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Contemplating a V8 Upgrade -- Winter Tire Compatibility?

With all the crazy deals going on with the remaining 2014s, I'm contemplating upgrading my '14 V6 to a '14 V8 (only if the price is right). With that in mind, a consideration is whether or not I would have to dish out significant amount of money again for winter tires.

Current car: '14 V6 with 17" wheels (standard V6 premium)

I don't have a GT model in mind yet (will be discussing with my salesman tomorrow to see what's out there), but likely will have standard 18" wheels. Would my current 17" winter work on a GT, or would that be another added expense of upgrading?


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Whats your question? Will the wheels on your v6 work on the v8...? Im gonna go out on a limb here and say yes


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With all the crazy deals going on with the remaining 2014s, I'm contemplating upgrading my '14 V6 to a '14 V8 (only if the price is right). With that in mind, a consideration is whether or not I would have to dish out significant amount of money again for winter tires.

Current car: '14 V6 with 17" wheels (standard V6 premium)

I don't have a GT model in mind yet (will be discussing with my salesman tomorrow to see what's out there), but likely will have standard 18" wheels. Would my current 17" winter work on a GT, or would that be another added expense of upgrading?
I actually went away from "performance" and widened my rear wheels by 0.5 of an inch when I had my Challenger SRT.

The only answer you need is Cont DWS. http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....m=835YR8ECDWXL

You won't find a better power planter+winter planter+snow\ice cutter tire. DWS's are amazing. If you look at the tread you will see they actually use certain parts of the tire as "teeth" to sink into snow.



in 265 to 285, fitment you can use these all season and trust me, they aren't going to slip even on a 5.0 GT. Tread-wear is amazing too.
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Whats your question? Will the wheels on your v6 work on the v8...? Im gonna go out on a limb here and say yes
By work I mean will they fit. From searching around the answer never seemed conclusive, and that's something I'd want to be sure on before I pull the trigger on any kind of deal if it gets to that point.

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they will work only of you don't get a GT with Brembo brakes. 17" wheels won't clear the calipers.
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they will work only of you don't get a GT with Brembo brakes. 17" wheels won't clear the calipers.
I thought this was readily apparent to most people but from what i understand the OP was not aware.

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I knew the Brembo brakes were an issue, but wasn't sure if there would be any other issues. Thanks for the help everyone

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