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As a newb, I'm fully aware of the possibility/probability of getting flamed for starting...hell, for even proposing such an idea. But I've always been "different" :eek:

I want to have the best of both worlds. Unlike the plans I originally had for my SRT Charger, this vehicle is definitely going to be winter-driven. What I want to do is buy a set of cool aftermarket rims for summer driving and use the OEM rims (which I hate) on winter tires. But I want to run taller, more aggressive A/T type tires. A/T's aren't legal here in Quebec anymore for winter use, the tires have to be bonafide winter tires with the snowflake symbol on 'em.

So having stated the above, does anyone have any ideas as to what winter tires are available? I've scoured Tirerack looking for taller winters & found nothing. As well, does anyone have an idea of what maximum diameter we can run on these trucks. I realize that rim size/offset etc play a role as well. The OEM's are 30.6" on a 10" rim, I'm hoping to fill the wheelwells a la good ole Pathfinders of the 90's.

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As a newb, I'm fully aware of the possibility/probability of getting flamed for starting...hell, for even proposing such an idea. But I've always been "different" :eek:

I want to have the best of both worlds. Unlike the plans I originally had for my SRT Charger, this vehicle is definitely going to be winter-driven. What I want to do is buy a set of cool aftermarket rims for summer driving and use the OEM rims (which I hate) on winter tires. But I want to run taller, more aggressive A/T type tires. A/T's aren't legal here in Quebec anymore for winter use, the tires have to be bonafide winter tires with the snowflake symbol on 'em.

So having stated the above, does anyone have any ideas as to what winter tires are available? I've scoured Tirerack looking for taller winters & found nothing. As well, does anyone have an idea of what maximum diameter we can run on these trucks. I realize that rim size/offset etc play a role as well. The OEM's are 30.6" on a 10" rim, I'm hoping to fill the wheelwells a la good ole Pathfinders of the 90's.

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Huh? :eek:


Don't tell me that the 2012's also run staggered set-ups? I was under the impression the these trucks ran 295/45's on all fours....
 

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Huh? :eek:


Don't tell me that the 2012's also run staggered set-ups? I was under the impression the these trucks ran 295/45's on all fours....

Sorry my bad, still getting used to having the 2012 stuff mixed in here. I use the active topic list, and I don't read the right column......lol. I thought this was another snow tire thread for the WK1.

Pirelli has some Ice and snows coming out for your ride.
http://www.pirelli.com/tire/us/en/suv/sheet/scorpion_icesnow.html?url=%3Fsubtype%3DSUV%26season%3DWINTER%26application%3DSUV#.TxMTZ6UV1dE
 

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Unless you plan on putting a lift kit in this vehicle:eek:, you will not be able to use tires much taller than OEM. There is not much clearance to work with the way it is setup now.
 

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Jesus 'Stang, you gotta start being more careful. You scared the bejesus outta me :p

Mega, I don't intend to slap 36 inchers under her. Just wondering if there's room to go much higher than the 30.5 inchers under there now. From experience, I can usually go up an inch or so. And by looking at the relatively empty wheelwells, I'm guessing that 32 inchers would fit with little/no rubbing.

Guess I'll be going where no normal shithead's gone before....yet again. Thanks to everyone's input!
 

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Wow! Awesome man, thanks. Shame their site doesn`t list dimensions, but I`m feelin' lucky!!!
 

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Jesus 'Stang, you gotta start being more careful. You scared the bejesus outta me :p

Mega, I don't intend to slap 36 inchers under her. Just wondering if there's room to go much higher than the 30.5 inchers under there now. From experience, I can usually go up an inch or so. And by looking at the relatively empty wheelwells, I'm guessing that 32 inchers would fit with little/no rubbing.

Guess I'll be going where no normal shithead's gone before....yet again. Thanks to everyone's input!
Yes, you're right. However, most cars you're doing this to have a static non-adjustable suspension, not one that changes on the fly with a twist of a knob. So be careful with your selection since it may react differently and bottom out on the tire on certain settings. The 2012's already come with a lot more meat than the WK1's did fwiw.
 

