Hellcat Rear Tire/rim size Upgrade.....How many would upgrade

Discussion in 'SRT Hellcat Wheels and Tires' started by Hellcat707, Feb 1, 2015.

  1. Hellcat707

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    It sounds like many people including myself are disappointed in rear tire and rim size. So i decided to start this thread hopefully for someone at SRT to see what the loyal customers want. I think the only downfall of the
    Hellcat is the tire size in the rear. Why wouldn't SRT put a tire size that can make the car hook and record a even faster time of 11.2sec in NHRA record book. I myself like keeping things original and would not want to replace rims style with aftermarket. So, my question is...who would pay for 10.5 rim option even though the hellcat should have had it already. And what tire size do you think would be a perfect fit without headaches of rubbing.
     
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    If you watched the video from one of the designers (I think it was 22 minutes) they wanted 200mph so the tires couldn't protrude for aerodynamics and downforce for stability. They gave us a trade off, personally I need the 60ft time.
     
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    You can have your factory wheels widened for about 550 at weld craft in Michigan
     
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    I'm looking at HRE's but I want to see if I need wider first
     
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    I did a quick ebay search to see if stores like Factory Productions were producing these wheels yet. I saw that a couple of companies have 20x9s out and are working on 20x10s. That's all I need since I'm seen countless people putting 315/35/20s on the rears with that size.

    Don't plan on driving past 168mph on the highways so I'm moving to Continental DWS since they have more sizes. Fitting a 295/40/20 on my current rears. Once they come out with bigger rears that look OEM I'm going to an even wider tire, for summer only though.
     
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    When 20x10s are released, I'll be going that route...would like a 10.5"
     
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    How do the stock rims compare to the Factory Reproductions weight-wise? I think they're quite a bit heavier.
     
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    I would not widen factory rims for safety purposes.
     
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    Talked with another company Monday. I was going to spend just under $4k for one brand, got talked out of it for even a higher quality wheel. If Dodge doubts what we would pay for acceptable wheels..... Looks like I am going to dump nearly $5000 more just on the wheels! These will be my street/show set. Planning to keep the stock size rubber on the front and we will be moving the earth if necessary to get 10.5" wheels and some 315's in the rear. I probably will add insult to my financial misery with this as I am looking at a different brand of tires also. AND after I receive the aftermarket wheels I so absolutely hate the black wheels so bad I will have those ugly demon wheels dipped in chrome also and then use them at the track.

    So.... After waiting for the car since ordering in September 2014 once I get it and we can measure the correct offset, then 8-12 weeks more waiting for the aftermarket wheels and break-in, and after I receive the stockers back and we have all the driveline and DR issues solved I can finally think about showing up at my favorite drag strip.... So about one year after I have ordered this thing I can take my mid $70K (car, tax, required high end radar detector and jammer, after market wheels, tires, drag radials, driveshaft), and enjoy it appropriately!

    In conclusion Dodge you could have made a lot more cash by adding a several thousand dollar option for some real old school style chrome wheels and appropriate rubber. Not everyone likes your single socialist selection of new fangled stylish devil black wheels to go with the Hellkitty.

    End rant, they needed to hear it if they are reading, thanks for opening the thread OP.
     
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    Has any one mounted Nitto R555 315-35-20 on the factory rims?
    I'm going to try it but I don't want to mount them if they will not work.
    Nitto say 10"-12" rim. Will the 1/2" make that much difference?
     
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    Mistake, they are Nitto 305-35-20
     
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    Speedfactory in Atlanta has a good choice on wheels. BBS.
     
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    Look into discount tire direct they have a rim that a 20x10 with the bolt pattern 115 by 5 looks like the stock rim (DRAG 37 lN BLACK) and they have the tires in 305x35-20 am thinking about it just wondering if the tires and rim fix without rubbing
     

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