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okay, theres a reason the SRT-10 comes with street tires and not all terrain tires... it EATS them for breakfast!. already balding after a meer 1k on em :(

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My Dad bought a 1 ton dodge a few years back to pull a goose neck and backhoe. Well he could not put the backhoe on it or Chrysler said it was overloaded, so it was a trailer and 2 pieces of 18" cast iron pipe was all the load it could haul according to Chrysler's weight limit for the truck. That was the sorriest truck I have ever seen. It had transmission problems so it would not go, it had brake problems so it could not stop properly, it had worn the front tires out in 6000 miles. Other than it would not stop or go it was and good truck! We had to go to Department of transportation and testify and he had to give them a ride in it, after the ride they made Chrysler buy it back 30 something thousand dollar POS.

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the pre-diamler days they were horrible. the new ones have excessive power. I have several 3500's and 2500's. especially the 6.1L hemi 2500 power wagons have incredible torque and pulling power. the 3500's can actually out tow the F350's I have too (which are piles of crap). heck the 2500 power wagon out powers, out pulls and out hauls the F450 4x4 pickups (not dualies, just regular pickup rear end).

 

 

and no it's not that I'm mashing the gas pedal, it's just that much power to the rear end. I'm thinking I'm gonna have to regear the rear end durring the 4x4 conversion. cuz I'm NOT leaving those street tires on it. they're horrible on snow and ice.

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Red, I can hardly drive my R/T on snow and ice with no weight in the trunk, I wouldnt even try in that truck. In the dry though, if you leave the ETS on and dont floor the car you shouldnt be going through tires like that. The tires from DCX stock are extremely soft, but you should still get 10 to 20k out of them depending on how you drive.

 

Also, if you notice that you are hitting the rev limiter while not using autostick, your local DCX dealership should be able to stretch out the gear ratio. It will make it feel like a whole new car. My Charger could hardly squeak the stock tires before they had 300 or so miles on them, but I had the dealership update the TCM, and throw four new Continental Touring Contact tires on her and she can cut loose whenever I want her to, traction control on or not... talk about going through tires...

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... the street tires get horrible traction in the snow & ice??? whodathunkit?

 

big chunks of tread, no sipes, who would've thought that'd be horrible combo in snow & ice :lol:

 

i wonder about you sometimes

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why do you think I put the AT's on? I know how bad those slicks are for this time of year in michigan... not my first truck, heck not even my first high performance 2 wheel drive pickup (had a lightening for 2 years... plus have one of the few remaining SVT broncos... but it's got 4 wheel drive). the old lightening ate up AT's fast but it's nothing like this.

 

 

also have 800lbs of sand in the bed of the truck.

 

 

and I already had them do all the updates to the firmware before I bought it. nor does it hit the rev limitted when I'm not screwing with the autostick. the tires just spin HARD no matter what I do.

 

actually I've driven my brother's R/T in the snow. it's fine. the AWD makes it a snap as long as your bumper isn't lower than the snow you're trying to drive in.

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