raised white letters - Corvette Forum

Go Back   Corvette Forum > C5 Corvettes, 1997 - 2004 > C5 General
Log In 
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Vendor Directory
Search

C5 General
General C5 Corvette Discussion not covered in Tech Sponsored by
Bud's Chevy

raised white letters

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-21-2007, 08:57 PM   #1
superjet701k
CF Senior Member
 
superjet701k's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2007
Posts: 553
Location: Cape Coral Florida
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
superjet701k
Default raised white letters

does anyone out there has raised white letters on there vette tires. i have had them on everything ive ever owned but not a vette why? if so post pics
superjet701k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2007, 09:38 PM   #2
travelingypsye
CF Senior Member
 
travelingypsye's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2002
Posts: 2,956
Location: Indianapolis In
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

The low profile of a corvette tire would not allow standard whit lettering to appear. It would look like a white wall while movind=g at any speed. Look at the white letters on the mid 70's tires & then compare how tall the side wall was then to the tires on the 84 on vette.
travelingypsye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2007, 09:43 PM   #3
superjet701k
CF Senior Member
 
superjet701k's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2007
Posts: 553
Location: Cape Coral Florida
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
superjet701k
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by travelingypsye View Post
The low profile of a corvette tire would not allow standard whit lettering to appear. It would look like a white wall while movind=g at any speed. Look at the white letters on the mid 70's tires & then compare how tall the side wall was then to the tires on the 84 on vette.
hmmm inch tall letter will fit no problem would look cool sitting
race cars have white letters doesnt the c5r have white letters
superjet701k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2007, 09:43 PM   #4
charlene
CF Senior Member
St. Jude Donor '04-'05-'06-'07-'08-'09-'10-'11-'12-'13
Support Corvetteforum!
 
charlene's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2004
Posts: 3,802
Location: monroeville pa

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I love the letter tires and have had them on alot of cars but i never thought they looked right on a vette.The tires from the 50's were the wide whitewall and that look nice on those year cars.
charlene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2007, 09:45 PM   #5
FOLDNTOP
CF Senior Member
 
FOLDNTOP's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 2004
Posts: 1,322
Location: Oakville ON "Real Corvettes have folding tops..."
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

You have to go back to at least a C3 for those.
FOLDNTOP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2007, 09:50 PM   #6
travelingypsye
CF Senior Member
 
travelingypsye's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2002
Posts: 2,956
Location: Indianapolis In
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by charlene View Post
I love the letter tires and have had them on alot of cars but i never thought they looked right on a vette.The tires from the 50's were the wide whitewall and that look nice on those year cars.
Ok........

Click the image to open in full size.



TAADAA!!!
travelingypsye is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-21-2007, 10:59 PM   #7
Vetteman Jack
Moderator
MO Events Coordinator
CI 5, 8 & 11 Veteran
St. Jude Donor '03-'04-'05-'06-'07-'08-'09-'10-'11-'12-'13-'14-'15-'16
NCM Sinkhole Donor
Support Corvetteforum!
 
Vetteman Jack's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2001
Posts: 224,775
Location: Heart of Missouri Currently Own: 2003 Milestone Edition. Previously Owned: '79, '79, '84, '89, '94, '95, '99 and '00

Thanked 725 Times in 664 Posts
Default

I too have always liked the look of raised white letters on tires. Not sure just how well they would look on current low profile tires though.
Vetteman Jack is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2007, 12:10 AM   #8
94legaleagle
CF Senior Member
 
Member Since: Mar 2005
Posts: 2,364
Location: Rugby North Dakota
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by travelingypsye View Post
Ok........

Click the image to open in full size.



TAADAA!!!
Uhm. . .
94legaleagle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2007, 12:17 AM   #9
themonk
2 Time Band Camper
St. Jude Donor '09 & '12-'13-'14-'15
 
themonk's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jul 2006
Posts: 56,962
Location: Calgary, AB. There's a reason why white was the only color offered on every year Corvette. Beer, money, jk and cars
Thanked 160 Times in 91 Posts
Default

Raised white looked good on 3rd gen Camaros back in the day, but now uhh-uhh.
themonk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2007, 12:19 AM   #10
jrose7004
CF Senior Member
 
jrose7004's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 2004
Posts: 51,418
Location: Oklahoma City OK
Thanked 157 Times in 142 Posts
Jim Rose Jim Rhttp://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=89789687&trk=hb_tab_pro_topose
Default

Wouldn't look right on a C5.
jrose7004 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2007, 07:28 AM   #11
moserbe
CF Senior Member
Support Corvetteforum!
 
moserbe's Avatar
 
Member Since: Dec 2005
Posts: 11,570
Location: Wellsboro Pa
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by travelingypsye View Post
Ok........

