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Old 10-23-2010, 03:25 PM
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Alright, I'm gonna order wheels within a few days. I'll post some pics of them on the car when i get them. Thanks for all your help.

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Old 10-23-2010, 03:27 PM
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No problem, Will be looking for your pics.



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Old 10-23-2010, 03:57 PM
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Big dog, this one looks like it belongs on a lifted F-250 not on a Firebird!

Brian....again with the opinions.

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Big dog, this one looks like it belongs on a lifted F-250 not on a Firebird!

Brian....again with the opinions.

Again i have to agree with Brian on this even though it is a nice looking wheel it does look lke it belongs on a 4x4 truck or a jeep and i have seen them on both. And this wheel looks to me like it belongs on a Pontiac. JMO



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Yep Cole, again, "less is more". This wheel....

Looks a lot like the stock wheel that would have been on that car.



Similar but a thousand times better, and contemporary. I am of the thinking that "most" factory cars are well designed and that jumping a hundred miles from it is cool for a radical custom, but a subtle difference but WELL EXECUTED is the best way to go to make a statement.

Study the greats like Foose and you will see that they seldom go crazy, the make modifications to a car to improve it, not to simply make it different. THAT is the sign of an artist, one who improves things.

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I vote for this type of clean look as well, only with black rims, black on black, and ultra clean, it's hard to keep a car this uncluttered, with everyone doing flames, pin stripes, and skulls on everything, (nothing wrong with those) but for this car the clean look gets my vote, if you have an itch to spend some money spend it under the hood

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My opinion is that there is way too much space above the wheels.

Sorry about my lousy "Paint" mods, but you get the idea.
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My opinion is that there is way too much space above the wheels.
Wow, you're right. It looks 10 times better lowered. Should i get larger rims or lower the car? I know i could drop the back by using lowering blocks but what could i do about the front?
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Also, how much do you think a paint job like this would cost me?
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How bout these corvette wheels? They come with tires too so thats a plus.
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How bout these corvette wheels? They come with tires too so thats a plus.

I believe they have way too much negative offset and need adapters to use.

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Well this is my only car so i can't sell it. It's also pretty hard to find old cars where i am that aren't completely rusted out.
Do you think this cowl is too big?
I think that car has great ideas and looks, I'd install some mesh in the front air dam. The stance is drag car all the way, the wheels are right. Just look at that picture a kick butt camaro in the background and that fbird sitting there looks right at home at the strip.
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what is an inexpensive way to lower the front an inch or 2?
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what is an inexpensive way to lower the front an inch or 2?
Cut the coil springs.
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Cut the coil springs.
isnt that kinda dangerous? should i just get shorter springs?
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