Are you up to speed the Slab car culture?

SteveSS

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It came out of Houston and is still mainly a Houston thing. Just to totally honest it's a Black thing. It started with the '83 Cadillac Eldorado. Cragar made a wheel called the Star where the wire wheel center protruded about 4 inches out from the center. That became hugely popular so the aftermarket caught on and the trend took off making the wheels go further and further out. I think the furthest is the Giraffe Poke which is 24". There are a bunch of other flashy modifications that go along with the trend including lots of chrome and window shattering stereo systems. Once the older Cadillacs were gone they moved to Oldmobiles and Pontiacs. Now the new larger Dodges have become acceptable.

Problems arise with these cars because of the costs involved. It isn't wise to drive alone in one of these Slabs as you will most likely be murdered just for your set of wheels, so you travel in a pack, usually with cars all painted the same color. Color choice can also be an issue due to different gang affiliations it's best to go with neutral colors.

Rolling car shows are common but problems arise here too. Because of the Ben Hur nature of the wheels, body damage is common and costly between cars. Motorcyclists are usually proving their high-speed wheelie prowess through the weaving Slabs so it's a volatile mix.

I don't think I will be attending a meet any time soon.

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Just so ya know,.......
Slabs are up to 68 chrysler c body's.
Now you're up to speed :thumbsup:
 

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Some say it stands for Slow Loud and Bangin.' Others say it just means a custom car you put out on the concrete slabs of a Houston freeway.
 

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It would be entertaining to see one go through an automatic car wash.
 

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Oh!! You mean "Black Millenial Curb Feelers" lol
 

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I knew once I bought a set of wheels for the Plymouth, I would see something I like better!!!!!
 

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"It's your car. Do what you want to and to hell with what others think!"

Please.
Please stop saying this.

Please.
Just stop.

You know you really don't mean it and people take it to heart.

Please stop.
 

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You'd better be paying attention to your shins & your "wedding tackle" when you're checking those things out!
 

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Stupidest shit I've seen, so far today anyway. God help them!!
 

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Wonder how many of those wheel centers get damaged or torn off just trying to drive out of the parking area.
 

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