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#21 Calvinator

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 08:27 PM

All good....  I'll keep the updates coming.  Respect all opinions.  I am on many other forums, each has their hot topics:

 

Jeeps ---  mods, wheels, tires.

Chevy truck -- engine hacks vs. the correct repairs to keep the trucks running.

Boats --- show and shine, and then all the topics on keeping the motors running.

House forums --- all the 'old timer ways to fix things and how improper wiring will burn down the house.

 

So far I've learned w-body likes stock cars with some mods....  and, something about lower valence must be in place or your transmission will fail.


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Posted 15 March 2017 - 08:37 PM

So far I've learned w-body likes stock cars with some mods.... and, something about lower valence must be in place or your transmission will fail.

I shit my pants when I read that, you're going to fit in just fine here.
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Posted 15 March 2017 - 08:42 PM

I always see Ws in the junkyard without a valance, and laugh when people are pulling the trans out. They clearly know nothing. 


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#24 Nas Escobar

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 10:12 PM

I shit my pants...

I thought you didn't like talking about that subject....
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Posted 15 March 2017 - 10:40 PM

I thought you didn't like talking about that subject....

not in as great of detail as we were using before

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 11:06 PM

All good.... I'll keep the updates coming. Respect all opinions. I am on many other forums, each has their hot topics: Jeeps --- mods, wheels, tires. Chevy truck -- engine hacks vs. the correct repairs to keep the trucks running. Boats --- show and shine, and then all the topics on keeping the motors running. House forums --- all the 'old timer ways to fix things and how improper wiring will burn down the house. So far I've learned w-body likes stock cars with some mods.... and, something about lower valence must be in place or your transmission will fail.

Don't forget the term "pregen" is taboo around these parts. Hahahaha. But seriously, it's your car so don't worry about it. My 94 vert has 19s on it and is getting murdered out.

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Posted 15 March 2017 - 11:14 PM

Welcome! My favorite body style of the GP's. Im on my second one. Running like a champ! I'd add polished wheels, wider tires, tint the windows and just leave it alone but what do I know.. lol 3d2116c7be9d8824351fc051e96f932d.jpg Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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Posted 18 March 2017 - 02:33 AM

Welcome! My favorite body style of the GP's. Im on my second one. Running like a champ! I'd add polished wheels, wider tires, tint the windows and just leave it alone but what do I know.. lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

 

Any recommendation for a wider tire that is known to fit?  I have the stocker 225/60R16. 



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Posted 18 March 2017 - 02:41 AM

Any recommendation for a wider tire that is known to fit? I have the stocker 225/60R16.

I've got BFG 255 50 16 mounted on the wheels pictured. They rub sometimes a bit in the rear when there is a lot of weight in the back on big dips. I am switching over to a 245 series tire here soon. Probably a 245 50 16. I've ran the 255 for 3 summers already and the rubbing was just a little annoying. Your kid is probably going to have friends riding him so I wouldn't go that wide. They look pretty bad ass though lol Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 02:45 AM

245 seems to be a good fit width wise, on 16s 50 should be good. I have 245/40s on the 18s, but they're 8" wide. On the GTP I rarely rub, and it's low
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#31 Nas Escobar

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 05:53 AM

For a 16x6, which is the factory wheel, 245/50R16 would be a nice fitting tire. I personally run 245/40R19 tires and I have no rubbing but my wheel size is 19x7.5 iirc

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 02:03 PM

Thanks for the tire info.  I do like the wider/bulging sidewall look.

 

I have a lot of testing to do.  I bought these 17" Center Line wheels 5x115 42mm offset for a great price, but sounds like I need to see if they clear calipers.  I also want the wheels to be flush with the fenders.  I'll need wheel spacers-adapters.  Lots of measuring and test fitting to do!

 

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Posted 18 March 2017 - 04:12 PM

If you still want a wide tire, you can go with a 245/50/R17 and it will keep your odometer accurate, assuming you have a 225/60R16 wheel and tire set.

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