Hey guys, I am starting this thread hoping to hear from V6 SXT owners that have 22" rims on their cars. I am the proud owner of a 2010 Dodge Charger SXT 3.5L High Output V6. It is Stone White and I was hoping to get all black 22" Viper Replica's or all black 22" KMC Slide wheels for my car. My biggest concern is the loss in Fuel economy, performance, and braking. I know that big wheels weigh more and will decrease the performance if any car, but I wanted to know what exactly I am getting into before I decide to buy wheels for my Charger. What has been your experience with rims larger than stock? Keep in mind that my Charger is bone stock. With that being said, what kind of performance upgrades, I.e. Exhaust and etc., would I need to offset the wheels bringing down my performance? Also what has been everyone's experience with 20" or 21" wheels? Thanks in advance!
Currently, i own an SRT8, but owned a 3.5L before it. although i have never took the plunge on after market wheels on either car, i thought i would give my .02
1) IMHO 22" wheels look a little funky on our cars, (almost make them look lifted) and if anything makes the wheel gap look virtually bigger, the only way i think a charger can run 22" by looking good is running a lowering kit or coilovers.
2) bigger wheels will decrease everything you just listed, but not signifcantly,i have read thread after thread after thread on here on this subject for the past 3 years, and there really never is a solid answer, because the signifcant loss, well isnt to significant. i dont know 24" or bigger will be a huge difference in a negative way.
3) the 3.5 L is not the fastest car in the world, but for the motor and the weight of the car, not to mention its auto stick, they def have some power in there to play around with, i wont imagine your going to lose this when getting 22". and if your really worried about it, a simple predator plugin tune and some nice catback exhaust should def over some the performance loss.
hope this helps man !!