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Tire recommendations, in no particular order.


16x7 wheels

225/50-16

Max dry performance - expect maybe 15k miles:
Yokohama Advan Neova AD07
BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KD
Kumho ECSTA MX
Falken Azenis Rt615
Hankook Ventus R-S2 Z212

Great wet and dry performance - expect 15-25k miles:
Bridgestone Potenza RE050A Pole Position
Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3

Good wet and dry performance - expect 20-30k miles:
Avon Tech M500
BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW
Bridgestone Potenza RE750
Kumho ECSTA SPT
Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval
Fuzion ZRi
Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2
Falken FK 452

Good wet and dry grip, with some winter weather capabilities - expect 25-35k miles:
Avon Tech M550 A/S
Kumho ECSTA ASX
Yokohama ADVAN S.4.
Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position
Falken Ziex Ze 512 (make sure you get the V speed rated, not the H speed rated version)
Toyo Proxes 4

245/50-16 - This size is tall, coilovers will let these fit nicely if you don't drop the car too much. Most are 25.6-25.7" tall.

Great wet and dry performance - expect 15-25k miles:
Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3

Good wet and dry performance - expect 20-30k miles:
Avon Tech M500
BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW
Bridgestone Potenza RE750
Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval
Fuzion ZRi
Kumho ECSTA SPT

Good wet and dry grip, with some winter weather capabilities - expect 25-35k miles:
Avon Tech M550 A/S
Kumho ECSTA ASX
Yokohama ADVAN S.4.
Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position
Falken Ziex Ze 512 (make sure you get the Z speed rated, not the H speed rated version)
Toyo Proxes 4
Michelin Pilot Sport A/S

Decent all-around tire, drop off from stock grip - expect 30k+ miles:
Goodyear Eagle RS-A



Stock wheels

205/50-17

Max dry performance - expect maybe 15k miles:
Yokohama Advan Neova AD07
BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KD

Great wet and dry performance - expect 15-25k miles:
Bridgestone Potenza RE050A Pole Position
Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3

Good wet and dry performance - expect 20-30k miles:
Avon Tech M500
BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW 2 (stock tires)
Bridgestone Potenza RE750
Kumho ECSTA SPT
Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2
Falken FK 452

Good wet and dry grip, with some winter weather capabilities - expect 25-35k miles:
Avon Tech M550 A/S
Kumho ECSTA ASX
Yokohama ADVAN S.4.

Decent all-around tire, drop off from stock grip - expect 30k+ miles:
Goodyear Eagle RS-A
Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S
Pirelli P6 Four Seasons

215/50-17

Good wet and dry performance - expect 20-30k miles:
Avon Tech M500
BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW 2 (stock tires)
Kumho ECSTA SPT
Fuzion ZRi

Good wet and dry grip, with some winter weather capabilities - expect 25-35k miles:
Avon Tech M550 A/S
Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position
Kumho ECSTA ASX
Toyo Proxes 4
Falken Ziex Ze 512

Decent all-around tire, drop off from stock grip - expect 30k+ miles:
Goodyear Eagle RS-A
Pirelli P6 Four Seasons
Yokohama AVID V4S




17x7 wheels

225/45-17

Max dry performance - expect maybe 15k miles:
Falken Azenis RT-615
Bridgestone Potenza RE-01r
Kumho ECSTA MX
Yokohama Advan Neova AD07
BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KD
Hankook Ventus Rs2 Z212

Great wet and dry performance - expect 15-25k miles:
Bridgestone Potenza RE050A Pole Position
Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3
Continental ContiSportContact 3
Michelin Pilot Sport PS2

Good wet and dry performance - expect 20-30k miles:
Avon Tech M500
BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW 2 (stock tires)
Bridgestone Potenza RE750
Kumho ECSTA SPT
Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2
Falken FK 452
Fuzion ZRi

