For some reason, this really just doesn't look right. I'm rather saddened, as the wheels weren't exactly cheap either (For what they were, they weren't bad, but overall they weren't the deal of the century either). The tires are clearly too small (245/55 R16s vs the stock 225/70 R15s), and that plus the raised stock ride height (rear springs are very weak and there's a set of 4 Datsun wheels in the trunk right now, in case anyone wants stock 6 spokes off an '81 280ZX) might be why it looks bad, but I don't think that's the only issue at play. Maybe a low offset in the front of this just doesn't look right, maybe it's too big of a car to pull this off.
Any thoughts? Anyone dare to PS the rears on (they aren't on right now because I need different lugnuts, and they're definitely summer tires, and I don't want to die)? Maybe lower it a little in the process (and give it a forward rake
I'm all sorts of confused. I'd been trying to unload this car for an eternity, but nobody seems to want it, and after the $2000 it's cost me in just parts to make it roadworthy (and incredibly slow) since I got it for free, I might as well hold onto it and use it.
Driver's side front has a slow leak, and the grille is missing because, quite frankly, the one on it was broken, I haven't been able to sucessfully repair it, and YOU find a '78 Impala grill. Actually, please do, I can't. Been trying very hard for awhile now. I will buy a good one if it's out there.
Thoughts? Does it look good to others and only I think it looks strange?
Also- any idea what size tires I'd need to make these 16x8s the same height as the stockers? Or very close? It seems most larger diameter 16s I find are truck tires.
It scares the bejesus out of me that someone, somewhere ordered the Lusitania with front drum brakes.