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Old 01-21-07, 11:56 PM   #16 (permalink)
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you choose the worst shot, low angle picture of a set of cheap 20 wheels on a Legend and expect it to make a point. You've given "props" to a set of 20s on a Legend and i will pull up the post if you want me to. why renege now?
First, I picked a pic that I thought was a non-member so no one would get pissed. I'm sure I've given props to a proper fitting set of 20's, but there are so many others that are just ill fitting. Again, it's just my opinion.....and why are you getting your panties in such a wad on this subject.....these are just my opinions....
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First, I picked a pic that I thought was a non-member so no one would get pissed. I'm sure I've given props to a proper fitting set of 20's, but there are so many others that are just ill fitting. Again, it's just my opinion.....and why are you getting your panties in such a wad on this subject.....these are just my opinions....

i'm actually not mad or wadded up at all. Just kinda tired of the hate/criticism from people who's tastes are subpar as well. Not everybody is going to like something nobody here is important enough for anyone to really care what they think, so it's pointless to bash on people. Like i said before, for every person that likes something, 3 people will not like it.

From what i remember when i was here back in the day, it was about camaraderie regardless of what people did to their cars. Remember that one dude Mike (i think his name was Mike S) who took pics at the airport with that HUGE supra spoiler on that back of his coupe? nobody ate him up and made fun of him for his spoiler. just gave him love. Helped him with his problems, i don't know where that guy is anymore, but that's it...

What about Rob Pia, Ol' boy Revolutionized the game with body kits. Not saying his body kits were anything to write home about...matter of factly they weren't very good looking at all, but he made a splash and that's all that mattered. Even with the ViS Cyber kit (arguably the ugliest kit available for the Legend) though it was not of rob's doing if i remember correctly, it was someone he knew. When it came out it was all love because it was different.

Not until a few years ago with the influx of immature people and arrogant asses, has this place started to act like a bunch of Civic people who need your car to look like theirs or they start sh*t talking. Especially annoying for those people who sh*t talk to have serious flaws in their own tastes.

"That's all i have to say about that." Not everyone likes what you like. Let's just leave it at that and if you can HELP, then by all means help, if you don't want to, just let someone else help...


Something that does bother me recently is the constant use of bad grammar without care. I'm known to throw a slang phrase out every now and again, and let's be honest...my spelling is sometimes lackluster at best (mostly because i don't care to fix it) but lets at least keep it comprehensible.
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Also...my question is...

how is 19 okay, but 20 is too big?



that's 19 right? you're telling me by stepping up to a 20 the WHOLE balance (if there is one to begin with ) of the car would have been off?, i think not. especially with it being as loud, obnoxious, and as some of you would say "ricey" as it is, a set of 20" wheels with the same design wouldn't have looked ANY different. and if you think otherwise, continue reading...

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Well personally and this is just my taste, but as much as I like Marks car, I would on my own legend (if i still owned one) go with 18's with the lowest offset i could with the most width 8 in front and 8.5 or 9 in the back with fender processing. Because I do think that even 19's to some degree don't look proportional either. Its only the addition of the body kit on Marks car that sets off the 19's IMO. Can we get some good pictures of legends with 20 inch wheels?

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Well personally and this is just my taste, but as much as I like Marks car, I would on my own legend (if i still owned one) go with 18's with the lowest offset i could with the most width 8 in front and 8.5 or 9 in the back with fender processing. Because I do think that even 19's to some degree don't look proportional either. Its only the addition of the body kit on Marks car that sets off the 19's IMO. Can we get some good pictures of legends with 20 inch wheels?

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19's on his car looks good because its done right.

I'm no fan of 20's on the Legend either due to the proportions, the car just doesn't have enough sheet metal to pull it off. One would have to add more realestate to balance it see red car with body kit above on 19's. If a guy wants to put 22's on his Ack-rite then its his business and more power to him. I wont hate. I understand with the influance of the Donk/ Box & bubbles people will be interested in applying these wheels on whatever car they own, but if your going to do it do it right. See below as a reference.

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oh...i missed this question...


as for the pics...there's VERY few on this forum. but i'll pull some up.

as for the wheels (this is going out to everyone) in relation to the HI-SIDER, Hi-RISER, or SLAB type of cars. Please get it right, a Donk is a type of Hi-sider and/or Slab...typically a 1970s Chevy Malibu/Caprice/Impala...It's like calling every Civic a "Type R" and ever Import tuned car Even VIP a Rice Rocket. Each type of Hi-Sider has its own way of being fitted with overly large wheels, the Donks and the bubbles typically aren't raised up very much, Boxes are the ones that you see raised up a LOT. If you're going to halfway give recognition, don't even bother.

