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Old 01-30-2007, 11:05 PM   #31
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Thanks Deanne! It'* about time you saw the pics
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Those look fantastic! They have great fill in the well, too. What size meat do you have on the bone? 235/55/17 ?



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First snow on the swoops?
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Thanks charliemax. Yes, they are the stock size 235/55/17 tires. I will probably keep that size when I upgrade to Potenzas. I could do 245s, but I already get a slight rub when I make U-turns now.

There was a VERY LIGHT dusting of snow last night. The roads weren't covered this morning, but I cleaned the sand off the rims when I got to work. I want to take these off tomorrow night Bill, is that cool? It might snow heavier Friday from what I've heard.
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This could be a problem. I may not be around tomorrow night. It'* motorswapping in a Northturd Caddy.

Give me a call...we'll work it out.

Still looking good Pete..
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Thanks charliemax. Yes, they are the stock size 235/55/17 tires. I will probably keep that size when I upgrade to Potenzas. I could do 245s, but I already get a slight rub when I make U-turns now.
Thanks, that'* good to know. Definitely the look i want down the road. FYI, and just one guy'* opinion... I ran into a guy with the other 2000+ chromers (17x7.5), ( I forget what you guys call em). He had gone to the 245s and didn't have any more clearance problem than you mentioned, but he thought he noticed a bit of instability at highway speed manuvering.

Don't know whicht Potenzas you have in mind. But if you're going to shell out some long green, don't rule out the Turanza LHs. They are touted as Bridgies "Grand Touring" model. They are smoother than butter, yet grip like they have claws. Some serious grab. Put them on the family car and I was amazed.

Great job with all the work on your car. I was gonna second your nomination for COTM, but i didn't want to get called for piling on.
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I actually had Turanza LSTs on my last Bonne. And they gripped very well too! The tread lasted forever. I will probably go with the Potenza G009s if I do Potenzas. It will be my first time buying 17" tires, so hopefully they won't be too much more than $400 which is what the 16" G009s were that I had before.

Thanks for the intended nomination!
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Maybe my brain is just toasted and I need to sleep. BUT, on the above pictures, it seems that on the driver side of the car, as the rims are mounted, as you drive the swoop starts in toward the center of the rim and swoops out, the last part of the "swoop" rolls off towards the outer lip of the rim. Now on the Pass side, as you drive the outer lip "cuts" and the swoop follows pace, i.e.- as the wheel rotates the swoop "ends" by the center. I need to go out and look at my car now, see what the hell I am missing.

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Maybe my brain is just toasted and I need to sleep. BUT, on the above pictures, it seems that on the driver side of the car, as the rims are mounted, as you drive the swoop starts in toward the center of the rim and swoops out, the last part of the "swoop" rolls off towards the outer lip of the rim. Now on the Pass side, as you drive the outer lip "cuts" and the swoop follows pace, i.e.- as the wheel rotates the swoop "ends" by the center. I need to go out and look at my car now, see what the H*** I am missing.

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that is how the wheels are designed....the wheels are NOT directional, so they will look different on eiter side
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Maybe my brain is just toasted and I need to sleep. BUT, on the above pictures, it seems that on the driver side of the car, as the rims are mounted, as you drive the swoop starts in toward the center of the rim and swoops out, the last part of the "swoop" rolls off towards the outer lip of the rim. Now on the Pass side, as you drive the outer lip "cuts" and the swoop follows pace, i.e.- as the wheel rotates the swoop "ends" by the center. I need to go out and look at my car now, see what the H*** I am missing.

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that is how the wheels are designed....the wheels are NOT directional, so they will look different on eiter side
wow, I never noticed, imagine that.
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