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Rolling stock on the Q-ship

Discussion in 'Auto Multi-Media' started by Battle Pope, May 11, 2005.

  1. Battle Pope

    Battle Pope New Member

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    So as some of you know I bought a '92 Q45. I put wheels and tires on it today.

    The tires are tallish to maintain close to stock aspect ratio.

    Front: 17x7, +38mm offset, 215/45/17 tires.
    Rear: 17x9, +35mm offset, 255/40/17 tires.

    Why gunmetal? It matches the gold really well. Now without further ado, for all you lip-lusters...

    Front 3/4 View

    Side View

    Rear 3/4 View - Note the fatty lip!

    17x9 baby yeah!

    Quite an improvement from the stock piepans, if I do say so myself.

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  2. ScrapinSi

    ScrapinSi Senior Member

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    4x4? :)

    j/k

    drop it like its hot. :)
     
  3. Battle Pope

    Battle Pope New Member

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    Stereo install is next (gotta get rid of that Bose crap), then springs and shocks. :)
     
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    ripperbone angry bear

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    rims look sick :thumbsup:
    diggin the lips
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    eh...18 or even 20 for the big body...
     
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    something doesnt look right to me...
     
  8. Battle Pope

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    ???

    What's wrong with it?
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    I like the lip.
     
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    BodyDroppedNikes ...PENDEJO.... VIP

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    the Q ride looks dope. i agree that it needs bigger rims. perhaps in a 19" rim would look nice IMO.
     
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    There's a few reasons I didn't go stupid big.

    1: Money. These wheels and tires cost me just over a grand for wheels/tires/stems/mounting/balancing.

    2: 17" tires are getting really cheap. They were under 100 per tire. Anything bigger than 17" and they go straight up to at least 130 per tire, and with the amount of miles I drive it's more economical to get wheels that still look really good but fit cheaper tires.

    3: I'm gonna lower it. 17" will look plenty big when the 4x4 effect is taken away.

    4: I wanted taller sidewalls. I wanted taller tires to maintain some ride quality.
     
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    looks good.

    personally id ditch the 4x4 before the bose. but hey, its your car.
     
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    why do the rear wheels look a different offset from the front?
     
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    Front: 17x7 +38 offset
    Rear: 17x9 +35 offset

    They are a different offset. They're also 2" wider. :B
     
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