! Only 24-36 hours to go before I pick up mine. I plan to only work a half day so I can go out and play!!!

300CUL8R said:
Here's some irony/karma. I woke up to pouring rain and thunderstorms. I'll test the ESP for the first time in rain today.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
4,071 Posts
II kings 9:20 said:
Torque-Traction=Squirrely, what's up with the ESP/Trac not controlling the slip?

The ESP works, but it takes a second or two to kick in.....So if you're a little sidways and you nail it, the rear end kicks out a bit, the tires slip and then shortly thereafter the ESP takes control and evens everything out really well.


That's my experience anyway.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,719 Posts
vvv90 said:
The ESP works, but it takes a second or two to kick in.....So if you're a little sidways and you nail it, the rear end kicks out a bit, the tires slip and then shortly thereafter the ESP takes control and evens everything out really well.


That's my experience anyway.
Makes me glad it doesn't take a second or two of lock to activate ABS, my other cars with TCS seemed to really control slip very well, then again none of them had 425 torque like you do.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
179 Posts
marnepup said:
sounds like the F1s do better in rain than the ASs...interesting. I guess we all have to decide whether we're getting more snow or more rain...I live in Georgia (when I'm not in Iraq...I swear I should buy a house here!), so I'm going with the F1s, even if I have to replace them more often...BTW, how many daily driver miles can you expect from the supercar tires?
I had heard bad things about the tread life on these F1 tires , but so far so good. I have 17,600 on the srt8 and the tires, and they still have pretty good tread left. Also, I think they did very well in heavy rain, in the mountains when I drive it to Florida (tires were new, and I was cruising in the 70- 80 range, not accelerating or punching it or anything) They made me feel very confident.

on another note, I have no track slips or other proof, but this car feels even faster now to me, then when I got it. :sly:
 
1 - 19 of 19 Posts
Top