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White lettering on tires

Posted by TK's9d2TSi, Mar 12, 2020

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  1. TK's9d2TSi

    TK's9d2TSi Supporting Member

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    To white letter my tires or not???

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  2. Evolving_sti

    Evolving_sti Proven Member

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    No!
     

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  3. TK's9d2TSi

    TK's9d2TSi Supporting Member

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    ROFL It won't be as ugly as the 1 year olds rendering...I promise. haha But I am torn if I should or shouldn't
     

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  4. rabenne

    rabenne Proven Member

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    My vote is also no.

    But this is a personal taste thing, so no judgement, regardless of what you decide!
     

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  5. ErikTande

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    I love it, do it.



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  6. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    It gives it a race car look. If that's what you're going for then do it.
     

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  7. Kryndon

    Kryndon Proven Member

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    I once colored in some Pirelli lettering in Yellow, they sort of looked like racing slicks from afar, especially if you black shine the tires beforehand. But my personal opinion is against coloring lettering on tires fitted to these types of cars. If it's an older muscle car, by god you are OBLIGED to keep the lettering nice and white. But for a DSM, leave 'em blank and clean. In any case, most markers don't last more than a few months so you can always try it.
     

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  8. TK's9d2TSi

    TK's9d2TSi Supporting Member

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    Yeah I did see how they crack after a while since the sidewalls flex.
     

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  9. Helaman-99

    Helaman-99 Probationary Member

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    I personally love the look of white lettering. Specifically on white or black cars. But it's your car man, your choice. I think it'd look awesome no matter what choice you went with! :)
     

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  10. Vegas smith

    Vegas smith Proven Member

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    No offense to anyone who has white lettering or likes it, but to me it's largely for posers. I've only seen this on straight-pipe exhaust Challenger guy or intake/exhaust 350z guy. If your car is fast enough that it needs slicks and those slicks have m/h or whatever, then cool. I just don't like the idea of trying to look like a race car.
     

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  11. TK's9d2TSi

    TK's9d2TSi Supporting Member

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    No offense taken Vegas! It's only for pure aesthetics. Same reason we paint our calipers or anything for that matter. It's all person taste, some like it and some don't...to each their own. My look isn't to look like a race car but clean, quick street car. When I bought my jeep, it had white lettered tires. Don't think the po was going for a race car look on the jeep. ;)
     

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  12. miguelmcv

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    I would do it, you don’t loose anything, however you can get it off you don’t like it or leave it to the time so they come off.

    It’s not like painting a car that you have to stick with it or repainting, it’s just letters paint and will come off easy.
     

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  13. TK's9d2TSi

    TK's9d2TSi Supporting Member

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    Good point!
     

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  14. Vegas smith

    Vegas smith Proven Member

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    The pics that you posted of your car are pretty tasteful, but the full-blown F1 car look on the 2g is not for me. To each their own.
     

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  15. sinned4g63

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    Just don't be this guy if you do. 20190427_105046.jpg
     

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  16. TK's9d2TSi

    TK's9d2TSi Supporting Member

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    ROFL:tease:

    Nah. Not going with toyo proxes stickers on my hankooks. Was thinking more like General Tires :p
     

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    There you go! :thumb:
     

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    Just a random red one I saw in a parking lot haha what gave it away, the center cap?
     

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    I got one, so I know what they look like from every angle. Same way with Eclipses LOL. Plus I'm just good at identifying cars.
     

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    sinned4g63 Proven Member

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    Make sense. I'm the same way with and Eclipse myself, spotting them in movies and everything LOL
     

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    I like the way the Hoosiers look with the white letters out at the track, not sure how I'd feel about them all the time but they look good rolling.

     

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    @gofer Hey Corey! I see you're running fic 2150's. Are you running E all the time? Can you pm a log of your tune? Just want to see a couple of things if you don't mind.
     

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    gofer Moderator

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    I run ethanol all the time but so does everyone else since 91oct is E10. :p

    Arizona keeps ethanol ratings between E54 and E85 so I rely on ECMLink's flex fuel sensor to adjust my tune based on the ethanol rating of the gasoline I fill up with because it varies so much at the pump. So we don't derail your thread send me a PM with your questions, I don't mind helping or looking at a log.
     

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  25. curt-s

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    does it have to be the manufacturer of the tire? or are you thinking slogan...

    like

    "fast even when standing still"
    "built not bought"
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    "where'd i put my keys?"
     

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