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I'm new to the forum and I must say this is the greatist thing for 300 owners. I just got one for the wife last week and maaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaan its the greatist car I have ever owened. I want to get rid of the stock look but in reading the forum it sounds like if I go for the 22's I may be sleeping in the dog house with the dog. I have a lowered chevy truck on 22's and love it but it has 40s on it. All this talk about rubbing and teeth jarring on the 300 makes me believe that 20 might be the best thing for my marrage. PLEASE post pics so I can get her excited about getting rid of the 18's. Thanks in advance to all who help me out here.
 

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Also what is the best 20" rim specs.... I know its 5-115 but what about offset. and what is the best tire for this car with 20" Money is not a big issue as long as performance and a good ride is achieved. and when I say "money is not a big issue" I don't mean I want to pay a guzillion dollers but I want the best I can get for the money.
 

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Also what is the best 20" rim specs.... I know its 5-115 but what about offset. and what is the best tire for this car with 20" Money is not a big issue as long as performance and a good ride is achieved. and when I say "money is not a big issue" I don't mean I want to pay a guzillion dollers but I want the best I can get for the money.
Here's mine with 20x9 OEM 'SRT-8' forged polished aluminum wheels clad with P245/45ZR20 Goodyear 'Eagle F1 Supercar' tires up front and P255/45ZR20 Goodyear 'Eagle F1 Supercar' tires on the rear.

The second photo is of the '300C' pre-production model which was actually designed with 20" '300C' OEM-type wheels which were clad with P275/40ZR20 Continentals.
 

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Thanks is there a reason why they put 245 on the front and 255 on the rear. It would seem to me that you cant rotate them. From what I have been reading around the 255/45/20 would be the way to go all the way around. any thoughts
 

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Go with SRT8 wheels....You can't go wrong.


However, depending on the color, you also might be inconvenienced with people mistaking it for one. :D
 

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Thanks is there a reason why they put 245 on the front and 255 on the rear. It would seem to me that you cant rotate them. From what I have been reading around the 255/45/20 would be the way to go all the way around. any thoughts
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Yep you're right...you can't rotate them. The reason why people stagger the size is because you get more meat on the ground in the rear, has a wider stance, looks meaner from the back, and for those who go to aftermarket wheels with a lip you gotta a wider wheel...wider lip...wider tire. Personally I went straight set all the way around because I do 25-30K miles per year in my ride. Hope that helps you with the stagger question.

In terms of 20's I think vvv90 is right...go with the SRT8 wheels. They're light and have a great design. If you don't like that wheel you going to have to make some decisions about what type of look you want your car to have and then start looking at the appropriate wheels (i.e. full-face wheel gives the car a more luxury look, open-faced wheel gives the car a more sporty look). Also most importantly decide on your budget because that will help you a lot in narrowing down your opportunities. Let us know if you need help cuz that's what we're all here for.

Later.
 

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Whaddup Homie, welcome to the forum....I'm selling my 20's in the buy/sell forum, they ride great, but i just want some black rims for my brilliant black 300, but I have a pic of them on my car, I got mad compliments on them but I just need a change. Let me know what you think. Here's the link: http://www.300cforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=9174
 

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L8R Homie said:
Also what is the best 20" rim specs.... I know its 5-115 but what about offset. and what is the best tire for this car with 20" Money is not a big issue as long as performance and a good ride is achieved. and when I say "money is not a big issue" I don't mean I want to pay a guzillion dollers but I want the best I can get for the money.
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I should have been more thorough in my answers and looked at your other questions. First take a look in the FAQ section because Rogue did a fantastic job of outlining Q&A for both 20" and 22" wheels. You'll learn a lot from those two posts. In terms of offset with 20s you'll want to get somewhere between a +20-24mm offset. You'll probably be looking at 8.5" to 9" wide wheels and that would be the appropriate offset. In terms of tires and this is just my opinion I think NITTO is making the hottest tire out right now in both the triple nickels (555) and the 420S. I have the 420S and I love the tire. It has a great tread pattern and a good looking sidewall. If money is no object you could go with BFG G-forces in a 245/40/20 or Michelin Pilot's in a 245/40/20. Again...IMO, 20s look better with a 40-series tire on them. But if you're not gonna drop it then go with a 45-series tire to help close the gap between tire and fender well. Hope it helps.
 

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I've always been a fan of Angie's twenty inch wheel setup here on the forum. I dont have a pic handy though. I agree with VVV90, the srt8 wheel/design is VERY good looking. (except of course that big "SRT-8" logo on em.)
 

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Thanks !!!! there are soooo many rims out my head is spinning. I like the SRT's but they seem to stocky to me, maybe its just cause I have not seen them in person. it is hard to pick rims online due to the fact that you can see them "on the car". Guess I will take a trip to the tire shops and start there. I can't say it enough THIS FORUM is GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!! everone hear is helpful. I look forward to being an member for the long and hopfully helping others out. I will be adding lots of stuff to my 300 and doing how to's on everything I do with pic's.

AGAIN thanks to all for the help
 
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