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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-12-2012, 08:34 PM Thread Starter
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http://www.ebay.com/itm/CHRYSLER-300...c73a57&vxp=mtr

ok....just wanted to know if these will fit my 2000 R/T trep for winter wheels/tires?? says 5x115.....looking for cheap wheels/tires for winter.....any input would be great! Thanks!
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If they're using stock tires for an LX the tires won't clear the struts on an LH. Basically the wheels themselves are good but the tires can't be used.
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I run those on mine year-round.



I run 235-55-17's on mine though - a smidge larger than the stock 225-55-17. I like the look.
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These would look better and are the same price. Same seller.

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These would look better and are the same price. Same seller.

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I dont think chrome clad wheels are advisable for winter wheels. The salt would eat the coating and they'd start to leak.
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^^...X2. At the very least the chrome plating would separate from the plastic. This is also a common problem with LH alloy wheels that are chrome plated like the Chrome Crusaders on R/Ts and Razorstars on the 300m.

Just buy a set of used steel wheels and put the proper sized tires for an LH on them. If you're really "Anal" about the appearance of the wheels...you'll be in for a surprise after first use with road salt. Factor that into your decision. Both steel and alloy wheels will corrode under salt conditions. Either new or used tires. 16" wheels will net you the cheapest tire prices. 17" after that. You get the point after that? After all these are "Winter Wheels" and not for show.

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I dont think chrome clad wheels are advisable for winter wheels. The salt would eat the coating and they'd start to leak.
Will..the chrome clad refers to a "Wheel Cover" that is plastic and is bonded to a steel or alloy wheel. The thin chrome plating on the plastic cover will scratch very easily and is expensive to repair. With Winter conditions the "Clad" wheels especially in Salt conditions are susceptible to peeling just like alloy wheels with chrome plating.

The Chrome Clad wheels are always cheaper but an inferior type of wheel in my opinion compared to a chrome plated alloy wheel. Do some research and make an informed decision on your own.
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Youre best bet is to get standard 16" steelies. Tires are cheap for them and the standard 225/60/16 size is probably the most common tire size out there. You could pick up a decent set for 100 bucks on CL, give them a few good coats of black paint and get some good winter tires.
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Will..the chrome clad refers to a "Wheel Cover" that is plastic and is bonded to a steel or alloy wheel. The thin chrome plating on the plastic cover will scratch very easily and is expensive to repair. With Winter conditions the "Clad" wheels especially in Salt conditions are susceptible to peeling just like alloy wheels with chrome plating.

The Chrome Clad wheels are always cheaper but an inferior type of wheel in my opinion compared to a chrome plated alloy wheel. Do some research and make an informed decision on your own.
Ahh I did not know those were wheelcovers. I stand corrected.
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Same principles for the chrome plating and the downfall of them!

Also explains why the "Chrome Clads" are cheaper than chrome alloys and that the "Clads" aren't as common...even in the LX world.
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i could care less about looks....my R/T rims r rusting and one leaks air...tires r shot.....I priced the local places around here for used wheels/tire combo but not much offered worth anything...i figured the plain steelies would be fine for winter....they'll sit in the garage after march anyhow for my 18's that r on now....salt is a killer here so as long as they hold air and the tires r pretty decent i could care less what they look like....
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It was just a suggestion. Do whatever you want. Have at it.
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not sure why u seem upset.....i m just saying that the wheel type doesn't matter....i figured the plain black steelies would be fine....i know the salt will eat em up....been driving in it since 1992...lol....i just need decent tires and not chrome wheels....i don't want the problems u stated above to happen....called junk yards/pick-n-pulls...no intrepid wheels....discount tire has the plain black steelies with decent tires but about $550.....was gonna put blizzaks or other snow only tires on the R/T wheels but they r 12 years old and i don't trust em....craigslist for northwest indiana has notta....i'll keep lookin
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Keep in mind, GMs 16" steely shares our bolt pattern as well. I remember I used my full size spare once on my grandmother's Impala for half a day before I could get her a new tire. I know our wheels will fit on a GM, but IDK about vice versa and them clearing the calipers....
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http://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/ctd/3399701209.html
maybe I'll just go and offer $350 or so on this and get the whole freakin car WITH wheels i can use! lol....even has a bumper cover i can use and i can steal the traction control stuff for mine!!!
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