Posts Tagged ‘dubs’

Corrupt Twitterloin Update: Using a Rubber Duck to Show Off How Wide Your Car Tires Are

Friday, March 7th, 2014

(The funny thing about Twitter is that lots and lots of its employees would prefer having the HQ in northern San Mateo County anyway. Oh well, bygones.)

As seen on Golden Gate Avenue in the 94102:

Click to expand

Outrageousness: Eighth-Generation Buick Riviera on Conestoga Wheels – What are These, Twenty-Eight Inchers?

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

The secret is to make your super-tall aftermarket wheels thin, the better to allow your whip to, you know, turn left and right:

Click to expand

Conestoga Wagon Wheel Fever – Catch It

The Biggest Wheels You’ll Ever See on a Camaro – Market Street, USA – Rolling in My Aught-Four – Is This Real Life?

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Hurry! It’s Halloween 2012 on Market Street, so grab your camera and go click:

Click to expand

Yes, that’s a real car.

Oh here it is, gliding over the MUNI Metro grates of Monkey Station:

Thank you, drive through.

If Tout Le Monde Can’t See Clear Across the Street Underneath Your Aging Toyota Soarer, Then You Need “Pimp My Ride”

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

See?

Click to expand

(What I don’t get is how it’s possible for this vehicle to turn left or right…)

The Absurdity of 21-Inch Ice-and-Snow Tires on Your Audi Touareg 4WD Station Wagon

Monday, February 28th, 2011

I don’t know, you see all kinds of wheel set-ups in the Western Addition but this rig, an Audi Q7 owned by a NoPA yuppie on Divisadero, takes the cake.

1. The ginourmous wheels have interlocked rings, so that goes to show that Audi made these ridiculous things just for this vehicle. These aren’t aftermarket wheels or nothing.

2. And the  low-profile, 295/35 tires say “ICE & SNOW” right on the sidewall, so that shows that Pirelli made some ridiculously-wide tires just for the snow.

So the owner didn’t make any great customizing effort or anything on his/her own, but the result is, if anything, more absurd than what you’d see on Pimp My Ride or whatnot.

Sure, 295/35-21 = 29.1″ tall but things still don’t add up:

Click to expand

Is this a “premium” set-up? No.

Is this a “performance” set-up? No.

But did it cost a lot of dough to buy and maintain? Yes.

And is it only really useful for leaving a pair of foot-wide-plus tracks in the snow? Yes.

But do your expensive wheels mean that, at some point, you will:

need to get towed off wet grass?”

Oh well.

When oh when will the absurdly-big wheel craze come to an end?

This Aging Lexus SC400 Coupe in the Western Addition has been Revivified with 24-Inch Wheels

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

I’ll tell you, there was never anything too much wrong with the Clinton-era Lexus SC400 / Toyota Soarer. The 1UZ-FE engine inside these rigs was built to last so there’s nothing stopping these vehicles from rolling into the future, excepting for the small stock wheels they came with.

The owner of this ride is saved from that embarrassment by a set of aftermarket wheels, 24 inchers if I had to guess.

See? You can’t say these wheels are too small, that’s for sure.

Click to expand

This car is totally ready for the twenty tens, certainly.

(But don’t go crazy and try to use 26 inch wheels. You want to make sure your car still can turn of course.)

How to Roll Through North Beach in Your GM B-Body on a Saturday Night

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

The first thing you need to do with your General Motors [1908-2009, R.I.P]  B-Platform [1959-1991, R.I.P.] is a lift (some people use stacks of hockey pucks) so you can fit your twenty-something inch wheels beneath. And then you need to tint the windows in violation of the California Vehicle Code. Now, you’re done.

Get your friends inside and you’re ready for a slow roll down Columbus. (Menancing stares through half-closed windows optional.) Thusly:

Click to expand

Of course, you can just go out and buy a B-Body if you don’t have one.

Choose wisely: 

 

San Francisco’s Best Imported Vehicle of 2009 is an Aging Lexus SC

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

Now, if you look in the book, it’ll tell you that the biggest wheels that can possibly fit on your aging first-generation Lexus SC300 (or SC400) measure 20 inches in diameter.

But you, you don’t let that hold you back. So how big are these dubs? Twenty-something inches, anyway. They’re the primary reason this 4-seat (sort of) coupe, straight outta of the Higashifuji Technical Center, is San Francisco’s Best Imported Vehicle of 2009.

IMG_8129 copy

As seen on Market Street. Click to expand.

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Motorcade Rolls on 22-Inch Dub Wheels – Is That Safe?

Friday, April 25th, 2008

That’s right, Conan the Destroyer has a posse and they’re all rolling on dubs. Check out these 22-inch monsters being used in an official gubernatorial motorcade:

img_2224a.jpg

And check out those balancing weights – do you see how much it takes to keep these massive rims rolling true? These wheels are about twice as large as what Vanilla Ice’s Five point-oh Ford Mustang had way back in the 1990′s.

There’s no good reason to have wheels this large on your vehicle. Some think them dangerous. Others don’t like the way they ride. Of course, sometimes you might be like Senator Don Perata and end up with a set of duece dueces because they come with the car, but not usually.

If you want to show off your wheels, why not keep them a little smaller and then load up on some bling bling? Diamond and ruby studded wheels from Asanti only cost $2,000,000 per set – will this be the next trend in fashionable wheels?

Arnold Schwarzenegger might be your role model, but don’t try to copy him with his huge wheels.

Asta la vista, baby.

Can Your Chevy Impala SS Handle 26 Inch Wheels? Well, This One Can

Monday, April 21st, 2008

Of course, a few adjustments were necessary…
go8f5196a.jpg