Good wet and dry grip, with some winter weather capabilities - expect 25-35k miles:
Avon Tech M550 A/S
Kumho ECSTA ASX
Yokohama ADVAN S.4.
Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position
Pirelli PZero Nero M&S
Falken Ziex ZE-512
Toyo Proxes 4

Decent all-around tire, drop off from stock grip - expect 30k+ miles:
Pirelli P6 Four Seasons
Michelin Pilot Exalto A/S



17x7.5 wheels

235/45-17

Max dry performance - expect maybe 15k miles:
Kumho ECSTA MX

Great wet and dry performance - expect 15-25k miles:
Bridgestone Potenza RE050A Pole Position
Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3
Continental ContiSportContact 3
Michelin Pilot Sport PS2

Good wet and dry performance - expect 20-30k miles:
Avon Tech M500
BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW
Bridgestone Potenza RE750
Kumho ECSTA SPT
Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2
Falken FK 452
Fuzion ZRi

Good wet and dry grip, with some winter weather capabilities - expect 25-35k miles:
Avon Tech M550 A/S
Kumho ECSTA ASX
Yokohama ADVAN S.4.
Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position
Pirelli PZero Nero M&S
Falken Ziex ZE-512
Toyo Proxes 4
BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDWS




17x8 wheels

235/40-17

Max dry performance - expect maybe 15k miles:
Bridgestone Potenza RE-01R
Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD07
Hankook Ventus Rs2 Z212
Falken Azenis Rt615

Great wet and dry performance - expect 15-25k miles:
Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3
Michelin Pilot Sport PS2

Good wet and dry performance - expect 20-30k miles:
BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW 2
Bridgestone Potenza RE750
Kumho ECSTA SPT
Falken FK 452
Fuzion ZRi

Good wet and dry grip, with some winter weather capabilities - expect 25-35k miles:
Kumho ECSTA ASX

245/40-17

Max dry performance - expect maybe 15k miles:
Bridgestone Potenza RE-01R
Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD07
Hankook Ventus Rs2 Z212
Kumho ECSTA MX
BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KD

Great wet and dry performance - expect 15-25k miles:
Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3
Michelin Pilot Sport PS2
Bridgestone Potenza RE050A Pole Position

Good wet and dry performance - expect 20-30k miles:
Avon Tech M500
BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW 2
Bridgestone Potenza RE750
Kumho ECSTA SPT
Falken FK 452
Fuzion ZRi
Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2

Good wet and dry grip, with some winter weather capabilities - expect 25-35k miles:
Kumho ECSTA ASX
Toyo Proxes 4
Pirelli PZero Nero M&S
Yokohama ADVAN S.4.



18x7.5 wheels

225/40-18

Max dry performance - expect maybe 15k miles:
BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KD
Bridgestone Potenza RE-01R
Falken Azenis Rt615
Hankook Ventus Rs2 Z212
Kumho ECSTA MX
Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD07

Great wet and dry performance - expect 15-25k miles:
Bridgestone Potenza RE050A Pole Position
Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3
Continental ContiSportContact 3
Michelin Pilot Sport PS2

Good wet and dry performance - expect 20-30k miles:
Avon Tech M500
BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW 2
Bridgestone Potenza RE750
Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval
Fuzion ZRi
Kumho ECSTA SPT
Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2
Falken FK 452

Good wet and dry grip, with some winter weather capabilities - expect 25-35k miles:
Avon Tech M550 A/S
Kumho ECSTA ASX
Yokohama ADVAN S.4.
Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position
Pirelli PZero Nero M&S
Falken Ziex ZE-512
Toyo Proxes 4



18x8 wheels

235/40-18

Max dry performance - expect maybe 15k miles:
Bridgestone Potenza RE-01R
Falken Azenis Rt615
Hankook Ventus Rs2 Z212
Kumho ECSTA MX
Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD07

Great wet and dry performance - expect 15-25k miles:
Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3
Continental ContiSportContact 3
Michelin Pilot Sport PS2

