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A PSA about wheels and why they are not "rims" by 87antuzzi
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This drives me friggen nuts. This is a wheel.

This is a rim

The whole assymbly is called a wheel. Say it with me. Wheel, good! Now you are informed.
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Nice looking rims Tuzzi.
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I've fought the wheel / rim nomenclature battle before and had no success.

The slang has apparently taken over and perhaps someday that *part of the wheel* that was called the rim will have a new name, perhaps the "lip"

We can then look forward to new slang....

"Hey dude, them's a cool set of lips on that ride!"

Yeah, it sounds stupid, but so does "rims" to my ear.
What do people that call wheels "rims" call the actual part of the wheel that *used to be* the rim ?
Is it now, "the rim of the rim"?

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Originally posted by randye:

I've fought the wheel / rim nomenclature battle before and had no success.

The slang has apparently taken over and perhaps someday that *part of the wheel* that was called the rim will have a new name, perhaps the "lip"

We can then look forward to new slang....

Hey dude, them's a cool set of lips on that ride!


NO NO NO. Whats next? A turbo being called a spiny sucky thing? Exhaust manifolds being called "Hot tubes?" The rim is a part of the wheel and why people started calling them rims is beyond me. Its just like people who slap a cone filter on a car and call it cold air intake.
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Originally posted by 87antuzzi:


NO NO NO. Whats next? A turbo being called a spiny sucky thing? Exhaust manifolds being called "Hot tubes?" The rim is a part of the wheel and why people started calling them rims is beyond me. Its just like people who slap a cone filter on a car and call it cold air intake.


Just to add to your discomfort level:
You do know that the DISTRIBUTOR has garnered the slang term "Dizzy", right?

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Thought they were all interchangable terms!

tires, rims, wheels, shoes, those thingies...


"Those things that spin and make the car go"


Now I'm ALL confused...

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Originally posted by FieroRumor:

Thought they were all interchangable terms!

tires, rims, wheels, shoes, those thingies...


"Those things that spin and make the car go"


Now I'm ALL confused...



Tires go on the wheels and the rim is part of the wheel. Shoes are what you wear on your feet. Cars dont have feet
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Originally posted by 87antuzzi:


Tires go on the wheels and the rim is part of the wheel. Shoes are what you wear on your feet. Cars dont have feet


None of that helped clarify anything, because my brain is a pile of mush.

Thanks for trying, though!

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get off my lawn!
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Originally posted by Pyrthian:

get off my lawn!


Stop yelling at Meteors!

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Originally posted by Pyrthian:

get off my lawn!


NO!
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Got one about "bolts" and "cap screws"?
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We could play the same game with "engine" and "motor." It may be a southernism, but I hear seemingly intelligent, educated people say, "what kind of motor is that," referring to the engine....
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Originally posted by psychosurfer:

We could play the same game with "engine" and "motor." It may be a southernism, but I hear seemingly intelligent, educated people say, "what kind of motor is that," referring to the engine....


Motor is electric.....
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I guess you're all too young to remember "Mag" wheels.
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I had a set of slotted mags on my Fairlane.
After the chrome reverse rims.



I call 'em wheels, but "rim" has been around since... the dawn of hot rodding?

I say "motor" and "engine" interchangeably.
I've also never engineboated a pair of boobs.
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Originally posted by Raydar:

I had a set of slotted mags on my Fairlane.
After the chrome reverse rims.



I call 'em wheels, but "rim" has been around since... the dawn of hot rodding?

I say "motor" and "engine" interchangeably.
I've also never engineboated a pair of boobs.


Just to muddy the waters, they were aluminum wheels, weren't they? So, they should correctly be called "Alu's", no?

As for "Enginboating", what say we find a whole lot of them, and compare "Engineboating" and "Motorboating"? In the interest of linguistic science, of course.
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Originally posted by Zeb:


Just to muddy the waters, they were aluminum wheels, weren't they? So, they should correctly be called "Alu's", no?

As for "Enginboating", what say we find a whole lot of them, and compare "Engineboating" and "Motorboating"? In the interest of linguistic science, of course.


Just for the record, if you decide to investigate "rimming", I'm NOT participating.
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Originally posted by randye:


Just for the record, if you decide to investigate "rimming", I'm NOT participating.


It's all about the technique
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Originally posted by FieroRumor:
"Those things that spin and make the car go"




You should be! the wheels/rims/whatever dont make the car "go".. The engine does.. The wheels make it so the car will roll!

Get it right!!!

lol..

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Originally posted by 87antuzzi:
Motor is electric.....

Really ? Why don't they call it an engine cycle, ?
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Originally posted by 87antuzzi:


Motor is electric.....


Yep, that's my point exactly....


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Originally posted by 87antuzzi:

Motor is electric.....


So Chuck Berry couldn't motorvate in his Ford?

"As I was motorvating over the hill I saw Maybelline in a Coupe de Ville"
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Motor


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agggggg can we please stop this? Rim is slag/ghetto/hood for wheel....... the bigger your rims the more hood status you got and the more ho's you pull... there

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And Detroit is called the Motor City because ???
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Originally posted by DL10:
And Detroit is called the Motor City because ???


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Isn't the Indianapolis 500 held at the motor speedway ?
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Motor Sports is all about electric cars.
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Originally posted by DL10:

And Detroit is called the Motor City because ???


Because the slogan was created by uneducated morons?
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Let's all ride the "FERRIS RIM" !!!!

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Back on topic.
Does the squeaky rim get the grease, ?
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I guess that's another reason why people say, "Rim shot" and not "wheel shot".
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Originally posted by pontiackid86:

agggggg can we please stop this? Rim is slag/ghetto/hood for wheel....... the bigger your rims the more hood status you got and the more ho's you pull... there



I don't think there was ever any doubt about that....



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Actually, from my era and location-the word "rim" referred to an after market wheel (Cragers, Supremes, Tru-Spokes, Zeniths, or Daytons). Commonly, somebody seeing that you got new wheels would say, "Hey, man you got some new rims or, "Man, you need some new rims." Another slang was, "Can you spot me four wheels to the crib"-which meant, "Can you give me a ride home in your car."

Technically, the word rim usually means the inner or outer lip or barrel.
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What part of the anatomy does 'putang refer too ?
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Originally posted by cliffw:

What part of the anatomy does 'putang refer too ?


I believe the actual word you're attempting to identify is "Poontang", and I think that word is actually a slang term for a Ford Mustang automobile.....

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Originally posted by randye:
I believe the actual word you're attempting to identify is "Poontang", and I think that word is actually a slang term for a Ford Mustang automobile.....

Wheels, rims, and all, ?
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Originally posted by cliffw:

Wheels, rims, and all, ?


Well it *could* also be a delicious drink mix, made from the dehydrated fruit of the Poonberry tree, but I'm sticking with the first definition for now..

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Where can I find one of these poonberry trees? Poontang sounds like it would hit the spot right now
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