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Old 10-28-2012, 03:22 AM   #21
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Sir, I think it is absolutely fantastic!! I never would have doubted the build. I could see what they were up to from the start. I think the whole approach was most sensible. You could have gotten BURIED financially in that job by not taking the shops advice.

I cant believe I missed the entire thread. I dont know how that happened. What is the final color? I hope a white PEARL. That would look so great.

Some questions. What tire width are you limited to NOW? I am curious why you did not have the shop give you a lot more room in case you wanted to go WIDER...13 inch rims. That is a substantial investment. If it were me I would want to fit at least a 335/345mm. To me, that is a real wide body. You dont HAVE to run a tire that wide, but it is always good to have the ROOM in case a situation rises where you need the space.

You could be running the same tires as Maverick not not have to worry about a thing traction wise.
I think you have limited yourself on tire width.
Dont get me wrong. I still LOVE the job and the look. I just hope you have not limited your tire SIZE options too much.

You saved so MUCH of the OEM lines of the car! I love that about the build.
Just GREAT, pilot!

Please post final pix when ever...
Thanks Dav appreciate the words bro. I thought about it for a while and came to this conclusion..being that I knew if I went too big I'd have to have one of these kits that have the quarter panels pulled out from the original lines. Next I drive my car every day so DR realistically for everyday is out of the question. So I decided to be able to roll with something bigger like a 305/35 or 320/30. But if I wanna race 305 M/t is just fine...maybe on some 17's and some sidewalls. So either some r888 or ps2 will be fine for now i just won't stab the throttle. So that's where I'm at with my decision. And like I said if someone wants it I'll throw some new DR Ill have in my garage and lay down some rubber!

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Old 10-28-2012, 03:33 AM   #22
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Thanks Dav appreciate the words bro. I thought about it for a while and came to this conclusion..being that I knew if I went too big I'd have to have one of these kits that have the quarter panels pulled out from the original lines. Next I drive my car every day so DR realistically for everyday is out of the question. So I decided to be able to roll with something bigger like a 305/35 or 320/30. But if I wanna race 305 M/t is just fine...maybe on some 17's and some sidewalks. So either some r888 or ps2 will be fine for now i just won't stab the throttle. So that's where I'm at with my decision.
You did not answer my question. What is the max size tire you can fit in 19 inch? That will differ for 19 inch tires and 17 inch tires....

I THINK I am being led to understand that at least you can fit 320/30x19 tires? Is that correct? I did not know they MADE a size like that. I am pretty sure they dont.

Here is an interesting thread. Is there any info here that helps you?
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c5-t...th-sizing.html
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Old 10-28-2012, 04:09 AM   #23
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You did not answer my question. What is the max size tire you can fit in 19 inch? That will differ for 19 inch tires and 17 inch tires....

I THINK I am being led to understand that at least you can fit 320/30x19 tires? Is that correct? I did not know they MADE a size like that. I am pretty sure they dont.

Here is an interesting thread. Is there any info here that helps you?
http://forums.corvetteforum.com/c5-t...th-sizing.html
Yea sorry my bad. I could fit some 325's, but they look blocky as hell. I'm all about performance but my ride can't look like Joe Dirt either. Haha
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Yea sorry my bad. I could fit some 325's, but they look blocky as hell. I'm all about performance but my ride can't look like Joe Dirt either. Haha
You use the term "blocky" several times in the negative. I dont really understand what you mean.

Wide tires look incredible. I dont understand at all your some what narrow view of what 'flys" for decent tire appearance.

I dont know WHAT could possibly make a beautiful M3 look like Joe Dirt's car, simply by mounting a particular tire. No offense, but are you being maybe jsut a little too picky about appearance.... and letting that get in the way of performance?
Maybe I am just not seeing it.

325mm 19 inch tires would be just incredible for traction (in r888 is they have that size)...and possibly allow you to be a lot more liberal with your gas pedal.
IMO, look VERY cool when viewed from the rear. Wide is sexy, not "blocky".

Show us an example of a car running something that you think is unacceptable.
Honest. I am curious. maybe you do have a point. I would like to see.

One thing is 'for sure". Your taste is impeccable for design and DETAILS....after seeing your joint effort project come to life.....the fender flares and OTHER artistic subtle cosmetic body changes...kind of like a skilled plastic surgeon doing nips and tucks and small implants..LOL. I think that's a fair analogy. I am coming more and more to appreciate what you have done with your car. very special indeed when you sit back and look your car and where it is now...cosmetically and performance enhancements.
So, it is understandable that you HAVE certain standards set in your mind. We(I) am not 100% sure exactly what those standards are. Blocky?
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:16 PM   #25
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sounds like it he want alittle stretch look (rounded look and not squared)...

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It's just it seems most R compound tires have sidewalls that have a square look to them. M/T more than others. I Think Marcus said something in that sense. I also think M/T and R888 run wider that normal. Before i take these M/T off I want a video in the cabin of my car. I'll see what I can do.
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Old 10-28-2012, 02:19 PM   #27
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sounds like it he want alittle stretch look (rounded look and not squared)...
Not stretched, just the tires with a harder side wall seem to have a different angle.
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:29 PM   #28
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It's just it seems most R compound tires have sidewalls that have a square look to them. M/T more than others. I Think Marcus said something in that sense. I also think M/T and R888 run wider that normal. Before i take these M/T off I want a video in the cabin of my car. I'll see what I can do.
Wow. You really ARE in to details. I can't say I have noticed this trend.
But OK. Thank you. I understand now. Fully. For some reason I thought you were referring to tread design.

Some tires are significantly different widths when they are marked the SAME mm in size. Up to the point where one brand will fit a given wheel well and another brand will not fit the well at ALL.

You are correct about the MT DR's and Toyo R888's according to many reports. You can find tables where they publish the actual track width of most of these tires. You know, what the size of the actual footprint is, not just what they are marked.
I believe some of the Nittos run true or a bit narrower than average...like the 555 and 555r's.
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