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Finally: Winter Setup

Been trying the last two winters to figure out a winter setup. Did the searching around the forums seeing what's been done, what seems to work, and what to avoid. Ideally I wanted a completely different set of wheels for the winter. Not willing to swap back and forth between tires. Trouble was trying to find a wheel that works on the front of the SRT8, at a reasonable cost (it's a winter wheel, I expect it to get beat-up) and a tire with a more narrow profile and winter compound. I could go on about the details, but here is the final out come:

Wheels: HALO 887 Black (easier to maintain) 20x8.5 38mm offset. This wheel clears the brakes and suspension. I added a 3mm (1/8") spacer for some extra margin. The wheel does not sit further outboard than the stock rim. $164 to my door.

Tires: Yokohama Geolandar I/T G072 245/60/20. This tire is about 1 inch larger diameter than the stock Pirelli (1/2" taller vehicle height), but fits without issue.

I can provide more details if anyone is looking to do the same thing.
 

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I am running the Coopers tas well and they perform great in the snow which we've had a lot of this year in Calgary
 

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Ok guys after all this..
I'm old and have A.D.D.

What's the best/most effective setup?
I need this as a starting point for the Trackhawk. .but it has bigger brakes..is that going to be a factor?

Any pics of wheel/caliper clearance?

Thanks..
 

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Bringing this thread back from the dead, read all 11 pages but wondering if anyone is running an a/t type tire in the snow on either stock or a 20x9 wheel? I have the pirelli all seasons that dealer had Just installed new, but would like a mild a/t that I could use in the fall to drive in some gravel roads during hunting, etc. anyone run anything like this? I’ve had plenty of a/t tries in the snow And I know they’re anything from real good to not great depending on tire.
 

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I'm forced to go with the 275/45 20's, Blizzak DM V2. No shop will mount the 265/50's on my 10" wheel :(. I have no space to up size =being lowered on then swift springs I hardly have room with the 305/35's (even rubs once in while on the rear) . I think being so low I won't notice the height difference too much ( I hope). I know the traction will be awesome and that's the main point of them anyway.
 

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I have Eibach lowering springs and 315/35R20 NT05R drag radials do not rub. I ran Toyo 265/50R20 snows on stock rims one winter and they are the exact diameter of stock 295/45R20 tires.
 

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I have Eibach lowering springs and 315/35R20 NT05R drag radials do not rub. I ran Toyo 265/50R20 snows on stock rims one winter and they are the exact diameter of stock 295/45R20 tires.
Yeah but the 265/50R 20 width is almost 1.25 inches less at just over 10" wide. Apparently the shop that sells Blizzaks up here said they need to be on a rim with a max width of 9.5 inches. They flat out told me they won't mount them on a 10" wheel (grr). The next size up is .25 inches taller and that's gonna cause issues, especially if any snow builds up in the wheel well or on the tires.

It's only .75 inches shorter, guess I'll be even quicker of the line :). Not that that will help driving on snow. Hoping it won't look silly, but being so lowered I think it'll be ok. As of not it doesn't look like I have a choice unless I get a 9" rim.
 

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Yeah I know I used to own a tire shop. The tire is rated for a nine and a half inch rim. Our rims are 10 inches. They are fine on a 10 inch rim. Find another tire shop.
 

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did you place those tires on OEM 20x 10 rims. I'm hearing conflicting reports from different tire shops if the 275 can actually be safely placed on on 10in depth(factory SRT rims) rather than a 9.5in rim.
 

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Running 265/50/20 on stock OEM 10" Rims

Nobody reads the posts or listens anymore. Three season Pirellis will kill you under fifty degrees period eventually if you're a gambler have at 'er. 265s fit fine on our 10" stock rims even though the spec is 9.5" max rim. I've run the Toyos the last two years and they are champs and look almost as wide as the originals and are the same overall diameter and don't throw your speedometer out of whack for those of you who don't have a Trinity to correct. I know, I am a self proclaimed tire specialist, no, really I am, and was in the tire business for years. Hard to believe the amount of tire discussions here, all good fun, especially about the lesser quality, cheapass crap tires on an eighty grand muscle Jeep.
I see that you clarified the 265/50/20 will fit on the stock OEM 10" rim, but why won't some shops install it? pardon my questions just want to know what im getting into. lol. Is it that they need to stretch and its potentially unsafe? Im looking into purchasing the Continental Winter Contact at a good deal but i want to make sure its safe to run that size. Thanks in advance
 

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Stock SRT vs Stock Overland 20”
Hankook ipike. My tire guy said it is technically 1/2” too narrow to the wheel but works fine.




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