Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Blogger Poll - Wheels and Tires UPDATED

Okay, so this is probably not something that everyone here (short of Mike) would really take notice of, but take a good look if you don't mind. No, this is not an important issue really...but I would like some opinions on it if I can. The one on the left is the set of wheels and tires we put on it when we built it. The one on the right is a set that was given to me as a gift last year. They're almost exactly like the original equipment wheels and tires would have been when it rolled off the showroom floor in 1972. Before I taint your opinions, take a good look and let me know what you think. Yes, this is how I'm spending time on Spring Break...swapping out wheels and tires and doing test runs on both of them, and burning lots of rubber around the neighborhood. Anyway, I get different comments based on which wheels and tires are on it when it's out so I'm still not sure. What are your thoughts?

Update - Since no one can see the wheels in the bottom picture, this is them...

And these are Mike's pick...


Not sure if they are called Mag wheels or not, but I prefer the wheels in the picture where the car is a lighter color...the darker picture it looks like the wheels are solid and I'm not a fan of them.
posted by Blogger Chris D. at 10:08 AM  
They're not really solid, if you click the picture you can get a better view of it. You might also go to and look for the Scorpion series wheels...that's them. I've also got a small video of it running a quarter mile at Indy if you wanted to see it...
posted by Blogger Raul Duke at 10:43 AM  
Grey 15" torq-thrusts. 295-50-15's. all around. The end. You may now call up and get some BF Goodrich Radial T/A's. That is what muscle cars get. No more, no less, it is their pound of flesh.
posted by Anonymous Anonymous at 10:23 PM  
And you gotta figure out a better way to take pictures of your car. That camera just does the color absolutely NO justice. Doesn't look even remotely like it.

posted by Anonymous Anonymous at 10:26 PM  
Mike, He does need different pictures. The top one is more true of the two, but no camera really does it justice.

I like the look of the orginial wheels, but that is just me. It looks good both ways, but it has different feels. It needs radial tires though.
posted by Blogger Jen at 11:41 PM  
My girly, annoying thought is, "Oooo, pretty color!" Don't hate me. I don't know a thing about cars and I have no idea what kind that is, but that thing is waaaaaaaay cool. Way.
posted by Blogger Boonzie at 5:04 PM  
It is cool. And it's a nice color too...but those pictures just don't do the color justice. It looks MUCH better than those pictures. Can't be helped I suppose.
And, "Oooo, pretty color" is a perfectly acceptable response to a car like that from a girl. Mine's purple, so I've come to expect it.
However, the ABSOLUTELY utmost unacceptable response to a car like this, is to be a guy, and to further ignore it. If my car is parked at the curb, and a group of guys walk by and don't even glance at it...dorks, or gay. But again, my car is purple, and so even gay guys like it. That pretty much means that if you don't like my car, you are, by default, a dork. I'm pretty sure I could work out an inductive formula for that...

posted by Anonymous Anonymous at 8:43 PM  
You are right Mike. You have a cool car. And anyone that doesn't recognize that is a tool.
posted by Blogger Jen at 2:42 PM  
Jen talking about cars? That's just wrong. Raul, you've brainwashed her.

Quick Jen, go watch Bring it On or something equally stupid. We. Must. Win. You. Back!
posted by Blogger Jenn at 3:28 PM  
Boonzie - Pretty color is completely acceptable. If you are wondering, the car is a 1972 Plymouth Cuda...the car I always wanted and now I have it...I rule!

Mike - all people who walk by muscle cars and don't take a look are most definitly gay or tools. You do have a cool car, all it needs now is an engine. Perhaps you should give it to me as a going away gift if you get your new job.

Hot Wife - Your comments about mine and Mikes cars are completely acceptable. Your training is almost complete.

Hooters - You're not allowed to post here if you're not going to answer the question. Saying that both wheels look like round shiney things is not an acceptable answer either. There will be no such movies as Bring it On played in this house. There will be no winning her back. I've even got her talking about restoring a 67 Mustang for her to drive to shows.
posted by Blogger Raul Duke at 1:17 PM  
Ok, then the ones on top/right. They're less ornate and no one will question your ethnicity. (But they do look like round shiny things!)

And it sounds like Jen needs a weekend in Nashville STAT for fun girl time. And Heath Ledger movies.

And the only way to drive a 67 mustang is with a scarf covering her head, Jackie O sunglasses, and my kickass Oldies cd playing. Put in on a Ipod... whatever. Anywho, I guarentee that I can make any situation, less macho, and more girlie. And girlie is fun. And you know it. Otherwise you would have married Mike.
posted by Blogger Jenn at 2:50 PM  
Isn't there a large tub of ice-cream calling your name? Now THAT is real girl time. And maybe a good non-issue to cry over.
posted by Anonymous Anonymous at 4:55 PM  
I don't eat ice cream anymore. I am on a quest to return to my former hotness. And I can't do that eating ice cream.

Now if you had said Bottle of Cabarnet, I would have hauled ass!

And Im not a crier.
posted by Blogger Jenn at 8:42 PM  
P.S. Who paints their car purple?
posted by Blogger Jenn at 8:42 PM  
I can't tell which ones are nicer. The lower picture is a little too dark on my screen to really see the wheels...but from what I can see I like the top picture best.
posted by Blogger Chas at 9:54 PM  
The purple lady. If she can do it, so can I.
And a neighbor tried to tell me the color was called Statutory Grape.
posted by Anonymous Anonymous at 10:50 AM  
Chas - Thank you. The wheels on top look more authentic. That's how the car would have looked when it rolled off the assembly line in 1972.

Mike and Hooters - the color is Plum Crazy, and it's Cabernet. Somehow I doubt you'll make my wife driving a 67 Mustang GT'll think girlie until she does the burnout that I've been trying to teach her how to do.
posted by Blogger Raul Duke at 9:03 PM  
I agree with Chas, I can't see the wheels on the bottom car, but the ones on the top car look very nice.
posted by Anonymous Interblogger at 8:51 AM  
She used to be girlie, you ruined her.

It's disturbing that I laughed at the Statutory Grape comment.
posted by Blogger Jenn at 9:44 AM  
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posted by Blogger Jen at 1:32 PM  
I still am a girlie girl. Hey, I haven't started changing my own oil or doing any car maintenance for that matter. When that happens, then you can start worrying. But I will be happy to have a rejuvenating girls weekend in Nashville sometime soon.
posted by Blogger Jen at 1:35 PM  
lol. Im just joking... Seriously though. Come whenever you can. Greg is out of town this week, then I remembered you have to work... you don't get a free and clear Spring Break.

Being a grown-up sucks. But come see me. We'll make Greg watch Ella and we'll just hang out. I miss that.
posted by Blogger Jenn at 9:30 AM  
You might not be changing oil but you now look at V6 Mustangs and laugh, and occasionally you talk about things you want to accessorize your car with...that aren't make-up mirrors.
posted by Blogger Raul Duke at 9:31 AM  
From the comment, it looks like I like the one on top, but I really like the grey bottom ones. Those are exactly what I wanted to put on my car before, and would look good on yours.
posted by Anonymous Anonymous at 8:49 PM  
Bottom ones.
posted by Blogger Jenn at 2:42 PM  
I like the bottom ones better also.
posted by Anonymous Interblogger at 12:51 AM  
So I guess Mike was right all along then. I hate it when that happens.
posted by Blogger Raul Duke at 8:31 AM  
Thanks for the massage. It was awesome...
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