Welcome to Challengertalk I've only heard of winter, so can't help, but sure some of the others will have suggestions
I totally agree with that. I used to have some ugly 18" winter beater wheels, and they were the same diameter as my 20" wheels because the tires were taller.No need to tune anything. These cars come stock with 18s and 20s but the tire diameter is about the same for each.
BW2011,Go to Tirerack.com and put in your vehicle to find the appropriate 18” tire sizes.
For tires there are a number of great winter tires available. I am running Blizzack 18” tires on Sport Edition aluminum rims. Purchased as a complete package from Tirerack mounted balanced and with TPMS.
Makes for easy swap between summer and winter tires.
Second this. Have had them on my 16 Scat for 4 winters.Yes, junkyard police steel wheels will work.
Or at the Tire Rack, they offer this 18" wheel with tires already mounted, the KV5 wheel.
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Yo,Hello, first post here and I’m hoping to get some help. I know I need winter tires (Iowa winters) for my 2016 RT Plus and think I would like to get 18 steel rims.
Can I just get rims off a junkyard charger?
What tire should I go with so I don’t have to tune my speedo?
In the past I bought a set of aftermarket wheels from Tirerack. They had to use different lug nuts, but their website will point that out to you. They can sell you lug nuts that work.BW2011,
Do the aftermarket wheels use the same lug nuts as the OEM wheels?
Personally, I’d stick to 18” for the winters— better, cheaper tire options and more sidewall for impacts. I tried finding the police wheels, too, but they were more expensive in the long run than buying used 18”. FWIW, I found great condition used 18” wheels for the set of four for... $150! A used car dealer was flipping an R/T and they put on 20s to try and sell it. I saved so much money, I got them powder coated black, and I just used my factory lug nuts.I just checked, and I could not find any online tire retailer that lists steel wheels as an option for Chargers or Challengers. I do remember that when they were available, steel wheels were about the same price as the least expensive aluminum wheels.
Discount Tire (no affiliation) has cast aluminum wheels (e.g., 20“ x 9” 20mm offset, starting at about $150) that they list as fitting Challengers with 6-piston Brembos. They’re not forged like some of the OEM wheels, but is forged necessary in non-racing, snow-tire, and spare-tire applications? (See screenshot at bottom of this post.)
Part numbers for OEM steel wheels on the Dodge Charger Pursuit models
I emailed FCA Fleet to get the offset numbers for the steel police wheels.
- Black Police Wheel, RWD, 18x7.5 18mm offset: 04895425AE
- Black Police Wheel, AWD, 18x7.5 49mm offset: 68206561AA
- Lug Nut: 4895430AB
- Center Cap: 4895432AA
My understanding is that the lug nut in the list is only needed if you want to use the ”dog dish” police hub caps.
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My SP has the Dynamics Package with 6-piston Brembos. 18” wheels are not an option for me.Personally, I’d stick to 18” for the winters— better, cheaper tire options and more sidewall for impacts. I tried finding the police wheels, too, but they were more expensive in the long run than buying used 18”. FWIW, I found great condition used 18” wheels for the set of four for... $150! A used car dealer was flipping an R/T and they put on 20s to try and sell it. I saved so much money, I got them powder coated black, and I just used my factory lug nuts.
I’m in Elgin. Like to learn about what it takes to make RWD work in Chicago winters. The last RWD car that was good in winter was my ‘70 Road Runner with 3.91 limited-slip and G60x15 studded snows in the back.I've got the 18 X 8 Moda rims (tire rack has them) with Blizzaks. Works great in Chicago winters. They also clear the 4 piston Brembos without issue.
Gonna be tough, those Tire Rack 18's will clear the 4's but not the 6.My SP has the Dynamics Package with 6-piston Brembos. 18” wheels are not an option for me.