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Old 03-25-2009, 12:39 PM   #1
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White letter tires

What do you think about white letter tires on the Camaro? I was thinking that when it comes time to replace the tires maybe white letter tires would look cool? Do they even still make them as everything seems to be blackwall these days.

It would be cool to see a pic of a new camaro with white letter tires.
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:41 PM   #2
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That's a good idea. Raised letters always look cool on muscle cars.
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Old 03-25-2009, 01:05 PM   #3
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Not so sure you are going to find decent 20" performance tires with raised white lettering but best of luck.

Here are a couple of lame attempts at mocking it up for you.
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Old 03-25-2009, 03:01 PM   #4
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That looks sweet.
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:10 PM   #5
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many thanks for the mock up - I can picture them on a black SS with ground effects - really muscle looking.
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Old 03-25-2009, 04:40 PM   #6
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many thanks for the mock up - I can picture them on a black SS with ground effects - really muscle looking.
Like this?
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Old 03-26-2009, 07:45 AM   #7
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that is wicked
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Old 03-26-2009, 07:58 AM   #8
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Can you do a Cyber Gray one like that?
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Old 03-26-2009, 09:47 AM   #9
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Looks faster!
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Old 03-26-2009, 10:16 AM   #10
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Can you do a Cyber Gray one like that?
Here you go...
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:13 AM   #11
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Aftermarket black rims with the white lettering would probably look pretty wicked too. I don't know if you would have enough sidewall on 20" and 21" rims for it to look as nice as these renderings, though...
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:06 PM   #12
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Thanks, rolnslo! Oh, wow - I just got your username... cool.
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:22 PM   #13
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I want whitewalls on mine....lol
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:31 PM   #14
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I want whitewalls on mine....lol
Now, see, that's where I draw the line. You'll have to get someone else to do that for you.
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Old 03-26-2009, 12:39 PM   #15
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Aftermarket black rims with the white lettering would probably look pretty wicked too. I don't know if you would have enough sidewall on 20" and 21" rims for it to look as nice as these renderings, though...
Probably true. But with the 20's, you've got 4.33" of sidewall to work with so you could probably fit 2" tall lettering on there and still have room for the rest of the stuff, especially considering that everything fits on the side of those 20/25 series rubber band tires.

Either way, while these renderings look cool, I don't think you'll see many, if any, new Camaros running around sporting raised white letters on their tires. If you do, it's probably someone with an LS running 18" aftermarket Gen1 replica rally wheels on a white car with orange rally stripes as a tribute the '69 pace car.
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Now, see, that's where I draw the line. You'll have to get someone else to do that for you.
no, I wont be doing whitewalls. however there is a company that makes "tire markers" so you can detail your rubber in different colors. mine will be color matched to the car


http://www.truechoice.com/products.asp?dept=1289
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There used to be a kit available at Pep Boys and stores like that where you could paint the letters on your non-white letter tires gold or white. I thought it looked kind of tacky.
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ya know ya start feeling a lil bit old when you remember when raised white lettering look pretty cool the first time around... I've got a 4th gen (2000) and think the raised white letters would look slick on that too...

btw... nice photoshop work
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no, I wont be doing whitewalls. however there is a company that makes "tire markers" so you can detail your rubber in different colors. mine will be color matched to the car


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Interesting. Whitewalls would be pretty interesting on a black rs. with the dark rims and maybe some white stripes, be kind of a backwards (normal: rims lighter, tires darker) look that ties in with the stripes. hmmm...
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no, I wont be doing whitewalls. however there is a company that makes "tire markers" so you can detail your rubber in different colors. mine will be color matched to the car
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Thanks, Spike. Didn't know there was such a thing. Don't know if I'll use it, but nice to know it's an option.

My Roadrunner came with red wall, stripe, bias plys. Ha!
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Interesting. Whitewalls would be pretty interesting on a black rs. with the dark rims and maybe some white stripes, be kind of a backwards (normal: rims lighter, tires darker) look that ties in with the stripes. hmmm...
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Thanks, Spike. Didn't know there was such a thing. Don't know if I'll use it, but nice to know it's an option.

My Roadrunner came with red wall, stripe, bias plys. Ha!
yeah, my uncle has a peterbilt 379 that he has all decked out for shows and whatnot. and he details the tires on his truck and trailer for shows, along with jacking up the truck to rotate the wheels so that all the lettering is uniform front to back
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