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Peter, I wish you good luck! I know Pirelli makes the Scorpions. I had those on my SRT8 300 in 2008 worked like a charm and only got stuck once with them :) They too were taller and narrower than the All seasons that came on the vehicle. And I live in the winter wonderland just to clarify.
 

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Yes, you're right. However, most cars you're doing this to have a static non-adjustable suspension, not one that changes on the fly with a twist of a knob. So be careful with your selection since it may react differently and bottom out on the tire on certain settings. The 2012's already come with a lot more meat than the WK1's did fwiw.
Just a FYI the suspension height does not adjust on the SRT8, only on the other vehicles.
 

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Yes, you're right. However, most cars you're doing this to have a static non-adjustable suspension, not one that changes on the fly with a twist of a knob. So be careful with your selection since it may react differently and bottom out on the tire on certain settings. The 2012's already come with a lot more meat than the WK1's did fwiw.
Good point. But unless the system adjusts driving height, I'm wondering how different damping/rebound rates would cause a problem any more than on a typical suspension system. It's either gonna rub/hit or it won't. Again though, I guess I'll find out next fall when I shop for available winter tires. Hopefully the selection will have grown by then.

And yeah, I know these models have more meat. But is it ever really enuf :p

Peter, I wish you good luck! I know Pirelli makes the Scorpions. I had those on my SRT8 300 in 2008 worked like a charm and only got stuck once with them :) They too were taller and narrower than the All seasons that came on the vehicle. And I live in the winter wonderland just to clarify.
Thanks for refreshing my memory. "If" I remember properly, Scorpions were the only winters available for the Charger SRT back in fall of 06'. And I had bumped the size up from 245/45's to 275/40's, if not mistaken. No rubbing, but damn they looked big. My service station across the street laughed at me, swearing they'd never fit.
They are indeed good tires!!
 
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As a newb, I'm fully aware of the possibility/probability of getting flamed for starting...hell, for even proposing such an idea. But I've always been "different" :eek:

I want to have the best of both worlds. Unlike the plans I originally had for my SRT Charger, this vehicle is definitely going to be winter-driven. What I want to do is buy a set of cool aftermarket rims for summer driving and use the OEM rims (which I hate) on winter tires. But I want to run taller, more aggressive A/T type tires. A/T's aren't legal here in Quebec anymore for winter use, the tires have to be bonafide winter tires with the snowflake symbol on 'em.

So having stated the above, does anyone have any ideas as to what winter tires are available? I've scoured Tirerack looking for taller winters & found nothing. As well, does anyone have an idea of what maximum diameter we can run on these trucks. I realize that rim size/offset etc play a role as well. The OEM's are 30.6" on a 10" rim, I'm hoping to fill the wheelwells a la good ole Pathfinders of the

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I'm also planning on using the OEM's for winter driving. I'm still waiting for my ride which should only arrive in April so I won't be needing any winter tires for this season. However I've been looking around at different tires and have yet to see anything of interest. I had Pirelli Scorpion Snow and Ice mounted on 19" on my WK1 SRT8 and really liked them. I hope they will make some that will fit the WK2 OEM's for next season.

Have you found any after market wheels yet Peter? I've been looking at some 22" Giovanna Dalar 5. I'm still not sure if I'm going for chrome or all black.
 

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I saw your thread but didn't comment 'cause I had absolutely no ideas. Again though, for winter I'm going for OEM rims wearing the highest, nastiest-lookin' A/T-type tires I can fit under there. My wheelwells need to be as crammed full as possible. As a result, clearance should be increased as well. I can't tell you how many times I've literally had to park on top of a mound of snow. Montreal snow-clearing has become a farce. Either you park on a pile of snow or park a block away. Utterly ridiculous....

The fun will come next spring when I get to decide which new aftermarket rims/tires I'll be buying. For summer, I'll be hesistant to go with "tall as possible" because of de-gearing. But I wanna go as wide as possible on tires.
 
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