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Old 08-24-2011, 04:39 PM
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What I miss with them is the giant sidewalls that drag cars have.

The "rubberband tires" lose that performance look, in my eyes.

No performance look... no musclecar/hot rod look.

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Old 08-25-2011, 03:23 AM
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I hat them and that's all that count's,lol. No and no to che chevy engine in it too. If they wanted a cheby they should have built a chevelle.
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there is a limit ,I'm hoping the old keystone classics have been modernized and come in 17or 18s and with a low profile tire,that should be just right for my car ,15's with all that rubber just dont look right ,about the size of those vette wheels and tires should work..
Waaay back in high school we used to put car bodys on 4w dr frames with big mudder tires....I wonder if thats where all this comes from??????
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Old 08-25-2011, 06:17 AM
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sure would be a "Boring" hobby if everyone's Hot Rod had the same wheels and tires

dislike is just as important as "gotta have" to our Passion
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I'll admit, low profile tire big wheels look better when the car is low than when its up in the air. I still don't think I like it, but it's not as bad.

Which reminds me of another stupid trend I didn't like, somebody please tell me it's gone!
Small wheels and tires with offsets.

Which reminds me that the low profile big wheel look is something I dislike less than the small wheels with big offsets.
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I'll admit, low profile tire big wheels look better when the car is low than when its up in the air. I still don't think I like it, but it's not as bad.

Which reminds me of another stupid trend I didn't like, somebody please tell me it's gone!
Small wheels and tires with offsets.

Which reminds me that the low profile big wheel look is something I dislike less than the small wheels with big offsets.

I think the small tires with big offset fad is still alive amongst some certain ethnic groups. Usually with gold wire spoke wheels.

I don't mind 17s/18s on a vintage muscle car, depending on the style of wheel and still have some sidewall showing. 20s are just not my cup of tea and I could never get along with those low profile tires. I have seen a lot of guys take them back off because the rims damage too easy if you ever hit a pothole or something unexpected.
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These are 17's on my roadster. They have a 31 inch diameter tire - lots of rubber to fill that wide hole where Ol' Henry first used to put 21's and later years, 19's:



This was taken right after adjusting the coil overs so the tires show a little gap at the top.
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I was looking at the 1964 GTO that is being given away by Raybestos in a sweepstakes, and it had all the right components; 454 based LSX engine with 680HP, manual trans, great suspension and brakes, etc., and it was actually built for road course and 1/4 mile.

But, the paint scheme wasnt too good, and they had put large rims and thin profile tires on it, which doesnt look too good on that car. I'm sure it probably improves handling a bit(at the expense of ride quality).

I now see lots of 50's, 60's and 70's cars with big rims and ribbon thin 30 series tires on them, and most dont look good with them in my opinion. These older cars look better with tires with at least a little meat on them, so to speak.

I have seen a few older cars that looked OK with 45 series tires, but not many.

What do you think?
I think that everyone has there own taste but for myself I don't care for big rims and rubber bands for tires on old cars.
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i dont like em. old cars need some meat on em.
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sure would be a "Boring" hobby if everyone's Hot Rod had the same wheels and tires

dislike is just as important as "gotta have" to our Passion
Boy you said it wratch,I try to remember when I was a kid (on the outside) and my Dad thought it was silly putting mags on insted of the factory steel wheels and hubcaps and those new fangled radials instead of the bias ply tires.
I might think the big wheels look silly and wonder why anyone would hotrod a honda but I dont what to sound like my Dad.You probably wont ever see 22's and spinners on my old car but if thats what it takes to get the kids into the hobby I guess I can stand it....after all, rims and tires then a good stereo and power amp were the first things on my car too ,growing up...
I just wish these kids would stop taking the short cuts with the suspension and do it proper ,things could get very hairy on the Hwy if a balljoint let loose,I always tell the wife stay clear of those cars on the road so she dont get killed by one coming apart...
There I go, sounding like the old man again....
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I like them myself... as long as the car is low over them, not "donk" style. I like them best on large cars... 40's---70's or so, not quite as much on 30's and earlier. I have seen a few 30's cars that look ok with them though. Muscle cars seem to do best with them.

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That's the ''ONLY'' way I like them.... It also depends on the rim... Some I don't like.... But that's just me.... Everyone is different,,, And there's no rules in hot rodding...
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:47 PM
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The 59 doesn't look bad. The prowler and some of the t-buckets look good as long as they fill the fenders and/or are low. I just can't get ahold of the 70's card or muscle cars like the Camaro and Chevelle, just doesn't look good.
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1st and 2nd Gen Camaro's look awesome with big rims and thin tires, and lowered. There's two ways to do it where it's subtle where you can envision a car manufacture doing it like that for a throwback model OR you can screw it all up by making it too thuggy looking with rims that are too big or car too low. I think there's a fine line there.

btw, that orange camaro is SIIIIIIIIIICK!!!
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