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GraypaHarwick

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PostSubject: Hello From Ormond Beach FL   Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:08 pm

Hello to all. My name is Dave. I live in Ormond Beach, Fl. Some one you may have seen my black and woodgrain, tan interior,wired hubcaps, stock 93 Caprice Wagon at the Spring Turkey Run at the Daytona International Speedway. I bought it a few months ago and have big plans for it. Monday 4/8/13 the exhaust gets replaced with true duels with 2 chamber flowmasters. Then the hunt for rims and tires begin as I am having a time finding what I want in my price range and of course 225/75/15s look to be out of the question. I like "old school" rims but may go with Impala SS if I can find some nice ones cheap LOL. I have been to local junk yards looking for small parts but have had no luck. A second 93 Caprice Wagon was bought (site unseen) for $600. I had it for less than 5 minutes when my oldest son came by and wanted it. It is white with blue interior and needs lots of stuff. Anyways I will be reading the forums seeing what sort of good info I can get.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello From Ormond Beach FL   Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:17 pm

Welcome aboard, man! Smile

Too funny about your son claiming the parts car! lol. Very Happy

There are a TON of inexpensive wheel options for these cars. What size rim are you looking at? I have 18's on my wagon, 15's on the caprice and fleetwood. 17's are a good size, too.

I had a Hell of a time finding a set of 225/75 whitewalls... Ended up scoring a set on Craigslist this morning for 75 bucks! Very Happy Gonna look great on the steelies on my Fleetwood. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Hello From Ormond Beach FL   Sun Apr 07, 2013 4:27 pm

toomanytoyz wrote:
Welcome aboard, man! Smile

Too funny about your son claiming the parts car! lol. Very Happy

There are a TON of inexpensive wheel options for these cars. What size rim are you looking at? I have 18's on my wagon, 15's on the caprice and fleetwood. 17's are a good size, too.

I had a Hell of a time finding a set of 225/75 whitewalls... Ended up scoring a set on Craigslist this morning for 75 bucks! Very Happy Gonna look great on the steelies on my Fleetwood. Wink
Rims were going to be 15x8.5 with 235/70/15. I was looking at Torque Thurst D are similar. I am more inclined to go with the Impala SS rims at this time. I should have no problem wit this rim and 255/55/17 tires correct?
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PostSubject: Re: Hello From Ormond Beach FL   Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:11 pm

Welcome aboard.

I was the one that dropped the longroof forum card in your car at the show cheers guess avertising works, lol.

I'm running the Impala rims on my car and 235 55 17s which are cheaper and plentiful (stock size on the new mustangs) and reliatively inexpensive. If you go with the stock impala size tire they get quite a bit priceier as they are only made by a couple of manufacturers.

My Son is running a 235 70 15 General with raised letters we got at Wally world for under 400 a set new.

One thing to be careful is with the rear wheel well skirt. try to find a wheel with no more than 3.5 inches of front space. Wheels are measured either on backspace or offset. I have a set of 15x8 Cragers with 4 inch back space and they are pretty tight on the skirt with the 235s (I did have 255s and they rubbed in corners). While the impala rim is wider is has more backspace (less front spance) and they fit perfectly.

Shop CL and you should be able to come with a set of SS rims with tires for about 400-600.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello From Ormond Beach FL   Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:21 pm

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Welcome aboard.

I was the one that dropped the longroof forum card in your car at the show cheers guess avertising works, lol.

I'm running the Impala rims on my car and 235 55 17s which are cheaper and plentiful (stock size on the new mustangs) and reliatively inexpensive. If you go with the stock impala size tire they get quite a bit priceier as they are only made by a couple of manufacturers.

My Son is running a 235 70 15 General with raised letters we got at Wally world for under 400 a set new.

One thing to be careful is with the rear wheel well skirt. try to find a wheel with no more than 3.5 inches of front space. Wheels are measured either on backspace or offset. I have a set of 15x8 Cragers with 4 inch back space and they are pretty tight on the skirt with the 235s (I did have 255s and they rubbed in corners). While the impala rim is wider is has more backspace (less front spance) and they fit perfectly.

Shop CL and you should be able to come with a set of SS rims with tires for about 400-600.
Dumb question but how far does that throw the speedometer off from the stock size? I know what the calulator says?
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PostSubject: Re: Hello From Ormond Beach FL   Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:42 pm

GraypaHarwick wrote:

Dumb question but how far does that throw the speedometer off from the stock size? I know what the calulator says?

