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Old 10-28-2012, 04:53 PM   #1546
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Stahlflex!!

Hey, I had those Stahlflex tires on my 79 Ford Fiesta S: I thought they were a huge improvement on the stock 12 inch wheels and tires. They made that tiny little car jam through corners.

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.896 G on Gatorbacks.

I remember that because Road & Track did an exhaustive test & styling analysis on the '84 'Vette, and that G figure was jaw-dropping to a high-school kid with a VW Dasher & 175/70-13 Phoenix 3011's.
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:51 AM   #1547
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Hey, I had those Stahlflex tires on my 79 Ford Fiesta S: I thought they were a huge improvement on the stock 12 inch wheels and tires. They made that tiny little car jam through corners.
They really did stick, they didn't cost much, and they wore decently. I loved 'em.

They stopped making them right after I decided I loved 'em.
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:31 PM   #1548
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This guy destroyed 50 corvettes in this manner.


"1982 Caballista, 1 of only 50 ever built... by Les Dunham of Dunham Motor Coach Company..."

http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/.../1484146.html?




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Fuck it.

I'd drive it.
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Old 10-30-2012, 06:27 AM   #1549
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Fuck it.

I'd drive it.
To a country club, bluegrass festival, or Moto GP race I would too.

On a daily basis, no way-- it would probably make me chronically nauseated.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:35 PM   #1550
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Fuck it.

I'd drive it.
Yes...but you're evil, sooooo....
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:03 PM   #1551
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Those early '80s Vettes were shit the day they rolled out of the assembly plant.
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:06 PM   #1552
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The SEMA show is on this week so there should be a whole new crop of awesome or
craptastic vehicles showing up.
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Old 10-30-2012, 03:20 PM   #1553
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Those early '80s Vettes were shit the day they rolled out of the assembly plant.
From mid 1970s till about the mid 2000s.
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Old 10-31-2012, 04:43 AM   #1554
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From mid 1970s till about the mid 2000s.
I would disagree....after about 82 they started to turn around....key word is started, I was working at GM at the time, cross fire is the worst thing to happen to the american car buying people that I can think of....but.

IMHO corvette died in 1973....and stayed dead till 1982. Personally I like the 72 the best....last of the crome bumper on both ends corvette. Early ones are total crap....blue flame 6 and a slush box anyone. Mid 60's are pretty good as well.....at least after GM figured out that disks would work on all 4 corners....gasp.
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:10 AM   #1555
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I would disagree...
As would I: the '84, though it suffers in hindsight, was at the time of its introduction, a revelation. Handling, looks, power-- it was a quantum leap past the "Secretary's 'Vette" that preceded it.
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Old 10-31-2012, 02:03 PM   #1556
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I had an 84 vette, was like driving a big street legal go kart, even with the "soft" stock suspension, and this is how I screwed it up so my 6'6" 400 pound lard ass could drive it



I was sitting on the floor of the car, but there was actually a cover over all this stuff so it did look a little better

and I still have the custom made seat back for my next vette
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:08 PM   #1557
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Discussion.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:34 PM   #1558
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Those are some amazing lines on that car…
Beautiful..
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:28 AM   #1559
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Discussion.
Sorry, I don't speak French.

But that car could use a shave. Buick wants it's chrome trim back.
And I bet the way the front fenders are skirted makes the head-on view look weird.



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Old 11-09-2012, 07:02 AM   #1560
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That might not be custom, there is a super hot blonde girl here in Albuquerque who drives one exactly like that and damn, she looks good in it. I don't remember the hello kitty stuff because I was looking at he kitty.....if ya know what I mean.



Yes its custom....i made the stripes and emblems....its my wifes car....yes shes hot...no shes not a blonde...she has black hair....lol!!
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