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My NEW.. 1966 Chevy Impala SS

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6 hours ago, Cmicasa the Great said:

Of course. I bought the ARs in 17x8 17x9. Any clue on what the tires size I should shoot for. I'm thinking 245/50/17 on fr and 245/45/17on rear

I dunno... I'm thinking that the rears should be juuuust a little larger than the fronts but maintaining the same "50" aspect ratio.  I just don't think an aspect ratio lower than 50 works on classic American iron.  Maybe a 255/50-17?  Probably a question best answered by the pros at your tire shop

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7 hours ago, Cmicasa the Great said:

Of course. I bought the ARs in 17x8 17x9. Any clue on what the tires size I should shoot for. I'm thinking 245/50/17 on fr and 245/45/17on rear

Height, IMO, is your critical factor here. 
Stock '66 sneaker would've been a 6.70x15 which equates to a 205/75-15, which is 27" tall.
A 245/50-17 is 26.6" tall. 
Every '10' the middle number rises, the tire gets 2" taller : a 245/60-17 would be 28.6".

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4 hours ago, balthazar said:

Height, IMO, is your critical factor here. 
Stock '66 sneaker would've been a 6.70x15 which equates to a 205/75-15, which is 27" tall.
A 245/50-17 is 26.6" tall. 
Every '10' the middle number rises, the tire gets 2" taller : a 245/60-17 would be 28.6".

so why not go for 245/55/17 which would be 27.6?

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Wheels in place and everything I spoke of as an issue in post #1 rectified. 17x8 front and 17x9..5 rear running 245/45/17 and 275/40/17 rear. Meet Thelma :wub:

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Took her for a spin.. This car is a DRAGster.. If I want to make it a real cruiser... I'm gonna have to go 2.73 gears or 3.07. This is 4.10

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17 minutes ago, Cmicasa the Great said:

Took her for a spin.. This car is a DRAGster.. If I want to make it a real cruiser... I'm gonna have to go 2.73 gears or 3.07. This is 4.10

:metal: Sweet, All about the Quarter Baby!!! :metal:

Cruis'in is fun too. :P 

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23 hours ago, Cmicasa the Great said:

Wheels in place and everything I spoke of as an issue in post #1 rectified. 17x8 front and 17x9..5 rear running 245/45/17 and 275/40/17 rear. Meet Thelma :wub:

 

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:thumbsup:

 

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14 hours ago, Cmicasa the Great said:

Took her for a spin.. This car is a DRAGster.. If I want to make it a real cruiser... I'm gonna have to go 2.73 gears or 3.07. This is 4.10

Damn, she's wound up pretty tight then! 4.10's is definitely shorter than you'd want cruising. Personally, I'm not sure if I'd want to go as tall as 2.73 but it all depends what your goals with the car are. It's obviously a toy to economy aren't a concern. What RPM is it when cruising at 70mph?

Also, looking at what you and balty were talking about(tire sizes) it looks like your 275/40R17 rear tires are a good bit shorter than the stock 205/75R15's. That's gearing you down even more. So really, your speedo is just a guestimate right now..hahaha.  27.1inches stock vs 25.6 inches @ 275/40R17. That's significant.

She looks absolutely beautiful though! :thumbsup:

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Can't say I am a fan of the Impala, but nice wheels and color. 

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1994 Chevy Impala SS.

Loved this car, was not in a place to buy one and I wish the suspension was a bit tighter. But the auto was awesome in a straight line, had plenty of interior room for us big guys and over all a family is very comfy in these babies! :D 

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On 10/5/2017 at 6:09 PM, Cmicasa the Great said:

Finally got her back from the Body/Paint shop. Same color.. but new.. Photo Shoot today before the car show

 

 

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So how is the baby Doing? Out of it's winter sleep and ready to ROAR?

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10 hours ago, Zane Wylder said:

Pretty Pimpy, nice project there

 

Gonna read into it in a second, but have you considered a Tremec 6spd?

Considered... but probably won't do unless something were to go up

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Been out for about a month now.. just loving her. Supposed to go to a car show in Ocean City MD this weekend but the rain is supposed to go on for another damn week. This is at Sagamore Pendry in Baltimore. I pulled up and the Paparazzi showed up. LOL

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6 hours ago, Cmicasa the Great said:

Considered... but probably won't do unless something were to go up

True, true

 

How the hell have ya been btw?

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1 hour ago, Zane Wylder said:

True, true

 

How the hell have ya been btw?

I've been fuckin awesome.. and U? This being a new name for U and all I don't kno exactly who I'm speaking with LOL

 

Edit SPEED DEVIL!!! What's up Dude??? 

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1 hour ago, Cmicasa the Great said:

I've been f@#kin awesome.. and U? This being a new name for U and all I don't kno exactly who I'm speaking with LOL

 

Edit SPEED DEVIL!!! What's up Dude??? 

Not too much, moved out recently, submitted a comic to be published, still got my two cars and tuned em a bit, almost done with a book I've been working on, the usual

 

Glad you're f@#king awesome Casa, like I said, been too long and missed the old gang, only now we're all older and not as annoying xD

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1 hour ago, Zane Wylder said:

Not too much, moved out recently, submitted a comic to be published, still got my two cars and tuned em a bit, almost done with a book I've been working on, the usual

 

Glad you're f@#king awesome Casa, like I said, been too long and missed the old gang, only now we're all older and not as annoying xD

glad to hear U are doing well Bro. crazy times back then... it was fun tho

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22 hours ago, Cmicasa the Great said:

glad to hear U are doing well Bro. crazy times back then... it was fun tho

It was, it was.

 

Wonder who else is on here?

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