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Old 03-21-2007, 08:57 PM   #1
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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
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Old 03-21-2007, 09:38 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 03-21-2007, 09:43 PM   #3
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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
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Old 03-21-2007, 09:43 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 03-21-2007, 09:45 PM   #5
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You have to go back to at least a C3 for those.
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Old 03-21-2007, 09:50 PM   #6
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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.
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Old 03-21-2007, 10:59 PM   #7
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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.
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Raised white looked good on 3rd gen Camaros back in the day, but now uhh-uhh.
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Wouldn't look right on a C5.
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Old 03-22-2007, 07:28 AM   #11
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I did see a C5 with red line tires when I was at Ecklers last summer. It looked good.
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ive seen some ricers running around here with colored tiresd also
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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.
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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.
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It DOESN'T look right!
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Old 03-22-2007, 11:04 AM   #19
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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.
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the 70's.....let it go
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