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Re: Japanese Astro on 27" Wheels. No lie.

Postby vandal » June 16th 2011, 6:35pm

vangogo wrote:The "Donk" "Bubble" "Box" customized cars have rediculously huge wheels...it has to be the ugliest and most tasteless trend in automotive history!! I hope nobody does that to an Astro!


I have to agree 100%, that ruins a good vehicle
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Re: Japanese Astro on 27" Wheels. No lie.

Postby ProStreet_LS1 » June 17th 2011, 2:50am

I cant hardly believe of many Astro/Safaris are in the video. I dont think a group that big would be seen in the US.
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Re: Japanese Astro on 27" Wheels. No lie.

Postby redfury » June 17th 2011, 1:20pm

Is it just me, or do those Astro/Safari's look bigger in Japan than the American ones?
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Re: Japanese Astro on 27" Wheels. No lie.

Postby chevymaherchevymaher is online! » June 17th 2011, 2:11pm

redfury wrote:Is it just me, or do those Astro/Safari's look bigger in Japan than the American ones?

I think they just look bigger because they are smaller people.Been there most of them are a foot and a half shorter than me.
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Re: Japanese Astro on 27" Wheels. No lie.

Postby Samio187 » June 17th 2011, 10:24pm

My brother in law is from Japland, I mean Japan and he is scared of how tall Chinese people are lol. What made me laugh more is that he said, "Chinese people want to look Japanese, Japanese wanna look Korean, and Koreans just want to be American, and on rare occasions Black"

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Re: Japanese Astro on 27" Wheels. No lie.

Postby doyoulikeithere » June 17th 2011, 11:22pm

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Re: Japanese Astro on 27" Wheels. No lie.

Postby Bis [OP] » June 26th 2011, 1:34pm

Pretty sure Japanese GM vanning is as gangsta as it gets...
Some of the mods on those Astros/Safari's I have never seen stateside. WILD!









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Re: Japanese Astro on 27" Wheels. No lie.

Postby hebert » June 28th 2011, 2:49pm

my country come the astro/safari from japan and, the outside is bad the body kits are fiberglass and are all parties...
but Instead the interior is extremely beautiful
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Re: Japanese Astro on 27" Wheels. No lie.

Postby Big_kid » June 29th 2011, 1:55pm

chevymaher wrote:My personal all time favorite is taking a 4X4 and putting on rubber band tires(extreme low profile)then lowering the truck...


I once saw an S10 blazer on the interstate that had small low profile wheels/tires & a lift kit, returning it to stock height. There must have been a foot of empty space in the wheel wells. The tires stuck out a good 4 inches past the body, he had little blue marker lights over them. Dumbest looking setup I'd ever seen, but hey- it made him happy & it was his truck.
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Re: Japanese Astro on 27" Wheels. No lie.

Postby kennyj » June 29th 2011, 6:40pm

I just watched that video in the original post. Take a look when the camera goes under the vehicle, I see from the back side what looks like a pretty standard size rim. It looks like he got some really big wheel/tire covers. :lol:
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Re: Japanese Astro on 27" Wheels. No lie.

Postby Bis [OP] » June 30th 2011, 5:20am

kennyj wrote:I just watched that video in the original post. Take a look when the camera goes under the vehicle, I see from the back side what looks like a pretty standard size rim. It looks like he got some really big wheel/tire covers. :lol:
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Re: Japanese Astro on 27" Wheels. No lie.

Postby Maxximum_44 » June 30th 2011, 7:06pm

Pretty cool...Body kits are not my cup of tea but, interesting how the Japanese outfit their imports.

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Re: Japanese Astro on 27" Wheels. No lie.

Postby Bis [OP] » July 1st 2011, 1:52am

Maxximum_44 wrote:Pretty cool...Body kits are not my cup of tea but, interesting how the Japanese outfit their imports.

Hey Bis, your sig says your an R/C enthusiast...What'cha into? Cars,planes,boats heli's?


Hey Maxx. So far I have only really done large 1/10th scale trucks (Traxxas). I messed around with on-road cars and a mini helo, which is fun. I have been somewhat off the hobby since last fall due to my work load, etc. How about you?
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Re: Japanese Astro on 27" Wheels. No lie.

Postby ProStreet_LS1 » July 1st 2011, 7:43pm

Something just doesnt look right. The tire is overhanging the outside of the rim, that would not happen on tires that the sidewall is stretched, The rubber looks cut or something. The rims look like chromed plastic spinner hubcaps.
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Re: Japanese Astro on 27" Wheels. No lie.

Postby Maxximum_44 » July 1st 2011, 10:13pm

Bis wrote:
Maxximum_44 wrote:Pretty cool...Body kits are not my cup of tea but, interesting how the Japanese outfit their imports.

Hey Bis, your sig says your an R/C enthusiast...What'cha into? Cars,planes,boats heli's?


Hey Maxx. So far I have only really done large 1/10th scale trucks (Traxxas). I messed around with on-road cars and a mini helo, which is fun. I have been somewhat off the hobby since last fall due to my work load, etc. How about you?


I've been in and out of the R/c scene for over twenty years....Car, trucks, truggys and buggys. 1/18th -1/18th scale, Gas, NiMh, lipo.... I need to find some motivation, these guys have been sitting for over two years.
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Re: Japanese Astro on 27" Wheels. No lie.

Postby Bis [OP] » July 1st 2011, 11:05pm

Maxximum_44 wrote:
Bis wrote:
Maxximum_44 wrote:Pretty cool...Body kits are not my cup of tea but, interesting how the Japanese outfit their imports.

Hey Bis, your sig says your an R/C enthusiast...What'cha into? Cars,planes,boats heli's?


Hey Maxx. So far I have only really done large 1/10th scale trucks (Traxxas). I messed around with on-road cars and a mini helo, which is fun. I have been somewhat off the hobby since last fall due to my work load, etc. How about you?


I've been in and out of the R/c scene for over twenty years....Car, trucks, truggys and buggys. 1/18th -1/18th scale, Gas, NiMh, lipo.... I need to find some motivation, these guys have been sitting for over two years.
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Re: Japanese Astro on 27" Wheels. No lie.

Postby Maxximum_44 » July 2nd 2011, 12:29am

Brushless is the way to go. Although, I did have a 11.2v lipo pack balloon on me recently, I'll never go back to gas! (never say never)

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Re: Japanese Astro on 27" Wheels. No lie.

Postby Bis [OP] » July 2nd 2011, 1:55am

Maxximum_44 wrote:Brushless is the way to go. Although, I did have a 11.2v lipo pack balloon on me recently, I'll never go back to gas! (never say never)

I'm in Chicago.


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Re: Japanese Astro on 27" Wheels. No lie.

Postby GuRoo » July 3rd 2011, 1:29pm

Most of the Astros on the UK have come from Japan and they're generally nicer interiors than the US imports. REALLY low milage too.

But they come from auctions and are a real wild card... you just don't know what's going to come off the boat or whether the dealer who's imported it is selling what he's describing.
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Re: Japanese Astro on 27" Wheels. No lie.

Postby Bis [OP] » July 4th 2011, 1:43am

GuRoo wrote:Most of the Astros on the UK have come from Japan and they're generally nicer interiors than the US imports. REALLY low milage too.

But they come from auctions and are a real wild card... you just don't know what's going to come off the boat or whether the dealer who's imported it is selling what he's describing.

I would roll the dice on one of them! :pray:
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