Inspired examples of OEM wheels on the “wrong” car! v.2:

Another Ranger on Mustang wheels:

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Pontiac GTA wheels on a Camaro:

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Cobra wheels on a 5.0 powered Fairmont:

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Mercedes wheels on this VW Passat:

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X5 wheels on a MK4 Golf:

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C5 Y2K Corvette wheels on a Chevy Impala wagon:Image

Dodge Challenger on Viper Reps:

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Alphards on a MK5 Jetta:

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\Mercedes W123 on Mustang Cobra wheels:

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Fox body Mustang on late model special edition Cobra wheels:Image

New Edge Bullitts on a 70’s Mustang:

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Cobras on a four eyed fox:

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NSX Type-R wheels on a Honda Step Wagon:

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Trans AM GTA wheels again, this time on a Monte Carlo.

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Pro Touring comes in many flavors

Regular frequenters of this site will know I’m a huge fan of the oddballs, the underdogs, the outcasts if you will of the automotive world. Here are a few american cars that don’t usually garner much attention that have been hit eith the Pro Touring stick with fabulous results.

427 powered Mercury Cougar on Halibrands? Yes please, can I have some more?

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I know it’s just a digital render but I really dig it. Anyone know if this was ever built?

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For the Mopar fans, how do you like this 1968 Plymouth Valiant?

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Here’s something you never see modified, an AMC Concord! Those Shelby Razor wheels look quite appropriate on this Vader-esque coupe.

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I love the color on this 1977 Buick Century.

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A 1963 International Scout sitting  low on some Torq Thrust style wheels counts as Pro Touring, right?hrdp_1001_01+1962_international_scout+

This Pro Touring Cadillac is a Fleetwood Brougham coupe that won Car Craft’s Real Street Eliminator challenge. Ran 11.80s! Click here for more on the Cadillac Attack!
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Dodge Demon on CCW’s and that green…

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I’ve got a soft spot for the square body S10.

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The 2 door Malibu doesn’t get much love except with the quarter mile crowd.

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Anybody else love these old Ford F-100’s?

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1991 Chevy S10: Timmy the truck

Just a simple 4.3 V6 shortbed S10 with a finish only mother nature could create. It’s dropped a few inches on springs and spindles up front and leaves and blocks out back. The wheels are late eighties Caprice and the center caps are from a ’70’s C10. The grille came from the sorta-rare Oldsmobile Bravada. This was a fun little truck and came out just how I wanted when I was done.

I will build at least two more some day.

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Probably my favorite picture of Timmy.

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Love the Bravada grille! It reminds me of the late ’70’s Pontiac Firebird.  RTimmy the truck (17)

Timmy did work too, hauling a bed full of stuff on a regular basis. This load was towards th end of a 300 mile day, and consisted of 4 nascar wheels and tires, 2 loose nascar tires, a pair of Ikea wardrobes and a good sized cabinet (along with a bunch of smaller odds and ends.)

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I tried to run a set of Corvette ZR1 wheels but the fronts were more of a challenge than I had time to sort out. Still, the 315 width rear tires on the 17×11 wheels looked right tucked up under the fenders.

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Bonneville salt flats, v.2: MORE SPEED

Another round of unlikely heroes of the Salt:

Starting this off is the Mitsubishi Evo’s older brother, the Galant VR4.

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Opel GT looking ready to attack!

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This rarely seen gem is an old Saab 99.

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Another Saab, the Sonett.

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Even a Studebaker Avanti came out!

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Another Studebaker, getting a push. This is typically due to a combination of engine tuning, cooling systems and tall gears.Image

One of the great things about Bonneville is the sheer variety of vehicles that run. Check out this Subaru Justy!

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Can you guess what this is? A Triumph Spitfire in all it’s aerodynamically modified glory.

Edit: Thanks to Bob Smith for the correction, this is actually a Triumph GT6+ which is a bit different than a Spitfire!  Image

Volvo’s can run too. Just ask this awesome Volvo P1800.

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New cars are developed every year by manufactures to often prove a point of technology. VW entered a Jetta Hybrid last year, and did pretty well.Image

The Jetta hybrid’s distant relation, the Kharman Ghia.

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Import Alliance Atlanta 4/21/13 v.1: Trucks

Certainly not the expected first post I’m sure, but considering I have a blogger following me called “Truck and Ute”, I figured I’d post some for him! His blog below:

http://truckandute.wordpress.com/

BMW X6M:

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Slammed GMC Jimmy on sick wheels:Image

Not the biggest fan of the flares/fenders and bedside on this Datsun 620, but they are pretty well done:

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This Datsun 620 has been all over the internet. I should do a post on this thing sometime! It’s got a lot of neat design touches and engineering.Image

Big Ford F-100 lurking:Image

Lifted Ford F-250 cruised around for a while:Image

Should have taken more pics of this lowered CRV on Work Meister reps.Image

Another Honda SUV, the Element, this one was on some clean polished wheels:Image

Big whale of an Infiniti FX45 looking good lowered on some mesh wheels:ImageImageImage

Clean Grand Cherokee SRT8:Image

How about a dirty Toyota Land Cruiser?Image

Toyota Pickup, N50 chassis lowered on Mitsubishi Starion wheels:Image

This clown was trying to do donuts in this litfted Tacoma… open diff plus tall ride height does not a drift make.Image

Totoyta Pickup, N30 generation. This guy has been on Stanceworks with a lot of pics of this truck. I like these trucks a lot. Image

A few more Toyota Pickups, N40 chassis, and check out the turbo setup on the last one!ImageImageImageImage

 

More pics from Import Alliance, comment if there’s something you want to see!

Inspired examples of OEM wheels on the “wrong” car! v.1:

Inspired by a thread over on vwvortex.com I present Inspired examples of OEM wheels on the “wrong” car! v.1:

Toyota pick up on Fuchs wheels:

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Ford Ranger on Mustang wheels:Image

Ford Fusion on Bentley wheels:Image

BMW E36 on X5 wheels:Image

First Gen Camaro on Corvette ZR1 wheels:Image

Chrysler Aries K with SRT4 wheels:Image

Mitsubishi Lancer OZ wheels on a Mitsubishi Colt:Image

Crown Vic wheels on Ford Ranger:Image

 

 

Honda Civic with Jeep Cherokee wheels? Why not?!Image

C4  Corvette sawblades on Chevy BlazerImage

Viper powered Saab 9-3

Some people are crazy, and awesome, and simultaneously talented. An unsuspecting Saab got torn down to this:Image

Then got some body work:

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Then got mated with this:Image

A whole ton of fab work later, it got to this:

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It got painted, and showed:

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Then some fresh paint and carbon fiber, along with new wheels, and finally got to shred some tires:

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BMW E30 M3

BMW M3 on OZ racing wheels:

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BMW M3 widebody on color matched wheels:

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Liking this color scheme:

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BBS RK’s on this E30 M3:

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Classic HRE’s work well with the E30 M3’s lines:

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White on white, BBS RK’s, factory widebody, what’s not to like?

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Black on black with late model wheels:

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This thing is sick! Big turbo, enhanced flares,wide 3 piece wheels, custom paint and more!Image

Note the valve covers, intake manifold and throttle body location. That’s right, it’s packing a Chevy LS series engine!Image

Rota RB-R’s look awesome with the pumped up fenders!

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BBS RS: A timeless classic that works on any euro auto!

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A hint of JDM with the carbon hood and Advan RGII:

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Not sure what wheels these are, maybe BBS RF?

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And now something totally diiferent: A slick shod, drag prepped turbo eqipped race ready E30 M3!Image