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Old July 5th, 2015, 12:18 PM   #1
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Recently, I've seen a few vehicles that where described as Pro Street that left me confused. I thought a vehicle had have a decent motor, be tubbed, and pretty much look like it belongs more on the strip than on the street. I guess now all you need is a rattle can paint job on your motor and maybe a little more on your diff cover and then you can run with the big dogs.

Help me out here, I'm confused.
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From Wequickpeeonya......

"Pro Streetis a style ofstreet-legal custom car popular in the 1980s, usually built to imitate aPro-streetclass race car.Pro Streetcars should appear to be more at home on the drag strip than thestreet, while remainingstreetlegal and not gutted like a Race Car or Bracket Race car."
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People on Craigslist think that if they say pro sheet, rare, fast etc that people will believe them and give them stupid money for the clapped out pos they are selling.
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Maybe you aren't speaking of cl, but I think that's were a lot of the dumbassery starts from.
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Does it peel out?

Yes: Prostreet
No: Prostreet
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Does it peel out?

Yes: Prostreet
No: Prostreet
By this definition my subaru is protreet as fukc .
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Recently, I've seen a few vehicles that where described as Pro Street that left me confused. I thought a vehicle had have a decent motor, be tubbed, and pretty much look like it belongs more on the strip than on the street. I guess now all you need is a rattle can paint job on your motor and maybe a little more on your diff cover and then you can run with the big dogs.

Help me out here, I'm confused.
I can think of one example I've seen fairly recently that left me wondering the same thing. I always thought they were defined the same as you suggest, A drag car that still can be street driven, But with the dumbassery associated with craigslist, I can see where the term is getting thrown around a lot more.
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I raced my truck one time, pro street as fukc
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I guess my original definition is pretty much true. I've been involved with drag racing since the 80's and I've seen true pro street cars and trucks that only ran 17 second quarter miles and I've seen some rattle can pieces of crap that were capable of 10's. Hell, back when I lived in Ohio in the early 80's, there was a Dodge Rampage running around Toledo that was tubbed to the nuts. The kicker was that the vehicle was all stock including being front wheel drive! The rear end was just a straight axle with giant tires on it. I will say it looked pretty cool for what it was.
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Does it peel out?

Yes: Prostreet
No: Prostreet
Yay! That makes my 1989 Taurus pro street.
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Done right, Pro-street is nice. But that rarely ever happens anymore. Too dated. G-machines are the same way. I just drive my Jeep.
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Done right, Pro-street is nice. But that rarely ever happens anymore. Too dated. G-machines are the same way. I just drive my Jeep.
I'm into sleepers now.
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My understanding is that it is pro-street if it still has (2) doors that open and close. Once you get beyond that level (full glass body with no doors) then the terms change.

Yes- any POS could be considered "pro street", but if the car didn't have massive rear tires, a full cage with a chute, or dyno sheets showing well over 700HP, I'd tell them to go pound sand.

I might be playing at a little different level than some of the yutzes out there though.....
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I'm into sleepers now.
Sounds like my Jeep. Looks stock as hell but has a good small block. It's a driver.
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I might be playing at a little different level than some of the yutzes out there though.....
You're odd. Who builds a Ford?
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You're odd. Who builds a Ford?
Good point. I guess I should have done an LS swap with twins like everyone else is doing...
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Now you're talking. Bellybutton cars.
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Sounds like my Jeep. Looks stock as hell but has a good, small block. It's a driver.
you forgot the comma

sorry, couldn't resist.
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My friends call my sister a street....something or other.....They say she is a pro.....
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