Coker Tires in Chatanooga bought the molds and technology from Michelin, to keep producing the TRX tires. So you can still buy brand new ones thru them. Last I heard, and this may be dated info, they sold for around $275 +S&H each. You may be able to check current Coker prices on their website?Gotta agree with X ... white is one of the finest colors for this car
I am curious how much did it cost to put the two new TRX tires on the front last year?
I *love* the phone-dial wheels ... but next time I get a GTV6 I am going to have to either get one without TRX rims or do the mods. They are just too hard to keep these days.
They are exact to the originals, including the tread and Michelin logos. That also means the 1985 construction and materials are replicated exactly, too.
The phone dials are my favorite wheels. When you said "do the mods"... does that mean there is a way to machine or modify the TRX rims to accept 15" tires?
As a trained car designer, I too prefer white, red, or a light color on this body. In trans design, you learn that the glass area is always read as a medium-to-dark grey. If you paint a car metallic charcoal the window graphics disappear... you may as well have painted the whole car a dark grey primer, including the glass. You'll get just a singular shape. The arched opposing curves of the side glass on the GTV6 make the design. If the green house glass and the body color are in high contrast (especially with all the pillars and trim surrounding the glass painted one dark color, as in the above example)... the car also looks lighter. As it naturally appears as tho you took the glass portion and threw it away, visually reading only the remaining body.
If you have a car with ugly window graphics, hide it with a charcoal or black paint job. If your car has beautiful window graphics, show it off with a light contrasting color. White, in itself, helps make the entire car look lighter too.
Metallic charcoal is the worst, as it makes the car subliminally look like it was machined from a billet of heavy steel. Having said that... my current 3.0 GTV6 is charcoal. My next one (currently a project) will not be.