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Old 11-16-2008, 03:10 AM   #1
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Raised White Lettering on tires

Few questions.

1. Does anyone know if they will offer smaller rims so raised white letter tires would fit?

2. I would like to know if anyone has also heard of getting smaller rims although would like to be able to get wider rims? It seems cost savings for getting new tires would also be cheaper. It also seems like now a days there are too many BIG wheels with no sidewalls and I'm not liking those styles.

3. Off questions here.
A. What is the reason why wheels have to be higher?
B. Does this give the car more handling ability?
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Old 11-16-2008, 04:44 AM   #2
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White letters on tires? Are your serious? You want white lettered tires?
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Old 11-16-2008, 06:12 AM   #3
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You can always hit the existing sidewalls up with some white touch up paint. Doesn't take long, and you'd just have to apply it while detailing your wheels. Don't have any pics, but my friend did this to his mustang at it looked goooood

Imagine cheepo latex paint would work well also, if not better
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Old 11-16-2008, 08:04 AM   #4
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Few questions.

1. Does anyone know if they will offer smaller rims so raised white letter tires would fit?

2. I would like to know if anyone has also heard of getting smaller rims although would like to be able to get wider rims? It seems cost savings for getting new tires would also be cheaper. It also seems like now a days there are too many BIG wheels with no sidewalls and I'm not liking those styles.

3. Off questions here.
A. What is the reason why wheels have to be higher?
B. Does this give the car more handling ability?
You will probably have to paint them yourself. There are some paints that work well on rubber. Lerger wheels are put on so larger brakes can be used. The size of the rotor and thickness of the calipers will dictate the smallest wheel you can use. 18" is probably the smallest size that will clear the brakes, but nobody will know for sure until cars hit the streets.
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Old 11-20-2008, 04:44 AM   #5
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White letters on tires? Are your serious? You want white lettered tires?
Actually I really like this look also! Takes all sorts!
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Old 11-20-2008, 05:41 PM   #6
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Old 11-20-2008, 05:49 PM   #7
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I had raised lettering on my '74 and it looked OK, but wouldn't do that to 2010.
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:43 PM   #8
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I've always liked the look of white letter tires, it would be interesting to see how they would look on the new camaro.
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:54 PM   #9
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They do sell a specific paint pen for this purpose.

I do know there are no performance all season or summer tires with white letters that would fit even 18 inch wheels , let alone the 20's that the SS has. I am not even sure if they offer White letetr in 17 inch either, its likely the largest is 15 or 16. There are definitely white letter truck tires in those sizes, but I would hope noone here would like to cruise down the road on a set of Dualer A/Ts.
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Old 09-26-2011, 10:01 PM   #10
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Old 09-27-2011, 05:52 PM   #11
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yellow letter (Nascar style) tires would be cool
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harley davidson sells paint sticks to do the tire lettering. they come in three colors, I believe, red, orange, and white.
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Old 09-29-2011, 02:34 PM   #14
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I think with the right tire and wheel combo including tire size and wheel offset this could look good. Give that car the Grand touring look if you are in to that sort of thing.
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Old 09-29-2011, 02:39 PM   #15
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Still a terrible idea 3 years later.
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Old 10-02-2011, 10:57 PM   #18
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Damn, if only they had a green paint pen for the tires.

Just kidding, though I kinda wonder what that'd look like..
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Old 10-05-2011, 03:27 PM   #19
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Lol, I was thinking about this the other day.

The key is that since I am sticking with 18" rims and a 55 sidewall ratio, I have a lot taller sidewalls with nothing on them. White lettering would "shrink" the effective sidewall visual size a bit and make it look a little more racecar. Combined with the F14's which already "look" bigger than many other 18's, I get to retain comfort and ride quality while still having an aggressive aesthetic.

WCS I don't like it and just wait for it to wear off.
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Why not? They look good.
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Why not? They look good.
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nah, the last post was just in 2011, but hey! I'd still like to see some more Camaros with white letters.
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nah, the last post was just in 2011, but hey! I'd still like to see some more Camaros with white letters.
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