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Come time to place your order (if you haven't already) which wheels are you guys planning to get? The optional forged aluminum wheels save a total of 12 pounds on top of already looking better than the standard titanium-finish wheels.

So which one is it going to be?


Standard 20x10 Titanium-Finish (w/Satin Chrome Center Cap)



OPTIONAL Light-Weight 20x10 Forged Aluminum Black
 

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I'm gonna be going with some sort of drag rims with street-radials or just full out radials. It may not look that great but it'll be the setup for throughout the summer time. Then I'll have the standard rims for winter.
 

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I'm gonna be going with some sort of drag rims with street-radials or just full out radials. It may not look that great but it'll be the setup for throughout the summer time. Then I'll have the standard rims for winter.
Good point about tires since at this point we don't know how good/bad those OEM tires are on the Trackhawk. Will have to wait for reviews to roll in. Typically these are configured for a mix of street/track use, odds are we won't get the most performance out of them. Good excuse for getting a new wheel/tire package.
 

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Good point Blackhawk, maybe just go standard and upgrade wheels and rims based on feedback from first drivers. Maybe there is a small amount of performance to be gained by just the right set-up depending on your driving habits. Mine will be 99% road as it will split time with my Raptor as my DD. Probably drive the hawk more since the Raptor has 53k in miles now.
 

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There is a lot of performance to be gained in the wheel/tire sector. Just depends on what you're looking for and what the uses will be. If this is just a DD for you and won't go through hard driving too often, there's no point spending money on radials of any sort as you'll just burn through those quickly, and you won't even be utilizing them for what they're intended for.
 

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There is a lot of performance to be gained in the wheel/tire sector. Just depends on what you're looking for and what the uses will be. If this is just a DD for you and won't go through hard driving too often, there's no point spending money on radials of any sort as you'll just burn through those quickly, and you won't even be utilizing them for what they're intended for.
Well that's why you can go with a street radial. People still daily with street radials and considering we have the awd, you don't have to be "as worried" in the rainy conditions. I would still use a lot of precaution, but you'll be good. A set of Nitto NT05r or something and you'll be great.
 

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That's all it would be. DD. Raptor going on the shelf for a bit. It does run around 730 to the crank and 550 to the rear wheel, but **** she is a heavy beast.
 

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Well that's why you can go with a street radial. People still daily with street radials and considering we have the awd, you don't have to be "as worried" in the rainy conditions. I would still use a lot of precaution, but you'll be good. A set of Nitto NT05r or something and you'll be great.
As long as where you live has predictable weather that won't impact your regular commutes then you're in the clear. People living in the southern states is a good example. You probably see a lot of these in Florida and California.
 

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Do you have another set of wheels for the winter time? If they're the standard ones or a set of standard wheels, do you notice any difference in weight or feel at all?
 

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I choose the standard wheels. I have satin black spider monkey's on my 16 SRT and they really suck to clean.
 

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i did not know about the optional forged black ones until i came here...When i ordered mine on 8/13 i only had one option and that was the titanium ones...I am trying to get my dealer to swap them out on the order but so far no go he said the order is already placed...what can i do???

How much additional do these cost?

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I chose the black lightweight wheels since they save 12lbs (total) over the standard titanium wheels are don't look dirty as easily with the amount of brake dust they are likely to see from the massive 15.75" Brembo high performance brakes. I also stayed with the Pirelli Scorpion all season tires rather than upgrading to the 3 season tires for $895. I may not end up driving it in deep snow, but want to be able to use it in the cold weather and don't intend to track it.
 

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Optional wheels without a doubt. They look much better, they're lighter and they're black. Enuf said.

I opted for the 3 season tires since I don't need winter tires, but I'm still confused as to why those are the upgrade when the all season tires are the more expensive set. I asked my dealer to confirm with Jeep that this wasn't an error, and his Jeep rep was stumped by it, he didn't have an answer.
 

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I also went with the optional black wheels. As others have said, the color was what I wanted and the 12 lbs weight saving is also a bonus. I opted for the all season tires thinking I could upgrade to a set of nittos if I wasn't happy with them.

I could be missing something but I couldn't find any direct replacements in the 295/45R20. On my turbo Jeep I had NT05s and NT05Rs. Also had good experience with the INVOs but I couldn't see those tires or anything other than the Perreli's in the direct size replacement. For those planning on aftermarket tires, what are you running? It looks like the same OEM options for all of the WK2's so what are you guys who have 2012-2017 SRTs running?

In the winter, if I were to be in snow I would go with a good set of Blizzaks. Again, I haven't had a WK2 SRT yet so I have no idea what the acceptable sizes are.
 

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It would be cool to see this on the track and even more so in the pits with tire warmers before being sent out :D

Anything to take on sports cars and get more of an advantage in the turns.
 
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