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@BradLord @Ant86 @ComJive Like I told Ant86, this car isn't the best example for my point, because these wheels look fine in terms of size (I only brought it up because you mentioned in the story they look too big, which reminded me of all the RX_ I've seen with huge wheels.) The main worry for me isn't the outright size as much as the aspect ratio of the tyres on these cars. I like to see some sidewall, and while upgrading to discs from tiny drums here obviously necessitated more room, I don't know why some people go so far in the other direction. Am I just underestimating how powerful all these guys' cars are? Do they all need to be running huge brakes, or is it just some style thing that has gone over my head?
Also like I told ant86, obviously what I want shouldn't ever affect what others do, and I'm not saying that any of this is wrong or bad. I'm more curious as to why it happens or seems to happen so much. I guess when I crash my future Z360 in a panic stop because my wheel demands forced me to stick to tiny brakes, I'll realise that these guys were the right ones after all, eh?
I guess, looking back on it now, asking this is like asking why some guys like to stretch their tyres, or why some people dress differently, or why my ex didn't like peppers as much as I did. It's because they want to (or because she doesn't understand what good flavor actually is)
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Pouncing Kei. Hidden Ninja
@Ant86 @ComJive This car wasn't a good example for my argument, because those wheels don't look too big to me. I'm more worried about the aspect ratio of the tyres rather than outright diameter. I don't personally think low-profile tyres look good on most cars, but the aspect ratio here is fine. I'm thinking more of all the RX_ I see down there wearing wheels that more or less don't even have rubber on them, just black paint when I level this complaint.
And, I'll be the first to admit that I'm standing on very thin ice, because what I want cars to look like should in no way affect how other people build them. I'm more just curious why the big wheels on a tiny old car style seems so prevalent there, because I don't really see old japanese classics with huge (relatively speaking) wheels anywhere else
The brake argument works for me, at least here, where the car in question is a kei car that used to wear ten inchers, and where the power has been increased by, what, 500%? 600%? That makes sense to me
@132000 @ComJive I wasn't saying it was right or wrong. It's not my thing but it seems to make you guys happy, so fair play to you. I was more curious why it's so prevalent
Yes! Classic cars down under with perfectly sized wheels! Thanks for proving me wrong, world
3 weeks, 3 days ago on Precious Metal: Kiwi Classics’ Big Day Out
i know he's looking for a better suspension and wheel setup, so what I'm about to say MIGHT not apply to him (but really it most likely will): why do guys down under always get huge obnoxious modern car wheels for any sort of vintage car build, even if the car in question is from the 1970s and can barely fit 18s without getting it tubbed? I don't want to see an RX3 rolling around on 21 inch "rims." What's wrong with a nice vintage barrel, or, hell, anything with a bit of sidewall? I know too-big wheels are a worldwide problem, but I've never seen such a huge concentration of vintage japanese steel wearing what look like their 8 year old kid's trainers as I have coming out of Aus. and NZ. is there some reason for it? Are decent-sized wheels hard to come by down there? What gives?
3 weeks, 5 days ago on Pouncing Kei. Hidden Ninja
i used to have that 037 model and the red porsche next to it
1 month ago on Nostalgic Attack: Classic Car Life Never Stops
in a *
5 months, 4 weeks ago on Poll: The Greatest 911 Race Car?
I'm a big fan of '90s GT1 cars but winning the paris-dakar ina lifted supercar is hard to top. the fact that the support car was also a 959 puts it over the edge
racing cars are so damn cool.
5 months, 4 weeks ago on Manthey Racing: Porsche’s Nordschleife Masters
I came to see if all the comments would be "THIS IS IRRELEVANT BECAUSE NURB TIMES ARE SKEWED, AND CAN'T BE TRUSTED, PORSCHE PROBABLY CHEATED. LUCKILY [car of choice, usually ZR1 for this argument]'S TIME WAS DONE BY AN PROFESSIONAL AND IF THEY HAD THE SAME TIMING EQUIPMENT THEY PROBABLY WOULD HAVE RAN A 5:01"
Weirdly there's none of that this time. Probably a different story over on autoblog
6 months ago on This Spyder Bites: Porsche Set New ’ring Record
spoon all day
although saying i prefer spoon to mugen is like saying i prefer vanilla gelato to vanilla ice cream. it doesn't make a difference to some people and both are good, but sometimes once you've had gelato you can't eat ice cream anymore
6 months, 2 weeks ago on Back In Full Swing: Nisei Showoff
it's the lamborghini 350gtv
6 months, 3 weeks ago on The Pebble Beach Experience
@Bradders yep, it was those silica dessicates they put in shoes i was thinking of
not sure why i mixed them up
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Bonneville: The Movement Of Light
do the GT300 cars also have to adhere to these new dtm-centric regs, or are they still going to be mid-engine saloon cars that look like they melted onto the chassis? because for quite a few years now it's only been GT300 cars that have interested me
6 months, 3 weeks ago on 2014-spec Super Gt R35 Revealed
You're right, the salt is pulling in moisture from the air. That's why salt is traditionally used to combat snow and ice on roads and stairs
Wow, those poor isderas. That green one is so tastelessly modified.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Old Times, New Heroes: Hidden Treasures
Christ, those poor computers! I had a laptop once in the early 2000s that protested if its area was any more dusty than a hermetically sealed lab, I can't imagine that those ones in the prototyping room are doing too well with all that foam dust
6 months, 3 weeks ago on The House Of Style: Tra Kyoto
I expected a lot more of these to just be normal films that happen to have cars in them, since when you asked what the best car movie was a while back, the answers were almost entirely in that category
however, you left out the obvious winner, probably to give the rest a chance. I still don't think that you can count a movie that has a car in some scenes a car movie any more than you can count a movie where someone uses a laptop to be a movie about computers. even if they use the laptop to digitally chase the baddy and save the girl it's not a laptop film
7 months ago on Poll: The Best Car Movie Ever
I always look forward to these articles, which is strange because I must admit I find the actual event unbelievably dreary. I guess anything is interesting when you have it narrated by a man who looks just enough like Paul Bettany that you hear everything he writes in Paul Bettany's voice
Really though, the insight into endurance racing is fascinating, especially from this perspective
7 months, 1 week ago on Edward Sandström: Pleasure & Blancpain At Spa
it's brilliant, but how on earth do you use a shifter like that? i knew drag racing shifters were laid out in a way i didn't understand, but i didn't know they even had separate knobs. and it's an auto? if i were to paste a meme it'd be "my mind is full of fuck"
7 months, 1 week ago on That’s How We Rolls: Racing Like Royalty