Fat or skinny Poll!

Discussion in 'Race car chassis tech' started by alan, Feb 8, 2002.


Do you like cars that look

  1. Stock (with stock rims/tires)

    93 vote(s)
  2. Mostly stock (aftermarket rims/tires)

    93 vote(s)
  3. Un cut (larger tires/rims, lowered)

    160 vote(s)
  4. Cut it a little (Mini tubs, larger tires/rims)

    60 vote(s)
  5. Cut it up! (steam rollers!)

    56 vote(s)
  1. alan

    alan High-tech Dinosaur

    Just curious! I have a project waiting in the wings, and I know the look I like, just wondering what others think.
  2. Bobb Makley

    Bobb Makley Well-Known Member

    you gotta have stance

    I like the big tires that fill up the wheel wells and have the stock inners ( no tubs). I have my car setup to take a 13.5 X 30 et street its tight but it will go. This winter I have dropped the car a little so they might not fit any more but I still have the 10.5 30 slick in there for racing. I may try a little narrower wheel to fit those et streets in but it's hard telling if it will go. The big problem with et streets they have a lot of cross section. I like to race the street tire races here in Mi. so i need a set of street tires. I may just have to go to a little narrower tire.
  3. GS Kubisch

    GS Kubisch THE "CUT-UP" BUICK

    A Racecar should sit low,small tire cars even better,Parachute on said car 'cause it goes that fast,real cool.Add wheelie bars to save over-priced NOS bumper,we understand....
  4. Kerry s.

    Kerry s. Is Jesus YOUR Lord?

    Hi Guys,

    Bobb......You have 13.5X30 Mickey ET Streets under stock unmodified wheels wells?? I have the 12.5X30 ET's and they almost touch (MAYBE 1/4" from touching the lower corner of the rocker panels at rest). I want to use them but do not want to modify and do any body work for extra clearance there. What's your secret???? Also I have the Centerline Auto Drags 15X10 with 4 7/8" backspacing. What rims and sizes are working for you?

    Thanks in advance!!!:)
  5. alan

    alan High-tech Dinosaur

    Regardless of how fast you can go with "skinny" tires, I've always liked the way a well done tubbed car looks. Not too many people choosing the "steamroller" look! (zero so far!) :D I wouldn't reccommend cutting up a GS (mine is a skylark) but my next project will be one that got rear-ended by a truck! :eek2: Since the entire rear half needs replacing anyway, I won't feel so bad about it. And it will be eaiser to hook with the larger tires!
  6. Bobb Makley

    Bobb Makley Well-Known Member

    I run a set of 15x10 conv pro's with 4.5 back spacing the houseing is a little narrower than stock that's why the 4.5 back spacing. I did a little tapping on the lower section of the wheel tubs so they did not rub and just a little on the frame in front of the axle but just in the high spot of the frame ;) . I'm not saying they didn't rub going around the corner a little but not enough to cut up the tires at all. I'm here to say it was a tight fit but it did go but I haven't tried it since the drop of the rear end. before they came to about half way down the side wall obove the rim. So the car sat over the tires but I droped it an inch or so and that might scew me up.


    Im a 10 inch tire guy

    I like a narrowed car once in awhile but most of them arenot done well I prefer a 10 inch tire look with Bad.Attitude.
  8. Michael Evans

    Michael Evans a new project

    I would never cut up a 30-year-old GS or Skylark. Trimming is a different story.
  9. jimmy

    jimmy Low-Tech Dinosaur


    Tub it Slam it and Cram it full of Buick power.

    Personally I like mine with fat tires and frame rails so low that you can't roll a drink can under them!!!!!!

    Of course if I don't get my car done the frame rails will rust due to sitting on a wet floor.

    The first step to getting the race car done should be not to get married and have kids.

    Later, Jimmy
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  10. alan

    alan High-tech Dinosaur

    First item on the list, checked off! :TU:
  11. Darryl Roederer

    Darryl Roederer Life is good


    ...'Tub the HELL outa that puppy, Alan:laugh:
  12. alan

    alan High-tech Dinosaur

    :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin: :grin:


    I like the stock look

    I like em in the stock appearing stance less some cool wheels !! :laugh:
  14. Adam Whitman

    Adam Whitman Guest

    Widened stock-type wheels. The faster and stocker-looking the car, the better. Sleepers all the way... Though a 241+ duration cam and 3"+ exhaust kinda give it away...
  15. alan

    alan High-tech Dinosaur

    Wow, time flys when you are having fun! My "next project" got pushed to the back burner and my "new" next project will be a non-tubbed sleeper. I guess if I alternate tubbed, non-tubbed ect I'll keep everybody confused! (me included!)
  16. Greg Gessler

    Greg Gessler GS Stage1

    Stock, All Stock!:Brow:
  17. heffs72

    heffs72 New Member

    Make it look like Gary Kubisch's car, but with a stock gs hood(no scoop).:beer
  18. Guy Parquette

    Guy Parquette Platinum Level Contributor

    Both tubbed & low and nontubbed....veriety is the spice of life! In a perfect world, tubbed for clone cars and not tubbed with any combo for real GS's... my two cents
  19. Gr8ScatFan

    Gr8ScatFan ^That Car Is Sick^

    STEEEEEEEEMROOOOOOOOLEEEEEEEERRRRRRRRS!!!!!!! Man does that ever look good with 15+ inches of sidewall tread underneath the rear end of the car. Ever since I went to my first car show here and saw the Pro-Street cars I have dreamed of having one just like them. But hey, thats whats in the works, a Pro Street Regal.
  20. GBUICK


    I like 'em pure stock, stock appearing(F.A.S.T. style) and un-cut with aftermarket wheels. Also the cut just a bit "ALL IN GOOD TASTE" look, Kubisch style! Just as long as it runs harder than it looks like it should, I like it!

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