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Too much time on our hands..... another....

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by MNorby, Oct 8, 2002.

  1. MNorby

    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    This is what we do in Wyoming to mockery the Mexican cars with 20" wide tires..... dually!
    We actually cut the center from one then aligned using a dial indicator then welded them together.
    We have no lives..... /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
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  2. Blaze

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    Re: Too much time on our hands.....

    Did you do that on all four wheels? I bet that would kick ass in the snow! /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
  3. MNorby

    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Re: Too much time on our hands.....

    we got the front ones done last night and are gonna do teh rear set tongiht. I'll get some pics of all of them in teh daylight /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    Re: Too much time on our hands.....

    Thats loco...esa.
     
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    Re: Too much time on our hands.....

    <font color="green"> I suppose that the Caddy crest on the Oldsmobile is mockery as well? </font color>
     
  6. MNorby

    MNorby 3/4 ton status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    Re: Too much time on our hands.....

    yep /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
    It is actually a 88 Olds with a 89 chevy 2.8 we put in it. Bout the olds with a blown up motor (Had 3 hole sin the block) for $100 then bout the chevy with a 2.8 that had been rolled for $100 and built this car for about $400 or so after needing new struts. The Chevy was the car I had pics of driving on a month or so ago. It also has a Chevy dash cause needed to use the chevy speedo for the speed sensor and all the computer mumbo jumbo
     
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    Just need to paint the wheel centers gold
     
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    </font><blockquote><font class="small">In reply to:</font><hr />
    <font color="yellow"> We have no lives </font color>

    [/ QUOTE ] Uh huh.... glad you at least have a hobby or the world would be in serious trouble.. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif
     
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    How does is the ride like that? Haha.
     
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    Re: Too much time on our hands.....

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    Did you do that on all four wheels? I bet that would kick ass in the snow!

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    Actually it would do worse on the snow (Wider tires spread the weight of the vehicle and will try to ride on the snow rather than cut through it to the road). Really Big tires do well on the snow only because they float on it and have big enough lugs to propel through the snow. Sorry just had to clarify as I do live in the "snow-belt"


    And yes MNorby, you have WAYYYYY too much time on your hands! /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
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    Re: Too much time on our hands.....

    I just figured that even though they were wider, there wasn't a full coverage. I figured two small wheels would cut through better. I dunno, I've been in NC too long. Haha.
     
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    Re: Too much time on our hands.....

    these are more for the night on the town thing. We only put them on for a night or something. They seem to drive ok up to 60 mpph but they started pulling back and forth then. We used a dial indicator to make sure they were true with the inner tires. No snow here yet but maybe good for coockies too
     
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    Re: Too much time on our hands.....

    Understandable, as logic and physics proves more/wider tire gets better traction on dry pavement (i.e. the reason for slicks), but conversly wider tires act on the same principle as snow shoes when it comes to the "white stuff". Snow shoes distribute your weight and allow you to walk on the snow, as does a wider tire (or set of tires). Instead of cutting through to the road (where traction is), they tend to want to stay on top of the snow/ice/water/etc. where traction is less. My cousins from N.C. (Hickory to be exact) found that out the hard way this past winter /forums/images/graemlins/blush.gif
    As they say "We don't get much white stuff down where we live, but when we do it causes all sorts of problems".
     
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    Re: Too much time on our hands.....

    No kidding. People down here can't drive worth a crap in the snow/ice. I was born and raised in PA, I know how to handle a car in the snow/ice, it is fun to drive around in the snow and watch all these people try to drive.
     

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