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Old 30 Aug 2004, 06:05 pm
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I need some opinions on these http://www.wheelmax.com/Wheels/exel/exel.htm
for winter use. About 1/3 way down the page. The yellow or blue Excel-Pak 5. Keep in mind that I have yellow calipers and some neon yellow accents under the hood. Please be gentle... [)]
I'm gonna sell my OEM GT wheels [:I]
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Old 30 Aug 2004, 06:26 pm
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Took awhile to find them with al the other wheels. Here they are..



Your thread is winter wheels. You want to buy these and sell your GT wheels? So what are you gonna use for the winter? [:I]
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Sorry for the confusion. Yes, I am thinking of selling the OEM GT wheels. Then buying these for the winter to be different. I want a wider tire and the 6" GT wheel just doesn't get it.
Crewzin, can you post a pic of the blue and yellow ones on that page?
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Here ya go...




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dats it!
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Old 03 Sep 2004, 08:03 am
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Kev,

Cool idea, but I'd like to ask a question: Why a wider wheel for winter?

Since we both live in the snow belt, good winter traction is key. A wider tire means a slightly larger contact patch, but it also means that less weight/square inch is transmitted to the ground for traction purposes. This is the reason why using a narrower tire is better for winter (and why I use 205/55/16 Michelin Arctic Alpin tires for winter on my GT).

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Scott, thanks for the input. I do understand the need for less wider tires for winter. I'm just tossing around some ideas. And I don't drive it in the snow, at least until my '95 Dodge Avenger w/240K miles dies. Does anyone know if the OEM 15" steelies fit the GT? My newest idea, 15" steel wheels and spinner hubcaps [:0] PLEASE shoot me! [xx(]
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I cannot find any steelies that will fit the GT on any sites. Any body have ideas? I do not belive the 15's will fit the GT. In fact, they don't. I put a set on just to drive a GT to the back of the building after we had a set of GT rims stolen off of our lot. The calipers rub. I am thinking more for a sleeper look than for winter, but then, i wouldn't have to switch over for winter then either.
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What caliber do you prefer ?[:I][B)] LOL.
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quote:Originally posted by KMB60

What caliber do you prefer ?[:I][B)] LOL.
Your choice. either pepper me with shot (slow & clean) or one big ol' blast (fast n messy) LoL!

Say hallo to my little friend... [8]
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