Is this a good option?

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  1. magnummrk

    magnummrk SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    After the first full season with my car I've decided to upgrade to a drag radial/rim. I probably will go to the track once or twice a year. Most of the time I will be driving it on the road. The tire should be able to handle rain just in case I get caught in it.

    Are these rims a good option. I like the design since it is pretty close to the stock ones (I don't want to mount the DR's on the factory rims)

    Replika R179 Matte Black 20x10, 5/115 (offset 18) Wheel | 1010Tires.com Online Wheel and Tire Store

    What I don't know is if the 18mm offset is going to work or not. Don't really want the tire sticking out beyond the fender,

    Tires I am thinking the NITTO NT555R 305/35/20 they look like they could handle some rain
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    The NITTO NT50R 315/35/20 look like they would be better at the strip, but awful in the rain

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    Any advice would be greatly appreciated
     
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    1949chopper NC STATE PRESIDENT Hellcat Car Club HCC Charter Member

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    The 10 inch rim vs the stock 9.5 with the same offset will only push the rim out 1/4 inch. You should be OK with the 305s. Not sure on the 315s. If you only going to track 1 or 2 times why not put drs on stock wheels for the season then go back to street tires.Thats what I do. I just don't trust cheap cast aftermarket wheels to not break.
     
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    Two other sites that have wheels--American Racing and CARiD
     
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    magnummrk SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    I would rather not take the chance of the factory rims getting damaged when changing tires back and forth.
     
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    magnummrk SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks!

    I just looked at both of those sites and did not see a rim close enough to the stock ones. I would like to keep the rim as close to stock as possible.
     
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    redhemi Gold Member

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    If you have the black rims their on summitracing cheap! you posted pic of chrome rim---OK just opened your link i think better price on summit for stock looking wheel.
     
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    magnummrk SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the heads up about Summit. I just looked and did not see them.

    Would rather use Summit if I could find the rims
     
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    I can't find the thread now but look at Bravado Tribute matte black on summit.I think he used 18in. wheel for DR.The one i just looked at was 155.00
     
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    I drove all summer on the 555R worked well in the rain and gave me a 10.8 at the drag strip.
     
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    magnummrk SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    Ok, I did see that thread someplace...I want to keep the 20" rim. As I said I want to keep it as stock looking as possible
     
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    image.jpg 20x10 (20mm offset) image.jpg
     
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    Well said... why spend $70k+ on your car only to 'chince' out with non-DOT compliant POS wheels? Sure they 'look good' but why take the risk? Stick with the OEM wheels if you can...
     
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    magnummrk SRT Hellcat Supporter Gold Supporting Member

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    I had no idea that the rims I saw on 1010 were non-DOT compliant. I will have to look into that. Where did you read that they were non-DOT compliant?

    (I paid 63K for my car btw :) )
     
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    You got a good deal at $63k ! Sumply call the wheel mfg. and ask them if their wheels are DOT compliant. Most are not due to the expense. Non DOT wheels may be fine for the drag strip but I wouldn't use them for the street. ...just my $0.02
     
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    Was that time with a 305/20"? On the stock rim?
     

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