I have a 09 Challenger SRT8 and I am in need of some new tires...specifically REAR tires. I would like some FATTER Rear tires to give our Challenger a more aggressive look. Any size suggestions that DO NOT need modification? I have the stock SRT8 wheels on the car.
Tires need to be able to handle Summer and Winter driving as my wife drives the car daily but it is a relatively short commute through town maybe 5-7 miles each way. I'm in St. Louis/IL area so it snows pretty good a few times in the winter. Any brand suggestions?
Any help is greatly appreciated! Looking specifically for 2 but possibly 4 depending on how much $. If 4 what front size do you suggest with a fatter rear tire?
If your budget allows I suggest a dedicated set of winter wheels n tires. Even with All Season tires I wouldn't trust my wife to drive my car in snow, but I have a set of replicas with Blizzaks and she does quite well with them.
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Funny you mention this. I just spent some serious time with my tire guy on Saturday.
I commute long distance everyday, in a variety of terrain, weather and conditions. From bone-dry hot on the valley floor to 3000 feet and some occasional snow, both rough windy roads and open highway, all in a one hour drive....and I didn't have the $$$ for two different sets of tires and rims for Winter and Summer.
I know everyone has an opinion, but he highly recommended the Toyo Proxes ST/II for a 4 season tire for my needs. It's actually marketed as an SUV tire but I'm getting them in 255/50-18 for my SE. I'm going to be curious how they do........ Get them installed Friday morning.
Blizzaks are great winter tires if you want to buy a second set of rims to keep from the mount/dismount that will cost time and money. When the Firestones on my R/T go I'm looking at the General GMax or the Conti Extreme Contact DWS, both in 275/40-20 for the rear. You could go Yokohama Prada Spec X but those are V rated SUV tires. As for the Nitto Motivo I'd consider it at best a three season tire. Tires sadly are like musical taste, you will have to find the ones you prefer, I'm leaning towards the Contis, though the price is a tad steep.
'11 R/T Classic, Tungsten, 6sp, Blastin Bobs !Res, Drop in K&N, !CAGS
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