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post #76 of 96 (permalink) Old 10-22-2009, 01:59 PM
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Everyone has different taste... I don't think it looks that bad, four fronts would probably look better. There not that bad though... they look ok.

Of course if you post up a 40's street rod on a ricer forum and a 99 honda on a street rod forum of course you will get those responses. Were all different that is what makes the world go around.


As far as the race I believe it was twice and I spanked you both times! You have a faster car no doubt... I'm bone stock but the faster car doesn't always win!

I'm going for tune on the car in very near future and nothing else then we can run again
I posted on a forum that likes cars of all kinds. Poor fitting wheels are disliked in almost every car scene.

You're an auto right? You'll need more then a tune. My buddy with an auto Solstice GXP has intake, IC pipes, FMIC, Catless DP, exhaust, meth injection, and a dyno tune and he still couldn't pull me.
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I posted on a forum that likes cars of all kinds. Poor fitting wheels are disliked in almost every car scene.

You're an auto right? You'll need more then a tune. My buddy with an auto Solstice GXP has intake, IC pipes, FMIC, Catless DP, exhaust, meth injection, and a dyno tune and he still couldn't pull me.
Better get some sticky tires then...

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You really need to stop wasting your time arguing with bunit as his opinion is the only valid one, and anyone who disagrees with him is obviously an idiot.
But in this case, and only this case, I have to agree with him. I like the rims but they protrude too far past the body (top of the fender well) and remind me of some ghetto-gangsta mobile. If you could tuck them under a bit more they really would look great... a "JV" maybe.
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Guess people tend to forget the souped up muscle cars of the 60's.
Wide rear drive wheels sticking out 2-3 inches was considered normal back then.




Hmmm..."gangsta"...not.
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Guess people tend to forget the souped up muscle cars of the 60's.
Wide rear drive wheels sticking out 2-3 inches was considered normal back then.

Hmmm..."gangsta"...not.

Every generation is different... I would probably go with four fronts all the way around but it doesn't look that bad. I like it.

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I would probably go with four fronts all the way around ...





Been working on that.
Pair of Goodyear GS-C's just came in.
Will have them mounted on another set of fronts and see how it looks.


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Guess people tend to forget the souped up muscle cars of the 60's.
Wide rear drive wheels sticking out 2-3 inches was considered normal back then.
Actually, I do recall the 50's and 60's and my first car was a 67 RS Camaro. So I can tell you for sure that at least here in California, the only cars that had their tires protruding out beyond the fender were street rods, some of them didn't even have fenders. Also, it was considered illegal to have your tires stick beyond the fender. There was also the 2" rule on lowering or raising cars. Nowadays, CA "LEO's" are more interested in high speed chases followed by a hail of bullets than to stop someone for that issue, let alone driving while on your cell phone. So, yeah, I do remember muscle cars of the 60's. Maybe you were from a different state that allowed it, but if you consider the muscle cars from the 60's, save the Camaro and Mustang, most early didn't have completely open wheel wells in the rear. So jacking them up high enough to shove a wide set of "meats" under the rear would mean a very high car. We also ran much skinnier tires in the front too. God, those were great times!! Nice throaty sounds, poly tires that didn't grab.. LOL.. man those old tires sucked! Ok, enough reminiscing... just get 4 fronts and you'll be OK..
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Guess people tend to forget the souped up muscle cars of the 60's.
Wide rear drive wheels sticking out 2-3 inches was considered normal back then.
Here is what you are remembering:




The difference is that the fender flares were wide enough to hold these meats.

But at the end of the day, the only person you have to please is yourself, so if you like what you have, keep it.
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Better get some sticky tires then...
I know what tuned autos run. I won't need tires.
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Hmmm..."gangsta"...not.
A Saturn Sky is not a muscle car. Using your theory, it's normal to see off road tires (on trucks) does that mean its ok to run them on a Sky too?
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Here is what you are remembering:



The difference is that the fender flares were wide enough to hold these meats.
Ahhh, and they are neatly tucked under the top of the fender... still nowhere near 2 to 4 inches beyond the body.

That reminds me.. any remember slot cars?
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A Saturn Sky is not a muscle car. Using your theory, it's normal to see off road tires (on trucks) does that mean its ok to run them on a Sky too?
Hey bun1t, does this count?

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I know what tuned autos run. I won't need tires.
You will in the 1/8 mile! Before we raced last time you would have bet you would have kicked my butt then... com 'on now tell the truth you know I''m right. So bring your lunch my young friend your going to need it!

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Here is what you are remembering:




The difference is that the fender flares were wide enough to hold these meats.

But at the end of the day, the only person you have to please is yourself, so if you like what you have, keep it.

Sweeeeeeeeet!

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Hey bun1t, does this count?

Looks good!

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You will in the 1/8 mile! Before we raced last time you would have bet you would have kicked my butt then... com 'on now tell the truth you know I''m right. So bring your lunch my young friend your going to need it!
I don't run 1/8th miles. If I would have known they were running 1/8th mile I wouldn't have even been there. 1/8th mile is a waste of time and money IMO.
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