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    I like to keep my car doing what it was designed for....accelerating.

    19's and 20's (and most 18's) just don't have the grip because of a serious lack of sidewall.
    I drive to the track on 15's.

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    For me, I won't go over 17"

    I've seen guys with 18's and some look good but you need to lower the car to really get the look. IMO 17" Deep dish c5's on a lowered camaro = raging fire sex. One day I will demonstrate (the car, not the raging fire sex.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I like to keep my car doing what it was designed for....accelerating.

    19's and 20's (and most 18's) just don't have the grip because of a serious lack of sidewall.
    I drive to the track on 15's.
    My 19s and 20s dont stop me from tripling on ramp speeds EVERY day

    Yesterday night in fact I clicked off a long sweeper at 2.2X the posted highway limit of 100km/hr Not sure I'd want to try that with 15s with balloon tires !

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5abivt View Post
    My 19s and 20s dont stop me from tripling on ramp speeds EVERY day

    Yesterday night in fact I clicked off a long sweeper at 2.2X the posted highway limit of 100km/hr Not sure I'd want to try that with 15s with balloon tires !
    That's not what Luos is talking about. The low profile tires are horrible for straight line traction, no sidewall. Even the drag radials made for 17 inch rims on up aren't the best thing in the world for drag strip passes.
    For that you want a 15 inch wheel and as much sidewall (tire height) you can fit.

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    I personally wouldn't go bigger than 17's on these cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiggyZ View Post
    I personally wouldn't go bigger than 17's on these cars.
    Me neither, and I don't even care for those that much. I'd rather look at more tire and less wheel. All the bigger wheels do is drive the price of the tires up higher

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    Quote Originally Posted by JHayesLS1 View Post
    For me, I won't go over 17"

    I've seen guys with 18's and some look good but you need to lower the car to really get the look. IMO 17" Deep dish c5's on a lowered camaro = raging fire sex. One day I will demonstrate (the car, not the raging fire sex.)
    Ha! Hey thanks for the clarification pal.......

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    i would have the 18's-20's for show then the 15's for the track lol

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    Here's a pic of my Camaro SS with an 18x10.5" Fikse FM5 with a 295 35 18 BFG G-Force KDW2. Sorry for the low quality of the picture. It was taken with my camera phone.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/38933008@N04/5100740467

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    Quote Originally Posted by 97SS#1087 View Post
    Here's a pic of my Camaro SS with an 18x10.5" Fikse FM5 with a 295 35 18 BFG G-Force KDW2. Sorry for the low quality of the picture. It was taken with my camera phone.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/38933008@N04/5100740467
    great looking wheels. 18s are perfect. got any more pics?
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    I only took a couple of pics of my wheels with my camera phone. I ust recently added the other pic to Flikr. Here's the link:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/38933008@N04/5103257378/
    When I get a chance, I'll take some high quality pictures with my digital camera and post them online. However, that won't happen until around the Nov. 1st/2nd time frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 97SS#1087 View Post
    I only took a couple of pics of my wheels with my camera phone. I ust recently added the other pic to Flikr. Here's the link:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/38933008@N04/5103257378/
    When I get a chance, I'll take some high quality pictures with my digital camera and post them online. However, that won't happen until around the Nov. 1st/2nd time frame.
    couple of nice looking cars you have there. sold our 30th earlier this year. pretty cool looking car IMO

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    Thank you for the compliments. BTW, I have always wanted to get a set of Fikse wheels since I first saw them back in 1994. It only took me 16 years to finally order a set. I decided ordered a set April of this year and I finally received them this past September. I can't tell you how much better the car looks now. I'll try to get some good pics of the car . Who knows, maybe I'll try for Car of the Month.

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    the right wheels look good but not for me

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    Fikse FM5s...ZR1s...C6 Z06s

    I posted a link to my Flikr page. I add several more FM5 pics. I hope you like them.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/38933008@N04/

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