: Winter Wheels/Tires... now wheres the white stuff!!!?



CateraMV6
11-30-10, 11:29 PM
Just swapped the winter tires on the car... if you remember a while ago I restored some Catera Sport wheels... and they ended up with the Bridgestone winter tires..

Here is how they look when I finished them...

Here is them on the car..

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For the project I used some cheap aluminium paint from Krylon I think no metallic inside of it just plain grey.. n some clear coat.... Turned out great I think!

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MILCAT
12-01-10, 12:08 AM
Lookin good! We had a few flurries today.

Dizzyboy
12-01-10, 03:53 AM
The rims are the Omega 2000 Standard on it;) 7.5 x 17 "with 235 tires.

I need this year, no snow tires, car is signed off is also safer, here take the women as the executioner.:cookoo:

Nice tailgate you :yup:

And we know enough of the stuff::suspect:

CateraMV6
12-01-10, 12:19 PM
Looks like we got the first dusting of snow this morning... so with that happy first snow to those living in Chicago or the area...

BTW that is a nice looking Opel there bud, I would love to own a white, and black to complete my Sport collection. The SPort Cateras were only sold in those 3 colors, and in 2001 there were only 1000 units sold, split that between 3 colors that makes them quite rare...

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hgqguy
12-01-10, 07:49 PM
Rochester NY is loaded up with snow!!! My catera is in the garage having waterpump and timing belt/tentioners done, but for sure will have the snows on it when I get in ack thursday or friday!!

CateraMV6
12-03-10, 03:16 AM
Looks great mate ^


Here is mine on a snowy road only a day after I installed all the bits.

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Cadi Cat
12-04-10, 07:52 PM
The rims are the Omega 2000 Standard on it;) 7.5 x 17 "with 235 tires.

I need this year, no snow tires, car is signed off is also safer, here take the women as the executioner.:cookoo:

Nice tailgate you :yup:

And we know enough of the stuff::suspect:

My car would probably be stuck in that. I need to get a set of snow tires. All seasons don't do very well in deep snow.

CateraMV6
12-04-10, 09:48 PM
The main difference is the snow tire stays soft at temperature well into the freezing point and with the multiple snow channels it can grab onto snow much better... and then it can clean itself way better too... the allseasons just get hard and then they slide all over the place due to lack of grip...

I would not dare drive my car on snow without snow tires... difference is night and day.

Dizzyboy
12-05-10, 12:58 PM
I look out of my window and see............ 25cm Snow......

And itīs snowing more and more.

CateraMV6
12-05-10, 04:43 PM
We got around 10cm over Saturday now its cold outside... Waiting for more tho!

hgqguy
12-05-10, 05:01 PM
Rochester has over 1' of snow thusfar and it keeps coming. buffalo had 4' last wednesday!! It would be impossible to drive a rear wheels drive catera in the snow here with all seasons!!!