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drag dr-33 question

Posted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:51 pm
by 05MoparSRT4
Okay....so I've read on the SRT forums a sticky and I read these forums sticky but I am still confused.

I currently have a stock ride height 05. I want to lower it, it is a DD so i'm not lowering it to the point where I'm scraping because I need to be able to get over my girlfriends developments speed bumps. So here is where my question lays:


DR-33's specs are 5x100 17x17.5 +45 offset

*EDIT* forgot to add the question
Would the DR33 fit without rubbing when I lower my car?

I currently have Tenzo R Passion 5 wheels.....and this is where I have a problem. As I recently purchased the car with the wheels on it I'm not sure of the size I do know I have 215/45/17 tires on the car. So am I running 18x7.5? Any help would be apperciated


*EDIT2*
The wheels ARE sticking out past the fender a little bit by the way. Sorry I'm a noob to all this s*** go easy on the disses lol

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:34 pm
by sidepipe87
Lowering the car will make no difference, they will either fit or they will rub against the strut perch/tension rod whether at stock height or lowered. Those distances don't change, they are... fixed if it you will. +45 is a fairly high offset on a 7.5" wide wheel though. I wouldn't be surprised if you had rubbing.

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:30 pm
by 05MoparSRT4
what would your recommendation be then?? Lower offset? or smaller width? Like fine a wheel that's 5x100 17x6 like our stock wheels?? I just want to lower my car without rubbing. A few inch drop

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:49 pm
by sidepipe87
Again, you can lower it or not lower it and it will rub lowered if it rubs at stock height. The only thing you will really be changing is the height of the spring.

If it were me, I'd go with a lower offset wheel. A 7.5" wheel is a nice width for an SRT but you'll probably want to stick in the 25-35mm offset then. I have 7.5" wide wheels on my car with +35 offset and they were very close to the tension rods in the back but never rubbed. I bolted on spacers anyway so that is now a moot point.

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:09 pm
by 05MoparSRT4
So I guess from what you're saying is 17x7.5 is okay but with a lower offset?

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:39 pm
by sidepipe87
correct.

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 8:53 pm
by 05MoparSRT4
hmm...still lost though....my car has 215/45/17 on it with the passion 5 wheels that's 17x7 and it's rubbing the caliper now so it seems like 17x7.5 would be worse. I need spacers for the front

Posted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:28 pm
by FAC3L3SS
A lot is going to be spoke design.

Yank off a wheel and check the current width and offset. Should be cast in the back.

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:14 pm
by 05MoparSRT4
Offset is +42 17x7 JJ (what was casted on the back of the wheel) the dr-33 has 7 spokes

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:42 pm
by FAC3L3SS
Grab a buddy or a spare set of aluminum wheels and just take a peek at the spokes and hub. Some are very tight and some will leave 2" between the spoke and caliper. It's 99.9% spoke design, THEN offset. Width only matters for clearance at that point, not how close it'll be to the brakes.

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:57 pm
by 05MoparSRT4
all this just to lower my car lol....I do like the stock aluminum wheels too....just got to find some that aren't damaged as well ya know?

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:41 pm
by FAC3L3SS
Most of this won't matter for lowering if it's anything less than 2.5"

Posted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 8:50 pm
by 05MoparSRT4
I'm not going stanced, hellaflush. Only a couple inch drop just to get rid of that wheel gap

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 4:34 pm
by SleepySRT4
Are you just getting lowering springs or are you going coilovers? The reason I ask is because I had some 18x8 +48 on my car with stock suspension and everything was okay. I put some coilovers on my car and then my wheels were sitting on my coilover. It was seriously on it, the car wouldn't move. I needed lower offset. I now have 18x8 +35 and everything is fine again. Offset is everything.

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 5:43 pm
by 05MoparSRT4
I'm going coilovers

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:29 pm
by sleeper2gn
SUSPENSION CLEARANCE:
your wheels are 10 mm (0.4'') closer to suspension/brakes components. Acceptable for most cars.
FENDERS CLEARANCE:
The same.
WHEEL WELLS CLEARANCE:
Will fill out the wheelwell by extra 3 mm. Almost no difference


this is assuming you're running 195-45's or a similar diameter tire (same diameter as the stock 185-65 r15's

I use http://www.rimsntires.com/specspro.jsp to calculate these things assuming that:

Snowflakes (5 spoke 2000-2002) ------- 16.02lb----- 15x6, 5x100, 40 offset

Based on all these I'd say that if your stock wheels clear, then these wheels will clear as long as you're running a similar diameter tire.

good luck! :rockon:

edit:
assuming srt-4 wheels and stock tire size the only major difference is:
stock= 133 mm (5.2'')
aftermarket= 153 mm (6'')
19 mm (0.7'') deeper.

not much of a big deal- I'd say go for it.

sorry I assumed you had a plain-jane neon like me :tardbang: