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    Quote Originally Posted by Throttledwife View Post
    Hmmm...just read yr post an im gonna sound like im contradicting myself here as to what i agreed with earlier...(Firebird68 post) cuz your GTO looks sooo right with those big arse 20" rims...but your car i think is big enough to carry it off..some smaller cars with bigger wheels just look like the owner has gone for the biggest wheel the company make cuz they got mixed up in the "bigger is better" thing...but thats just my opinion..what the fuk do i know anyway...
    Agreed the G.T.O is a larger car,im not saying the rim size has to be 20" lets say on a falcon or camaro an 18" could look the same size as a 20" on a larger car,its just ones perspective.

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    You have the best of both worlds Mark
    Have you ever tried the GTO wheels on the 55, just to see ??


    18's on the back of my 57 are big enough, with a nice 45 profile tyre. 20's with rubber bands just dont look right on a tri chevy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 55chev View Post
    Agreed the G.T.O is a larger car,im not saying the rim size has to be 20" lets say on a falcon or camaro an 18" could look the same size as a 20" on a larger car,its just ones perspective.
    yea thats the point i was trying to make with the smaller cars being over rimmed...iv got an old mag somewhere stashed away with a 68/69 Dodge Charger what the fella built for road racing, caged,B/block,manual,black paint,wide black steels,low to the ground,suspension mods..ect ect..but street legal!! awsome car...when my other lap top comes back from the menders i will dig it out an scan it..unless someone else can??

    Ok heres a question...what size rims an tyres are on Big Red???

    An Marc iv also got some snaps of II DYN at the Pod at least a dozen years ago...i will scan them also...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Throttledwife View Post
    yea thats the point i was trying to make with the smaller cars being over rimmed...iv got an old mag somewhere stashed away with a 68/69 Dodge Charger what the fella built for road racing, caged,B/block,manual,black paint,wide black steels,low to the ground,suspension mods..ect ect..but street legal!! awsome car...when my other lap top comes back from the menders i will dig it out an scan it..unless someone else can??

    Ok heres a question...what size rims an tyres are on Big Red???

    An Marc iv also got some snaps of II DYN at the Pod at least a dozen years ago...i will scan them also...

    The rims on Big Red are 18" 's with 335-35ZR 18 tyres all round. I think that you need to look at the body style/size to say what size rims would look best on a car. With Marcs Goat the rims fill the arches just about right, but put those wheels on a '69 Camaro & in my opinion, they'd look too big, whereas the 18's on Big Red look right for the size/shape of the car. The thing is, Pro Touring is more than just wheels, it's supposed to be the pinnacle of road race style technology, both in the engine & suspension/brake set ups. Marc uses & abuses his cars, which, I feel is what they're built for. I just cant be doing with the all show, no go thing I'm afraid, which is what a lot of the US cars are turning into. They seem to have lost the original ethos behind it all.

    here's a video clip of a really well built PT car being put through its paces. I'm sorry but I don't get the point of it, why spend a fortune building a really hot car to do this with it.



    cheers...Nige

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    Quote Originally Posted by WB54 View Post
    labels......

    Si if I fit an uprated/ larger, more powerful motor, build the suspension to handle, uprate the brakes, use race components throughout , ie roll cage, split rims, buckets, fuel cell, modern carbon fibre ,whatever, then apply it to any car I get a different label....

    Mk1 Escort, Old Skool Ford
    Pug GTI, Retroride
    Saxo, Hot Hatch
    Skyline, Jap/Drift
    Camaro, Pro Touring
    Beetle.....pretty sure ethey'd come up with Pro Dub or something.
    32 Coupe......erm "race inspired"....

    The principles of upgrading a street car with race quality or uprated components is the same regardless of the base car ?....so why label it ?
    Dunno about the rest of them lol but my beetle is going to be Pro-Street as that's the style it's being built in not the model of car or owt
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    my 56 f100

    pro touring do look nice but as a rodder i have a eye for all things be it original or chopped to death, mine is running jag gear, front clip moved forward 4inch for a modern look fender wells moved forward rolls on 10x20 rear and 8/1/2x20 front. will have a 460/c6 with twin turbo's sits 4inch of the ground on front and 5on the rear the running boards that is of the floor
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    That video clip is funny nige,perhaps it was the guys first ever drive in his newly built ride.lol

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    As it happens no i havent,but i will now.

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    Any pictures youve got i would appreciate,as ive not got many from that time period.cheers

    Its funny how sometimes when im at a show,ill sort of mingle in with other people that just happen to be casting there beady eye over the goat,and they wont no im the owner,if its a guy whos from lets say an older generation nine times out of ten they wont like the rims,and i mean the size ,style is ok but they dont like the larger rims,they`ll say love the car shame about the rims. then if a group of the younger generation are talkin about the rims there the dogs do darrs,makes the car blah blah blah.i think the pro touring theme is a very good crossover for the young dudes to get into the american stuff,nearly all there cars are big rimmed cars,you dont see many pro street skylines either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F-THIS View Post
    pro touring do look nice but as a rodder i have a eye for all things be it original or chopped to death, mine is running jag gear, front clip moved forward 4inch for a modern look fender wells moved forward rolls on 10x20 rear and 8/1/2x20 front. will have a 460/c6 with twin turbo's sits 4inch of the ground on front and 5on the rear the running boards that is of the floor
    Very nice.

    Theres a point if your truck was to have 15" rims it would just look like another nice truck,the larger rims are a Retro look,old/new which makes it alot more appealing looks wise ,to me anyway.

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    Apologies to 55chev , I didn't mean to offend anyone with my earlier post mentioning 20 rims. [for the record your GTO looks great]
    I was thinking of the smaller cars like mine , I think throttled wife made the point better than me in a previous post about the larger cars looking right with the larger rims.
    In the UK we don't see as many full sized cars given a pro-touring treatment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firebird68 View Post
    Apologies to 55chev , I didn't mean to offend anyone with my earlier post mentioning 20 rims. [for the record your GTO looks great]
    I was thinking of the smaller cars like mine , I think throttled wife made the point better than me in a previous post about the larger cars looking right with the larger rims.
    In the UK we don't see as many full sized cars given a pro-touring treatment.
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