Click the image to open in full size.



TAADAA!!!
Me no likey.
moserbe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2007, 07:35 AM   #12
Tom/99
CF Senior Member
 
Tom/99's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 1999
Posts: 41,110
Location: Houston,Texas USA
Thanked 12 Times in 11 Posts
Default

I did see a C5 with red line tires when I was at Ecklers last summer. It looked good.
Tom/99 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2007, 07:49 AM   #13
superjet701k
CF Senior Member
 
superjet701k's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jan 2007
Posts: 553
Location: Cape Coral Florida
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
superjet701k
Default

ive seen some ricers running around here with colored tiresd also
superjet701k is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2007, 09:12 AM   #14
charlene
CF Senior Member
St. Jude Donor '04-'05-'06-'07-'08-'09-'10-'11-'12-'13
Support Corvetteforum!
 
charlene's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2004
Posts: 3,802
Location: monroeville pa

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom/99 View Post
I did see a C5 with red line tires when I was at Ecklers last summer. It looked good.
I believe red line tires have just a narrow red line going around the tire that would look nice but i also l like the plain black tires on the C5's vettes.To me the wide whitewalls on a newer vette take away from the beauty of the car because all you see are those big whitewall tires and you are not looking at the car itself.
charlene is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2007, 09:21 AM   #15
R Devil
CF Senior Member
 
R Devil's Avatar
 
Member Since: Sep 2006
Posts: 6,225
Location: Life is a game/Golf is serious. IA
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Serious? see above What? see above See above
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by travelingypsye View Post
Ok........

Click the image to open in full size.



TAADAA!!!
R Devil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2007, 10:38 AM   #16
VetterGetIt
CF Senior Member
 
VetterGetIt's Avatar
 
Member Since: Jun 2006
Posts: 1,997
Location: Clanton AL
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to VetterGetIt
Default

Nice photochop, but let's see one with the white-letter tires. If the car was "raced-up" a little bit then I could see it. Stock vette it will look funny IMO.
VetterGetIt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2007, 10:52 AM   #17
5ltrEATER
CF Senior Member
 
5ltrEATER's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2006
Posts: 470
Location: Bellevue Nebraska
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via MSN to 5ltrEATER
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jrose7004 View Post
Wouldn't look right on a C5.


It DOESN'T look right!
5ltrEATER is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2007, 10:59 AM   #18
iridelow
CF Senior Member
 
iridelow's Avatar
 
Member Since: Feb 2006
Posts: 4,608
Location: N. Myrtle Beach SC
Thanked 38 Times in 25 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by travelingypsye View Post
Ok........

Click the image to open in full size.



TAADAA!!!
iridelow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2007, 11:04 AM   #19
jbondfl
CF Senior Member
St. Jude Donor '12-'13-'14
Support Corvetteforum!
 
jbondfl's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,746
Location: Tampa Bay, Go BUCS!!!Go Rays!!!Go Lightning!!!
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by superjet701k View Post
hmmm inch tall letter will fit no problem would look cool sitting
race cars have white letters doesnt the c5r have white letters
Actually, Nascar went to yellow letters for this very reason. When running (on camera) they looked like white smears.

I agree with the "sidewall is too short" theory. Just cna't visulize them on the low profile tires.
jbondfl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-22-2007, 02:41 PM   #20
steck
CF Senior Member
 
steck's Avatar
 
Member Since: Aug 2006
Posts: 3,190
Location: canada
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

the 70's.....let it go
steck is offline   Reply With Quote
Go Back   Corvette Forum > C5 Corvettes, 1997 - 2004 > C5 General
Reload this Page raised white letters
 
 
Reply


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
What Tires came on 68-72 vettes red70stingray C3 Tech/Performance 12 02-23-2008 12:02 AM
Cleaning Raised White Lettering - Tires Mordi Car Care Discussion 8 06-03-2007 10:10 AM
raised letter tires drewdog66vette C1 & C2 Corvettes 12 08-03-2006 03:00 PM
17" tire with raised white letters? big69 C3 General 1 06-22-2005 01:39 PM
Raised White Letter Tires... Skydiver C4 Tech/Performance 12 09-20-2002 09:41 PM


Tags
16, c3, c5, corvette, inch, letter, raised, tires, white

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Click for Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:51 AM.