New Dodge Tires: Yokohama Parada Spec-X

As many readers of this blog know, my daily driver is a 2007 Dodge Charger SE 3.5L V6. I bought it off a lot and it came equipped with the 215/65-17 Dunlop Signature. In my opinion, the tire's performance was average. In light snow conditions the tire lacks the grip I was looking for and I tended to notice a little bit of tread noise. Looking to improve my...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Michelin Pilot Super Sport

I finally bit the bullet on purchasing these tires, 245/45/20. They are absolutely what the doctor ordered for these 2 ton plus Chrysler LX/LC platform vehicles. The handling, ride comfort are excellent thus far. There is more sidewall flex than I was expecting, but nothing that presents an issue. I'm experimenting with the air pressure for now, which is now...  Read More

Tire Rack Power Pack Intake/Tuner Combo

Are you looking to increase horsepower and improve your vehicle's fuel economy? Last fall, I installed the AIRAID QuickFit with SynthaMax on my 2007 Dodge Charger 3.5L V6. No, it's not a Hemi, but it did come stock with an engine adequately rated at 250 horsepower. The AIRAID intake immediately gave my vehicle better responsiveness, a deeper sound and a...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring

This is the second set of Assurance Comfortreds I have owned, the first being on an older Mazda 626 that I retired when I purchased this Sonata in 2006. On both cars, these tires seem to pick up some vibration from the 4-cylinder engine, and you definitely feel small imperfections in the road. Larger potholes are smoothed over effectively, so they would make...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season

I don't know why some clients put down this tire. On my Dodge 2010 Charger SXT it reacts excellent to every driving condition. Remember there are 2 Triple Tred models. I chose the better one,the A/S. It's like day and night. I know this because I took advantage of the 30 day trial.I put the regular Trip. Tred, not the all season. When I put the all season, I...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Firehawk GT

Bought the 2011 Charger R/T Max Hemi RWD in Toxic Orange, what a car! One of the first things i look at is the stock rubber that comes on our vehicles...this one was different. I always use TireRack.com to check out where all tires fall on the ratings etc. i found that the Firestone Firehawk's that came with our 20 wheel version Max (245/45/20) was actually...  Read More

Wheel Clearance Event: Chrome Wheels for BMW 7 Series

Do you love your manual transmission but need a bigger car? Today, there aren't many options for you to choose from. Dodge has hinted about rolling out a manual version of the Charger SRT-8 but right now they seem to be stuck in, well, neutral. BMW has confirmed they'll be offering the new M5 with a manual transmission.We would like to thank BMW for offering...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Based on the reviews I had heard from other Charger owners, I had decided to try these Blizzaks out as my winter tire. I'm no fan of studded tires as they are worthless in ice once the stud wears out. Old Man Winter has thrown everything he's got this past year on Central Oregon and I have yet to get stuck, loose control, feel in danger, etc. I LOVE THESE...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Firestone Winterforce

Note - ratings are in consideration that this is a winter tire (e.g. the expected cornering stability and steering responsiveness is different for a snow tire than for a high performance summer tire).A great winter tire. Had them mounted just before Thanksgiving and it has snowed what feels like every day since. Very happy with the performance and the added...  Read More

Best 20" All-Season Tire for the Chrysler 300

For the past few years, the 300 has been one of Chrysler's best sellers. Since it shares the same platform as the Dodge Challenger and Charger, many of these models like the SRT8 and R/T from Dodge came stock with the 20" Goodyear Eagle RS-A. And for models that weren't equipped with this size, many customers upgrade their wheels and tires to the desirable...  Read More

Best Tires for a 2011 Hyundai Santa Fe

Back in August we traded my wife's Nissan Murano for a Hyundai Santa Fe. While it isn't necessarily an upgrade, the new vehicle provides an improvement in MPG. The 2011 Santa Fe comes equipped with the Kumho Solus KL21, in the 235/65R-17 size. This Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season tire is not a bad O.E. selection, however it didn't perform so well during our...  Read More

You Don't Know Jack

Wouldn't you like to be able to change your own tires and wheels for occasional track days, seasonal tire swap or even just regular tire rotations? Tire rotation should be done at regular intervals, to maximize tire life and even out tire wear. Each position on your car will wear tires differently and most tire company's mileage warranties require tire...  Read More

Firestone Wins the 100th Indy 500!

It's Indy 500 time! The pole and bump days were perhaps the most exciting in years. And then the drama really started. If you haven't been following the Foyt, Andretti, Hunter-Reay, Junqueira events, do a Google search for the latest. Regardless of who is in or out, bubbled, or booted, one thing is certain...just like the first Indy 500, the 2011 winner will...  Read More

Dodge Challenger Tires

Dodge had an instant hit when the Challenger returned to the pony car lineup in 2008. Three years later, many owners are looking at replacing their tires. As the proud owner of a Charger, I felt I could help my fellow Mopar drivers out. I would recommend the Goodyear Assurance ComforTred Touring tire for the SE model, with a tire size of 215/65R17. This...  Read More

Chrysler 300/Dodge Charger/Magnum Winter / Snow Tires

I recently picked up a 2007 Charger and added some more horsepower to it, but now I better get a little more practical and get some winter / snow tires on this car since I live in the Midwest.I will install tires in 215/65-17 for the best winter traction. Tire Rack has three winter tires in this size:Michelin X-Ice Xi2 Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 (shown here) Fire...  Read More

Dubs on a Dime for Your Mopar-Mercedes

Although the Mercedes-Benz/Chrysler marriage was short and ended quickly, they had some cool kids. Perhaps the coolest was Chrysler 300 and her siblings, Charger and Magnum. The 300 has "big baller,shot caller" looks without the big dollar price. Many of these 300s only came with 17" or 18" wheels.  If these cars could talk, they would say, "I need some...  Read More

Parada Spec-X

    This is Yokohama's answer for drivers of sporty SUVs and light trucks. This tire is also very popular among drivers of the new muscle cars like the Dodge Charger. In the Street/Sport Truck All-Season category, the Parada Spec-X currently ranks 1st in our survey results with 1.6 million miles of driving reported on by consumers. This all-season tire is...  Read More

Summer Performance Tires for the SRT8

Good news for drivers of the Dodge Challenger SRT8, Dodge Charger SRT8, Chrysler 300C SRT8 and Dodge Magnum SRT8! The new Firestone Firehawk Wide Oval Indy 500 edition is available in 245/45R20 and 255/45R20 for these vehicles.The Firehawk Wide Oval Indy 500 is in the Ultra High Performance Summer category intended for spirited drivers who like to wring the...  Read More

American Racing Rims

Gran Torinos and Firebirds will always be classic muscle cars. Today, new versions of old favorites like Chargers, Corvettes and Mustangs carry on the muscle car tradition. And just like any vehicle out there, you can never deny a good muscle car a great set of wheels. That's where American Racing wheels come into play. In fact, they've been around for...  Read More

Take "charge" of your Charger tires.

Running on a set of tires you don't really trust anymore? Take "charge" of your safety by upgrading to a new set of Charger tires. And pick up a new set of Charger wheels along the way! Need a little inspiration? Like what you see at left? We outfitted this Charger with a set of Sport Muscle Dyno-5 wheels, and they're enveloped in BFGoodrich tires.To be...  Read More