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 Post subject: 9 inchers on the rear??
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:37 am 
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I searched and didnt see anything.Has anyone seen the astro van in the sport truck magazine in one of the adds?its a white cargo with the "perfect" look I'm after.But have no idea what size rims the front and rear are.They look like 17x9 and maybe 17x6 or 7's. ..anyone????

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 Post subject: Re: 9 ichers on the rear??
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:24 am 
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i have 20x10's and 18x7's if that helps at all.....
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 Post subject: Re: 9 ichers on the rear??
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:44 am 
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Yea, But your tubbed, right?Im looking for the widest rim/tire combo for the back without it looking like a hooptie...lol

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 Post subject: Re: 9 inchers on the rear??
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 11:08 am 
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ok....yeah. yeah we dont wany any hoopties around here lol.
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 Post subject: Re: 9 inchers on the rear??
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 1:12 pm 
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Well there's a new term. Please explain "Hooptie" to this oldtimer. \:D/

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 Post subject: Re: 9 inchers on the rear??
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:56 pm 
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Skip, this should give you an idea of what a hooptie is:
http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.p ... rm=hooptie

My take on the word is any ride where the work is done half ass in an effort to be cheap yet still be able to attain the look of a custom ride.

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 Post subject: Re: 9 inchers on the rear??
PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 6:15 pm 
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OK.........Thanks, Steve. Sounds like most of the cars I owned in my youth. \:D/

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 Post subject: Re: 9 inchers on the rear??
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lmao. just like said above..Ok here is a pic I found, here is what I'm after for my astro/safari without tubbing it..
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This is the exact look I'm after,rim/tire combo that is...

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 Post subject: Re: 9 inchers on the rear??
PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:55 pm 
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let me get this straight, does a vehicle have to meet any of the requirements, combination of them or all of them?

If its any of them, then its pretty much the only kind of cars I've ever owned (with a few exceptions.....)

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 Post subject: Re: 9 inchers on the rear??
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Any one of the mentioned or more, and you got yourself an official "Hooptie".. :muhaha:
I have had plenty of hoopties.I consider a "hooptie" a backup or 3rd ride thats just sits there until needed,or I just feel like going out in da woods and giving it mortal hell !Anything that doesnt get driven, washed, maintained,(except the rims,gotta keep them clean and armorall'ed) is my hooptie.... :guitar:

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 Post subject: Re: 9 inchers on the rear??
PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:46 am 
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So I found a place to "custom make" MY rear rims into 8-9 inchers out of my original rims with the dog dish center caps..Does anyone on here know if they will fit witout sticking out(to much),then I'll run a 275-50-15 or a 265-50-15 on the rear and keep the original fronts as they are with a different tire to match up with the rear side profile,if not, guess ill do some serious measuring...lol

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 Post subject: Re: 9 inchers on the rear??
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I've got 20x10 with out tubbing. Just a lil trim on the fender lip.

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