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Re: Summernats 2009

PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:17 am
by toecutter
i agree - thats why i like 15 inch, 60 or 65 profile. the suspension geometry on the old tin doesnt play well with 20 inch rims.

BUT it is a trend. its hard to find decent wide rubber in 14 and 15 inch these days.

Re: Summernats 2009

PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:25 pm
by MFPmaniac
Definitely getting harder to find the old chrome 14's and 15's. Matter of fact I was looking for a set of RWL tires for my Buick in either a 205/70r14 or 215/70r14. One of the places I called said, "We don't carry ANY raised letter tires in 14 inch sizes." Betcha they have 30 different tires for 18-20 inch rims!

I'm not against big wheels altogether, but they need to be a certain style to work on older cars. Personally the biggest I'd EVER attempt on an old car like that would 16's or 17's. That Charger to me looks God awful. Those rims look like something more for a Chrysler 300 than a classic muscle car. And the lexan/plexiglass bonnet looks like it belongs on an Integra/Supra/RX7 or some other rice rocket.

On the other side of the coin though, it's not my car. It's not my money. If it were, it would definitely end up different.

Aaron

Re: Summernats 2009

PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:33 am
by cob115
there is nothing worse than a standard looking 60's or 70's holden with the biggest, shiniest wheels just because the next guy has 'em.



Dan[/quote]

i agree also,im a coupe nut and always apreciate seeing an old rusted out one or a tricked out example,but iv never seen a coupe with new type wheels that looks great,its always looks ok but mmm,as for tyers jesus there getting hard to get even in 295 yokohamasx15,might have to stock pile some for when there not made any more,thanks for the pics

Re: Summernats 2009

PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:44 am
by toecutter
I had a hard time getting matching tread pattern tyres on my 15 x 8 and 15 x 10's for my coupe. Im also having a really hard time finding a set of 15 x 7 ford pattern hotwire rims. no luck anywhere. a mate of mine went to 16's for the sole reason that rims and rubber were easier to get.

i think in oz we are lucky that the volume of us muscle cars means that we will always be able to access us made repros of 70/80's fat rubber. i swear i will never put chinese tyres on any of my cars.

best tyres i ever had were dunlop le mans a4's. excellent grip and lasted for years.

now, on how bad a car can look with the wrong wheeels i offer this example. i spoke to the owner and he said he only used the bling rims for car shows, real driving was on a set of 14's. on the bling rims the ride was unbearable.

Re: Summernats 2009

PostPosted: Tue Jan 13, 2009 5:38 am
by toecutter
a few more.

Re: Summernats 2009

PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:20 am
by Big Bopper Bart
roadwarriormfp wrote:Why do some people put those massive 18 or 20in rims on an old classic cars???

The charger looks horrid because of those rims. Absolute waste of money and does nothing in terms of style.... yaark!

I agree,who would fuck up that car with those jigaboo rims?? way to fag out a great looking car :-(

Re: Summernats 2009

PostPosted: Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:15 pm
by toecutter
look at this one closely...

Re: Summernats 2009

PostPosted: Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:32 pm
by cob115
is it the white commodoor with the chick hanging out here boobs?hard to see there so small :lol:

Re: Summernats 2009

PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:14 am
by toecutter
there were some desperate bastards there, its like they were never breast fed... but this was my fave:

Re: Summernats 2009

PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:16 am
by toecutter
a couple more