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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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18" Charger Daytona Rims INSTALLED

I bought these a week ago for a RIDICULOUS $300 from a guy on Craigslist that happened to have them on his sweet metallic red Intrepid. I bought the rims & tires (BF Goodrich 235 50 18). He was going to junk it that same day because the water pump failed & blew the engine. I have been riding on them for a week now and it's definitely the BEST & easiest mod to date. BELIEVE IT OR NOT, I am SAVING money on gas. My MPGSs went way up. I used to waste a quarter tank of gas round trip to my chiro appointments & now it's HALF OF THAT 1/8 to be exact. I was scared of LOSING MPGs but I GAINED!!! & the power loss is BARELY noticeable, only when I accelerate from a stop/red light but like I said NOTHING MAJOR. Ride quality is way better & I get to rubbing at all anywhere in the wheel well. With these tires, the speedometer is off. When I'm doing 60mph it reads 57. No biggie. I will get 245 45 18s or 235 45 18s when these wear out. Oh, thank you Xyth for the helpful info & others who replied to my previous thread about these wheels.
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Um... wow...

Would have been fun to see them on his car too - but CONGRATS ON THE UPGRADE!!!! Very nice looking wheels man!
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Um... wow...

Would have been fun to see them on his car too - but CONGRATS ON THE UPGRADE!!!! Very nice looking wheels man!
Thanks!! His car was really dirty because he hadn't driven it since the engine blew but it was a really nice bright metallic red that not too many Intrepids have.. I've seen ESs and SXTs in that color but his was an SE. He also said he used to whoop 300ms and 3.5 Intrepids but claimed his car was "stock". I had pics but I deleted them! Really nice color though.
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Oops.. wrong forum. Can one of the moderators switch it to the "Performance / Modifications" forum, please?
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Wow looks nice. The tires got a lot left on em too?
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Charger rims FTW. You got black pocket ones too. Jealous.
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Wow looks nice. The tires got a lot left on em too?
I put the 2 that had more tread on the front and the 2 with lesser tread on the rear. The front tires have about 50% tread and the rear have about 35-40% tread. Still got 'em for DIRT CHEAP at $300.
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Charger rims FTW. You got black pocket ones too. Jealous.
Honestly, I did NOT want the ones with the black pockets but then I found these for $300 on Craigslist and I jumped on the deal. I realized they'd actually go well with my silver car/black tinted windows. I'm glad I found these because they're rarer and they actually look better on a silver car than the non black pocket rims. IMO at least.
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Im sure those would look amazing on an Inferno Red car, lol
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I put the 2 that had more tread on the front and the 2 with lesser tread on the rear. The front tires have about 50% tread and the rear have about 35-40% tread. Still got 'em for DIRT CHEAP at $300.
Looks great! Don't you want the tires with the most tread on the back though? Even in a FWD car?
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Looks great! Don't you want the tires with the most tread on the back though? Even in a FWD car?
I went to Pep Boys last year and had 2 new tires installed on my Civic. I told them to put them on the front and he said there's a new law that didn't allow tire shops to install 2 NEW tires on the front. I asked why and he said there was a study done that showed that in a situation of a tire popping at high speeds your car would need better traction on the rear wheels. It kinda made sense but it's weird I feel more comfortable with lesser worn tires in front.

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You need the better traction in the rear so that the back of the car stays behind you. I doubt it is LAW, but yes, I bet the insurance companies are requiring it.

Doesn't matter the car or the driving style, of the road is slick enough, in a curve, if the tries on the back are bald, the car will try to over steer (back come around to meet you). You put the traction in the rear, and you are less likely to spin out.
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You need the better traction in the rear so that the back of the car stays behind you. I doubt it is LAW, but yes, I bet the insurance companies are requiring it.

Doesn't matter the car or the driving style, of the road is slick enough, in a curve, if the tries on the back are bald, the car will try to over steer (back come around to meet you). You put the traction in the rear, and you are less likely to spin out.
Makes lot of sense.. I don't drive on windy roads so I'll be okay but I think you're right. Another reason I have them on the front because I want them to wear out evenly. Get the most out use of them. Btw, the rear tires are not bald, I never let them wear out that much. Once they wear I'll replace them with the proper-sized tires.
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