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The dreaded new tire thread

Well I'm in need of new tires. The stock all season Pirelli's are about shot (17,000 miles) I can't figure out what tires to go with... I still want a good handling tire but something that rides a bit better.

I had the hankooks before on my other SRT and they weren't bad... I also have some interest in the continental extreme contact 295/40r20.... Could we recalibrate our speedo anyway??? I don't want to be putting more miles on the odometer than I really am traveling

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Re: The dreaded new tire thread

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I love the way this truck looks... He said he's running 315/40r20 in the rear and 275/35r20 in the front....

I think the stiffness would be there in the ride without runflats. I heard there would be issues with the transfer case though.. Any ideas guys? Also I would NEED to calibrate the speedo somehow


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Re: The dreaded new tire thread

Diablo tuner can do it. But if you have 15+, requires tuned PCM which gets expensive.

40R vs 45R is about a 3.8% difference. Adds up a little after tens of thousands of miles.
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Re: The dreaded new tire thread

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Diablo tuner can do it. But if you have 15+, requires tuned PCM which gets expensive.

40R vs 45R is about a 3.8% difference. Adds up a little after tens of thousands of miles.

Of course I have a 15'.... that would be my luck! I wonder if the dealer would do it?


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Re: The dreaded new tire thread

I went with Toyos Proxes ST2 on my 2015 SRT and the difference is a softer ride compared to the Perelli run flats. all the harshness has gone.
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I went with Toyos Proxes ST2 on my 2015 SRT and the difference is a softer ride compared to the Perelli run flats. all the harshness has gone.
I ordered my new SRT today ! Very excited but the first thing I got the dealer to do was change the awful Pirelli run flats . They are so harsh and always wreck the ride comfort . I think I'm going with Continental UHP conti contacts which are actually cheaper than the Pirellis . Has anyone had any experience with these and or changing to run flats ? I'd love to hear how much better the ride was 😀
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I ordered my new SRT today ! Very excited but the first thing I got the dealer to do was change the awful Pirelli run flats . They are so harsh and always wreck the ride comfort . I think I'm going with Continental UHP conti contacts which are actually cheaper than the Pirellis . Has anyone had any experience with these and or changing to run flats ? I'd love to hear how much better the ride was ��
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Re: The dreaded new tire thread

When I was looking to switch from the runflats I was recommended to try the Yokohamas. They are great, except for the awful road noise which I had mentioned in another thread and they are not good at all in snowy highway conditions.
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Re: The dreaded new tire thread

You have noise with the Yoko's? I had them on a Charger, but hadn't tried on a Jeep yet. Makes me not want to use them for my winter setup now...

I've been really impressed with the Toyo Proxes ST II. I got them for about $600 too from TireCrawler. After a couple hundred miles, they hook up just as good as the Pirellis did, 100x quieter and softer (even at 38 PSI). The only downside to them is that they offer no rim protection...
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Re: The dreaded new tire thread

I'm running the parada spec x. I'm on my phone, but if you search my threads, you'll see a few other people have the same issue. It is likely tied to the alignment of the truck.
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When I was looking to switch from the runflats I was recommended to try the Yokohamas. They are great, except for the awful road noise which I had mentioned in another thread and they are not good at all in snowy highway conditions.

I have the Yokos and road noise is minimal.
As far a winter performance I cant speak to that since I run dedicated winter wheels and tires.
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Anyone have any pictures of the Toyos and Yokohama? Thanks!


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