I just had to buy a new rear Micheln 19" for my 04. I ran over a 2" x 3/8" bolt with a nut half way down the shaft and it drove it right into the tire. Micheln has no road hazard warranty on there tires. 500 bucks to replace. If you can get road hazard for your tires it might be a good option.
I didn't know the 2003s had 17 inch stock rims. I thought they were 18s or bigger.
I recommend Parts Rack. At the end of the day, you're going to pay for tires for the Dodge Viper no matter what. I just bought a set from Jon, and the PS2s were barely $100 more than the Kumhos. Just my $.02.
Which Kumho, Ecsta XS's? I think those would be your best bet. Not sure if KDW's come in those sizes, but I just got back from our Mtn cruise (Tail of Dragon weekend) with the KDW's and I'm very pleased. Priced pretty good too
Well, you can get some good deals on PS2s. Since I put mine on the Viper, won't go back to anything else. I don't think they make them in the size for my SRT8, otherwise, they would go on that car as well.
17" Kumho XS has been on backorder for a couple months now. Last I talked to TireRack, they said the end of June. This was after they said the 1st of June when I talked to them in early May--aka they're guessing. I also tried Jon B and Viper Parts and some local tire distributors...same answer from everyone, "we're out".
1996 GTS have not drove it since 2003. Got a set of PS from a local dealer. Paid more than I wanted but I guess I will be satisfied. New Battery today and O2 simulators on the way. Oil change tomorrow and all the fluids and I am done and ready to go!