Good wet and dry performance - expect 20-30k miles:
BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW 2
Bridgestone Potenza RE750
Fuzion ZRi
Kumho ECSTA SPT
Falken FK 452

Good wet and dry grip, with some winter weather capabilities - expect 25-35k miles:
Avon Tech M550 A/S
Kumho ECSTA ASX
Yokohama ADVAN S.4.
Pirelli PZero Nero M&S
Falken Ziex ZE-512
Toyo Proxes 4


ACR Owners

16x7 wheels

225/45-16

Max dry performance - expect maybe 15k miles:
Hankook Ventus Rs2 Z212

Good wet and dry performance - expect 20-30k miles:
BFGoodrich g-Force T/A KDW 2 (stock tires)
Kumho ECSTA SPT
Falken FK 452


17x8 wheels

235/40-17 - This size is sketchy, a few confirmed cases of them fitting, others saying contact in the rear on the lower spring perch. Use at own risk and don't consider it as a definite fitment on all cars. These tires are 24.3" tall or shorter, but still over 1/2" taller than stock.

Max dry performance - expect maybe 15k miles:
Yokohama ADVAN Neova AD07

245/35-17 - These tires should be used with caution. Load rating is lower than Dodge's spec. Height is ok.

Great wet and dry performance - expect 15-25k miles:
Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3

Good wet and dry performance - expect 20-30k miles:
Falken FK 452
 

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Tire recommendations for the SRT-4 - Updated 10-27-2009

OK, I hope to rework the first post soon with all of the new tires. I'm not going to give the breakdown in sizes just yet but I will give you the performance categories and the top selections for what I feel can fit either the best performance in that category or the best value for the category. None of these are in any particular order, just as I see/type/remember them.


Extreme Performance Tires
Yokohama Advan Neova AD08
Hankook Ventus R-S3
Kumho Ecsta XS
Bridgestone Potenza RE-11
Nitto NT-05
Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec

Maximum Performance Tires
Bridgestone Potenza RE-050a Pole Position
Continental Conti SportContact 3
Continental ExtremeContact DW
Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110
Michelin Pilot Sport PS2
Sumitomo HTR Z3
Dunlop SP Sport Maxx TT (new and not much info yet)
Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric
Pirelli PZero (just this, no other words in model name. very important)​

Ultra High Performance Tires
BFGoodrich g-Force Sport
Bridgestone Potenza RE760 Sport
Kumho Ecsta SPT
Michelin Pilot Exalto PE2
Fuzion ZRi
Yokohama S.drive​

Ulta High Performance All Season Tires
Bridgestone Potenza RE960AS Pole Position
BFGoodrich g-Force Super Sport A/S
Goodyear Eagle F1 All Season
Goodyear Eagle GT
Yokohama Advan S.4.
Yokohama Avid W4S
Kumho Ecsta ASX
Falken Ziex ZE-912


Now, given that list, and hopefully you've gone through and thought about what priorities you have for your tires (cost, wet grip, steering response, ride quality, ultimate dry grip), you have to make the final choice. Tires marked in GREEN are going to be the value leaders and likely give up some performance, both wet and dry, compared to other tires in the class. Italicised tires will generally give the best dry performance in the given class.
 

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I know. Look when this post was made. :) I haven't had a chance to go back and make a complete new list. There's a lot of stuff that needs updating but I haven't had the time lately to do it.
 

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ok, i'm still kinda new to tire sizing, but i thought that for a factory rim if you wanna go with a 215 you should drop it down to a 45 to keep as close to the same height and speedo accuracy, but there's nothing suggesting that. am i wrong or does it not really matter?
 

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You are wrong and it does matter. :jester:

The stock 205/50-17 is 25.4" tall. 215/50-17 are 25.5" tall. No problems at all with speedometer accuracy. 215/45-17 are 24.6" tall. Also, EVERY 215/45-17 requires a 7-8" rim width, not our stock 6". A 215/50-17 can be used on a 6-8" wide wheel. Also, Dodge had a load capacity rating of 89 for the SRT-4. Most 215/45-17 tires only have an 87 rating.
 

