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PostPosted: Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:31 pm 
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I know others differ, but to me putting non-period wheels on a car looks a bit strange sometimes. Here's two examples from yesterday. Both Toyota, and I suppose you could argue the wheels on the Supra work, as it always was a car of questionable taste to start with...

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Not sure the same can be said about the Soarer though. I suppose I was in Kawasaki... But, hey, what do I know, as think this looks kinda kakoii - pink shirt going nicely with the baby-blue Maxam:
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The Super Advans on the Mk3 Supra work extremely well for me, if I was being honest. But then I am quite a fan of those particular rims.

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The Super Advans on the Mk3 Supra work extremely well for me, if I was being honest. But then I am quite a fan of those particular rims.


same here. and they are pretty period correct. they are only off by a few years.


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Yeah the super advans are awful but appropriate.

Thing with 'period correctness' is people don't modify cars much when new. most 'period correct' tuning trends for a particular car are likely to have their roots a few years after the car's introduction.

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Yeah the super advans are awful but appropriate.

Thing with 'period correctness' is people don't modify cars much when new. most 'period correct' tuning trends for a particular car are likely to have their roots a few years after the car's introduction.


Ugly though they may be, that's a good point, and one I'd not thought of previously... Neko.

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The SC looks good, VIP status.

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I'd say, it would totally depend on the wheel.

In all periods, there are good looking wheels and ugly looking wheels, so the ugly looking wheels would always make the car look strange. Whereas you might be able to pull off a non-period correct wheel if it looks cool.

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They're not as bad as HSV GTS-R wheels

Talking about period correct wheels, one style I'm not a fan of is putting huge 20"+ chrome wheels under 60s muscle cars. Just looks terrible IMO. Seems to be unfortunately common though.

I think most people into JNC have it pretty right.


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e-at_me wrote:
Snoozin wrote:
The Super Advans on the Mk3 Supra work extremely well for me, if I was being honest. But then I am quite a fan of those particular rims.


same here. and they are pretty period correct. they are only off by a few years.


Agreed. They look good on all the big turbo late 80s, early 90s RWD machines. FC/FD RX-7, S13, MA71, JZA80.

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I am a hard-liner when it comes to period correct. But I think if I'm honest, the stock wheels on my 88 turbo are not half the eye candy of an MKII's.

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The Advans on that MkIII look pretty good IMO

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I am a hard-liner when it comes to period correct. But I think if I'm honest, the stock wheels on my 88 turbo are not half the eye candy of an MKII's.

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Yeah, sawblades.
They are from the factory, but that's probably what inspired the Advans!


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there are so many wheels out there that have the artistic and stylish merit of vomit, no matter what car they are on.


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personally i think period correctness is a load of crap, i mean look at hot rods. cars built in the 30's (mainly) and a lot of them wear wheels made in the 60's or later (ie american racing torque thrust d's). My 1975 Gemini coupe wears wheels that came out in the late 90's (simmons OM15's) and it doesnt look crap, nor do i think it would look better with old school SSR's on it..

as long as it doesnt look like the infamous sydney-australia "sex-spec" movement it's all good :lol:

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30s hot rods look good with 60s-made wheels because that's when the wave of modifying those cars first hit.

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as long as it doesnt look like the infamous sydney-australia "sex-spec" movement it's all good :lol:


As for this, I'm scared to ask :)

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welllllll........... modding 30's cars really started in the 40's and everyone ran full faced steelies like 40 Ford rims etc.. lots of Hot Rods run 60's & 70's rims though, and not to mention billets. it all depends what look you're going for on the car, it has to have a consistent "theme" to be successful visually (and that goes for all modded cars, not just hot rods!)

sex spec is like the shithouse aussie equivalent of your "donks". the sydney Leb crew love it

http://sexspecmotorsports.com/forums/in ... 0825f8534e

have to be a member to view, would be worth it for a laugh. i'm not game...

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Period correct is all about representing a period and its not always when the car was new, its often when they became popular to modify (which normally coincides with a) them becoming cheap; and b ) aftermarket having caught up).

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That's ok, I'll pass. I think self-naming the genre sex-spec says it all. :lol:

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