The fall and rise of Shyla...The End

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Post by LionheartedSXT » Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:39 pm

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Danteneon wrote:The tint will be within legal limits...no 5% here :lol:
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:rofl: While 5% would be nice, I don't want to deal with the hassle of VA cops.

You bring up a interesting point Nick. This color black wasn't offered on the SRT. Her car is X8 black (same color the Neon used), but the SRT uses a black with metallic in it. So it makes this clone even more unique :thumbup:
No I feel you man, It sucks though I didn't start getting crap about my tints until 3 years after I had them, I guess I been somewhat lucky lol

But Anyway tell your wife she has one of the better looking caliber's out there, and makes me appreciate them more since hers looks very nice :thumbup:
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Post by Danteneon » Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:55 am

Update!

The time has come for Shyla's yearly state inspection. The tires were shot (well, they were crap before that, but eh) and needed to be replaced to pass. No money for tires mean getting creative.

We had two sets of wheels and tires taken off nearly new Chargers sitting in the parts department. Simply 17" steel wheels with so-so tires (Goodyear Integrity 215/65/17 :shock: ). It was a shot in the dark if they would work or not, but I love the results!

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What do you think?
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Post by Sabersoul » Thu Jun 24, 2010 9:58 am

The steelies actually don't look too bad. :)

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Post by LionheartedSXT » Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:14 am

That is Beautiful!!! I love it.
Lol it reminds me of an undercover cop. :lol:
But really it looks Beast and it sits alot nicer, less wheel gap. 2nd picture is best IMO.
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Post by LilSparkPlug » Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:45 am

I like the steelies lol

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Post by Danteneon » Thu Jun 24, 2010 10:53 am

Thanks folks :D

That tire and wheel combo really do fill the wheel wells perfect. No rub anywhere. I love the cop car look. I may even go as far as getting the cop wheels center caps to finish the look.

I was showing Juan the car yesterday and we both were commenting on how the car looks good with the larger tires. I was reminded of Nee when I put them on :D
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Post by FAC3L3SS » Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:38 am

Those look damn good, John. Blacked out FTW. Get those centercaps like you said.
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Post by Fuzzyneon » Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:43 am

dumppppp ittt

looks really good with steelies !!!!!!!
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Post by lilnicko11 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:29 am

John, are both the Neon and Caliber coming to Carlisle??
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Post by Danteneon » Mon Jun 28, 2010 8:57 am

Nope, just the Neon. The wife won't be joining me this year :(
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Post by dblsg » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:28 pm

the cali looks awsome man.

why isn't she joining you? seem like a lot of us are bringing our beter halves this time.
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Post by Blivitt02 » Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:39 pm

Haha, that looks bad ass!! Kinda makes me want one!

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Post by Danteneon » Mon Jun 28, 2010 3:11 pm

dblsg wrote:why isn't she joining you? seem like a lot of us are bringing our beter halves this time.
She was kinda bored last year. While she likes the car thing in small doses, a whole weekend is a bit much for her. I'll be bringing my son instead :D
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Post by sidepipe87 » Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:57 pm

DUDE get the center caps! Will look SOOOO hot. I love it. You'll be having people think you're the Pimp Police driving that thing.
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Post by TheRandom1 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:02 pm

Center caps and trim rings, and it's perfect.
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Post by Danteneon » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:06 pm

I have been kicking the idea of trim rings around. The cop wheels don't use them anymore, and these are 17" wheels, so I need to see what is available. Not sure if it would be too much chrome now since I have removed most of the chrome from the car :-k
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Post by TheRandom1 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:09 pm

Actually... use the dog dish center caps with the trim rings. That would really look good.
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Post by Danteneon » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:14 pm

The new style dog dish caps that they use on the cop wheels are a bit different than the old style ones. They are more like rally caps.

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On top of that, I think they use a different wheel for those caps. I don't have any way to retain the cap on these wheels that I know of.
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Post by LowNSlow » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:15 pm

TheRandom1 wrote:Center caps and trim rings, and it's perfect.
And get a spot light put on your driver side mirror area... thanks
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Post by TheRandom1 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:15 pm

Nope, not those ones. I'm talking old school dog dish smoothies.

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Post by dtjackten » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:17 pm

i am honestly loving the more rubber.... and i say if u do the center caps like the cop cars just do the centers, dont do the outside rings... just my .02.
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Post by racer12306 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:24 pm

hmmmm, I wonder how this would look on the khaki color. My wife won't mind right :lol:
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Post by Danteneon » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:42 pm

Do it Frank :lol:

Those are the kind of caps I am thinking of too. Well, ideally I would want these...

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to give me a Super Coupe look

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But honestly, this is my favorite look, although the cap would be too big...

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I agree with you Dave about the bigger tire look. When I put them on, it made me miss my old Road Runner...

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If I could just figure out how to meld the Outback and the Neon into one car...

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Post by TheRandom1 » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:49 pm

The 3rd pic you posted is almost exactly the look I was talking about. Except with trim rings, obviously.
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Post by dtjackten » Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:53 pm

i never knew u had a road runner..... i love the black primer look!

honestly the smaller wheel, bigger tire i am liking alot more than the bigger wheel less rubber.... that is a reason why i went smaller wheels... well the bbs was also a big part of it to... lol....


anything done to your old road runner?

sorry to be offtopic
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Post by Danteneon » Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:34 pm

dtjackten wrote:anything done to your old road runner?

sorry to be offtopic
Not a problem. Here is the thread I made about all my old cars...

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The car was actually a 74 Satellite Sebring Plus that became a Road Runner clone.

The bigger tires just fill the wheel wells perfectly on this car. The next tires I get will be some 225/60/17. Same diameter but more rubber and a stiffer sidewall. The Caliber just overpowers these tires. I don't see how the LX cars can handle at all with these things :tardbang:
If I could just figure out how to meld the Outback and the Neon into one car...

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Post by dtjackten » Fri Jul 02, 2010 3:57 pm

:thumbup:

trade the caliber back for that omni! lol

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Post by Danteneon » Fri Jul 02, 2010 4:04 pm

:rofl:

The Omni was cursed for me.
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Post by Danteneon » Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:04 am

No easy way to say this, but Shyla is no longer with us. Because of my pay situation we got too far behind in payments. She was repossesed a few weeks ago. Needless to say, Chris was pretty upset (me too for that matter).

While the burden of the payment is off our shoulders, there is a Caliber shaped hole left in our hearts. She will be missed :(
If I could just figure out how to meld the Outback and the Neon into one car...

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Post by TheRandom1 » Wed Nov 17, 2010 9:26 am

That sucks man!
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