SRT Rim Swap

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SRT Rim Swap

Post by FiRnoEvO » Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:11 pm

I recently swapped out my stock R/T rims for stock SRT rims. Painted black and wrapped in 225/45R17's.

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All looked good at first. Didnt have any trouble mounting the rims, everything fit very well in the wheel well, and wheel spacers were not needed.

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After completing the swap i started to notice that my front two rims, sit back in the wheel well a little (towards the rear of the car), but figured it was jus the way i had my wheel cut.

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So i cut the wheel all the way to the left and right, clearance was good, didnt have a problem with the turning radius and nothing was rubbing. So I didnt worry too much about it and left it be. I liked the new look and spent some time taking pictures and admiring my handy work.

Later that day a buddy of mine, called about doing some work to his car and my cousin and myself decided we would go help him out, we all have a mopar club together and needed some new material anyways so i was gonna drive the r/t and my cuz took his srt. About 2 min down the road i noticed my cousin beeping his horn and waving me down. I stopped and was surprised to find out that i had been spewing smoke. Not smelling like oil or anything else i knew it was my tires. I cut the wheel to find the inside tread on the front tires (mainly the front pass side tire) was shredded. Apparently I had miscalculated the strut room and my tires had been scraping it while driving...

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So now my solution consist of either grabbing some wheel spacers from autozone or switching out the tires to a 35 low pro.... any input?
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Post by fattirebicycles » Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:50 pm

205/40/17 is the factory equivalent for the 1st gen. 23.45xxx inches. 8.07 inches wide.

185/65/14 factory size. 23.46xxx inches.
225/45/17 24.97xx inches. 8.85 inches wide. the tire got 1.5" taller and 3/4" wider.
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Post by JmAnneonrt » Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:04 pm

i was gonna say the same those are to big should have 205/40/17s and you should clear then
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Post by 1genRTturbo » Sun Mar 28, 2010 8:08 pm

you can even run 215/40's but not much wider or taller.
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Post by Braz » Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:22 pm

Dude that smelled Horrible, good thing i got ya stopped lol
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Post by FiRnoEvO » Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:52 pm

i didnt even notice the smoke jus the smell... plus i was going way to fast... no brakes ya kno lol ahahahahahaha
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