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#26 RallyRed

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 07:40 AM

Here she is! :)attachicon.gifScreenshot_20190211-194915_Gallery.jpeg

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 08:10 AM

Anything they raced at Bathurst is always going to be sort after, and that's what makes flared Toranas so popular. When I see a stock Torana I always admire it for what it is but looks boring to me, it makes me want to grab it, take it away and through some flares and big wheels under it so it doesn't look so sterile.

 

I personally wouldn't have a LH,LX Torana without. I have even seen a couple of LJs with flares done well of course and they look so much tougher. Aussie muscle cars flares, drop tank and wide rubber it doesn't get much better. Although flares on a Ford GTHO or XA, XB, XC, would look stupid    



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 08:53 AM

I prefer the Flares ect, but once its done the car is now a replica.



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 08:58 AM

Do people still cut up 'number' cars these days ? Surely not.

Bottom line is that it's YOUR car! Do with it whatever you desire.

If 400 HP on 6.5" radials is your thing then go for it.

I haven't ever 'revere flared' a Tory, but i've heard that pieces from the front guards can be used to repair rear guards . :)

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Posted 12 February 2019 - 06:53 PM

Putting flares on a genuine SL/R is a bit like giving a woman who already has beautiful breasts a boob job I reckon.

 

It might give your mates a horn but she's never going to forgive you for it.



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 07:21 PM

I was with a girl with Flared Boobs, a nurse. What a hottie , What a NUT case. Crazy Bi*ch. What a hottie.

 

 

Anyway

 

 

To Flare or not to Flare, that is the question



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:23 PM

Rainman l simply wouldn't buy it, thats not the car for me. 

10 years ago i sold the last off my SS 5 litre hatchbacks with no regrets,.I had my mates genuine A9X stored and parked along side it,..every time i would walk in the garage and look at my hatch and then see the A9X i knew i had problem,..my white 5L SS with hubcaps was as boring as bat shit to me and things had to change,.so purchased a set of flairs,got my spare super T10 gearbox and disc brake10 bolt salisbury diff ready to go,..My close mate begged me not to flare,..so easy solution i sold it without flairing it so another saved and kept my L34s..



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Posted 12 February 2019 - 10:21 PM

LOL - so close!! hahahaha.



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Posted 13 February 2019 - 09:08 PM

Unflared Toranas with good fitment (ridiculously uncommon, but I've seen it a couple of times) look amazing. They look as aggressive and blokey as a flared car.

Unflared cars on 13x6"s or 15x7"s? Terrible. That seems to confuse people a lot because they think that's the only way you can do a standard body car.

Flared cars can get away with shitter fitment (like 0 offset 8"s and 10"s are okay), and they look astonishingly with properly mean offsets.

Like everyone, I'd probably never unflare a car because to me flares have already become part of the history of the car. They match the proper Torana image that people aspired to etc. etc.
But I wouldn't flare an L31 anything. Generally if I wanted flares I'd buy a car that's flared already, or do it to an LX-converted UC Sunbird that nobody gives a shit about. Hahaha

Edited by Heath, 13 February 2019 - 09:10 PM.


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 05:19 PM

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With polished howires that fill the guards and a lowered stance does look good on a hatchback and does stand out from many of the flared hatchbacks but on a 4 door I agree they look better with flares. My opinion only.


Edited by lemonaro, 14 February 2019 - 05:24 PM.


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 05:55 PM

See what you have started Jason lol. I love both . Glad we have both. I am 65 per cent for flared cars. 35 per cent un-flared. But I look at all Torana's. 100 per cent. The only part I don't like about flared is the word REPLICA.



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Posted 14 February 2019 - 09:19 PM

 ~ With polished howires that fill the guards ~

That looks awesome!

 

Is that your car? I'd love to know the specifics of that wheel and tyre package (rim dia, width, backspace, tyre sizes, etc.).

 

And are they on standard width hubs & diff or did you change stuff to suit the look?



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Posted 14 February 2019 - 09:42 PM

See what you have started Jason lol. I love both . Glad we have both. I am 65 per cent for flared cars. 35 per cent un-flared. But I look at all Torana's. 100 per cent. The only part I don't like about flared is the word REPLICA.

I have to agree with you there,..i've never the terms,replica,tribute and look a like..



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Posted 15 February 2019 - 01:10 PM

That looks awesome!

 

Is that your car? I'd love to know the specifics of that wheel and tyre package (rim dia, width, backspace, tyre sizes, etc.).

 

And are they on standard width hubs & diff or did you change stuff to suit the look?

Thanks Bigfella

 

Yes my car, Rear wheels are 8x14 with 3in BS if I recall  & fronts are 7x14. Tyres are 245x50x14 BS Eagers & 205x60x14 Winrun's.

Just your typical Banjo diff. Guards have been rolled for extra clearance but rears will rub if any weight in the back. Have thought about fitting some airbags just to give the springs a little bit more support.



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Posted 15 February 2019 - 02:25 PM

Have the same trouble when my Torrie hits a bump. I fitted some to my WB ute and they work great. Even steers better. I will fit some to the Torrie in the future.



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Posted 15 February 2019 - 02:35 PM

Fake/Counterfeit/Copy/Sham/Fraud/Hoax/Imitation/Mock-up/Dummy Reproduction/Pirate/Rip- Off/Dupe/Knock-Off/Forgery/Lookalike and Pretend.



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Posted 15 February 2019 - 10:10 PM

My bad! Im certain this topic has been discussed plenty of times before, sorry about that. I was seriously fence sitting and couldnt decide! :)

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 01:06 AM

To me, if I pulled up at a set of traffic lights I would be less likely to race a unflaired car. It the sleeper thing I see way more fast unflaired Toranas than flaired ones. I love them both flaired and unflaired. Most guys get there flaired tribute cars wrong and that drives me crazy, cheers Aaron.

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 02:40 AM

Flares or flareless doesn't matter its still a Torana in my eyes

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 02:47 PM

Did slr 5000 have big nut master cylinders?

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 03:17 PM

Yep.



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Posted 20 February 2019 - 03:37 PM

Did slr 5000 have big nut master cylinders?

 

The so-called "big nut" master cylinder is the standard Holden cylinder for ALL LC/LJ (6-cyl) & ALL LH/LX (except A9X.

 

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Posted 20 February 2019 - 05:10 PM

Thanks, i spotted one for sale but its a standard one of a hq...not a big nut

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Posted 21 February 2019 - 07:54 AM

All of the big Holdens had them as well Jason. Over the years they have nearly all been replaced with the aftermarket versions that have no access to the internals without removing it from the booster.



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Posted 21 February 2019 - 10:02 AM

^^^^ Correct.

 

Virtually ALL Holdens HK to HZ, ALL LC/LJ 6-cyl Toranas, ALL LH/LX (except A9X) & early UC have the big-nut m/cyl as standard.

 

There is nothing special about them.

 

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