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Dodge Magnum Tire/Wheel Questions

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  • Hello,I have the 05 magnum SE,and the same constant pulling to the right sometimes left.Will these adjustment bolts work for me and how much did it cist you.
  • I have been a 300C owner for 19 months and have loved every minute of it. My wife has loved the car as well, and instead of buying another one, we bought her a '05 Magnum RT with 14,000 miles last week. I see no problems (such as pulling) with the current tires other than some excessive wear.
    My wife would like some new wheels/rims for appearance purposes. I don't want to go to 22's since I feel this will really affect the feel/ride of the car, but would like 20s. However, the few dealers I have seen don't seem to know what they are talking about. They are giving me different answers (245/40/20.... or 255/45/20) for tires. Do I need 20 x 9 wheels or 20 x 8.5s?
    Also, what brand tires do you recommend? Goodyear Eagles? BF Goodrich? etc. I live in Florida and my goal is ride/comfort more so than speed since I'm hoping my wife won't be dragging around town. I really don't want to spend more than $2k total, and the wheels I like are going to run between $200-300 each.
    Thanks in advance for your help.
  • Hi, I wanted to let everyone know that you now can purchase Cooper Tires for the Dodge Magnum. The 225/18s were released on January 17th. I just put a set on my Magnum and they were like night and day from what the factory put on there with their so-called "Continental" performance tire. The Cooper tires are "H" rated (high speed) very good in the snow and the ride and lack of tire noise is wonderful. Also the pull to the right went away. I did install the castor bolt kit to assist with the alignment.

    After having to endure 30K with the original horrible excuse for a tire that Dodge put on a great car, I am loooking forward to some smooth driving and great handling.

    Run!! Don't wait and get a set of Coopers today.
  • hardhawkhardhawk Posts: 702
    What tire name has Cooper given the model that fits the magnum RT?
  • Tire is Lifeliner SLE (HV Rated)

    Bridgestone has just recently released a 225/60R18 tire
    Turanza EL400 H. The limited reviews are very positive in all conditions
  • hardhawkhardhawk Posts: 702
    Thanks! I have had great luck with Cooper tires on all of my other vehicles, so that is what I will replace my worthless Continentals with this summer.
  • hardhawkhardhawk Posts: 702
    Had my routine service done at 15,600 miles and found that I am 1/32" away from the wear bars on the Continental OEM tires on my 2005 RT. I have never had tires wear out this fast, and I do not drive the car hard. I am going to go with Cooper SLE Touring tires that have just become available in the exact replacement size. I will never buy another set of Continental tires and if they are standard on a car I want I will require that they be replaced before I buy it. Such poor tire life is simply amazing in 2006.
  • jerrybojerrybo Posts: 3
    I had the same problem with my OEM continental tires.The dodge house in Sherman Tx. replaced them for me at minimal cost. I now have 32,000 miles on my RT and have very little tread ware. There is a lot of differance between OEM and after market tiers by continental.
  • donnak1donnak1 Posts: 39
    Can I buy the Coopers for the SXT with 17" wheels?

    Thanks,
    Donna :D
  • hardhawkhardhawk Posts: 702
    Go to www.coopertires.com and plug in your tire size. It will tell you what products they have in that size.
  • The Best Tires If you Are Looking for Orignial Factory Size Is the GOODYEAR iNTEGRITY ;)
  • I am extremly surprised that the tires on my Magnum 2005 RT needs new tires. They only lasted 28,000 miles.

    I also have a pull to the right. They aligned it once and now it is happening again.

    Help!

    Is there a different tire I should be using. This is a great car, I really enjoy it.
  • bbfd86bbfd86 Posts: 42
    I was told by the dealer that the stock tires that came on my 2005 Magnum - Continental self-sealing tires - were a real problem. That's why the dealer replaced them at no charge with less than 6,000 miles of wear.

    That said, it isn't unusual for stock tires to wear out after 28,000 miles. The tires that came on my previous car - a Saab 9-5 wagon - wore out after 30,000 miles.

    You can try the Goodyear tires that Dodge is now putting on the 2006 Magnums.

    The pull to the right seems to be a prevalent problem, which your dealer should know about. Check other postings in this forum or on www.dodgeforum.com for more on this problem.

    Good luck.
  • hardhawkhardhawk Posts: 702
    Cooper Tires has their Touring SLE speed rated tires in exact replacement size for the RT 18" wheel. I put them on after my Continentals were toast at 16,800 miles. The difference was like night and day, and the Coopers are more reasonably priced than the Goodyears. I love my RT and the new tires make it better than it was new!!!
  • lennyskylennysky Posts: 8
    Is Dodge repacing the Continentals with a different tire under warranty since this seems to be a common problem? Do you lose the "self-sealing" option if you use a different tire? I Got my '06 in February, and it had the Continentals on it but I wasn't aware they are such a problem.
  • hardhawkhardhawk Posts: 702
    Some owners have gotten some credit on exchanges, but if it was from Continental they had to put the same tires back on. That was not worth it to me. There was no way I wanted another set of those! They may have been inproved for the 06 cars, so you may not have a problem.
  • romannumalromannumal Posts: 21
    i have 25000 miles on my mag and i am getting ready to buy some new tires. i will not buy the same cont. that came with the car. i was told that the tire that came on the car was underrated for the car. i also was told cont. has a new tire that they came out with that is right for the car. dose any one know about the new tire or any ideas on what tire i should get and about the price for a good tire. thanks :confuse:
  • mike5806mike5806 Posts: 12
    I recently purchased a dealer's demo 2005 special edition SXT and it came with Goodyears' Integrity tires. Have not had them that long but the car does not pull nor have any other tire related problems. You might try the tire rack website in the area of the consumer survey to check out what other people have written.
  • hardhawkhardhawk Posts: 702
    I put Cooper Touring SLE's on my '05 Magnum RT. They had the exact replacement 18" size and the difference between them and the Continentals was incredible. Ran a little over $100 per tire installed, balanced, and new stainless valves. I could not be happier with them.
  • romannumalromannumal Posts: 21
    thank you that is helpful
    do you know if the continentals are run flats i am trying to find out but the dealer was not sure.
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