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#11 Old 12-22-2012, 08:46 PM
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I use Pirelli Scorpion Ice & Snow on my 2012 Charger SRT8. I also used them on my 2009 Challenger SRT8.

They lose a lot of traction in the dry, and can easily be spun up to 50 or 60 MPH. Also be careful in the rain as they tend to lock up a bit on braking, much to my disappointment, and the Mazda in front of me.

They are great in the snow, however.
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#12 Old 12-22-2012, 09:02 PM
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I have the Continetal Extreme Contact DWS. The SRT doesn't fear weather and is fully capable for Winter driving.









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#13 Old 12-26-2012, 06:33 AM
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I have the Continetal Extreme Contact DWS. The SRT doesn't fear weather and is fully capable for Winter driving.
I ran the same tires in a 30 inch snowstorm and did not get stuck

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However, I would go with dedicated snow tires like Blizzaks for maximum grip

This year I have a beater with full winter tires so I am not driving the SRT8 in the snow. That gives me time to do a suspension rebuild as I just went over 185,000 miles.

I am glad to see the responses on here. On other boards you normally get the "you can't drive a 425HP car in the snow" as if you are going to floor it in a snowstorm.

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#14 Old 12-26-2012, 06:53 AM
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I went to the gym on Monday, thought I was going to die on the stock all seasons. That was just in the parking lot!

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#15 Old 12-26-2012, 09:03 AM
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Are you running the Goodyear RS-As?

One of the worst tires on the market

Get rid of them immediately and get some Conti Extreme Contacts
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#16 Old 12-26-2012, 10:13 AM
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They are the stock RS-A's and yes, worst tire ever!! The SRT is in the garage now that the snow is flying. I just needed to hit the gym, gf had the truck and I wasn't about to drive her mini-van!
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why does it matter if it's an SRT8 or not? when there's snow, no matter what power you'r pushing at the wheels you still don't have traction.

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Blizzaks on all 4 corners and it's good to go.
Yep; same here.

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They are the stock RS-A's and yes, worst tire ever!! The SRT is in the garage now that the snow is flying. I just needed to hit the gym, gf had the truck and I wasn't about to drive her mini-van!
A BRUTAL tire that should have never been put on this car

It is one of the lowest rated tires on the market

There are only about 4 tires worse than this POS

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/survey....jsp?type=HPAS
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On my 2006 Charger I drove 5 winter seasons on 4 winterforce tires with no issues at all. I used auto stick lots for down shifting when roads were slippery.


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