hey got http://www.willtheyfit.com/ to work at last, im thinking of stretching some tyres for my car, at the moment i have....Front 225/40/18 with 8" rim et 47and thinking of replacing them with these tyres
Rear 255/35/18 with 9" rim et 26Front 215/40/18 with 8" rimdo you think that would look ok????
Rear 235/35/18 with 9" rim
That's only a slight stretch but will still look good and not be OTT...
There is no point stretching tyres on a 7.5j. Its far too thin!
You need 9j minimum on an e36.
You only stretch tyres when the rim is poking out the arch.
Go on google and type in tyre stretch calculator.
Btw. You do realise your car will handle crap, be really uncomfortable and generally unsafe at speed with stretched tyres don't u? Its a fad I can't wait to see the back of.
The downside of stretching tyres is that you reduce the contact patch but this isn't really an issue with everyday driving unless you push the limits constantly.
The key to maintaining safety is to keep a close eye on tyre pressures. People I have spoken to run anywhere from 32psi to 38psi.
I do agree however that you can go too far with stretching.
Disco Stu (26-10-2011)
i might sound stupid but how do i know what J my wheels are? does it say on them somewhere?
M4RKY N (26-10-2011)
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