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    Quote Originally Posted by alpinab3 View Post
    Stretched tyres are crap. Go buy a VAG if you want like that.
    How is that post helpful in anyway?! You are of course entitled to an opinion, but contributions like that will get you no where on here.
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    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 47
    Rear 255/35/18 with 9" rim et 26
    and thinking of replacing them with these tyres
    Front 215/40/18 with 8" rim
    Rear 235/35/18 with 9" rim
    do you think that would look ok????
     
     

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    That's only a slight stretch but will still look good and not be OTT...
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    Quote Originally Posted by alpinab3 View Post
    Stretched tyres are crap. Go buy a VAG if you want like that.
    Just VAG's pah get with the times!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6891_seb View Post
    That's only a slight stretch but will still look good and not be OTT...
    x2 on that.
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    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.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by nas80 View Post
    There is no point stretching tyres on a 7.5j. Its far too thin!
    You need to have a look at some of the guy's projects on here. Disco Stu's comes to mind.

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    You need 9j minimum on an e36.
    Wrong. You can make it look good with almost any width. It's the offset that pulls it off.

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    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.
    I have to question your experience with this? I run stretched tyres yet my car handles very well. It's perfectly safe at high speeds and isn't any more uncomfortable than 'normal' tyres.

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince View Post

    I do agree however that you can go too far with stretching.
    Yeah, it does look the dogs b0llocks when its been stupidly strectched. But most of the time when this is done these are for show cars, and 99% of the time the wheels are either fitted at the showground or the car is trailored
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    i might sound stupid but how do i know what J my wheels are? does it say on them somewhere?


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    Quote Originally Posted by M4RKY N View Post
    i might sound stupid but how do i know what J my wheels are? does it say on them somewhere?
    should be stamped on the inside of the wheel, prob have to take them off to check
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