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Hi everyone I have a 2109 Widebody Challenger Scat Pack running the stock 305-35-20 Pirelli Zero tires, at 4000 miles they were to the cords and replaced them with the same tire, granted I did burnouts and so forth, but my second set I trying to get better life out of the them, I am nearing 9000 mile and back are getting down again, I do not drive like a little old lady but enjoy driving the car hard, my question has any one tried the Michelin Sport tires and how to they work and last or is there something else out there the is good, or stick with the Pirellis, they to work awesome but? I could have put this in the tire section but I thought I might get better response from this section, thank for any imput
 

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Man you seem harder on timers then you think or the alignment, camber or something is off with that car. No way you should of used up two sets of tiees in 13000 miles. That's just crazy to me.

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I'm certainly no expert on tires, that said, some packages come with "summer" tires meaning that they are a soft compound and are meant to be sticky leaving good portions of themselves all over the place. I drive a meager 345 R/T so my inclination to light em up is rather limited. I put tires on it 44000 miles ago and still have tons of tread left. In some circles I may qualify as a little old man, but I assure you I don't drive like one. I have Goodyear Eagle Sport All Season tires on it and I really like the look, ride, grip and life of them. I rotate them every 5000 miles when I change oil.
 

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Hi everyone I have a 2109 Widebody Challenger Scat Pack running the stock 305-35-20 Pirelli Zero tires, at 4000 miles they were to the cords and replaced them with the same tire, granted I did burnouts and so forth, but my second set I trying to get better life out of the them, I am nearing 9000 mile and back are getting down again, I do not drive like a little old lady but enjoy driving the car hard, my question has any one tried the Michelin Sport tires and how to they work and last or is there something else out there the is good, or stick with the Pirellis, they to work awesome but? I could have put this in the tire section but I thought I might get better response from this section, thank for any imput
Cool your jets is my take.

Even my MINI JCW in sport mode would spin the tires (front tires) a good deal with not that spirited driving. For a spell I enabled sport mode almost every time I got in the car. And in no time really I noticed the front tires were getting pretty worn.

I could not drive the MINI the same way in sport mode as I did in mid mode.

I stopped using sport mode as much and when I did I cooled my jets.

With the Hellcat even in street mode I could go through a set of rear tires in a week if I wanted to.

(A guy I know that works at a business I dealt with had a Hellcat before I got mine. I watched him drive his Hellcat one day as he was arriving at his job. I was standing with a co-worker at the door the business. Heard the car before I saw it. The car stopped at the drive the entrance to the job but the way was blocked. He put the Hellcat in reverse and smoked the tires. Asked the co-worker if he was pissed the way was blocked? Nope. Co-worker told me that's the way he drives the car. After he backed up some then he took off forward with the rear tires just smoking. Watched him drive down to the next light and make a u-turn. And sure enough as soon as he got the car reasonably straight he lit up the rear tires again. Stopped at the light and made another turn. More tire smoke. I didn't ask the co-worker about tire life I was so flabbergasted by how this guy was driving his Hellcat. I did ask about tickets and the co-worker mentioned he had been pulled over a few times but no tickets. Yet.)

The Michelin tires are pretty much the same as the Pirelli tires. Generally auto makers don't spec tires that differ that much from how the car feels, handles, the grip and tire life.

IOWs the tires are interchangeable -- albeit some automakers do not permit mixing brands of tires.

One of my Porsche cars came from the factory with Pirelli tires. And I ran Pirelli for some years then switched to Michelin tires. Both brands of tires were sanctioned by the factory. Unless I looked I could not tell from how the car drove/rode/handled which brand of tire was on the car. Likewise with another of my Porsche cars. It came with Continental tires from the factory but at some point I put Bridgestone tires on it -- no reason other than the car needed tires and Continentals were out of stock. Both brands of tires were sanctioned by the factory. Same thing. Both brands were identical. Would have to look at the tires to see which brand of tires was on the car.

Tire life was the same for both Pirelli and Michelin and Continental and Bridgestone.

You can try Michelin tires but you won't notice any real difference in tire life if you don't change your style of driving.

Besides, used to be for my other cars Michelin tires came at a premium price. Only when the Michelin tires were priced competitively to the Pirelli tires did I try the Michelin tires. The only difference is the Michelin tires were not quite as noisy as the Pirellis when worn out. And it was really a small difference. Both tires were quite noisy when worn.

But except for that as I said about no difference between the tires.

Cool your jets.
 

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My front tires are doing well and no issues even pushing this car on our back country twisty roads, this thinks handles awesome in the turns and thanks for your thoughts guys
 

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PS4S rules. Sent ya a PM.
 

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The problem isn't your tires.

You're just enjoying your car to the detriment of your tires.

If you wanna dance, ya gotta pay the band. ...... or in this case ..... the tire store.
 

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Spinin' ain't winnin'................but it is making the local tire guy happy that you are happy about hammering those back skins!!!!!
 
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