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Modern Pro-Street???

Lateral-g has a modern Pro-Street section how do you all like the modern look.I am kind of the fifteen inch wheel kind of guy but the tall deep look is kind of growing on me.It may grow on me but dont think I will make the change because of the cost.Post some of your modern PS cars if you got um.....

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post #2 of 26 (permalink) Old Jun 14th, 09, 06:52 PM
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I love the look your just so limited in wheel choices dew to there is only a few companys making the big rollers in 15" wide not to mention the amount of jack it cost per wheel called budnik the other day to see if they would make me a set of just 15x15's and they said they had to cut down two 10" wide hoops and weld them together and true them up the 15"s were 780.00 a wheel a 20 is over 1k a wheel. Mickey thmpson has about the only nice choice but there up there in money aswell

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I personally hate that look. What purpose does it serve? I saw a high dollar "$240K" 70 Camaro at a show the car was built t the T it was a show only car with a "modern" Pro Street look. The rear wheels totally took away from the car. The rear brakeks looked tiny and the Chevy bolt pattern looked silly on a 5 spoke wheel of that size. It had to be 22-24" wheel. I will see it I can find a picture of it.

The only thing pro street about them is that they won't perorf at the track. The sidewall is far to short and stiff to ever hook up. So these cars are nothing more than posers. At least "real" pro street cars have the correct equipment to perform even if many never see a track. You can at least look at them and know they mean business.

The true meaning of a Pro Street car is it's supposed to look like a drag car, except have treaded tires instead on slicks for street use. How many Pro Stock cars do you see with 20"+ wheels? Don't you think if there were an advantage they would be using them. I'll just be glad when the "clown shoe" (big wheel) fad passes. The only thing they look decent on are trucks/SUV's and a few modern cars that the wheel openings were designed for the larger wheels (think Dodge/Chrysler 300M).

Of course the above is just my honest openion, take it for what it's worth. You will never see those big wheel on any classic car I own PERIOD.

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......The only thing pro street about them is that they won't perorf at the track. The sidewall is far to short and stiff to ever hook up. So these cars are nothing more than posers. At least "real" pro street cars have the correct equipment to perform even if many never see a track. You can at least look at them and know they mean business.

The true meaning of a Pro Street car is it's supposed to look like a drag car, except have treaded tires instead on slicks for street use. How many Pro Stock cars do you see with 20"+ wheels? Don't you think if there were an advantage they would be using them. I'll just be glad when the "clown shoe" (big wheel) fad passes. The only thing they look decent on are trucks/SUV's and a few modern cars that the wheel openings were designed for the larger wheels (think Dodge/Chrysler 300M).

Of course the above is just my honest openion, take it for what it's worth. You will never see those big wheel on any classic car I own PERIOD.
I share the same opinion as Royce. This is the true meaning of Pro Street......



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I share the same opinion as Royce. This is the true meaning of Pro Street......



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Whos is this David looks like we need some more pics of this one....

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Whos is this David looks like we need some more pics of this one....
Don't know who owns that Pro Streeter Dave, It was on Ebay several months ago and I saved that pic because I liked the car.

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I am with Royce and David here.I do like a little rake in a pro street though..and the above picture ^ is a great example of that.

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Yes, that is Pro Street. Maybe we can come up with a new name for the "Modern" Pro Street, something that doesn't have "Pro Street" in the name.

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post #9 of 26 (permalink) Old Jun 16th, 09, 09:49 AM
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I thought modern pro-street meant you had a dual needle seat blow through carb.

Just kidding.
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I personally hate that look. What purpose does it serve? I saw a high dollar "$240K" 70 Camaro at a show the car was built t the T it was a show only car with a "modern" Pro Street look. The rear wheels totally took away from the car. The rear brakeks looked tiny and the Chevy bolt pattern looked silly on a 5 spoke wheel of that size. It had to be 22-24" wheel. I will see it I can find a picture of it.

The only thing pro street about them is that they won't perorf at the track. The sidewall is far to short and stiff to ever hook up. So these cars are nothing more than posers. At least "real" pro street cars have the correct equipment to perform even if many never see a track. You can at least look at them and know they mean business.

The true meaning of a Pro Street car is it's supposed to look like a drag car, except have treaded tires instead on slicks for street use. How many Pro Stock cars do you see with 20"+ wheels? Don't you think if there were an advantage they would be using them. I'll just be glad when the "clown shoe" (big wheel) fad passes. The only thing they look decent on are trucks/SUV's and a few modern cars that the wheel openings were designed for the larger wheels (think Dodge/Chrysler 300M).

Of course the above is just my honest openion, take it for what it's worth. You will never see those big wheel on any classic car I own PERIOD.
I also share Royces' opinion, that "modern" look is terrible in my opinion and serves zero purpose.

Here is my meaning of "Pro street"....

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Yes, that is Pro Street. Maybe we can come up with a new name for the "Modern" Pro Street, something that doesn't have "Pro Street" in the name.
I can come up with a few.....no "pro" or "street" in the name, but a few of the same letters may be used..

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looks good, not very usable though!!
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I feel the same way you guys feel. I like the big meats in the back. I bought a set of the MT SR Radials and did not like them. They were 33 x 22 x 15 too. They were great for the street but if you hit them hard or even at a roll thay acted real funny. It was kinda scary. I put the Hoosier Quick Time Pros back on it and now the car acts normal again.

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I am pretty much in agreement.

To me Pro-street is a street (some would say questionable) drivable drag car.

Huge meats, usually drag radials, cage, monster engine, back halved etc

The "Modern" pro-street cars (and I know this is a bad generalisation) are mostly PT cars with huge rear tyres. That is they are LSx/T56 based, usually no cage (not always but usually), not really designed for drag strip use. Here is an example (not my car)



Now this will sound wierd, but I like both styles yet don't consider my car to be either. It is not PS and it is not PT, but it is inbetween

4 Link rear
11" Rims
324 x 45 series M&H Drag Radial
632 BBC (crate motor at this stage, will be blown later)
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9" rear with 35 spline with a Detriot locker
AME Front clip
330mm discs allround
coilovers all round
17" rims all round

Car still very much in build stage (here is a pic)


I agree we need a better name for mostly PT based cars that have massive rear wheels.

Having said that I have seen some outstanding PS car that run 20's. Is it practical down the strip and do they drag em with the 20's? No they usually swap em for a tyre with a larger sidewall. The 20's and rubber bands are for looks on the street.

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Yes, that is Pro Street. Maybe we can come up with a new name for the "Modern" Pro Street, something that doesn't have "Pro Street" in the name.
i call them "Pro Hot Wheels".

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you have to make it up on the spot.

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