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06-18-2012 02:56 PM
ronbuhg
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Originally Posted by bigblockragtop
I know who does like them. The wheel and tire companies. One good pot hole and you need new rims and tires. Don't believe me ask your local wheel and tire guy. They have no sidewall cushioning so the tire and rim get destroyed easily and they cost a lot. I like my ol' school cragars. Muscle cars like bigger sidewalls so they can hook up better and makes for a softer ride. As others have said it's their nickle. I think it looks like a hot wheels car or a foosemobile and don't really like it myself.
DUH ! never thought about the $$$ the wheel/tire company's make off of them ..I agree 100% on your views ,yes who wants to ride on rubber bands?my kidneys cant take a pounding by the time I reach the end of the driveway!! LOL
06-18-2012 02:44 PM
bigblockragtop I know who does like them. The wheel and tire companies. One good pot hole and you need new rims and tires. Don't believe me ask your local wheel and tire guy. They have no sidewall cushioning so the tire and rim get destroyed easily and they cost a lot. I like my ol' school cragars. Muscle cars like bigger sidewalls so they can hook up better and makes for a softer ride. As others have said it's their nickle. I think it looks like a hot wheels car or a foosemobile and don't really like it myself.
06-15-2012 10:30 AM
Rendus
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Originally Posted by poncho62
Dont really care what people do, but would like to know why they are called "Donks"?

Is it because donkeys (jackarse) drive them?
Donks are traditionally 71-76 Impalas, the nickname comes from the Impala Emblem which is equated with a donkey.

Boxes are 77-90 Impalas and Caprices.

Bubbles are the later model Caprices with the rounded body lines.

06-15-2012 05:23 AM
poncho62 Dont really care what people do, but would like to know why they are called "Donks"?

Is it because donkeys (jackarse) drive them?
06-14-2012 10:50 PM
ronbuhg
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Originally Posted by bigdog7373
Big wheels look good only if they are done right
Like this is a huge no! You look like an idiot

Yet these are 20s (18s on the front) and look outstanding:

If you want a lifted vehicle, buy a truck.
WHOA ! impala/Caprice ~no-go......Chevelle~ not bad at all,better ratio, I never thought I would say this about myself, dang Im old fashioned ...remember before rat~rods got so popular,when no one would be seen in their neighborhood much less in town cruising with a rust bucket ??still dont like them, but its not my place to say they shouldnt do them..I try not to knock anyones ride because I realize someone else isnt going to like mine.....I say do what you like & how you like ( Im going to say the green chevy looks dangerous !!looks like it will 'tip~over worse than a jeep, BUT WHATEVER !)
06-14-2012 09:43 PM
bigdog7373 Big wheels look good only if they are done right
Like this is a huge no! You look like an idiot

Yet these are 20s (18s on the front) and look outstanding:

