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Old 10-30-2011, 07:13 PM
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As soon as you put anything bigger than 15" on you will lose tons of vintage feeling and it will become some kind of "pimp my ride thing". That would be a shame on this baby. There is nothing near "family sedan" over these nice hubcaps. They are period custom, and thats a GOOD thing!
Yes, its your car. But Im firm on this!
I can see your point, but I think it depends a bit on the wheel choice. Boyd Smoothies or (Junkyard Dogs like mine), AR Torque Thrusts or some of the Foose wheels have a good vintage feel to them.

I do agree that too big with rubber band tires just look silly. I don't like the ones running 20"+, just doesn't look right. But, with the original tall profile 14"-ers running about 28" tall, there's plenty of room for bigger wheels with substantial tires. I chose my 17"-ers in part because the original 14" tire plus ~2" or white wall meant that there was 18"+ of 'bright' on the stock tires. Seemed like running 17"-18" then fit within the original look so to speak. The 17" seemed better and were cheaper so I went with those. I also made sure that I put on tires with enough meat on them. I think it looks good and they compliment the car.

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You're right dgs - those tyres/rims don't look silly on your car, very nice!
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I can see your point, but I think it depends a bit on the wheel choice. Boyd Smoothies or (Junkyard Dogs like mine), AR Torque Thrusts or some of the Foose wheels have a good vintage feel to them.

I do agree that too big with rubber band tires just look silly. I don't like the ones running 20"+, just doesn't look right. But, with the original tall profile 14"-ers running about 28" tall, there's plenty of room for bigger wheels with substantial tires. I chose my 17"-ers in part because the original 14" tire plus ~2" or white wall meant that there was 18"+ of 'bright' on the stock tires. Seemed like running 17"-18" then fit within the original look so to speak. The 17" seemed better and were cheaper so I went with those. I also made sure that I put on tires with enough meat on them. I think it looks good and they compliment the car.

Well, The one you have on your car does look good, but little to much 70:s for my taste. One thing that sure helps, is that you have a black car, and a 60, so they kind of line up with whats happend in the grille as well. Buy heeaaay, Im not the one who setting the rules. I just express my feelings
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Rules? There are rules?!?
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Yeah, well, I agree. Realy! Reminds me of this one
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I bought new coil in us. custom 2 in lower and I put granada 76 spindels. that if I'm right is another 3/4 to a 1 in. now I have to reajust. I'm a little to low
Why is it too low? I think it looks great as it is.
And if you are going to put 18" under it you will probably find it will give you the clearance you want anyway.
Do you have any more photos?
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Why is it too low? I think it looks great as it is.
And if you are going to put 18" under it you will probably find it will give you the clearance you want anyway.
Do you have any more photos?
the crossmember is only 3 1/4 in from the ground and look at the exhaust pipes. now the hood is not on yet and all the interior is going to add extra weight, the 18 in won't help because went you put bigger wheels you have to put slimmer tire to keep the overall original height that's why you see sometime 22in with rubber band as tire
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I was woundering what is the original height from the ground is somebody willing to go on there knee to measure a original car ??
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