What To Look For When Buying The Best Tires For Dodge Charger?
From my experience, there are two extreme personalities of people who buy the Dodge Charger. You’ve got the young car lover who’s heavily in debt, likes to burn out, and wants to look cool. And yeah, Dodge Chargers are way fucken cool.
Then you’ve got your experienced baby boomers who earned it when the getting was good. They still like to burn out in their Dodge Charger (cause who doesn’t), but they don’t do it near as often as to cause the treads to melt off the wheel.
At any treadwear rate, here are some go-to checkpoint items to consider when buying tires for the Dodge Charger.
Check sites like Tire Rack first because they provide you with every compatible tire size and they also offer rebates that can save you a couple of hundred bucks.
Type of tires
Pay attention to the tread patterns when buying, and make sure to buy tires adequate for your driving style. For example, if you drive in wet/winter conditions often, you’ll get better traction with all-season sport tires compared to performance summer tires. Here’s a bit of insight about each tire type:
Performance summer tires
Summer tires are a sweet option for the Dodge Charger, but they aren’t designed for wet conditions. All you Southern California/Southwest peeps, these are a good option for you.
All-season sport tires
Most All-season sport tires/grand touring have ‘x’ shaped treads and more sipes to help evacuate water and light snow. These are for you mountain people and east coasters who have to deal with cold and wet conditions on the regular. All-terrain tires for a Dodge Charger? Yeah, that’s not really practical.
Pay attention to how long these tires are projected to last based on their mileage warranty. Some of these tires I’ve mentioned above don’t come with a guarantee, so keep an eye on the fine print before buying to make the best decision.
Wet road performance
With tires as low profile as Charger tires, you’ll start noticing a big difference in water performance between tires.
Just remember that summer treads aren’t a great option if you live in places like the Pacific Northwest where the beautiful roads stay wet—that’s where the super-high performance all-season tires walk in the room.
How Much Do Tires For Dodge Charger Cost?
From under $100 per tire to over $300 per tire, here’s a quick ballpark estimate on what to expect when buying new Charger tires. Don’t forget to pencil in the price for the mount and balance. Let’s take a look:
Four New Tires
$450 is the cheapest price for four new Dodge Charger tires while ~$1200 is the most expensive.
Two New Tires
$225 is the cheapest price for two new Dodge Charger tires while ~$600 is the most expensive option.
We’ve priced single Dodge Charger tires from $100-$300+ per tire.
What Tire Size Is Best For A Dodge Charger?
Just like most other car models, the Dodge Charger’s wheel and tire specs vary from model to model.
The best tire size for your Dodge Charger is easy to find—just plug your vehicle info into Tire Rack’s website for a complete list of compatible sizes (always check the tire size on the old tires).
Don’t forget that there are different submodels of the Dodge Charger including the SXT, SRT, Rallye, SE, R/T, etc.
How Long Should Your Dodge Charger Tires Last?
Dodge Chargers ain’t no rice burners. These things haul ass, and their tires heat up to as hot as the women who drive them. That means they eat through tires like a savage.
When To Replace Tires On Your Dodge Charger?
Honestly, since Charger tires are so low-profile, not much is going to happen if your tire blows out. Just burn them all the way down til you blow one out, but don’t forget to carry the spare or use run-flat tires.
Does The Brand Matter For A Dodge Charger/Dodge Challenger When Replacing Tires?
Brand only matters with Dodge Charger tires if you want longevity.
The Charger itself is a wide-bodied beast with plenty of power, so name-brand tires like Continental, Pirelli, Continental, and Michelin last a bit longer (depending on how you drive) because of their advanced technology and machines.
Other tire brands to check out for your Dodge Charger Scat Pack Widebody include BFGoodrich G-Force, Michelin Pilot Sport, Hankook Kinergy PT, etc.
Does the Year of Your Dodge Charger Matter When Buying New Tires?
Yes! The first 1966 Dodge Charger had 14 and 15-inch wheel diameters while the heavily modified Dodge Charger of today has stock wheel sizes anywhere from 17 to 20 inches in diameter.
What Are The Biggest Tires I Can Put On A Dodge Charger?
Plug your Charger’s model year/VIN into websites like Tire Rack for a complete list of compatible tire sizes (check your previous tire size for the wheel size). P305/35Y/R20 is the stock size for the largest 20-inch wheels.