Anyone who says that the muscle car is dead obviously hasn’t driven the new Dodge Challenger SRT8 392. There is nothing like the thrill of cranking up the 16-valve pushrod 6.4-liter V8 engine and going from 0 to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds. Though without a good set of wheels and tires don’t expect that Challenger to go very far. There are people that can settle for an ordinary stock car but the true dyed-in-the-wool car enthusiast knows that you have to make a few modifications to your ride.  One of the first and easiest customizations that people make to their cars is adding custom wheels and tires. In rare instances a car might have that perfect set of wheels or tires already, but on average dealer cars usually only have a very basic and very plain set. Any old pair of wheels can get you where you need to go, but if you can’t get there in style then what’s the point?

And talk about style, the right custom wheels can make all the difference like the Karizzma Lucian KR09 Gloss Black & Red Wheels that are a perfect fit for a new Challenger SRT8 in Redline Pearl with two black full body stripes. Challenger owners will find that the Karizzma Lucian KR09 wheels are actually 2 inches wider in diameter than the standard 20-inch factory wheels on the SRT8 392. Factory sizes are not always available for the right custom wheels for a person’s car and in that case it’s important to know about plus sizing tires.

Pros and Cons of Plus Sizing

Plus sizing tires is all about switching out the stock tires of a car with a slightly wider version while maintaining the same overall tire to wheel width. Applying the Karizzma wheels to a new SRT8 Challenger would be considered a Plus 2 conversion. When doing a plus size conversion with either tires or wheels it’s important to consider the Pros and Cons of Plus Sizing. Plus sizing, like everything else, has its own advantages and disadvantages and before changing the tires or wheels on a car its best to be fully informed.

Check out this video of Motor Trend’s first road test of the 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392. Just don’t forget to change those tires and wheels to really make an entrance when your call pulls up to the line.


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