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Largest wheel size for Gen 2 RT?

Discussion in 'RT/10 and GTS Discussions' started by flatblack, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. flatblack

    flatblack Enthusiast

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    I'm having a set of custom wheels made by a company and the smallest wheel they build is 19" dia. I need to find out if 19"/19" will fit front/rear. The owner said they normally do 19"/20" for Viper, but have also done 20"/22" for some as well. I want to play it safe and go with 19"/19", but if 19"/20" will work fine depending on tire size, I might go that route.

    What would be the best option?
     
  2. Viper Specialty

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    We have done 21/20 on all generations. 375/20/21, 305/25/20

    Do NOT go 22. 21 is borderline over the top, the only saving grace is that it is a 375 available. 22 is not available in anything that wide, and is just a huge diamater wheel, thats about it.
     
  3. flatblack

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    Sounds good, thanks for the help!
     
  4. Blown408

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    19/20 FTW :)
     
  5. flatblack

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    Yep, thats the sizes I'll be going with. Waiting to see if the company can build the design that I have in mind. keeping my fingers crossed... this will end up being a one-off finish on these wheels too.

    What do you guys think of this design? I know it's probably not the typical design for a Viper wheel, but Im looking for something unique...
     

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  6. jojogts

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    If you go with that be prepared to be made fun of!!! Wheel belongs on a lowrider...
     
  7. flatblack

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    I've seen several pics of that wheel on various cars... A Porsche and Ferrari for example. They are deffinately different, but IMO they looked pretty good on those cars
     
  8. virginiavenom

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    please don't go bigger than 20 in the rear and 19 in the front....
     
  9. flatblack

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    19/20 is deffinately the size Im going with
     
  10. LifeIsGood

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    The viper is a low rider...my front fascia is about 3" off the ground. :D
     
  11. GTLaser

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    Looks pimp.... You going with neons underneath as well?.... Honestly looks like an SUV wheel.
     
  12. 7TH_SIGN

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    Get some HRE's or ADV1. If those are out of your price range, you can never go wrong with CCW's.
     
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    Post up some picstures when they get mounted. Just curious, what is the cost of the rims?
     
  14. coupe

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    Looks a little more "truck" style to me too... But to each his own.
     
  15. flatblack

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    I have been second guessing myself on this. I wasn't sure if they were gonna look great or bad. I'm gonna try and get a different set instead now.
    99 R/T 10- I won these wheels as a prize. I ran in the GoldRush Rally from L.A. To Miami this year in June. It's an exotic car rally and had a lot of high end cars including 4 Bugattis and various Ferrari's and Lambos. I've been told that wheels from this company cost around $6k-$8k for a set. Im not sure how much my set is worth though.
     
  16. mattdillon

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    Brad, if they're worth that much why don't you just sell them & buy you a lil' more conservative set that you KNOW would Look Good on it & put the extra cash in your pocket! UNLESS you are just Hell Bent on jumping off in the Deep End! Either way, its YOUR car & thats ALL that matters is what you LIKE! jmo!
     
  17. Gizmo

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    I'd suggest something different but it's your car. :D
     
  18. jojogts

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    So i just noticed the center cap its a forgiato wheel correct? They make some good looking wheels just pick something else... By the way when I went to the sema show there was a ton of cars with forgiato wheels.
     
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    I can nail the 19/20 fitment for you. Not a fan of those wheels you picked, they are overdone for a Viper. If you'd like my assistance, I'd be glad to help! I'd push for something more performance-inspired when it comes to design. We can make them stand out just using different finishes alone.

    Thanks,
    Tony
     
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    Jojogts, yes they are Forgiato wheels. They have a really good selection too. Down side is, I have a hard time getting any kind of response from them when I have a question. I wasn't sure if most of their wheels would work for a 6 lug format. There were several other wheels that I'd rather have than this one. But without any response to my questions, I chose this wheel based off the fact that I knew it would work for my car. But after I chose this wheel, I found out that some of the more performance looking wheels will work with a 6 lug format. So now it's just a waiting game to get a response from the owner of the company.
    I was given any choice of wheel they made in any kind of finish. I was not able to get carbon fiber as a choice of finish, although I would love to have some carbon fiber accents on a wheel.
    I was really stuck with the decision of the wheel I chose. After the comments here and from a few others, I'm going with a different set. I really would rather have a more performance look to mine. Thanks for the honest input on here. You guys probably saved me a good bit of embarrassment!
     
  21. mattdillon

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    Brad, if anybody could recommend to you what would look Awesome its Tony (nine ball) as he's helped quite a few guys on here! jmo
     
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    Something with a deep dish lip?
     

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