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Offline crazyd_wv

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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2011, 04:27:06 PM »
I've never been a fan of the large rims. (anything over 17")
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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2011, 04:30:30 PM »
Ya, I'm not feel'n the 20"+ rims on the 2G's either.  I'm not a hater on big rims, just don't like them on these TA's.  IMHO, anything over 18's starts to take away from the sportiness of the 2G TA look.
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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2011, 05:02:23 PM »
Yea beautiful car man! You have 18's right? I got 20's for my 73 I just love the way the boss 338 look!

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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2011, 05:04:39 PM »
Yea beautiful car man! You have 18's right? I got 20's for my 73 I just love the way the boss 338 look!
Thanks.  Yup, there 18's.

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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2011, 09:56:46 PM »
Does anyone else have boss 338?

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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #20 on: November 01, 2011, 10:45:48 PM »
I have seen the Black and Orange car ripping it up on You tube.
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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2011, 04:29:01 PM »
Ya, I'm not feel'n the 20"+ rims on the 2G's either.  I'm not a hater on big rims, just don't like them on these TA's.  IMHO, anything over 18's starts to take away from the sportiness of the 2G TA look.
Hey man I would like to see more pictures of your car! cause we have to same wheels and I love the way your 76 looks!

ALWAYS willing to share 76 pix!  ;D  Here ya go!




I only like factory rims, or turbines, but your car..... It looks amazing like that.

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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #22 on: November 02, 2011, 05:45:13 PM »
Thanks!  The gray goes well with the black/charcoal/red decals, which are technically incorrect, but I'm more about look since mine isn't a resto.

I'm curious to see what Pacman's is going to look like.

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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #23 on: November 02, 2011, 07:37:53 PM »
Well Im building my 455 right now! So when thats done its on to paint.. then I will have some pictures up of what she looks like on them. Its going to be white with blue decals and light blue interior.

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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #24 on: November 02, 2011, 07:45:03 PM »


20s on back 18s on front... when it gets lowered a little more itll look better in my opinion....

Hey, what paint code is that? It looks similar to the GM Apple Red that I'm considering for mine. I've also noticed a nice shade of red on the new VW Bugs and the new Jeep Liberty.

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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #25 on: December 17, 2011, 01:34:22 AM »
One more vote for NO,,too much rim to look at,But people have a right to do whatever they want
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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #26 on: December 17, 2011, 07:41:14 AM »
There's a guy in town that has a caprice on 20 (something or others) and he can barely turn the wheel without rubbing. I pointed it out to my wife when we were following it one evening and she was in stitches as it simply couldn't turn. The reason I mention it is that the wheels on that caprice seem to match the size in the photos posted. That simply isn't safe as it can't manuever enough if it ever had too.

Just saying turning isn't over rated.

I'm with Old Skool....although I'd probably max it at 17's, I like a little more rubber showing. Again, my personal preference ;)
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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #27 on: December 17, 2011, 10:00:13 AM »
I dont know,,i would say anything above 17 inches on our cars looks to funny :-\
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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #28 on: December 17, 2011, 10:29:51 AM »
I dont know,,i would say anything above 17 inches on our cars looks to funny :-\
I agree.  And IMO, stock rims look the best on these cars anyways.  They do make aftermarket larger snow flakes and RallyII now.  The only car I like the look of from above is the orange 76 TA.  Those rims do look cool on that car.
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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #29 on: December 17, 2011, 12:53:45 PM »
I draw the line at 18" rims, and only so you can fit 13" rotors w/ six-piston calipers. Another reason 20" rims aren't that great is that they weigh more than 17's or 18's, and that's additional unsprung weight stock brakes have to deal with.

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