If you want a lifted vehicle, buy a truck.
06-14-2012 12:28 PM
ronbuhg
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Originally Posted by MXrider13
Am I the only person that gets bothered by seeing DUB rims and other big rims on classic Muscle Cars? Muscle Cars are rare where I live (even the 80s Pony Cars have become a rare sight) but their are two Muscle Cars in my Neighborhood one is a 1968 Chevelle and the other is a 1969 Camaro. The Chevelle looks nice from a Distance, it is Orange with white stripes but when you get close you see the big 20 inch rims the guy has one it and I believe the car is juiced too! The Camaro also looks nice from a distance, black but it is sitting on 22s and I know this one is juiced!
My Dad thinks I am weird that it bothers me as do his friends. But it bothers me that these cars were meant to be driven and raced not thrown on 22s and trailed around to car shows. (The Chevelle gets trailed, the owner never drives it).
The weird part is I don't live in the Ghetto either, I live in a gated Subdivision.
Anyone else get bothered by this or should I just leave it as everyone has their own tastes?
well I will say this,each to their own, but I personally like 15s and fat~wide tires...Im 53 so thats probably why .LOL Tell me something, why is there practically no white lettered tires around ?? do you remember the old goodyear racing tires that only had goodyear on one side of the tire,not the newer eagle tires??I like the way they looked at speed , looks good ! I agree with you on the dubs, MY S10 has 15 inch weld wheels that duplicate the centerline draglites...these are the originals because they have the very thick hubs..I'v wanted these every since I was 14..NOW I finally got them..I even have a set of the old slotted mags that are 14 by 8 with uni~lugs..I always thought the polished slots were cool !! on the subject of one sided white letters, I took flat black tire paint and painted half of the letters on the tires I got from pep boys..so what if no one else likes it. I did it to please me !! sorry for rambling on, got nothing else to do,recuperating from a 3rd surgery on ankle .LOL happy cruisin !!
06-14-2012 10:59 AM
robhardy oh, the psychology.
compare it to birds. the male with the brightest feathers that builds the best nest gets the most tang.
sound similar to anything?
donks and tuners are younger males with shiny feathers. on a psychological level they are competing for the available tail.
personally, i just think donks look stupid and tuners got short changed in the cylinder department.
keep in mind that there are only a handful of cars built after 1972 that i will show any real respect. it's just a matter of what people like.
also donks and tuners make me think "thugs". i'm sure when i was young and running around in my stuff back then people my age thought the same thing about me.
now when people see me (or hear me) in one of my old rides they probably think "mid-life crisis". it's human nature to group people.
06-13-2012 11:33 PM
against all odds Ok, all i'm trying to say here is:

i would like to know why all the animosity and segregation towards other "groups."

For example the "tuner" crowd. Yes, alot of what "tuners" do baffles me. Subconsciously i might think they are barking up the wrong tree and are misguided---to put it nicely.

But so what? They aren't hurting anyone with anything they do.

Same with the donk crowd. Admitedly some of them look good. But in alot of other cases i'm perplexed.

Maybe it is my competitive nature that makes me feel this way?

Alot of people may not understand what i do----For instance for the street i would want to go from v-8 to 6, not the other way around. Yet maybe run aftermarket mags and a nice paint job because i like the clean look. Some people may chastise that.

So, I would like to know, if you are the type that openly (or even closedly) criticizes other car "subgroups" why do you think you do this? I am not judging anyone here----i would just like to know more about human psychology and i think understanding and possibly changing towards positivity may be the best thing.

Do you do it because possibly like me you have a competitve nature. Or are you somewhat negative? Imaturity? Fear of something different?
06-13-2012 11:27 PM
robhardy i think the original post was asking if we thought 22's and 24's looked "wrong" on classic muscle cars. my vote is "they don't look right". i don't think the original post was meant to bash anyone with giant rims wrapped with rubber bands. it's not a good look for the stuff i like. i also don't like to see a 71 cuda tubbed. just because i don't like what somebody likes doesn't make it personal.
the modern challengers look good with 20's as long as there is a bit of side wall there.
06-13-2012 09:58 PM
cobalt327
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy
I agree with the OP.

I can't stand large rims with thin sidewalls. It just looks like "bling" bolted to the hubs.

I didn't like the idea of using huge 17" rims on the rod project but they're the only thing that clear my brakes. They're also not deep dish either so I'm half way to what I can't stand.

Does that make me a semi-hypocrite?
You might say that. Or you could say you're a pragmatist.
06-13-2012 07:39 PM
123pugsy I agree with the OP.

I can't stand large rims with thin sidewalls. It just looks like "bling" bolted to the hubs.

I didn't like the idea of using huge 17" rims on the rod project but they're the only thing that clear my brakes. They're also not deep dish either so I'm half way to what I can't stand.

Does that make me a semi-hypocrite?
06-13-2012 04:52 PM
against all odds No i will not try decaf. Stop criticizing me!
06-13-2012 04:47 PM
cobalt327 You considered trying decaf?
06-13-2012 04:30 PM
against all odds 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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