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Offline HOMER

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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #30 on: December 17, 2011, 03:47:12 PM »
i like the orange and black one
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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #31 on: December 17, 2011, 04:56:47 PM »
I like different designs and like to look at many different setups. I think 18's look the best and will give some of the best results to compliment our cars and what they were built for. I mean they do carry the name of TRANS AM. My snowflakes took ok but slow the response of the vehicle down.  I like the new ZR1 wheels on our cars too. One of the members here had similar ones on his TA that got painted a pretty cool gold color. Don't remember the thread though.
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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #32 on: December 18, 2011, 02:15:08 AM »
Yea I would love to see that.

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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #33 on: December 24, 2011, 02:31:42 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!

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These are the MAX....anything bigger is just BIGGER not better.    These fit the car,  most of the others are cartoon like.
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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #34 on: December 24, 2011, 08:50:57 PM »
Well I got the same wheels for my 73 T-A but 20's and there a little bit deeper. But yea I feel you Im just getting tired of the same old stuff.....
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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #35 on: December 24, 2011, 10:28:19 PM »
Yup i got the 338's, in black though




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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #36 on: December 24, 2011, 11:18:03 PM »
My man! 20x8.5 in the front and 20x10.5 in the rear.

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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #37 on: December 25, 2011, 10:57:53 AM »
^Pics of 20s?  I have 18s for handling and road touring and the original 15" Snows for the purists and local car shows!  No pics on car bcuz its on rollers now.

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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #38 on: December 25, 2011, 10:07:56 PM »
I dont got mine on the car cause Im getting mine ready for paint but here a picture of the rear.







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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #39 on: December 26, 2011, 12:36:37 PM »
I'm liking the 18s as a max as I think your compromising the ride quality to much with these really tall wheels . I wish we had a thread on ride quality versus wheel size  where members could all post how they feel about how the ride comfort and handling changed before and after they did changes

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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #40 on: December 26, 2011, 01:09:02 PM »
I'm liking the 18s as a max as I think your compromising the ride quality to much with these really tall wheels . I wish we had a thread on ride quality versus wheel size  where members could all post how they feel about how the ride comfort and handling changed before and after they did changes

Too many variables. You would have to get the same car and the same driver to test all the different combinations out. Everyone has their own style. All depends on if you drive slow everywhere or accelerate heavily from a stop and turn tight turns or even if you set your car up for the track but only drive it in town or on the highway. I do think 18's up front and 20's in the back are complete max size. 18's all around probably looks the best. I would have to see 20's in the back to see for sure. But then you can't rotate your tires. All depends on what you're into.
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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #41 on: December 26, 2011, 02:12:34 PM »
Yup Im not trying to build a hotrod out of my T-A something to ride around in and have fun and look good. Im just tired of everybody doing the same thing with trans am black and gold and on snowflakes.. its 2012 lets do something new!

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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #42 on: December 27, 2011, 02:57:13 AM »
I'm liking the 18s as a max as I think your compromising the ride quality to much with these really tall wheels . I wish we had a thread on ride quality versus wheel size  where members could all post how they feel about how the ride comfort and handling changed before and after they did changes

Too many variables. You would have to get the same car and the same driver to test all the different combinations out. Everyone has their own style. All depends on if you drive slow everywhere or accelerate heavily from a stop and turn tight turns or even if you set your car up for the track but only drive it in town or on the highway. I do think 18's up front and 20's in the back are complete max size. 18's all around probably looks the best. I would have to see 20's in the back to see for sure. But then you can't rotate your tires. All depends on what you're into.

as long as you spec out the wheels correctly you can run bigger rims and have an almost identical ride quality... the only thing you will lose will be the sway you have on bigger sidewall tires.... my car with 20s on back and 18s on front rides great.... not harsh not soft... seems to ride just right...
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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #43 on: December 27, 2011, 08:03:03 AM »
Seems they are not upgrading the brakes to accound for the bigger mass rolling down the road and getting it stopped.  Not to mention it seems many of these "custom" places just throw crap on the car to make it look good without paying attention to the detail.  I like different rims and such but these cars are just plain ugly.
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Re: Trans am's on rims good and bad..
« Reply #44 on: December 27, 2011, 08:04:51 AM »
I like different designs and like to look at many different setups. I think 18's look the best and will give some of the best results to compliment our cars and what they were built for. I mean they do carry the name of TRANS AM. My snowflakes took ok but slow the response of the vehicle down.  I like the new ZR1 wheels on our cars too. One of the members here had similar ones on his TA that got painted a pretty cool gold color. Don't remember the thread though.

What do those wheels look like?
Dave
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