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bubblebob88
07-18-2008, 09:04 PM
I just wanted to get something new, I've already gotten someone getting ready ot buy them from me because I want maybe some tuner style rims (lighter for performance). But I thought they looked alright on my cutlass, Dante 18" wrapped with Cooper Zeon tires (my back end is sitting low because I have my other tires in the trunk so it looks kind of weird):

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e9/bubblebob88/DSCF1332.jpg
http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e9/bubblebob88/DSCF1331.jpg

notsoslimshady76
07-18-2008, 10:14 PM
The wheels are a little too bling for me. But They still look nice on the car. And your tires look awesome

dagr8tim
07-18-2008, 10:29 PM
To each his own, it's not my style. But the rims and tires look DAMN good.

dcjredline
07-19-2008, 12:57 AM
Agree with the other 2 posts. Very nice.

86euro
07-19-2008, 02:08 AM
The wheels are a little too bling for me. But They still look nice on the car. And your tires look awesome

My thoughts exactly.

I also dig the extra "S".

MR2Di4
07-19-2008, 04:02 AM
Not to be negative, but I wonder about people who put on wheels that cost more than the car's Blue Book value. Just a bit too much bling for me too...

Slacker
07-19-2008, 06:03 AM
Wow, a-body with rims that's a rare find. :)

I think they look pretty awesome. How much did they end up costing you?

Techfizzle
07-19-2008, 06:21 AM
how did you add ss to cutlass s?

CieraSL92
07-19-2008, 06:31 AM
It's still a cutlass ciera :P

notsoslimshady76
07-19-2008, 01:39 PM
how did you add ss to cutlass s?

:rofl:

He got another logo and took an S off???

mickstan_VR
07-19-2008, 03:11 PM
Too ghetto for me. Are you gonna lift the car 6 inches next?

Techfizzle
07-19-2008, 03:15 PM
Too much bling, like polishing a turd

The Mad Hatter
07-19-2008, 03:21 PM
Sorry, my vote is Ewww. Too much wheel, not enough tire. Around here they take old caprices and jack them up 6" and put 24's on them. Not a good look.

bubblebob88
07-20-2008, 07:01 PM
they were 900 with the tires too, the tires only had about 3k on them. the extra "s" did come off a junk yard ciera lol just for kicks. but yes, the rims are much to bling and they are already sold, im purchasing Nex-o NT5's only 17" tho maybe only 16" bc the lack of tire scares me, just a time bomb.. but since the kid owes me money i took his rims as collateral.

Zaloryan
07-22-2008, 03:06 AM
how did you add ss to cutlass s?

Why the hell would anyone want a Chevrolet designation when they put it on something that wasn't a Chevrolet? It's an Oldsmobile, go buy some old "442" emblems for the actual muscle cars from the 60s & 70s! Or find some W-30 or W-41 emblems and paste it on there.

bubblebob88
07-22-2008, 06:18 PM
I will since i did more research on the history of the cutlass, i agree with you but it was just a little joke not to be too over thought of.

Anyways, here's a couple links of rims I'm looking at, tell me what you think, or even suggest some ideas, I'd like 16" for those who might have suggestions:

https://www.wheelmax.com/product.asp?ProdId=17265
https://www.wheelmax.com/product.asp?ProdId=14977
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/4-15X7-POLISHED-AERO-AMERICAN-RACING-5X100-BOLT-PAT_W0QQitemZ150212863711QQcmdZViewItem

I really just want something thats looks nice and isn't the stock steel wheels, let me know, thanks!

85 Holiday
07-22-2008, 07:23 PM
NEX-O Wheel

cutlassburnin
07-22-2008, 09:27 PM
lol im still waiting till i can put the "t" at the end of my cutlass ciera s emblem.

Created a pretty bad ass intake though..ill try to get you guys pics and instructions if youd like. NO FLEX PIPING. Its a car..not a dryer.

bubblebob88
07-22-2008, 11:21 PM
hey cutlassburnin where did you buy your exhaust and your short ram? i saw your cutlass on cardomain.com and like your exhaust.

Zaloryan
07-23-2008, 03:17 AM
I agree with 85 Holiday, the Nex-O wheel looks great! :thumbsup:

LordDurock
07-23-2008, 06:08 AM
that accutly doest look hafl bad but still eww anyways likethe tiers wish i had them ;)

LordDurock
07-23-2008, 06:11 AM
no 442 emeblems unless it has a 442 ;)
working on a 72 ranchro with a 351 clevand in it bossting 10.7:1 compression ;) i wish i owned it

SCREECH
08-06-2008, 02:14 PM
no 442 emeblems unless it has a 442 ;)
You've actually made a common error regarding Oldsmobiles, LordDurock - it appears that you were referring to a 442ci engine by saying what you did as quoted above. Many people believe that this is an engine that Oldsmobile produced. However, Oldsmobile, nor any GM division, has ever produced a 442ci engine, at least none that I've been able to find proof of. The 442 designation was an option package when it first started out, and it was derived from some of the primary components that made up the option package:

- FOUR barrel carburetor;
- FOUR speed manual transmission;
- TWO (dual) exhaust;

Just thought I'd throw that in to correct anyone's mistaken view on this. However, this technically would disqualify any Ciera from receiving the 442 designation as they had neither a four barrel carb nor dual exhaust (FEW were ever equipped with a four speed manual transmission).

cutlassburnin
08-06-2008, 03:13 PM
hey cutlassburnin where did you buy your exhaust and your short ram? i saw your cutlass on cardomain.com and like your exhaust.

