to all you "ricers" etc

Robert Jobson, Jr. RJobsonJr at
Sat Aug 2 10:41:03 EDT 2003

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Good SCCA racing in Rumford Maine this weekend, if that's the area you're in. Maine Forest Pro Rally time again. Should be especially good with all the rain.....

89 80Q
  ----- Original Message -----
  From: Brett Dikeman
  To: Obin Olson ; quattro at
  Sent: Friday, August 01, 2003 8:25 PM
  Subject: Re: to all you "ricers" etc

  At 3:28 PM -0400 8/1/03, Obin Olson wrote:

  >um guess I may be alone but the 80's style steering wheel and the
  >sub 80's style TINY 14inch wheels are so ugly on a car that could
  >look very good....

  Ever seen a Panasport?  Gorgeous wheel, very old design(at least
  30-40 years?) and available in 15" and smaller.

  >is this the sign of a ricer??? I dont' think so at all, so blow off
  >on someone else not me I just want German quality that looks as good
  >as it drives....

  Wheel selection is a function of what kinds of roads you drive on,
  personal taste, seasons, brake systems, suspension setup...the list
  goes on.  It's also not as simple as "bigger is better"; as you
  increase rolling diameter, your effective gear ratio goes up...not to
  mention, most 17" wheels weigh a lot more- 5 to 10lb or more...than a
  15" wheel.  My Ronal R28's weighed over 10lb more than the stock
  200q20v rim(15lb).

  >how many A4's do you see with 14inch wheels??? NONE. 0. noda. zilch.

  That's because they don't fit, for one, smart guy.

  Cruise the pits at an SCCA race like ITS etc...and take note of all
  the 15" wheels, sometimes smaller.

  "They that give up essential liberty to obtain temporary
  safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin

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