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Old 06-01-2012, 11:42 PM
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What a shame.
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big wheels=clown cars!!! i see it all the time in santa rosa. the biggest clowns are the SUV owners with their 22" or 24" wheels and rubber band tires.
Who in the the hell are these people who would spend so much money to be a clown???
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:36 AM
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What a shame.
I can imagine the car crying
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Old 06-02-2012, 04:36 PM
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What a shame.
Similar to the Camaro in my Neighborhood, it's not that bad though.
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i am beyond sick with those oversized wheels.
i have the wheels on my car that i want on it, but its getting hard to find tires for the wheels.
an option, $325.00 per wheel for 16s, which also doesn't have a great selection for tires.

i'll never understand why someone would want to have a car the rides and handles a horse drawn wagon.
with rubber bands for tires when you hit a small pot hole, you need new tires & wheels.
even if you don't break a wheel, there is tire life,.. and that long line of drivers behind you that your holding up because you'll break something if you even try to approach half the speed limit.
if your going to put big wheels on, you need bigger brakes to go with the wheels.
if i ever have a car with 24s, you'll see 20 inch rotors and drums behind the wheels. of course i'll need a crane to pull a drum or rotor, which would make as much sense as oversized wheels do.
just like the dinosaurs, disco is dead, i keep hoping that this stupid wheel thing dies too,....
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Old 06-04-2012, 09:03 PM
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I think that these big wheels look GREAT on these cars.







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Old 06-04-2012, 09:37 PM
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I agree Brian, those do look good. Got me thinking...when the wheel and tire get tucked up in the well, it works, especially with long body lines.
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:38 PM
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looks decent when it's proportionate and clean looking. When it's raised and it looks like an RC Car it's a clown car though in my opinion.

I wuz fina put dem 38's on dat Regal, yo. dat ting would have been da truth, dawg!
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Ultimately, i feel we, as a society, are being too hypercritical;

It's okay to cut up the entire rear section of a car only to put 22 inch wide tires on----the prostreet thing. Does this really increase traction compared to a 11" wide actual slick---where cutting would probably not be nessesary?

But it's not ok to put a 24" diameter rim on a car?


Here we go with the "us" vs. "them" mentality. It's sort of like the the tuners vs. the muscle car guys.

i generally don't like segregation.
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:06 PM
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Ultimately, i feel we, as a society, are being too hypercritical;
i generally don't like segregation.
I second that. I like to see all types of cars and trucks. Donks or Hotrods.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:22 PM
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Ultimately, i feel we, as a society, are being too hypercritical;

It's okay to cut up the entire rear section of a car only to put 22 inch wide tires on----the prostreet thing. Does this really increase traction compared to a 11" wide actual slick---where cutting would probably not be nessesary?

But it's not ok to put a 24" diameter rim on a car?


Here we go with the "us" vs. "them" mentality. It's sort of like the the tuners vs. the muscle car guys.

i generally don't like segregation.
Have you seen a drifting competition in person? It is friggin WILD! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsiOkwICz-I

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At age 53, I've seen alot of fads come and go. In my generation, we threw the nice factory rims, steering wheel, air cleaner,shackles and radio away. We put on great big wide tires that would Hit the top of the wheel wells..the cure..Air shocks pumped up to 60lbs that just killed the ride. And dont forget to ALWAYS re-torque those UNILUG washers that always came loose, LOL.Next we would put on 12" inch shackles and paint the rear-end housing White. Then we put on some rediculus" Chain Link" stearing wheel or "other". Then we would CHOP a hole in the perfectly good roof and install a $49.00 SUN Roof that always leaked. Next we Destoyed the Mint interior by installing Very Thick Dianond Paterned valour material on the seats, door panels and head liner.I'm sure you older guys can identify with all this and get a good Chuckle. Do I like "tractor" tires ...no! But I am just as guilty as this new generation for doing "the IN thing" to some very nice cars. I imagine the old hottroders thought MY generation was goofy as well LOL
i'm getting ready to put air shocks on a 69 torino gt convertible. what does that say about me? i'm still stuck in the seventies. i think every muscle car should have cragars. i'm sporting the original steel rims for now but i know it's just a matter of time before i get tired of looking at 205/70's. i won't put anything bigger than a 15x8 on the back, though.
i had a conversation about sunroofs just yesterday. why did we think they were cool?
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i'm getting ready to put air shocks on a 69 torino gt convertible. what does that say about me? i'm still stuck in the seventies. i think every muscle car should have cragars. i'm sporting the original steel rims for now but i know it's just a matter of time before i get tired of looking at 205/70's. i won't put anything bigger than a 15x8 on the back, though.
i had a conversation about sunroofs just yesterday. why did we think they were cool?
As long as the air shocks are on the rear, you're OK. You gonna hang those hoops way out past the fender wells?

'Way back, the 'look' was a nose-up stance (done for weight transfer to help traction w/the rock-hard rubber), like the drag cars of the day. Not too much worry about aerodynamics when the trap speeds were ~ 100 mph for a fast street car!


Notice how much wheel well is above the fronts!
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As long as the air shocks are on the rear, you're OK. You gonna hang those hoops way out past the fender wells?

'Way back, the 'look' was a nose-up stance (done for weight transfer to help traction w/the rock-hard rubber), like the drag cars of the day. Not too much worry about aerodynamics when the trap speeds were ~ 100 mph for a fast street car!


Notice how much wheel well is above the fronts!
yeah, i don't like the ***-dragger look. ford was the worst about it in the 60's.
i just traded a 67 cougar for the torino and stock it had the same stance.
it's funny because all the modern muscle cars actually sit a lot higher than the originals did. they look good and i'm sure they handle way better but they just aren't classics. i still wouldn't mind having a 6.1 hemi challenger, though.
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So it's ok to put a skull on the gearshifter (does absolutely nothing for performance)

And it's ok to imediately replace the stock intake and carb for a holley (this too, usually does nothing for performance and if anything often hurts it.....)

And it's ok to put headers and very unrestrictive (noisy) exhaust on and i don't think this has any benefit except at higher rpm. But most of the time simply annoys the community at large.

And it's ok to spend $5000+ cutting up the stock frame/or body to install 18" wide tires which in, ok some cases does improve performance(if slicks are used), but i think in great many cases it is just done for looks (the pro-street thing using treaded dot tires). But it's ok, because you are always right and you are such a perfect human being. And anybody that differs with you is scum.

But when someone wants to put a 24" diameter wheel on a car..............OH NO WE CAN'T HAVE THAT; The person is automatically a degenerate. But you know, if that person DID NOT put large rims on the car and left it stock you would still find something to criticize about and categorize them as a degenerate.

My strong suggestion to all of us, including myself, is to start looking at yourself and stop criticizing everyone else for every little thing.
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