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I just need to find time. I have tons of crap going on at work. :lol:


And honestly I'm waiting for the next batch of tires (RE-11, RS-3, AD08) to hit the streets in March to get a feel for it. If they are what I think they will be I'll be removing some tires from some of the categories.
 

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Ok, well good thing I didn't buy new tires yesterday then! Well, I went to the local shop and pretty much said I'm looking for something sporty but not pricey, it doesn't need to be the sweetest thing since sliced bread since I'll have slicks for the track, but I want something other than my pirelli all-seasons. He suggested cooper zeon zpt's, they're like $98/each installed and whatnot. Any opinion on them? The other suggestion he had was yokohama s-drive's which were a little more.
 

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The ZPT is only rated to 130mph and aren't going to be great for overall performance. Do you NEED an all-season tire? I don't think so because the s-drive is only a 3 season tire and as such it will deliver better dry performance.
 

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No I've got my honda for the winter. I only got those because at the time there was like a sudden snow storm and I was like F this, my pretty much bald summer tires can't take it. So I slid into a belle tire and it was either get rims and cheap snow tires or get the pirelli's for the factory ones. In hindsight, I should've gotten the rims haha. I've got some alignment issue though and since the outside of one of them is worn almost all the way down while the inside is like brand new, I figured with summer around the corner, new tires and an alignment would be nice. I really don't plan on going over 130 with whatever tires I get, I just want something kinda sporty for the street. Most if not all of my racing will be at the track, my street racing days are done.
 

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Hey stow, I know EVERYONE wants to send an opinion, but I would like to throw in my 2 cents for tires. I live in Indiana and the BFG g-Force super sport A/S have done a terrific job in the light snow with better than you would expect dry performance. WAY better than the old Pirelli nero zero's. Right now I have 19k of spirited driving on them and 6/32nd still left. So, I expect close to 30k from them before replacing.

I have the g-Force KDW NT's on another set of rims for the summer and they are noisey, but good. I think I will shop for another tire, however. I have 15k of hard driving on them and around 4/32nd (maybe under) still left.

I hope this opinion helps.

Thanks for this terrific list!
 

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Stowaway,

I just put a set of Falken Azenis RT-615s in 215/45-16 on my 05 ACR because they were supposed to be of the same height (23.6 for Falkens) as the KDW's. They do appear to be smaller despite the advertised outside diameter. I verified this by standing another stock KDW mounted on a BBS wheel next to the Falkens on BBS. I am now considering asking my tire shop to get a set of the 225/50-16 Azenis even thought the advertised height says they would be too tall. The current ones are very noticeably shorter so I have a hunch that the 225's are just about a perfect match. We all know that the published numbers are not always exact. Also, I am further encouraged by the number of revs per mile for each which are as follows...

Falken Azenis 215/45-16 - 768(revs) advertised as 23.6
Stock BFG KDW's 225/45-16 - 876(revs) advertised as 23.7
Falken Azenis 225/50-16 - 881(revs) advertised as 24.9

Although the advertised tire height says they should be the height, they are significantly smaller. I think the revs per mile stat tells the story more accurately.

What do you think? Any experience with this fitment? I am planning to use the car for AutoX and PDX events so bigger is better and trying to keep the cost down vs R888s or Advans.

Thanks
 

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I think falken has the numbers switched on their two sizes. The 25" tire should be in the 770 range.

The only way people have successfully made a 225/50-16 fit on an acr is to space it out to clear the struts. Just make sure you're not so thick that you don't have enough clamping pressure on the lug studs (Ideally you want 8 full rotations, but so long as you are less than 5mm in spacer thickness you'll be ok).
 
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