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Unread 11-19-2013, 12:48 PM   #31
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I think the OP said he wasn't concerned with the heavy snow, but there would certainly be a difference between the Overland with a height adjustable suspension and the lowered suspension on the SRT. In fairly deep snow the SRT might be acting as a snow plow while the Overland should be riding above the snow line. At the end of the day, tires really make the difference.

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Unread 11-20-2013, 05:22 PM   #32
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Surely you can find a 18in steel wheel(cheap?) that would fit the rotors and some relative narrow snow tires. Narrower than 265.
I'm so far from snow, I haven't looked, but ice sometime.
I do look for good wet traction AT-All Season tires that are listed --mud and snow.
Never know.
Some are. Got those sideways snipps built in
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Unread 11-20-2013, 05:47 PM   #33
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The SRT is only lowered 1". There's still quite a fair bit of ground clearance.


No such thing as steel wheels that will fit the SRT.
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Unread 11-20-2013, 10:32 PM   #34
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Surely you can find a 18in steel wheel(cheap?) that would fit the rotors and some relative narrow snow tires. Narrower than 265.
I'm so far from snow, I haven't looked, but ice sometime.
I do look for good wet traction AT-All Season tires that are listed --mud and snow.
Never know.
Some are. Got those sideways snipps built in
You cannot go smaller than stock, the rotors on the srt are huge.
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Unread 11-21-2013, 05:21 PM   #35
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You can go narrower than stock, down to 20x9" wheels, so long as they are designed to fit over the calipers. There are a few manufacturers out there with a wheel in this size that will fit. That's what I am running for the winter.
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Unread 12-03-2013, 01:42 PM   #36
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Anyone have experience with the 2014 RT now that it has All season/3 Season Tires instead of the performance run flats?
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Unread 12-05-2013, 12:25 PM   #37
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Narrow tires

You want a narrow tire for a winter tire. As narrow as you can safely run.
A 40 series and snow dont mix well.
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Unread 12-08-2013, 10:41 PM   #38
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Had a few good snow falls so far this season. I'm really happy with my winter tire set-up, and how well the SRT performs. No complaints at all yet.


*edit*


We just had another 15cm snowfall today. Was out driving in various conditions, from hard-pack base, to deep snow, to heavy slush. Everything worked out really well. I even find the traction control system to be less intrusive than a number of my previous AWD vehicles, which would at time reduce power so drastically that it would literally leave you stranded/limp in the middle of a turn or acceleration. The system on my SRT seems to allow for a bit more spin before, and wait a little longer, before intervening. Then when it does, it seems to help more than hinder.


Snow mode, with 2nd gear starts, and less throttle sensitivity helps dramatically, but the SRT does indeed have a lot of power and the driver has to be conscious of this.
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