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Old 12-04-2012, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by ard View Post
This weird "big rim" design trend is like the 1950s and the taillight company did it, the public liked it, so they got bigger and bigger- the public then believes it must be like this to look good.
I've noticed that the preference for the "Big Rim 'Thin' Tire" look is inversely proportional with age, in general. I have a theory that this is because it reminds the current generation of the Hot Wheels cars they played with as a kid (the tires on those typically were rather 'thin.')

People tend to develop some basic preferences when they are young, e.g., I still think the Ford GT40 is the coolest looking race car ever built.

But it's just a theory.
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