300M tires

Discussion in 'Chrysler 300' started by Stuart Pullen, Jul 18, 2003.

  1. My tires are getting close to needing replacement. I currently have the
    original Michelin MXV4 225/55R17's that came on my 2003 300M when I bought
    it, but I have found they are prone to aquaplaning, have poor wet weather
    traction in general, and have balded surprisingly quickly. I was wondering
    what 2nd generation tires anyone had gone with and if they are pleased with
    the choice or not.


    Stuart Pullen, Jul 18, 2003
  2. Stuart Pullen

    Steve Stone Guest

    You would probably be happier with something from Bridgestone
    Steve Stone, Jul 18, 2003
  3. Stuart Pullen

    Art Begun Guest

    How many miles did you get on those tires. They are supposed to be
    good but expensive. I replaced the horrible Goodyears that came with
    the 99 300M with the MXV4+ and have been vary happy with them so far.
    My Avalon has them also.
    Art Begun, Jul 18, 2003
  4. Stuart Pullen

    Mopar Man Guest

    Jeeze, how many miles - in how many months?
    I replaced the original Eagle LS's on my 2000 300M after driving on
    them for 3 years. Replaced them with Dunlop Sport SP 5000's. No wet
    weather to say much about hydroplaning yet. Dry traction hasn't let
    me down yet. Tire is somewhat "rare". Get them at Goodyear.

    I was looking for moderate to max summer performance tire. Doesn't
    exist for 17x7" wheel. Had to settle for "ultra-high performance all
    season" (which the Dunlop is).

    Have a look here for:

    Ultra-high performace all season tire:

    Ultra High Performance Tires

    Max Performance Tires

    High Performance All-Season Tires

    Standard Touring Tires

    Performance All-Season Tires
    Mopar Man, Jul 18, 2003
  5. Stuart Pullen

    Steve Guest

    For that kind of rating, I'd go with BFGoodrich Touring T/As. Better
    traction than the Cooper, roughly same price, about the same quietness.
    Steve, Jul 18, 2003
  6. A friend of mine just put these on his 1999 300M with 17" rims.


    They're Kumho ECSTA KH11 tires and tirerack has them for $96/each. I was
    able to price them at my local shop for $100/each. They were substantially
    quieter than the Eagle LS tires he had. I'm toying with the idea of getting
    them too, though I'm going to get them in 235/55/17 instead of the standard
    225/55/17. The difference in size from the stock tires is less than 2% and
    you get slightly more rubber on the road.


    Chris Mauritz, Jul 19, 2003
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    Richard Guest

    Richard, Jul 19, 2003
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