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Blake Noble

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I'm debating on if Year One's new 17" Repro Rally Wheel, which emulates those seen on '79 Z/28s, would look right on the '98 Maro?

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I know Year One's Repro 17" Snowflakes look excellent on 4th-gen Birds ...

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I think I say go or it. Too bad i didn't have a pic of your car clean...

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I really like it. Thanks for the 'Shop, Z. 8)

I couldn't have done it myself because free portable certain versions of CS3 don't work with my Windows 7 laptop. :(

You know, the late 4th-gen F Cars really seemed to have a certain visual aura to them that linked them with their 2nd-gen predecessors more than anything else. The '98+ Camaro nose really makes me think of a '70 - '73 model car. The '98+ Firebird had the same "Batmobile" aggressiveness that the '77 - '78 model cars did. Not to mention the bubble glass of the hatch on these cars is directly descended from the look of the wrap-around backlight of the late 2nd-gen cars. They weren't, however, blatant rip-offs of their each respective forefather; they each were their own distinctive design.

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Woo-hoo. Post 10,001. I officially have no life.

Anywho, I have a sneaking suspicion it's going to be those wheels that will be going on my car. The more I see the chop I like it. They have a similar, clean basic five-spoke design that has made me gravitate to AR TT2s in the past, but with classic Chevrolet heritage baked in.

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Go for it, love the retro look!

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Doesn't seem to matter what era they're on they look good much like the classic Buick and Olds rally wheel designs.

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I think they'll look awesome on there. What size tire can you fit without rubbing?

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I think they'll look awesome on there. What size tire can you fit without rubbing?

The stock rims and tires on my car are 16" so I'm just about certain 4th-gens can fit 17" rims and tires without any issues. Of course, I'll also eventually be installing a 1" - 2" lowering kit on my car, so that's an unknown variable I'll have to deal with.

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Well I'm not expert of F bodies but so long as you get the appropriate tires you should be able to fit up to 20" no problem so long as they aren't too wide.

I think going up to 18"s would make world of difference (more than 17" would) in filling out the wheel wells. They did for my car.

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Plus you're not going to big as to negatively effect ride quality and braking performance.

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wow.... i was planning on getting some aluminum racing wheels for the nova, but i am contemplating those 17's (still shed in a sticky drag radial for tractions sake) :scratchchin:

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wow.... i was planning on getting some aluminum racing wheels for the nova, but i am contemplating those 17's (still shed in a sticky drag radial for tractions sake) :scratchchin:

Do it! Those rims would look especially awesome on your Nova. 8)

I don't like that wheel never did like that wheel.

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I don't like your mother either, never did like your mother. But you don't see me marching into one of your threads to announce it.

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I like that wheel always did like that wheel.:AH-HA:

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I like that wheel design. A 20 inch version would look great on the '10 Camaro, I think.

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ork with my Windows 7 laptop. :(

You know, the late 4th-gen F Cars really seemed to have a certain visual aura to them that linked them with their 2nd-gen predecessors more than anything else. The '98+ Camaro nose really makes me think of a '70 - '73 model car. The '98+ Firebird had the same "Batmobile" aggressiveness that the '77 - '78 model cars did. Not to mention the bubble glass of the hatch on these cars is directly descended from the look of the wrap-around backlight of the late 2nd-gen cars. They weren't, however, blatant rip-offs of their each respective forefather; they each were their own distinctive design.

Interesting..I've never thought of the 4th and 2nd as being visually related, always viewed the 4th as a sleeker, more rounded evolution of 3rd gen themes...

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I 'spose I have some 'splainin to do.

Well, here's the four-one-one: I left my house today to make a trip into town. I head out and for the first 4 or 5 miles, the Camaro is doing great, running like a top. I turn off of the main highway to take a shortcut and without warning or provocation the SES light begins to flash then comes on steady. I'm not happy about seeing this, but I first think, oh it's probably just the EGR valve finally going bad (after all, there's a reason GM deleted the EGR system on the 3800 F-Body cars for 2001), I'll get it taken care of this week. No big deal.

As I keep driving, I start noticing a quite dramatic reduction in power. The car is reluctant to make it up most inclines. A miss has started to develop at idle then eventually all engine speeds. The SES will flash then go steady, flash then go steady. I know this isn't good, so I decide to press on into town to make a quick stop at Advance Auto Parts to have the code read. The code returned was an engine misfire, cylinder one (I don't remember the exact code at the moment, i.e. the OBDII ID digits; I was a little too pissed off to remember to write them down for reference).

Knowing good and well that driving it immediately back home and then making a future trip back to town could make the problem worse, I decide to reluctantly take it to a garage just down the street. I tell the guys I know the code returned is a engine misfire code, cylinder one and to check the spark plug and plug wire. Because I brought it in about an hour and a half until the shop closed, the mechanic could only get to the spark plug before my ride home picked me up. The plug, while a little dirty, wasn't fouled-out and had the correct gap. They're going to test the resistance on the plug wire tomorrow. If that is eliminated, then I know there's something nasty going on. It could be a multitude of things, bad fuel injection circuitry ... a solid list full of expensive repairs basically.

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Was the engine misfiring consistently, i.e. every cycle of the firing order? Or was it intermittent? If intermittent, was there a ticking sound to go along with the misfire?

I ask because I once had a 'misfire' in the SS. Turned out to be some bad insulation on a plug wire, which was allowing for an arc (short) between the plug wire and the head. It didn't happen every cycle, but every time it happened there was a tick and a lack of power.

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while worse than what happened to my car.. just replacing the wires.. maybe the coil packs (from sis's 3.4 to my 3.1) worked for me. mine was just an intermittent idle roughness up to about 1500 to 2k, depending....

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Was the engine misfiring consistently, i.e. every cycle of the firing order? Or was it intermittent? If intermittent, was there a ticking sound to go along with the misfire?

I ask because I once had a 'misfire' in the SS. Turned out to be some bad insulation on a plug wire, which was allowing for an arc (short) between the plug wire and the head. It didn't happen every cycle, but every time it happened there was a tick and a lack of power.

The misfire was consistent with every cycle.

However, I feel I should also add that you could stand outside of the car from a distance of about 20 feet and actually hear the misfire. It made me think of a knocking rod. I don't think that's the problem, though, because it wasn't quite as loud. Call that assumption hopeless optimism if you wish.

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It doesn't sound like a horrible horrible problem. Let us know.

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