When I went from 225/75 to 235/70 my 93 was about 2-3 mph off
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PostSubject: Re: Hello From Ormond Beach FL   Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:44 pm

Cadet57 wrote:
GraypaHarwick wrote:

Dumb question but how far does that throw the speedometer off from the stock size? I know what the calulator says?

When I went from 225/75 to 235/70 my 93 was about 2-3 mph off
Thanks that is about what I figured.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello From Ormond Beach FL   Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:11 pm

yeah we chose those over 235 75s so it'd be closer. the 255/60 15s made it more like 8 or 9 off.as they were an inch or so smaller than stock


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PostSubject: Re: Hello From Ormond Beach FL   Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:18 pm

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yeah we chose those over 235 75s so it'd be closer. the 255/60 15s made it more like 8 or 9 off.
My buddy put 17s on his OCC (not sure what size) and he says he is off by 20mph. affraid OUCH. He ended up using his GPS
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PostSubject: Re: Hello From Ormond Beach FL   Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:20 pm

Wait... you've got a buddy with an OCC, and he's not here?

Something is wrong with this picture!

Welcome!

P.S. I replied to your email.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello From Ormond Beach FL   Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:15 pm



my speedo is about 8 off with 235 55 17s. When I had 225.75/15s (stock) it was off by about 10. so there you go. the TBI cars (I've driven 4 of them as DD in the last 6 years) have ALL been off with stock tires.

I just round to 10 90=80 etc. no worries with tickets
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PostSubject: Re: Hello From Ormond Beach FL   Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:16 pm

interesingly the odometer is right on....go figure that one out
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PostSubject: Re: Hello From Ormond Beach FL   Sun Apr 07, 2013 11:37 pm

Greeetings from Port Orange.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello From Ormond Beach FL   Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:29 pm

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Greeetings from Port Orange.
You live in the fly in?
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PostSubject: Re: Hello From Ormond Beach FL   Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:56 pm

No, not in Spruce Creek. Off Taylor Road on the way to the Fly-In.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello From Ormond Beach FL   Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:13 pm

Stingroo wrote:
Wait... you've got a buddy with an OCC, and he's not here?

Something is wrong with this picture!

Welcome!

P.S. I replied to your email.
He has the Hurst Olds Wagon. Very Happy He may be on here. I have not talked to him in a few days. A lot of you know him from the car shows at D I S.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello From Ormond Beach FL   Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:38 pm

Yup know the car, not the dude. Know he got the car from Larry and I see it every year at the show, but that's it...
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PostSubject: Re: Hello From Ormond Beach FL   Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:00 pm

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Yup know the car, not the dude. Know he got the car from Larry and I see it every year at the show, but that's it...
Yep that be it. Larry has done a few wagons.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello From Ormond Beach FL   Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:01 pm

Welcome. I run 235 55 17's on my wagon. I had to tweek the speedo a little, but not to far off. The Ridler wheels are fairly inexpensive and they have lots of old school looks.



Found the tires on craigslist, they were new car take offs with a couple thousand miles on them. The wheel is a 17"x8" Ridler 695



Ridler 675



655 - This is a really nice looking wheel, but polish is to much work for me.

Good luck on your choice!!
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PostSubject: Re: Hello From Ormond Beach FL   Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:10 pm

BigBlackBeaSSt wrote:
Welcome. I run 235 55 17's on my wagon. I had to tweek the speedo a little, but not to far off. The Ridler wheels are fairly inexpensive and they have lots of old school looks.



Found the tires on craigslist, they were new car take offs with a couple thousand miles on them. The wheel is a 17"x8" Ridler 695



Ridler 675



655 - This is a really nice looking wheel, but polish is to much work for me.

Good luck on your choice!!
Thanks I am liking the 675. Rims will have to wait a month or 2. I just got the wagon back from the shop. I had the duels put on today.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello From Ormond Beach FL   Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:10 pm

WELCOME!!!!!

Those 675's would look bad ass on my caddy with some whitewalls.
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PostSubject: Re: Hello From Ormond Beach FL   Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:32 am

Welcome from Jacksonville! Who are these Larry and Rob characters? Suspect 
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