Since Cliffy closed the other before I could respond again... While it may
not be your cup of tea, the Charger, like the 300C, will swallow up very
large diameter wheels without a problem. So for those that said it woudl
need to be raised up to fit 23s, here's 24s and more...
I figured it could be done,
its a great platform to bling upon (made up my own term:mrgreen: )
and that last one, amazing, they absolutley NEED to make a 2dr charger
even if they bring the challenger back:2cents:
On the last pic it doesn't look like a 4 door. It sort of looks like they welded the doors shut and shaved the door handles.
The difference between these Chargers and the other one is that these aren't just a Charger with big wheels, but they've also got some nice visual mods :2cents:
I didnt ever doubt the Charger could take 24's as the 300 can and the Charger is basically a 300 with a few cosmetic changes for the most part (Wheelbase I believe is slightly different no?).
Sure, they can sit there and look nice. But here was my point in the other thread, Can you drive it up and down the streets just like you would with it's stock wheels (i.e. No tire rubbing)???
Slightly shorter if I'm not mistaken, the LY wheelbase.
....they made it into a two-door. your eyes aren't playing tricks on you.
Looks like a lot of work (as it doesn't look like the rear door(s) were just welded, the front one looks bigger.. or window area looks smaller).
its actually completly re-done, look at how the roof's been lowered too:drool:
the chope the chrysler chop top hmmm like OMG! GUYZ! its a real hot rod they actualy did there own work and didn't rely on cheap bolt ons
Yes, the last one has been completely reworked. it was done by West Coast
Customs. They removed 8 inches from the length, and lengthened the front
doors by a similar amount to make a coupe. Funny thing is that over at the
Charger forums (where I went looking for some SEMA pics) they hate the
thought of a 2 door Charger, unlike every other forum on the planet.. ;)
And yes, elchango, you can drive them around like that. I've lived with cars that had an inch and a half of ground clearance, and cars that were lowered over wheels more thna those Chargers. No, you can't go 4x4ing, but on normal roads, it's not an issue. In fact, most of the things you described in teh other thread were inaccurate.
"You'd have to lift "your Charger" in order to properly fit 23's. Not too mention they slow you down, decrease gas mileage, add wieght, and decrease your turning radius."
The wheels may be larger, but the tires are smaller. The tires weigh more than the wheels so even though you increase the wheel weight, you decrease teh tire weight, making it a wash. None of these cars were lifted and all of them fit properly. None of them will decrease gas mileage (and in fact, if they are slightly larger overall diameter, then they reduce the gear ratio making for lower highway rpms, increasing fuel mileage...). And NO one who puts on wheels like this will notice if they do decrease accelleration to 60 by a tenth of a second (which would be the most that would happen). The Hemi ones have enough power to roast the tires anyhow, and that doesn't change. In fact, there's a good possibility that the tires are grippier, and thus you can use more of the power the engine already has making it quicker. Though anyone building a custom cruiser really doesn't care.
It's because they are already stuck with a depreciating ugly 4-door version :orglaugh:
That may apply to highway, but in stop and go traffic it will decrease gas mileage minimally.
i think the last one(Orange in color) looks the best
Stop and go traffic decreases mileage by itself. And maybe some stop and go
traffic decreases it slightly mor ethan others. In any rate, the traffic
itself is more of a factor than the wheels/tires. If youre sittling idling
in traffic, it doen't matter if you have 13" diameter tires or 57" diameter
tires. you're not moving.
Seriously, there's more difference in how much pizza you had for dinner the night before. In a 3700+ lb car, 2-10 lbs either way is NOT going to make a measurable difference. Do the math. what percentage of the total weight the enigne has to move is that? Add/subtract that percentage from the city mileage.
Thats why I said minimally. Its not noticable, but its still there. The added recipricating mass will make it work just a little bit harder to get moving.
But will a Hemi notice it? Will it notice your fat ass more? ;) Seriously,
it's not enough to even mention as a talking or debating point. The number
of bug guts on the windshield is as important to the accelleration of a
I.e. it's not worth bringing up and muddying the issue with. Might as well debate whether you're facing the rotation of the earth or not when you take off from a light...
Well then theres also the fact that bigger aftermarket wheels can often weigh less than the smaller stock ones, so it could increase gas mileage as well. Many variables.
...really, i don't think any wheels are meant to reciprocate.... you might need to get those wheels balanced or something....:wink2:
I meant rotating :oops:
Yep, these cars take huge wheels. Me and my friends saw a nicely customized
black 300 at the gym, went to look at it, and my friend's like "needs
bigger wheels", I looked at em and they were 22's, and they still looked a
bit too small!!!
I like that last pic as well as the black and white ones the best.
Damnit double post...
I think these cars need big wheels to look good. my dad rented a 5.7 Hemi truck & he drives a 98 silverado(which he souped up a little:wink2:) he said that motor moved it around like a bike. they make so many upgrades even for tha trucks i dont think any size rim or tire or how much crap you put in it would be a problem
dude, that is SO FREAKING SWEET i would kill to have a charger ...