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They are a good deal for a reason. How much do the tires cost?

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Some tire prices. http://www.google.com/#q=245/40/18+t...6ab502b015b9a1 .


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Scary. The Chinese tires are less than $100.
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Scary. The Chinese tires are less than $100.
Yea i know just a quick google, he really needs to check local and see what they have around where he lives. IMHO


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They're so cheap cuz they have some minor scratches and the finish is sort of dull, but that doesn't really matter to me cuz i was gonna get them powder coated black eventually. No dents or bends though. I also did some research on tires and found out i could get them used with 75% tread left for 20-30 bucks each. I'd only have to buy 3 cuz 1 is included.
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They're so cheap cuz they have some minor scratches and the finish is sort of dull, but that doesn't really matter to me cuz i was gonna get them powder coated black eventually. No dents or bends though. I also did some research on tires and found out i could get them used with 75% tread left for 20-30 bucks each. I'd only have to buy 3 cuz 1 is included.
Sounds like a plan is coming together. I love it when a plan comes together. Hummm!!!!!!!!!!Now where have i heard that saying before.


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Bad news, the guy sold the rims yesterday. Dam it!!!
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Bad news, the guy sold the rims yesterday. Dam it!!!
Well that idea just blew out the window. Keep searching you will find something you like.


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Well, this happens to me all the time so i'm used to it. I can't tell you how many chevelles i called on before i finally gave up and decided that the firebird was good enough and that i will never have a chevelle.
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Well, this happens to me all the time so i'm used to it. I can't tell you how many chevelles i called on before i finally gave up and decided that the firebird was good enough and that i will never have a chevelle.
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All good things do come to those who wait this is for real but it might take some time though.


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The thing is it's been a year since i bought this car and i still haven't found a chevelle in my price range that isn't a rust bucket. But when i do you know i'll be all over it.
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It sounded like a good plan. Maybe the guy who bought those wheels saved your life. I would be real nervous riding around on used $20 Chinese tires.
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The $20 was for used hankooks and yokohamas.
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This is a great thread, just happen to have a ´77 myself and you guys have great ideas! Here´s my .02-



I did the older school big white letter tires thing with mine. Its an inexpensive option and carries the muscle car look. I do like the low pros I saw in some photos earlier in this thread, but as far as aftermarket rims are concerned I think you´re going to be paying some big money for something that may or may not look that great and as mentioned before, age well. Unless you´re swapping to rear disc you´ve got very little to show off with open rims, and for that reason I like the stockers. Also, I really feel like your rims are another place to add some contrast with color; chrome and aluminum can get boring. The crappy stock rally rims I have give me an area to paint and add some flash with an old school look.

You can see my car is a formula, and I have bias toward the styling. THe scoops are not functional like the early trans ams, but I think they look cool and you don´t see them all the time like the shaker hood (which nobody will contest is awesome). Cowls are ok, but in my opinion they´re very played out and don´t distinguish your car as a firebird.

THere´s some pinstriping on my car that you can see particularly around the front which is ok, all sorts of trim pasted to the side of it, some of which I could do with, and some without. YOu´ll notice I got rid of the chrome around the wheel well in the back (area recently painted) and its a no-brainer that it looks much better without.

Spoiler yes. Rears of these cars are kind of dumpy-looking without.

Hope some of that helped, thanks for the discussion, learning a lot-

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