The exhaust is a dynomax superturbo, its axle back and since they make nothing for these cars I had to custom fit everything..but trust me its easy. Everything but the muffler came from autozone..I got the muffler from summit.

The intake again came from autozone parts...I recently replaced the spectre filter with a k&n and did a few tweaks..I put pics of my newer mods in the performance forum.

I really want to quit pussyfooting around with exhaust and intake stuff and get down to creating some serious horsepower, but as always..I research and plan for months before Ill even pull a wrench out of the tool box.

cutlassburnin
08-06-2008, 03:26 PM
You've actually made a common error regarding Oldsmobiles, LordDurock - it appears that you were referring to a 442ci engine by saying what you did as quoted above. Many people believe that this is an engine that Oldsmobile produced. However, Oldsmobile, nor any GM division, has ever produced a 442ci engine, at least none that I've been able to find proof of. The 442 designation was an option package when it first started out, and it was derived from some of the primary components that made up the option package:

- FOUR barrel carburetor;
- FOUR speed manual transmission;
- TWO (dual) exhaust;

Just thought I'd throw that in to correct anyone's mistaken view on this. However, this technically would disqualify any Ciera from receiving the 442 designation as they had neither a four barrel carb nor dual exhaust (FEW were ever equipped with a four speed manual transmission).

Ive seen a few people make this mistake..I even saw a ciera like ours with the designation.

I was thinking yesterday as to exactly how my car would have to be set up for me to justify calling it a grand tourer(yea...adding a gt emblem...and i know, this was never an olds designation).

dcjredline
08-06-2008, 06:43 PM
While Screech is right, they did make a 4cyl 442 in the 80's. I would say maybe he can use it for

4 - four doors
4 - four cylinders
2 - two exhaust TIPS.

86euro
08-07-2008, 01:01 AM
While Screech is right, they did make a 4cyl 442 in the 80's. I would say maybe he can use it for

4 - four doors
4 - four cylinders
2 - two exhaust TIPS.

Not quite, that was a Quad 442 :)
Pretty clever I think, you know, since it had a Quad 4 motor.

Zaloryan
08-07-2008, 03:22 AM
While Screech is right, they did make a 4cyl 442 in the 80's. I would say maybe he can use it for

4 - four doors
4 - four cylinders
2 - two exhaust TIPS.

You're right Don, it was the Cutlass Calais Quad 442 (W41 option)! The difference between W41 Calais and regular ones included, beefed up camshafts, baffled fuel tank, 3.941:1 rack & pinion, the famous FE3 suspension, and low restriction exhaust with a 'special' engine cover sporting 'W41." As far as I know, all W41 Calais are bright red. The 442 designation stood for 4 valves, 4 cylinders, and dual exhaust. A far cry from the true 442s in my opinion, but very stylish nonetheless. :)

86euro
08-07-2008, 03:28 AM
You're right Don, it was the Cutlass Calais Quad 442 (W41 option)! The difference between W41 Calais and regular ones included, beefed up camshafts, baffled fuel tank, 3.941:1 rack & pinion, the famous FE3 suspension, and low restriction exhaust with a 'special' engine cover sporting 'W41." As far as I know, all W41 Calais are bright red. The 442 designation stood for 4 valves, 4 cylinders, and dual exhaust. A far cry from the true 442s in my opinion, but very stylish nonetheless. :)

Wow, I didn't know those were the W41 cars. It's my understanding that the 282 5speed equipped cars had special gearing. I know I have seen black ones, and maybe white ones too.

SCREECH
08-07-2008, 01:58 PM
Wow, I didn't know those were the W41 cars. It's my understanding that the 282 5speed equipped cars had special gearing.
From what I have read in my research on the Getrag 282 tranny, in '92 and '93 there were Quad4 HO engined cars (only the HO ones, not just a Quad4) which received a higher 3.94:1 final drive ratio rather than the almost universal 3.61:1 as found in almost every other application in North America. This includes not only the Calais, but the Achieva SCX and any other Quad4 HO equipped vehicles, according to what I read at least.

Also, Wikipedia's Getrag 282 page reports that the 3.94:1 final drive ratio is the exclusive ratio in the 5 speed U-vans on the other side of the globe. However, for those of us not fortunate to be born in a land of Getrag equipped U-vans, MantaPart.com will gladly sell you a Getrag 3.94 gear set for $800. :eek3:

dcjredline
08-07-2008, 02:13 PM
Not quite, that was a Quad 442 :)
Pretty clever I think, you know, since it had a Quad 4 motor.

Yeah more than QUITE it is 442 what the heck are you talking about?

86euro
08-08-2008, 12:36 AM
Yeah more than QUITE it is 442 what the heck are you talking about?

AFAIK, they were all titled "Quad 442" rather than just "442". So there were technically no 4cyl 442's. I could be wrong though?