Too Wide, maybe? - Pontiac GTO Forum
User Tag List

 1Likes
  • 1 Post By bigD
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-05-2019, 06:15 PM Thread Starter
 
PontiacJim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Gastonia, NC - Born & raised in Connecticut - 31 years
Posts: 3,456
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 347 Post(s)
Garage
Too Wide, maybe?

Do you think these tires would rub on my '68 Lemans? I think I can stuff them under there and into the wheel well - maybe roll the inside lip on the quarter panel.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Picture0705191830_1.jpg
Views:	27
Size:	125.3 KB
ID:	120075   Click image for larger version

Name:	Picture0705191831_1.jpg
Views:	23
Size:	123.4 KB
ID:	120077  
PontiacJim is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-05-2019, 06:32 PM
 
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: North Louisiana
Posts: 524
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 54 Post(s)
I realize that's a joke.

BUT, some really big tires can & have been used under A-body cars. All it takes is a few mods. Probably couldn't pass tech in a pure stock class, with 16 x 33 slicks tho.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Big Tire 1 .jpg
Views:	29
Size:	888.4 KB
ID:	120079   Click image for larger version

Name:	Big Tire 2  .jpg
Views:	27
Size:	46.5 KB
ID:	120081   Click image for larger version

Name:	Big Tire 3  .png
Views:	28
Size:	363.1 KB
ID:	120083   Click image for larger version

Name:	Big Tire 4  .png
Views:	28
Size:	1.41 MB
ID:	120085   Click image for larger version

Name:	Judge .jpg
Views:	27
Size:	82.9 KB
ID:	120087  

RMTZ67 likes this.

Last edited by bigD; 07-05-2019 at 07:26 PM.
bigD is online now  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-05-2019, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
 
PontiacJim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Gastonia, NC - Born & raised in Connecticut - 31 years
Posts: 3,456
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 347 Post(s)
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigD View Post
I realize that's a joke.

BUT, some really big tires can & have been used under A-body cars. All it takes is a few mods. Probably couldn't pass tech in a pure stock class, with 16 x 33 slicks tho.
I saw those today at a tractor show. It mad me think of the last Mad Max movie. A pair of those on your rat rod coupe and you would be good to go!

I like the wide tire, but for me, there is a "look" I like. I don't really care for them stuffed under the car via frame narrowing and tubs. In my opinion, looks kinda silly from the rear with little spacing between the wide tires - almost a single steam roller look.

I like a wide tire on a conventional chassis with no narrowing, but some tire hang out at the wheel well. Flaring done well can work with some cars, but most I have seen were not attractive nor blended with the car's lines.

These partial flares are more likable, but I would mold them into the quarter panel to get a smooth transition and eliminate any abrupt lines where most just simply screw them on - looks tacky.

On the other hand, I don't care for a flare where it looks like the wheel well was pulled out 10 inches to cover the rim/tire combo and then molded in to blend with the quarter panel.

It's all an art in my book and you gotta have vision.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Flares.jpg
Views:	13
Size:	71.7 KB
ID:	120091  
PontiacJim is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Pontiac GTO Forum > The 1964-1974 Pontiac Tempest, Lemans & GTO > 1964-1974 Tempest, Lemans & GTO Wheels & Tires

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Pontiac GTO Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome