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Post  rmcomprandy on July 28th 2013, 2:57 pm

Question  What is the attraction for spending upwards of $2,500.00 for 20" wheels with skinny sidewall tires then installing them on a 20 year old pick-up truck or car worth $750.00 ...?

I just got home from a "cruise" and I saw several vehicles like this in it ... I just don't understand. scratch 

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Post  69F100 on July 28th 2013, 3:19 pm

I can not answer that but the bad thing is if they hit a pot hole they might just have to replace the tire and wheel. The guy at work that works with me on my shift hit a pot hole with his he had 18" side walls about 2" now it costing him 600 to replace it.
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Post  maverick on July 28th 2013, 3:42 pm

Better yet, Randy...most of 'em don't have room for those salad shooters and wide tires, so they rub and cut those pricey tires when they turn the steering wheel.scratch  But with a quick change of blades, they can make cole slaw.cheers 
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Post  61coon on July 28th 2013, 6:07 pm

It's like Bell bottom jeans, or an ashtray on a motorcycle. Doesn't make much sense to me?scratch 
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Post  richter69 on July 28th 2013, 6:53 pm

they look like crap......
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Post  NOS42 on July 28th 2013, 6:56 pm

Donks.....dumb people trying to make cars look cool.....
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Post  schmitty on July 28th 2013, 7:22 pm

Simply an expression of their stupidity
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Post  maverick on July 28th 2013, 7:59 pm

Crown Victorias have become real popular for that particular, um-m...trend.Rolling Eyes 
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Post  bigblok2000ranger on July 28th 2013, 11:39 pm

It's like back in the eighties when they defined their status by how many spokes they had now it's defined by how many inches they have. It's frickin ugly for sure and most are hacked up to fit. It makes me laugh how ridiculous they look.
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Post  rmcomprandy on July 29th 2013, 12:03 am

maverick wrote:Crown Victorias have become real popular for that particular, um-m...trend.Rolling Eyes 

That I remember; I saw a couple early 90's Crown Vic's a late 80's Chevrolet Caprice, a mid 80" F150 full size pick-up, a mid 90's Dodge Dakota pick-up and a bunch more. so, it certainly isn't relegated to a particular brand.

I thought that I must simply be missing the point of whatever something is going-on here, (maybe simply an older person thing), but, I guess not.

In my opinion ... some did look rather ridiculous raised really high just to make them fit.

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Post  bbf-falcon on July 29th 2013, 12:06 am

You guy's are SO out of sync w/world. Now you know there's nothing like a Crown Vic,Caprice,72 caddy,or new 4x4 w/loft kit running on a cool set of 30 series 22's.
I was just lookin for a set for my 52 Flatbed,now you've all busted my big bubble.Embarassed Razz 

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Post  bbf-falcon on July 29th 2013, 12:07 am

You treed me you ole fuddy dud:D 

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Post  rmcomprandy on July 29th 2013, 12:12 am

bbf-falcon wrote:You treed me you ole fuddy dud:D 

I really wanted to know if it was an "out of sync" thing with the "cruiser street rod crowd" and this trend could be explained to me.
That's a lot of money for wheels & tires for use on an older "not restored" vehicle. Laughing

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Post  56Tbird on July 29th 2013, 12:22 am

I got a set of 20's for my Explorer (were on it when I bought it),they look badass on it ,but are too wide and sling mud all over it, so I got the stock ones on it now.It don't look near as good ,but it drives better and stays cleaner!
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Post  bbf-falcon on July 29th 2013, 12:42 am

56Tbird wrote:I got a set of 20's for my Explorer (were on it when I bought it),they look badass on it ,but are too wide and sling mud all over it, so I got the stock ones on it now.It don't look near as good ,but it drives better and stays cleaner!

Would you be interested in selling them?Will they fit my truck? how much would you want for them? Will they look cool on my truck too? Can I have them for Free.Very Happy 

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Post  56Tbird on July 29th 2013, 12:54 am

bbf-falcon wrote:
56Tbird wrote:I got a set of 20's for my Explorer (were on it when I bought it),they look badass on it ,but are too wide and sling mud all over it, so I got the stock ones on it now.It don't look near as good ,but it drives better and stays cleaner!

Would you be interested in selling them?Will they fit my truck? how much would you want for them? Will they look cool on my truck too? Can I have them for Free.Very Happy 
They would make your truck into a Show Truck!!! You'd be the superstar at the car show's then . Pulling your show car with your show truck cheers king 
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Post  torino501 on July 29th 2013, 7:41 am

rmcomprandy wrote:Question  What is the attraction for spending upwards of $2,500.00 for 20" wheels with skinny sidewall tires then installing them on a 20 year old pick-up truck or car worth $750.00 ...?

I just got home from a "cruise" and I saw several vehicles like this in it ... I just don't understand. scratch 
randy....obviously your not a baller. neither am I for that matter. ive got 15's on the hot rods and twinkies(20's) on the superduty and moma"s f150 (factory)....? ok now im confused... I need a beer or three to sort this out.

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Post  56Tbird on July 29th 2013, 7:53 am

Randy ,you need to go to the hotrod reunion...you'll figure this deal out then Very Happy cheers king 
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Post  LivermoreDave on July 29th 2013, 9:18 am

Randy, you're simply too damn old!

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Post  rmcomprandy on July 29th 2013, 9:52 am

A newer vehicle or one that is worth quite a bit more than those wheels & tires, I can understand. MAYBE ... I saw a 66 Ford Galaxy Pro Streeter looking and sounding like a Pro Stock drag racer except it had those wheels & tires on it.  ???

BUT, this older minimal value vehicle scenario ...?  It just appears to me that they are just "wanna be" folks who seem to think it is cool on everything and THEY are the one's who haven't got a clue here..

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Post  jonboyusmc on July 29th 2013, 12:18 pm

We went to US 41 on Sat. to watch Billy Glidden run Tim Lynch's new car. There was also a big wheel race, and there must have been 25 of those big wheeled abortions show up. I have no idea who dreamt that up, but they should have been slapped. Good thing was Billy took the first 2 races and got to call it a night early.

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Post  85bigblockfox on July 29th 2013, 1:19 pm

Who would want a regal with a lift kit???
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Post  jonboyusmc on July 29th 2013, 1:58 pm

There were 2 70 Chevelles there sitting on 22 or 24" rims. Made them Chebbies even uglier. The bright orange Caprice vert topped them all though. It hsd a 454 with a bug catcher sticking out of the hood. Ungodly ugly.

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Post  IDT-572 on July 29th 2013, 5:30 pm

Prairie Schooners  and  Conestoga Wagons.............. $6000.00 KICKS and a $250.00 car.scratch 

$2500 system with 2000 watts  and 16 inch woofers ..............cheers 

Twinkies and Toonage bra.................. lol! lol! 



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Post  jasonf on July 29th 2013, 9:10 pm

I think a lot of cars look good with larger wheels like 18's or maybe 19's. What is retarded is putting a lift kit in a crown vic so you can run a 30" tall tire. Wtf? Just whip that body off and throw it on an F150 frame if that is what you are after. Very Happy 
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