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Old 07-12-2006, 12:42 PM   #11
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Ok the plan in a nutshell...

BODY:
- 91+ GMC grille
- smooth front bumper
- molded in roll pan
- 2" cowl induction hood
- Either stick with the hugger orange, or go with Corvette Grand Sport scheme

Interior:
- late 1st gen interior (grey/charcoal)
- Ty steering wheel

Drivetrain:
- Exhaust

Suspension:
- Rear swaybar
- shocks all around
- lower rear 1" and front about 3"

Rolling Attire:
- powdercoat wheels black
- new rubber 245/45/17
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Old 07-12-2006, 01:01 PM   #12
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Holy CRAP!
Jeff,
I hope you are doing well. I have been in the field quite a bit recently and have
not had a chance to keep up with what is going on. I spent two days last week
reading e-mails and taking care of things here at the shop. I am back to working
14-16 hour days and feel like I have been beaten with a stick.


Greg,
I trust you will take care of my first born!
I should have my arse kicked for not buying this back from Jeff.
If you have any questions regarding anything that Jeff can't answer
look me up.

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Old 07-12-2006, 03:07 PM   #13
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I had 245/45/17s with 3.73s on the back of the hotrod, and they were too small, IMO. Had to step up to 255/50/17s to bring the highway revs down a tad and get some top-end back. Plus, they seem to fill the wheel well better.

245/45/17s on the rear:


255/50/17s on the rear:


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Old 07-12-2006, 04:05 PM   #14
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I had 245/45/17s with 3.73s on the back of the hotrod, and they were too small, IMO. Had to step up to 255/50/17s to bring the highway revs down a tad and get some top-end back. Plus, they seem to fill the wheel well better
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Hmmm thanks for the tips. Thats what this board is for right? lol I have a while to go before that happens but I surely need to think about all aspects of the project.
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Old 07-12-2006, 05:13 PM   #15
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Hey I know that place...

ok enough hijack.. keep us posted.. that sounds really cool...
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Old 07-12-2006, 05:21 PM   #16
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I had 245/45/17s with 3.73s on the back of the hotrod, and they were too small, IMO. Had to step up to 255/50/17s to bring the highway revs down a tad and get some top-end back. Plus, they seem to fill the wheel well better.

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Oh yeah, in the pictures of the Jimmy the fronts are 235/45/17 and the rears are 245/45/17

I think they look pretty good, but yet I agree that a wider tire that fills in the wheel wells nicely would be better.
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Old 07-12-2006, 06:04 PM   #17
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It isn't so much the width as it is the rolling diameter. The 245/45/17 is about 25.7" in diameter, and the 255/50/17 is a shade over 27". With the 245/45/17s I would wrap out 3rd gear at 110, and with the 255/50/17s it'll wind to 120.

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Old 07-12-2006, 07:31 PM   #18
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stuff like that really makes me think a 1st gen 2wd 2 door is in the cards for me once I get my ext cab sold...

slick lookin ride with some major potential!
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Old 07-15-2006, 03:38 PM   #19
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It isn't so much the width as it is the rolling diameter. The 245/45/17 is about 25.7" in diameter, and the 255/50/17 is a shade over 27". With the 245/45/17s I would wrap out 3rd gear at 110, and with the 255/50/17s it'll wind to 120.

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Why are you going 120 mph??? Must be those looooonng flat roads in Texas...

PS - I'm a fan of 275/40 17's... They fill my wheelwells VERY NICELY.
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Old 07-15-2006, 09:18 PM   #20
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Why are you going 120 mph??? Must be those looooonng flat roads in Texas...

PS - I'm a fan of 275/40 17's... They fill my wheelwells VERY NICELY.
There isnt a curve here for days! lol

275/40s look awesomefor sure. I was going to do 275/40/17 and 315/35/17 on my Xtreme... but I bought a supercharger instead lol

I talked to my buddy who is the manager of a Discount Tire today and we came up with a good one I think. 255/45/17. tarting at $80. I can get some G-Force tires for about $100 each. $475 out the door. Not to shabby.
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