So the more positive offset the more it sets back into the car. I have the 305's mounted up. Keeping the same offset at 18.5 mm with a wider wheel keeps the tire in the same realitive place. Notice that there is 5/8" distance from the face of the 9.5" wheel to the outside edge of a 305. Coldheartid has a 21mm offset, shifting it in just a bit. He reports even with those huge 325's he still has some room at the critical spot inside. I think I am going to go with 305 rears. So IMO a 25mm offset will work with either a 10.5 or an 11" and tuck the package in as far as we dare. On the backs only now.
My issue is that we need 315/35/20 tires to have the same overall outside diameter of the stock 275/40/20 tires.
305/35/20's make the tire 2.2% smaller. This means a smaller sidewall and bigger wheel well gap. To most they won't notice, but on your own car, the tire looks short. Further, this lowers the final drive ratio, which means it spins easier. So though you will have more tire on the road, the tires are going to turn 2.2% faster (and therefore harder, which means more tire spin).
Ideally, we have 315 tires. Even more grip (tire on the road) and the same overall diameter so we can launch harder when needed and less chance of tire spin, if going say, 40 mph and you get hard into the throttle.
Issue for me is, 315 size tires are "recommended" on 10.5 inch or wider wheels, which there aren't many of, with an offset of around 30 mm, so they don't stick out any further than what our stock wheels do now.
305's are ok for 10 inch wide wheels
295/40 tires would work best on 10 inch wide wheels, but here we give up some width of the tire on the road, but it's also a taller tire than stock, which means we raise the final drive ratio. This is good for being able to launch harder and keeping revs lower, but the issue is there is basically ZERO choices in 295/40 tires.
I just don't know why Dodge choose to put 9.5 inch wide wheels and 275 inch wide tires on the rear of this powerful of a car.
They SHOULD of just gone the staggered route.
And put 10.5 inch wide wheels with 315/35/20 tires on the rear, and all would be perfect.
But like what we are running into, they probably couldn't find a maker of staggered wheels that looked good, and they didn't want to pay for the R&D for a company to make them.