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Re: What’s your thoughts on Bronze cars?
« Reply #30 on: May 01, 2019, 04:35:12 PM »
20 sequenually after and it WAS Lime Green. GAH!
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Re: What’s your thoughts on Bronze cars?
« Reply #31 on: May 01, 2019, 11:32:12 PM »
^^^^You addressed the stance! Looks fantastic!   8)
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Re: What’s your thoughts on Bronze cars?
« Reply #32 on: May 02, 2019, 05:16:16 AM »
Not for me

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Re: What’s your thoughts on Bronze cars?
« Reply #33 on: May 02, 2019, 07:56:14 PM »
20 sequenually after and it WAS Lime Green. GAH!

172 was white from the factory...did you mean the one before that?

That GT500 looks tough with those 17" (?) inch wheels and the lowered stance. I bet it handles great on the curves.
Is that a custom shade of blue. I looks like a nice deep color.

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Re: What’s your thoughts on Bronze cars?
« Reply #34 on: May 02, 2019, 09:21:56 PM »
Yes, the one prior vehicle. No scoop lamps either. ( I wished it did have the lamps. I am in that gap.)  It's medium blue. It's overcast in the picture, which makes it appear darker. The color really flip-flops in different lighting.
Yes, they are the Scott Drake 17X7 and 17X8 10 spokes. Rubber is very limited in 15", which is the reason I elected to change.
It has the Arning drop, 1" front bar, 5/8" rear. Global West 630lb front, Boss trans am rear @175lb rate, KYB dressed as Koni shocks and original traction masters. The bars were chromed.  I am not overwhelmingly happy with the brake system and am considering a conversion in the front to the Trans am brake. 12" brakes. 
I want it to look like factory brakes.
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Re: What’s your thoughts on Bronze cars?
« Reply #35 on: May 02, 2019, 11:39:55 PM »
Thanks, that number makes more sense. I think the last car with the upper scoop lights might be #158 (#176 the prototype doesn't count).

I can see the color changing. The above photo looks like an overcast day make it appear darker. I think you've posted a rear view on a bright day that look much brighter. The changing color keep it interesting. I can see why you upgraded to 17's. You still keep the basic stock looking wheel but have so many more tire choices. Well done with the mods to make it to your tastes.
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Re: What’s your thoughts on Bronze cars?
« Reply #36 on: May 03, 2019, 07:55:26 AM »
Drake wheels= china= no way on my car

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Re: What’s your thoughts on Bronze cars?
« Reply #37 on: May 03, 2019, 09:18:25 AM »
Well, more things than not for our hobby are made over-seas. However, being I have my OE rims and have a direct comparison they Drake rims are very stoutly made. What I also like about them is the cone shape looks right. The vintage wheels are almost flat-faced. Don't turn your nose up so quickly. If they were thin and the beads didn't look good I wouldn't have bought them. I actually ordered one. Then the other four. 
The offset works well too. I am able to get 245-45 front and 255-40 in the rear with a lowered vehicle.  With 512hp and 496lb Tq I need all the traction help I can get.
Here a couple more pictures. I don't think I've ever done a full posting.
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