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Offline joe d

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Re: Lets See Everyone's T/A's
« Reply #135 on: February 05, 2012, 12:32:31 PM »
first number is width in mm (285mm) second number is sidewall height (40mm) 45mm etc... 
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Re: Lets See Everyone's T/A's
« Reply #136 on: February 05, 2012, 12:43:38 PM »


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Re: Lets See Everyone's T/A's
« Reply #137 on: February 05, 2012, 12:45:53 PM »


next to YO BRE bandit run 2010 (guess i need to lower it some)
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Re: Lets See Everyone's T/A's
« Reply #138 on: February 05, 2012, 01:14:07 PM »
I like it with just the eagle, very clean looking
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Re: Lets See Everyone's T/A's
« Reply #139 on: February 05, 2012, 01:48:47 PM »
thx, if you notice its a cheap EBAY bird i slapped on for now
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Re: Lets See Everyone's T/A's
« Reply #140 on: February 05, 2012, 02:24:56 PM »
thx, if you notice its a cheap EBAY bird i slapped on for now
  Looks good though
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Re: Lets See Everyone's T/A's
« Reply #141 on: February 05, 2012, 08:17:19 PM »
heres both of mine, they are works in progress



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Re: Lets See Everyone's T/A's
« Reply #142 on: February 06, 2012, 01:44:14 AM »
I thought all car guys knew this but here goes:
The numbers 40 and 45  in above tire sizes are PERCENTAGE of the tire width, which makes the 285/40 114 mm high, and the 255/45 is 114,75 mm high, a tad higher but not noticeable.
  So yes I was right, the front is taller, no need to be condescending, I guess what I don't understand is why not use the same size then on all four corners...
I'm sorry if I came off as condescending, must be a language thing, english is not my native language, it was not my intention.
Yes you were right, the 255-45 is higher than 285-40, by 0,0295 inches (0,75 mm), was it this you pointed out? To me, that is pretty darn close, it's the thickness of a nail, sheet metal or the graphite rod in a graphite pen, as I said, not noticeable. You will probably wear off more rubber in a couple of burnouts.
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Re: Lets See Everyone's T/A's
« Reply #143 on: February 06, 2012, 02:07:21 AM »
first number is width in mm (285mm) second number is sidewall height (40mm) 45mm etc... 
Sorry Joe, you got it wrong on the sidewall height, it's PERCENTAGE (%) of the tire width. 40 % of 285 mm is 114 mm.

Same numbers in inches: 11,22 inches wide and 4,48 inches sidewall height.
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Re: Lets See Everyone's T/A's
« Reply #144 on: February 06, 2012, 05:08:32 AM »
I thought all car guys knew this but here goes:
The numbers 40 and 45  in above tire sizes are PERCENTAGE of the tire width, which makes the 285/40 114 mm high, and the 255/45 is 114,75 mm high, a tad higher but not noticeable.
  So yes I was right, the front is taller, no need to be condescending, I guess what I don't understand is why not use the same size then on all four corners...
I'm sorry if I came off as condescending, must be a language thing, english is not my native language, it was not my intention.
Yes you were right, the 255-45 is higher than 285-40, by 0,0295 inches (0,75 mm), was it this you pointed out? To me, that is pretty darn close, it's the thickness of a nail, sheet metal or the graphite rod in a graphite pen, as I said, not noticeable. You will probably wear off more rubber in a couple of burnouts.
Ok no worries =)  English is my native language and I still mess it up
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Re: Lets See Everyone's T/A's
« Reply #145 on: February 06, 2012, 05:10:26 AM »
first number is width in mm (285mm) second number is sidewall height (40mm) 45mm etc... 
Sorry Joe, you got it wrong on the sidewall height, it's PERCENTAGE (%) of the tire width. 40 % of 285 mm is 114 mm.

Same numbers in inches: 11,22 inches wide and 4,48 inches sidewall height.
Ok, so so maintain the same heights and a narrower front tire, you have to go with the 45 in front and 40 in rear.  Got ya. 
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Re: Lets See Everyone's T/A's
« Reply #146 on: February 07, 2012, 08:20:50 PM »
To answer the question, I wanted as much tire out back but still have about the same height tire - in the Nitto 555's that is the closest set that got what I wanted.
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Re: Lets See Everyone's T/A's
« Reply #147 on: February 07, 2012, 09:14:58 PM »
Thats cool, I just wondered
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Re: Lets See Everyone's T/A's
« Reply #148 on: February 13, 2012, 09:51:37 AM »
I found some old photos of the Macho Trans Am I owned for 2 weeks. The guy I bought it from said his GF was drunk and hit a sign post and other things


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Re: Lets See Everyone's T/A's
« Reply #149 on: February 13, 2012, 10:52:50 AM »
Here's my 77 T/A driver. It's not as nice as the others posted here, but it's mine.
As far as I have been able to determine, it still has the original paint job and decals that have faded over the years.
I'd like to have it painted, but hesitate to do so because of the original paint.



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