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I've got the 3 season wheels and tires with the Goodyear F1's. Great tires for handling and road adhesion, but pretty useless, according to reports, in the minus 20 to minus 40 weather that we get up here in Canada for far too many months a year. I commute a long-distance and need a reliable ride and cannot afford two reliable rides, so the SRT-8 will do 4 season duty.

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Has anyone found replacement 20" wheels or steelies for the SRT-8 that clear those enormous Brembo brakes, and/or ice tires to fit 245/45 20s?

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Dante said:
I've got the 3 season wheels and tires with the Goodyear F1's. Great tires for handling and road adhesion, but pretty useless, according to reports, in the minus 20 to minus 40 weather that we get up here in Canada for far too many months a year. I commute a long-distance and need a reliable ride and cannot afford two reliable rides, so the SRT-8 will do 4 season duty.

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Has anyone found relacement 20" wheels or steelies for the SRT-8 that clear those enormous Brembo brakes, and/or ice tires to fit 245/45 20s?

Dante
This has been covered before, so here we go.....no such animal exists. Even IF you could find a good 20" wheel, to your point, it will never clear the brakes. Steel or otherwise. Your best bet is to purchase a set of the RS-A's for winter.

I've driven them for years on various cars, most recently on a '97 SHO (before the SRT8) and they are excellent in rain/snow/sleet.

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Alternative to 4 Season

I noticed PIRELLI SCORPION ICE & SNOW come in a 255/45/20 size. I'm thinking that a dedicated winter tire should be better a keeping the beast on the road in January than a 4 season tire.

The Pirelli's are labeled for SUVs. I'm not sure what that means. I was going to check with a tire dealer and see what they say.
 

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Tire selection for these beasts is very limited, even for normal dry/rain driving, so I don't think winter driving will have a dedicated tire for a while. I'm not sure the all seasons, which our SRT-8 has, will do very well in deeper snow. I have issues with them in the rain, but only on the slicker road surfaces around here(something about heat, heavy vehicles and time seems to smooth out some of the blacktop around here :D ).

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I have issues with them in the rain, but only on the slicker road surfaces around here(something about heat, heavy vehicles and time seems to smooth out some of the blacktop around here :D ).

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Alot of people confuse the wet weather performance of tires as tested with the real world (in our case the South and heat and traffic)...I meant that to be MANY, MANY roads here are slick in the rain not due to smoothness, but actually to all the thousands and thousands of vehicles each leaving petroleum residues on the roads (tire residue, oil leaks, tranny leaks, etc.) which make tires perform worse than often advertised and tested.

If anyone anywhere is unsure their tires are doing well, pull over during the next rain (or check at a stop) and see if the road has a 'rainbow' or 'swirl' look to it...that is oil and water NOT mixing.

Also, let's not forget, if on asphalt...that is a petroleum product to start with.
 

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If you go to tire rack, it looks like they have 5 18" wheels that fit, as well as 4 19" wheels that fit .... (ASA and Borbet)

They use the Pirelli Scorpions or the Dunlop Grandtrek M2's .... in a 235/60/18 size ...

You have to go to "winter tires" choose our car, then look at the 18 and 19" options ...

Phew, looks like I can get a decent winter tire on the car .... as it will be driven in the snow .....
 

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Why not just buy a set of 18" 300C wheels, and whatever spacer you need to clear the brakes? Seems pretty easy to me.
 

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I love my PIRELLI SCORPION ICE & SNOW come in a 255/45/20 size, they work just fine on my 300c SRT8, of course you have to drive like a normal human being, no fun in that, but they work great in rain and snow. I live in Colorado where you can get a snow storm any minute, I put them on in late November and leave them on until late February. Good wear, has long as you don't do any burn out's with them. Now who would do that???
 

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I love my PIRELLI SCORPION ICE & SNOW come in a 255/45/20 size, they work just fine on my 300c SRT8, of course you have to drive like a normal human being, no fun in that, but they work great in rain and snow. I live in Colorado where you can get a snow storm any minute, I put them on in late November and leave them on until late February. Good wear, has long as you don't do any burn out's with them. Now who would do that???
I used the same ones in CO and WI. Recommended!
 

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I run the 18" Sport wheels from tire rack. Then the stock size 18" firestone winterforce, I have absolutely no issues in up to a foot of snow. Great package all the way. I try to get my srt stuck and have never been able to, put the same rubber on my wife's mkz and they are great tires.
 
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