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Originally posted by GTW GTW wrote:

Originally posted by californiajohnny californiajohnny wrote:

with that much negative camber...it'll corner like it's on rails but a new set of tires will only last a week or two! ask me how i know


I'm not going to go as far as putting IRS in for negative camber out back...but I'm going to try front camber and see if I like it. Wheel/tire setup would probably be OEM FoMoCo lace wheels on the stretched tires...but this is a long way out. Also want air suspension too.
well if you get it down there low and have it aligned so it rides true, then just dump the bags and you'll get negative camber, then air it back up some to drive Wink
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it looks dumber then a bag of hammers, even dumber then the donk look with jacked up front/rear suspension and 22+" rims and band aid tires.................and I didn't think ANYTHING could look worse then that goofy crap  lol   I cringe when I think of all the 71-76 full size Gm cars that have been destroyed for that stupid look. Confused  Guess thats what happens when non car people try to trick out a car  smh


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[QUOTE=californiajohnny]well if you get it down there low and have it aligned so it rides true, then just dump the bags and you'll get negative camber, then air it back up some to drive Wink


That's exactly what I'm after Low, "stanced", and a good ride so I don't feel every bump.

[QUOTE=MrSmog] it looks dumber then a bag of hammers, even dumber then the donk look with jacked up front/rear suspension and 22+" rims and band aid tires.................and I didn't think ANYTHING could look worse then that goofy crap  lol   I cringe when I think of all the 71-76 full size Gm cars that have been destroyed for that stupid look. Confused  Guess thats what happens when non car people try to trick out a car  smh


You bet your I'd at least try that out if I didn't have to lift the car up. I have a G-body Cutlass also and I don't cringe when I see what people do to those, let alone 71-76 GM fullsizers. They are part of car culture, whether anyone likes it or not. There's no handbook that tells you what you can and can't do to a car, any car. Personally, if we owned a 71-76 GM again (traded in a 1973 98 4dr HT for my Torino in 1977), I'd have it on the ground and bagged. But if you have one and want to donk it, donk it. No one should tell you to do otherwise. I am going to have "rubber band" or "wooden spool" tires, but that's just the look I want. I also have two mk2 VW Jettas...they're staying completely unlowered with high profile tires

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the conservative Donk, no problem
 
but you gotta admit there's a line that gets crossed too many times, that's why we have this thread LOL
 
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More like a lack of culture but at least it gives real car people somethin to laugh and ridicule LOL
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Originally posted by MrSmog MrSmog wrote:

More like a lack of culture but at least it gives real car people somethin to laugh and ridicule LOL
And they look at our cars and laugh about us being stuck in 1974.
And people laugh at Lowriders.
And people laugh at Bubba-Trucks.
And everyone laughs at balding middle-aged Yuppie-wanna-bes with bad hairpieces and pot-bellies driving corvettes and trying to pick up young girls....
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Originally posted by MrSmog MrSmog wrote:

More like a lack of culture but at least it gives real car people somethin to laugh and ridicule LOL


What you do to your car doesn't make you any less of a car enthusiast. It just doesn't. And if it isn't yours, you don't need to worry about it. Donks are part of car culture. There is no denying it, and you don't have to like it.

Oh, and what Randy said too.

/frustrated (not just over this) young enthusiast that's supposed to continue the hobby, but doesn't want to when the older people (in general) piss you off
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They are part of somethin, not sure i'd call it a car culture though. When I lived in s fl, i ran into them every once in a while, majority of them were mechanically and technically ignorant of what they drove. I'd ask what motor, they'd say "454", pop the hood and see a small block lol   Don't even get me started on the theme donks  Thumbs Down  You're right to each their own, still gonna ridicule, point and make fun of idiots when I see them though. Sadly Most young "enthusiasts" don't seem to get much past the sticker, light bulb and stick on chrome accy stage these days.

pissed?are you serious? if you can't take a differin opinion jr, you better stay off the internet.   millennials, smh

Did I miss somethin or is this not the "ridicule" thread? LOL


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Originally posted by MrSmog MrSmog wrote:

They are part of somethin, not sure i'd call it a car culture though. When I lived in s fl, i ran into them every once in a while, majority of them were mechanically and technically ignorant of what they drove. I'd ask what motor, they'd say "454", pop the hood and see a small block lol   Don't even get me started on the theme donks  Thumbs Down  You're right to each their own, still gonna ridicule, point and make fun of idiots when I see them though. Sadly Most young "enthusiasts" don't seem to get much past the sticker, light bulb and stick on chrome accy stage these days.

pissed?are you serious? if you can't take a differin opinion jr, you better stay off the internet.   millennials, smh

Did I miss somethin or is this not the "ridicule" thread? LOL

Donks are part of car culture as a whole, theme, no theme, whatever. If they don't know what's powering their ride, I don't care...so what. That doesn't mean that they can't like cars. I'm not going to rip Censored on them just because of something like that, hell no. What exactly is supposed to happen to the hobby if the originators mess with the people that are supposed to be continuing it? Or would they rather just have it die and be saved from all the people who like "accessories" too much?

