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#1 Old 01-21-2013, 06:36 AM
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Fellas, just got my blacktop HEMI )))))) so now,the dilemma.

Originally I wanted to order it, get the car in April and find police wheels used on the cheap but when I saw the car, I pulled the trigger... now I got about 2 months of winter left. I'm in North East NJ, not Canada by any means but I read that the 20'' firestones are not great in the snow. What are the realistic possibilities of getting the winters used in the spring?
Thoughts on just putting 100 pounds of sand bags in the trunk for the time being ( when snow is expected) and wait for a deal on the police package? 700 on ebay is kinda expensive for wheels, no?
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drove my charger with the stock firestones last winter, they were fine in west michigan....just don't be stupid

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just don't be stupid
Bingo... we have a winner. But honestly, that is the key. Don't be driving like your usual self, you have to drive like a grandma honestly (well I do with my stock all season continentals..) And then people wonder why i take ages to get going from a stoplight..

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drove my charger with the stock firestones last winter, they were fine in west michigan....just don't be stupid

Though I intend to do what Flex has

Once I wear these stock all seasons out, get a dedicated set of rims for winter's and a nice set of summer tires..
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if you really want snows, check out your local craigslist


from mopar online parts:

Make: Dodge | Part#: 4895425AE
List Price: $138.00
Your Price: $94.53

Make: Dodge | Part#: 6509421AA
List Price: $2.10
Your Price: $1.44

Make: Dodge | Part#: 4895432AA
List Price: $65.60
Your Price: $45.25

so you're looking at $146.98 per corner + shipping for new police wheels/lugs/caps

or you could get 18" challenger rallye wheels for $121/corner


and use your stock lugnuts

TPMS, best deal I've found is on ebay

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I live in Indiana and drive mine on All-Season tires all year around. As long as you don't drive like a dumbass, you'll be just fine.

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The adaptive TC helps!
I ran the OEM GY last year and they were the original tires.
They were starting to dry rot along the bead so....
I had no real issues there but, decided to get a new set of wheels (18's) with Falken tires to match then, bought a set of Blizzak's for my stock 17" wheels. Bolted the Snows on just before Sandy hit.
The Blizzak's are allot fun.
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these cars do great on crap roads from my experience.. my rule of thumb if im not being passed by some jacka$$$ then i must be the jacka$$$ and its time to slow down

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Hey there. I am in a similar boat as you. I am awaiting my 2013 RT R&T STP from the factory. In fact I just got notice it is in paint today so I think I should have it within about 2 weeks.

Since the STP comes with Eagle F1 sueprcars, I had to do something. I tried to get the dealer to swap the F1's for the Firestone AS and they wouldn't do it in the end. So I went ahead and got winters. I bought a set of 18" Challenger RT Rims off ebay for $225 total. Then bought a new set of Firestone Winters in 225 60 18 on Tire Rack for $500. And the TPS that mighiganpat wrote above. So I am all set with brand new 18's with dedicated snows for $800.

I am having them mounted today in fact for $75 total and I will be all set in case we get a March storm. I am in NJ btw so probably similar to where you are. And it isn't worth the "risk" for me over $800.
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winter driving

I'm going to wait. I have been sliding in the snow a little which is a bit of pain as we have very little snow. The firestones firehwak GTs handle pretty well on dry surfaces but getting out of my drive way on an incline is a different story. Didn't you get the AWD option?
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