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Offline N PRGRES

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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #120 on: January 06, 2012, 04:48:51 PM »
Norwood's is one of my favorites on this forum that's lowered, and, no, the tires aren't tucked.  There is a functional advantage to stiffening and lowering our cars.  Compared to my other 2G Pontiacs, my current one has MUCH less body roll and feels firmly planted & stable.  When I hop on it when turning, it kicks out nice & smooth.....just a more refined experience.  ;D  Yes, the ride is stiff and not for everyone, but it suits my tastes.....it's what I wanted this time around.  Who knows?  As I age and/or my tastes change, I might want a more comfortable ride.

eroc022, that pic is wrong.....freakin' hilarious, but wrong! lol!  :D

72blackbird, your 'bird is on my list of dream cars to someday have parked in my stable.  While we may not agree on what it should look like and/or perform, we do agree it's simply a wicked looking design.

Pacman, we're all starting to suffer from pic withdrawals!  Really looking forward to seeing yours with the new rims.

Justin - I totally agree on the bags for show & go.  There's a '69 Camaro that did most of the same local shows I did in 2011.  His is P-T'd out, and is bagged.  It is so sick!  Would love to do the same to mine.

10Aniv - So what you're saying is, the below pic isn't your style???  Come on man!  Seriously???   ;D



I can't see the pics, I guess China doesn't want it's people looking at Pro touring TA's lol.   I am in China for work
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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #121 on: January 07, 2012, 08:54:39 AM »
Those rims are way too big for my taste, I am old school and don't care for anything over 18's on vintage cars. That being said the cars are really nice otherwise, that orange one is really cool!
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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #122 on: January 07, 2012, 10:28:52 AM »
10Aniv I think the pic was moved or deleted I can't see it either. I use to be that guy that liked factory rims on these old school cars, and I still do. But I gotta admit some of the new type of rims are growing on me. SOLICIT for ex I love the rims that you and some others have, I am just not a fan of slamming these cars and putting "wagon wheels" or "pizza cutters" on them. I do think if done right a 1-2" drop does look pretty nice, just not smalled so low you will hit your fender in a pot hole. Just my opinion.
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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #123 on: January 07, 2012, 01:58:38 PM »
No, I hosed up the link.  Sorry about that.  The pic should be visible now.

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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #124 on: January 07, 2012, 06:11:10 PM »
Ok I can see it. That pic is why I personally believe some people should not be allowed to have children lol
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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #125 on: January 08, 2012, 11:10:31 PM »
I put these on mine back in 1994. It was unheard of to have 17's. I had to wait months for Centerline to build them and paid a  small fortune for them.  The rims are for sale cheap if anyones interested. 17x8's and 17x9.5"
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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #126 on: January 09, 2012, 12:53:28 AM »
nice paint
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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #127 on: January 19, 2012, 04:23:57 PM »
It's kind of ironic, but my upgrade to larger rims and lower profile rubber will most likely be 18" wheels. I can put together a package of Rev 100 18 x 9 rims and 265/40R18 General Exclaim UHP's for around $1100, but to run Year One Honeycombs and a split set of 255/45R17's and 285/40R17's would actually cost alot more- around $1600.

18" wheels on a dropped suspension looks nice, but to do it would take a tucked exhaust and adjustments to the suspension- too bad my budget can't handle that and an engine build at the same time. I guess I'll live with gap between my fender lips and tires when I do make the switch to 18's and low pros.

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