I very rarely rotate my tires. I know I should. But then I figure if 2 wear out at a time it's cheaper than replacing all 4 at once.
I don't plan on changing the wheels. Too much money. I really don't even want to pay extra for tire ratings above "T" (118mph) unless someone can come up with a way to raise the speed limiter on the V6. I know that the 225/60 and the 255/55 tires do have higher than "T" speed ratings but I don't think I have a choice.mikoazca said:No, go for 18s or 20s! The 20s really made a difference in my car.
Thanks for the offer but the wheels are the killer. I'm good with the 17's. Just want slightly wider rubber.mikoazca said:ZMagnum,
Plus, I'll sell you my 245/40-20s (same outside diameter as 215/65-17) super cheap (like $200 for all 4) here in a few weeks when I get my 255/45-20s. They are actually in great shape -5,000 miles. All you'd have to do is get 20" wheels.
I really really hope that the Starscan tire change to "V" rated will raise the limiter but I've heard from other members here that on the V6 it doesn't.mikoazca said:As far as the limiter, my dealer service guy here in CG showed me that our cars can be reset on the StarScan for the 225/60-18 V rated or the 235/55-18 V rated (again same OD as 215/65-17). When I get the new tires, I'll get a picture of the StarScan readout.
I saw those Kumho tires. They sound weird. Never heard of them.mikoazca said:Will do. I also plugged the 215/65-17s into the tire size calculator and you are right, the 255/55-17s are the same OD as the stock tires. I went to Discount Tire online and they have Kumho Ecsta 711s in that size for $99 each.
That's another question. Not sure. But if not 225/60 or something similar would work. I just want wider than 215/65.MagnumSXT said:Is a 255 ok on a 7.5" rim?
Sounds like it would work if the OEM 17 is 7.5".mikoazca said:I just looked up that tire in 255/55-17 on Kumho's website and they recommend 7.0-9.0 inch rim width on that size.
Great. Thanks.mikoazca said:Here's the link. Check for yourself http://www.kumhousa.com/Products/PtnDetails.asp?mainCatID=1&PtnID=711
Thanks again. That should fit just fine then.mikoazca said:According to dodge.com, your SXT aluminum wheels are 17x7, not 17x7.5, which is still ok according to the Kumho chart.
That's what I'm afraid of.Super T said:The tweak in the scarscan is to update the diameter so the car can still relate wheel speed to road speed. There's no provision there to up the speed limiter.