Why Do So Few Owners Get Aftermarket Wheels?

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  1. Evoking

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    Is it just me or do Hellcat enthusiasts generally NOT get aftermarket wheels? I've owned just about everything and have noticed a disproportionately low # of owners add them or lower.

    Are there limited fitment options or some other reason for this?
     
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    From what I have seen, very limited choices unless you have some custom made (forged), which can be very expensive.
     
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    To get better then factory you need to spend the $$$$.
     
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    Probably for a few reasons:

    1. The OEM wheels are really nice to begin with
    2. Limited options and very expensive
    3. Many don't understand how to get proper offsets, etc.
    4. It changes the rolling mass, and some people just don't want to change anything that affects how the car would drive, corner, etc.
    5. Fear going to a non-forged/cast wheel, since the forged ones are really expensive and limited in choices

    For me, I don't want to change the rolling mass and I love the OEM wheels already.
     
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    Maybe because the OEM wheels are high dollar premium light weight forged aluminum wheels that most think look great...
     
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    will probably order something over the winter. stock wheels aren't bad would like to run dedicated snows on them.

    thinking either HRE 305M:
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    or a multi piece like this forgeline CF3C
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    looking for a good looking 5 star. so far it's down to these 2.
     
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    Great question....Agree with most of the statments above for staying stock.

    For me, maintaining an OEM look is important. I would not put on wheels that take away from an OEM appearance. I have two sets of wheels; stock and five spoke OEM Alcoa forged wheels that I had PVD black chrome plated.
     
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    The ones on the blue challenger arent too bad...
     
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    For me honestly the wheels were a huge part of my decision to buy my '15 SRT and now the new HC. I've liked the Challenger since 08 but the upgrades and especially the SRT wheels on the '15+ pushed me over the fence. Can't picture a nicer wheel for this bodystyle. Every time i see aftermarket wheels on one of these it just looks like a downgrade to me. Just my opinion, and ya know what they say about opinions, they're like...
     
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    I wouldn't drive my HC till I had my custom wheels.
    I hated the black wheels with little rear tires.
     
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    The ones on the Charger remind me of the ones that came on the modern but older Challenger. The black ones on the B5 car look good but I still prefer the stock HC wheels.
     
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    Dodge kind of nailed it with the stocks... still haven't found many worth the money to change for
     
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    Really? Several here had Triumph Performance Wheel make lots of items we have been able to dream up, or choose what they have in anything from crap black to show chrome.
     
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    Don't get me wrong, I like what Triumph is doing, I just haven't seen a rim that is THAT much better than the OEM that I need to buy it. For my charger, the second I saw the Vossen CV3s, I knew they would look perfect, and had to switch immediately. They don't work as well on the challenger, as do a lot of other rims that I think look great on other cars. To me, the stock is fine for now, until I see a style or design that looks perfect! When that time comes, I will hopefully have Triumph cook me up a set!
     
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    I've put aftermarket wheels on almost every vehicle I've owned in recent history. For the some reason I think the hellcat looks good "OEM". I've seen a few pictures of cats with aftermarket wheels and it didn't really do much for me.
     
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