I'm not pissed at any different opinion. What I'm pissed off by is older generations talking Censored about my generation, my peers, the people I grew up with, "millennials", like I'm supposed to just let that fly by. They can take that elsewhere... 

I always thought that the title was supposed to say "ridiculous" but it was a play on all the wrongness in the thread. 

Anyway, here's a picture. Ermm


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Personally, I appreciate all styles. One that I have the least tolerance of is the guy that wipes his car with a white handkerchief, never drives it for fear of getting the miles over 10, and treats the car as gold bullion. I don't begrudge them, but will (and have) said some retort to them when they asked me to park mine elsewhere because it made theirs look bad.

I have seen some donks that looked great. Super slick paint, maniacal attention to detail, healthy engines, and done safely are things I appreciate. Heck, back in the early 2000's I drove an Acura Legend 4 door with 18's, engine mods, dropped suspension before it was popular here. I also like a stanced car, as long as it does not creep into a dangerous safety situation that can hurt the driver and others. Bagged vehicles are an excellent idea if done well - nothing like a smooth ride, excellent handling and laying frame when you park it. Rat Rods - entire culture that I really like, as long as it is not a fake. Painting one to look weathered is not the idea behind that genre. Cobbling one together out of what's lying around is.

I think it is the small percentage of poorly done cars with obnoxious owners that give a certain type of look a bad rap. Good craftsmanship on anything is something to be admired.
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" I think it is the small percentage of poorly done cars with obnoxious owners that give a certain type of look a bad rap. Good craftsmanship on anything is something to be admired. "

 i agree joe!

 the purpose of this thread was for the overly outrageous stupid stuff seen on the roads... stuff that makes you say WTF!... stupidly unsafe things...stuff that is not good craftsmanship... 

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if millennials don't want to be ridiculed and dismissed as spoiled brats, they shouldn't be such tremendous overly sensitive whiny bawl babies who can't handle an opinion thats different then theirs.

Maybe your right, this donk thing is pretty cool, especially when the owners match their hair to the rides lol  yep thats a "car culture" I want to be associated with LOL






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Originally posted by californiajohnny californiajohnny wrote:



 the purpose of this thread was for the overly outrageous stupid stuff seen on the roads... stuff that makes you say WTF!... stupidly unsafe things...stuff that is not good craftsmanship... 



you just described 99% of these donks and goofy lookin sideways leanin wheel cars  LOL




and I'm with you Joe, the whole rat rod thing has been so played out and abused. Most of the time when you see a car for sale with rat rod used in the ad, its basically a primer blacked POS.


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hey a Mercury Montego or Cougar skittles donk LOL
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truck nutz, not just for rednecks anymore LOL


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. I'd ask what motor, they'd say "454", pop the hood and see a small block lol  
 
he was just identifying as having a 454, it's about how you feel
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Originally posted by MrSmog MrSmog wrote:

. I'd ask what motor, they'd say "454", pop the hood and see a small block lol  
 
he was just identifying as having a 454, it's about how you feel


LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL     #transcubicinchesmatter


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Originally posted by MrSmog MrSmog wrote:

if millennials don't want to be ridiculed and dismissed as spoiled brats, they shouldn't be such tremendous overly sensitive whiny bawl babies who can't handle an opinion thats different then theirs.

Maybe your right, this donk thing is pretty cool, especially when the owners match their hair to the rides lol  yep thats a "car culture" I want to be associated with LOL




I kinda like that car.Cool The hair...it's only hair. It will grow back/out. Not permanent.
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Originally posted by MrSmog MrSmog wrote:



truck nutz, not just for rednecks anymore LOL

It may be my redneck side showing thru, but I rather like the truck ball sack swinging. It makes me chuckle. lol
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Originally posted by kychevyguy kychevyguy wrote:

Originally posted by MrSmog MrSmog wrote:



truck nutz, not just for rednecks anymore LOL

It may be my redneck side showing thru, but I rather like the truck ball sack swinging. It makes me chuckle. lol


yep, maybe we should start a car culture around them?  LOL
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