18"s for a Charger V6? - Dodge Charger Forums
Wheels/Tires/Brakes/Suspension Discussion about anything involving the wheels, tires, suspension components, etc.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
#1 Old 01-28-2013, 04:35 AM
aristin
Senior Member
 
aristin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Spain (Europe)
Posts: 476
(Thread Starter)
18"s for a Charger V6?

Hi

I'm thinking on changing my 17" rims.

The most popular size is 18" and it looks better, of course.

But since I got a 3.5 V6 I would want to know if I'll feel a worse performance?

What about the acceleration? and the braking?

Thanks

-- My mods list --
Finished: LPG conversion, Z Automotive NoESP Mod, 08-10 OEM taillights, CAI, strut tower brace, hood shocks, honeycomb grille, black bumper grille, side mirrors LED turn signal, convex mirror glass, 08-10 light switch, Intune 91 fully adjusted, antitheft GPS tracker, 2 DIN LCD radio DVD, rear view camera, 18" alloy rims.
In progress: all-LED taillights, paddle shift, smoked taillights, remote start, interior ambient light, demold, .75 cent interior mod, police package sway bars, folding side mirrors, tailpipe.
aristin is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 Old 01-28-2013, 06:36 AM
michiganpat
Senior Member
 
michiganpat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: West Michigan
Posts: 1,268
doubt it. 18's won't be significanly heavier than 17's...tire overall diameter will be pretty much the same (215/65R17 to say, 235/55R18)

'11 Toxic Orange Charger R/T
'06 Dodge Grand Caravan
'76 Plymouth Duster
michiganpat is offline  
#3 Old 01-28-2013, 06:43 AM
aristin
Senior Member
 
aristin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Spain (Europe)
Posts: 476
(Thread Starter)
...and the real look it's different or the change is insignificant?
Could somebody show pictures before (17") and after (18")?

Thanks
aristin is offline  
#4 Old 01-28-2013, 09:36 AM
Stumblin Steve
Supporting Member (Lifetime)
 
Stumblin Steve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 5,518
17 and 18 inch wheels is the best bet for V6's because you wont lose any power like you would with 22's.

Just look up Daytona wheels from 06-10 they're all 18's or the retro five spoke wheel on Google Images. Being only an inch difference in diameter it makes a slight difference, but mostly you'll notice the fact you have a completely different styled wheel

Just your friendly neighborhood...Charger
'08 SXT Bright Silver. Dark slate interior. OEM MOPAR pedals/hood struts/CAI/Chin Spoiler. R/T true dual exhaust w/ Magnaflow tips. SRT8 rear diffuser. Predator 93 Tune. Lots of B.T. Stuff!
Comprehensive V6 Performance Thread
Join the Photoshop/Artist Group! Silver Chargers!!! & Virginia Chargers
Stumblin Steve is offline  
#5 Old 01-28-2013, 09:40 AM
JGcharger
Senior Member
 
JGcharger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 2,334
Re: 18"s for a Charger V6?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stumblin Steve View Post
17 and 18 inch wheels is the best bet for V6's because you wont lose any power like you would with 22's.

Just look up Daytona wheels from 06-10 they're all 18's or the retro five spoke wheel on Google Images. Being only an inch difference in diameter it makes a slight difference, but mostly you'll notice the fact you have a completely different styled wheel
How about 245/55/18 or 255/55/18? Will those larger and wider sizes make a huge difference?

ACES IV AND ALL QUANTUM BLUE LIQUIDS
TINT: 20% FRONT AND 5% REAR, BLASTIN BOBS THE BEAST KIT WITH FLOWMASTER 40 MUFFLER
CUSTOM SOUND SYSTEM WITH PIONEER 8400 HEADUNIT
MOPAR STAGE 2 COILOVERS AND SWAY BARS
6000K HIDS HEADLIGHTS AND FOGLIGHTS
LUMINX CCFL HALO HEADLIGHTS AND TAILLIGHTS
BILLET TECHNOLOGY NOSE BADGE
JGcharger is offline  
#6 Old 01-28-2013, 10:17 AM
Stumblin Steve
Supporting Member (Lifetime)
 
Stumblin Steve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 5,518
Quote:
Originally Posted by JGcharger View Post
How about 245/55/18 or 255/55/18? Will those larger and wider sizes make a huge difference?
This might help you decide if you want to do it or not.

Tire Size Info

Stumblin Steve is offline  
#7 Old 01-28-2013, 10:36 AM
Galvatron-SX
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: West Palm Beach, Florida
Posts: 210
Unless you happen to put on a wheel that weighs a ton, you won't lose any power.
Galvatron-SX is offline  
#8 Old 01-28-2013, 10:50 AM
JGcharger
Senior Member
 
JGcharger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 2,334
Re: 18"s for a Charger V6?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stumblin Steve View Post
This might help you decide if you want to do it or not.

Tire Size Info

What exactly does that article mean for tire size?
JGcharger is offline  
#9 Old 01-28-2013, 11:29 AM
Stumblin Steve
Supporting Member (Lifetime)
 
Stumblin Steve's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 5,518
Quote:
Originally Posted by JGcharger View Post
What exactly does that article mean for tire size?
It explains size difference and what works well with how you drive?

255 vs 245 to me doesn't seem like it'd be a huge difference.
Stumblin Steve is offline  
#10 Old 01-28-2013, 11:35 AM
JGcharger
Senior Member
 
JGcharger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Southern CA
Posts: 2,334
Re: 18"s for a Charger V6?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Stumblin Steve View Post
It explains size difference and what works well with how you drive?

255 vs 245 to me doesn't seem like it'd be a huge difference.
Ok cool. Also, my charger sits an inch lower with mopar stage 2 coilovers. Will putting on 245 or 255s make the tires rub on the exterior?
JGcharger is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Dodge Charger Forums > Dodge Charger Discussion > Wheels/Tires/Brakes/Suspension

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Dodge Charger Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode


Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS: Pair of Black "Charger" & "Charger R/T" Rear Quarter Decals TudorML Parts For Sale/Wanted 0 11-11-2009 09:38 AM
Insurance quote lists flat "Charger 4dr amd/rwd" but also lists "Charger SE rwd"??? dodger General Charger Discussion 5 07-08-2009 11:50 AM
F/S: Sublime "Charger" and "R/T" trunk emblem overlays Sublimeon22s Parts For Sale/Wanted 3 03-05-2008 07:07 PM
How Many Days can a Charger "STAY" in the "Scheduled to be Built D1 Status"? RedChargerSXT General Charger Discussion 29 03-05-2008 05:24 PM
"Bling" and "Charger" are words that do not belong together! Raven General Charger Discussion 94 02-28-2006 10:44 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome