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Old 06-16-2004, 12:41 AM   #11
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I gotta say that having big rims on older cars isn't just an esthetic mistake, it is also hard on the car. Larger rims add unsprung weight, which means that when you hit a bump, your shocks have to absorb not just the impact, but also the inertia of the heavier rim. This means that more of the impact gets through the shocks and bushing to the frame, which makes the ride rougher, and increases wear and tear on the car. Also, lower profile tires decrease the amount of impact that the tires themselves absorb, again increasing wear on the vehicle. Finally, low profile tires don't have as much flex as stock tires, which means that when you hit a bump while cornering, the tires are more likely to break loose and skid.
All this, added to the fact that older suspensions are generally rougher than new anyways, adds up to a poorly performing car that will wear badly.

That being said, I do like the looks of most of these cars(aside from the wheels, obviously), and I can see that these are master-work quality resorations.


Oh, yeah:GOOD PICS!!
Sorry about the rant.
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Old 06-16-2004, 01:07 AM   #12
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That, my friends, is a CAR!!!!

Not to hijack, but I should have some good ones up this weekend. MN Hot Rod Association'* Back to the 50'* car show on Saturday drool
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I gotta say that having big rims on older cars isn't just an esthetic mistake, it is also hard on the car. Larger rims add unsprung weight, which means that when you hit a bump, your shocks have to absorb not just the impact, but also the inertia of the heavier rim. This means that more of the impact gets through the shocks and bushing to the frame, which makes the ride rougher, and increases wear and tear on the car. Also, lower profile tires decrease the amount of impact that the tires themselves absorb, again increasing wear on the vehicle. Finally, low profile tires don't have as much flex as stock tires, which means that when you hit a bump while cornering, the tires are more likely to break loose and skid.
All this, added to the fact that older suspensions are generally rougher than new anyways, adds up to a poorly performing car that will wear badly.

That being said, I do like the looks of most of these cars(aside from the wheels, obviously), and I can see that these are master-work quality resorations.


Oh, yeah:GOOD PICS!!
Sorry about the rant.
Well, in all fairness, these cars aren't exactly daily drivers.

They are all beautiful, don't get me wrong here. I LOVE old cars!!! Ask Will.
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Old 06-16-2004, 12:56 PM   #14
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I gotta say that having big rims on older cars isn't just an esthetic mistake, it is also hard on the car. Larger rims add unsprung weight, which means that when you hit a bump, your shocks have to absorb not just the impact, but also the inertia of the heavier rim. This means that more of the impact gets through the shocks and bushing to the frame, which makes the ride rougher, and increases wear and tear on the car. Also, lower profile tires decrease the amount of impact that the tires themselves absorb, again increasing wear on the vehicle. Finally, low profile tires don't have as much flex as stock tires, which means that when you hit a bump while cornering, the tires are more likely to break loose and skid.
All this, added to the fact that older suspensions are generally rougher than new anyways, adds up to a poorly performing car that will wear badly.

That being said, I do like the looks of most of these cars(aside from the wheels, obviously), and I can see that these are master-work quality resorations.


Oh, yeah:GOOD PICS!!
Sorry about the rant.
I will have to say after being around street rods my whole life, that is not all true. The new wheels are different and stronger than your average 18" and 20" wheels (Billet). Also the new suspensions on these cars and trucks include a new mustang II front end and a 9" Ford narrowed rear. Some even have Corvette suspension! The Air Ride suspensin also creates a smooth raised ride like a Cady! Also allot of these cars and trucks are "sub" framed with Camaro and Corvette parts , etc. These cars handle better than you can imagine! There is a difference between a show car and a race car. This is for show:
This is for race:
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Hope evryone enjoys all the new pics I posted today!
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All these beautiful cars and me without the winning lotto numbers

Oh well its off to work in the mean time
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