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Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 7:24 pm 
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someone please help me out here. lately ive been seeing many cars which are rear wheelers. especially ford n holdens with stockies on front and there mags on the back

why is this?

i mean sureley i see why stockies on back. but why the other way around?
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Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 7:27 pm 
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because big, fat, 20 inch chromies weigh a s**t and have heaps of traction which causes heaps of friction between the tire and the road.
weight + friction means that there slowing the car down.
so they keep the back ones for more traction but get rid of the front ones to save weight.

 

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Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 7:31 pm 
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are you sure that's right? i mean not your physics sense. but so they can save weight coz of big chromies.

often they are just your average 17 18 and 19's.

i just thought it was for a fun new activity on the road or something.
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Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 7:38 pm 
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im 100% sure im right. trust me any rims above 17' weigh heaps more the the standerd 15' stockies.
just remember not all cars are as torquiiiii as our fords.
i have a cuzin with a 01 libery gt eats my au in a regular drag, have 5 people in the car and its a diffrent story

 

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Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 7:40 pm 
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ah mad. thanks champ!
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Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 7:44 pm 
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1993_EBII_XR6 wrote:

i mean surely i see why stockies on back....


Why? Are you talking about a trip to a burnout pad or eveyrday style?
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Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 7:50 pm 
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I dunno about this

Doesnt seem right you would make your car look ugly and unbalanced for the sake of maybe 5-10kg per wheel on a 1.5t or so car...

Prolly just some new 'craze'

 

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Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 7:57 pm 
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nah it actually looks ugly, having stockies at the back with rims at the front looks good

 

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Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 8:00 pm 
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4dlvr wrote:
having stockies at the back with rims at the front looks good


Why?
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Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 8:04 pm 
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FordFairmont wrote:
4dlvr wrote:
having stockies at the back with rims at the front looks good


Why?


the same reason you had to ask that question

 

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Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 9:50 pm 
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4dlvr wrote:
nah it actually looks ugly, having stockies at the back with rims at the front looks good
looks more like "cop bait" on the street... a definate waste of time on the street as it is not permissable to do burnouts on the street legally.. on the track on quater mile is usualy only where you will find it usefull.. - mags up front.. stockies on the rear..

 

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Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 11:14 pm 
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How about this being the answer,

They have gotten big loans to buy their car, then they have gotten another loan for the big mag's and tyres,
a huge loan for the audio and visual system + they have maxed out their credit cards on brakes and suspension's upgrades.
Plus they have the cost of rego, insurance and fuel and also living expenses,
Add all these expenses together and you find that they can not afford to buy new tyre's for their car.

That is why you will be seeing more people using stockie's on their car's on the road.
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Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 10:21 am 
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Sounds like a very reasonable answer
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Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 6:37 pm 
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i think the first repsonse seems the most logical however. it wouldnt save that much weight anyway. but i have seen many commy's and falcs with it done.
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Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 6:56 pm 
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are you sure that there's stockies opn both sides of the front? maybe it's just the spare on one saide.

 

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