They're called "Slabs" in texas, and More known as Hi-Riders or Hi-Siders depending on how far south you go. on the east coast. the publication that SHOWCASES these cars is called Donk Box & Bubble And those are just types of the cars that are used. Originally intended to describe only Chevrolet...people mistakenly apply the name to all the cars. Especially "donk" like that's what all of them called. It just sounds incredibly ignorant if you can't even tell what you're look at it when you talk about them, and your opinion is instantly mooted.
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19's on his car looks good because its done right.

I'm no fan of 20's on the Legend either due to the proportions, the car just doesn't have enough sheet metal to pull it off. One would have to add more realestate to balance it see red car with body kit above on 19's.
In all honesty, i believe the 19 is on the bottom end of an Extremely narrow range of acceptable for his car. the 19 looks a bit conservative and an 18 would be laughable, and pointlesss...i would seriously laugh at a car with 18s if it was that outrageous, and that big.

as far as the size and "more sheetmetal" theory, i do belive you. Hence me saying "the 19 and the 20 wouldn't look any different" well, they would, but with all that action, and eye clutter, the car would have been better suited on 20s of the same design.

With that back end the way it is, it's just ugly, and uneven...lower the side skirt and the front bumper and those 19s would be acceptable, but not optimal to match the outrageousness of the car.




That particular example needs a better stance (it's lowered but not enough for the wheels, the front needs to come down about an in and a half more and the rear about .75" to set off the stance). Also, the wheels are too thin for the tires. a bit of fender work would allow an 8" wide witht he 225s and that would reduce the "fat tire" look of the wheels.

Again, that isn't a great example because 1. the guy took angles i specifically told him not to and two, the tire fitment is not great.

this is one that people seemed to love.


Whole stance is set right and it's in that RACER style that people can seem to wrap their mind around better.

Over 20 and it's too much without a kit or anything to match it. in person a 20 doesn't look that bad, but this is a 21" at 20" you've got the Max amount of "metal/metal/rubber" you can have on the car without some sort of body kit.


21s are a bit too much and don't even fit IN the wheel wells. a 20" fills the entire wheel well but isn't too big for it...not just the top to bottom but from side to side...unlike a 19"
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i'm still looking for the pic of the white sedan that people nutted over and when they found out it was 20s they started to shit talk. even when before they thought it looked good.

That was the epitome of two-faced hating on this forum.

I found some of the pictures... It's jacked up and having the brakes replaced (that's not the actual ride height)


that's the car, but i can't find the thread with it on the ground.
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Shiet, more than happy with my 17"s cause I don't sacrifice the ride, (with 225/50/17's), and my speedometer is right on the money.
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That's all that matters, doesn't matter what anyone else says, and they can shove it if they've got a problem with your 17s. That was my main point, let people do what they please, and if they need help, help them out, otherwise keep it movin
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i'm still looking for the pic of the white sedan that people nutted over and when they found out it was 20s they started to shit talk. even when before they thought it looked good.

That was the epitome of two-faced hating on this forum.

I found some of the pictures... It's jacked up and having the brakes replaced (that's not the actual ride height)


that's the car, but i can't find the thread with it on the ground.
That would look decent slammed, but the brakes are way too small for the wheels. A BBK would set them off.

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Again, I think it boils down to the wheel choice and balance. Throw some nice 20s with the correct offset and good lips on it, and then you are talking.
Not the ugly 20s from Pep Boys....nice 20s.

Wait til I get my Legend, I will show y'all how to do it up right, especially since I am going to be Kentucky/Ohio Valley's distributor for wheels from a new company (multipiece, custom paint, forged..... )

Hey guys...these are the wheels I was referring to: Sin City Wheels
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Hey guys...these are the wheels I was referring to: Sin City Wheels

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Do you know what type of aluminum they use? Here is a new company I hooked up with. They are sponsoring my Lexus...

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They use 6061 T6 aerospace grade billet. The type of material makes a difference.
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The stock wheel/tire package is 24.68" in diameter. A 20" wheel with a 225/30/20 on it is 25.31" total diameter. If the idea is to give the appearance of filling up the wheelwell without barely affecting how the transmission and speedometer react this is a reasonable solution. Now whether or not you're willing to ride on rubber bands is the real question I am!

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Do you know what type of aluminum they use? Here is a new company I hooked up with. They are sponsoring my Lexus...

www.vipmodular.com

They use 6061 T6 aerospace grade billet. The type of material makes a difference.
Mark, as far as I know, that is the material that they are using as well. I can confirm tomorrow...
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Do you know what type of aluminum they use? Here is a new company I hooked up with. They are sponsoring my Lexus...

www.vipmodular.com

They use 6061 T6 aerospace grade billet. The type of material makes a difference.
hey can you tell me who makes the music on that site? its so soothing, nice easy listening...
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