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Old 11-07-2012, 05:31 AM
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My last car had 17" alloy wheels and low profile tires. I bent several rims and blew out 4-5 tires over 10 years. When you hit a bump in the road it was very jarring.

I was concerned about the Challenger having the same issue, but it doesn't seem to. Even with the 20" wheels, the sidewalls are much taller than my last car. Bumps and potholes are much better as well.

Practically speaking, the 18" wheels would ride more softly and be cheaper to buy and replace. I really liked the looks of the 20" so I got those and a road hazard warranty for 5 years to cover any blow outs.

If you can test drive both, I'd try it for yourself. Your idea of soft or smooth may be different than mine.
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Well I wonder if the SRT with the dampening suspension is softer riding than the R/T because the SRT I test drove didn't seem bad on bumps, speed bumps or train tracks.
I haven't driven an SRT, so I can't comment. My guess is that an SRT would be more of a "gran turismo" experience. I'm not complaining about the SE, it was simply a different ride. I would say it was more of a cruising car, whereas the R/T is more of a driving car. Of course, I didn't realize this until I drove both of them.
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My last car had 17" alloy wheels and low profile tires. I bent several rims and blew out 4-5 tires over 10 years. When you hit a bump in the road it was very jarring.

I was concerned about the Challenger having the same issue, but it doesn't seem to. Even with the 20" wheels, the sidewalls are much taller than my last car. Bumps and potholes are much better as well.

Practically speaking, the 18" wheels would ride more softly and be cheaper to buy and replace. I really liked the looks of the 20" so I got those and a road hazard warranty for 5 years to cover any blow outs.

If you can test drive both, I'd try it for yourself. Your idea of soft or smooth may be different than mine.
Yes I will have to test drive those 2 different sizes. 18 sounds good enough for me as I'm not a wheel person.
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I haven't driven an SRT, so I can't comment. My guess is that an SRT would be more of a "gran turismo" experience. I'm not complaining about the SE, it was simply a different ride. I would say it was more of a cruising car, whereas the R/T is more of a driving car. Of course, I didn't realize this until I drove both of them.
What's the difference between a GT ride and a driving/cruising ride?
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What's the difference between a GT ride and a driving/cruising ride?
Keep in mind, these are subjective terms & interpretations, so the way I describe them may not be similar to someone else.

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Keep in mind, these are subjective terms & interpretations, so the way I describe them may not be similar to someone else.

R/T = Road n Track so the R/T is a handler with firm suspension to get around curves faster?

GT Grand Turismo is more for freeway car longer trips comfort in style?
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GT Grand Turismo is more for freeway car longer trips comfort in style?
gran turismo
Pronunciation: /gran tʊˈrɪzməʊ/
(abbreviation: GT)
noun (plural gran turismos) a high-performance car.
Origin:1960s: Italian, literally 'great touring' (i.e., touring on a grand scale)
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I always thought the GT meant Garbage Truck or Ghetto Trash...
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Originally Posted by STINGRAY View Post
R/T = Road n Track so the R/T is a handler with firm suspension to get around curves faster?
By the way, I do believe that historically an R/T has been a more performance oriented engine & suspension version of Mopar vehicles... both for courses (road) & straight-aways (track).
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