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Curious if anyone else has been disappointed with upgrading to these or if my expectations were just too high for an all season. I replaced the Goodyear eagle 235's that came stock with the continental extreme contacts 275's on the rear and expected better grip. So far I don't see any difference and they still brake loose on my even with traction control still on. I'm not even talking about punching it off the line either. Something as simple as backing out of a parking space, putting it in D and aggressively pushing the gas (not flooring it) and I'm breaking loose. Not seeing the worth in the extra money to put these on yet. So is it me expecting to much or are the tires just not worth the upgrade price?

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I think you might be expecting results you maybe shouldn't expect in this situation. Bigger tires are not always better regardless of price.

For the worst weather, best traction and best mileage I have Conti DWS 235/50 ZR 18 on factory wheels. They sit in the garage most of the year unless the snowman cometh.

For show and and go I have the same brand Conti DWS60 in offset sizes currently installed. 255/45 ZR 18 front and 275/40ZR 18 on the back. (Makes me feel faster) Its just my preference to run with the offsets.

In my situation, off-sets don't outperform the 235's even though they are the same tire brand, and I presume the same compound. I paid more for the off-set tire and even invested in wheels but I actually get better traction & performance with the less wide 235's on wet, and dry pavement as well as assorted road surface textures (bumpy, smooth, rough, etc).

Ever see State Troopers running 275s or offsets? Typical tire size on the Chargers are 225 for the V6 and 245 wide for the V8. Better handling and performance.

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But the high performance Hellcat Charger comes with 275s.

I think your problem stems from the fact you are using an all season tires (or better named no season). This type of tire is a compromise in all conditions to give you a passable tire in all conditions.

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True, all season 275 tires. But the wider footprint doesn't make it handle better in wet conditions.

But then again what would a performance car with a $1700 guzzler tax look like with a smaller footprint.

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Yeah I never expected them to perform better then the performance summer tires. I just expected them to be better then the stock Goodyear based on the ratings. Also expected the wider staggered setup to get better traction especially on dry road conditions. So far they seem about the same. Maybe on the strip they shave a few tenths of a second but in real world I don't notice a difference.
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