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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince View Post
    You need to have a look at some of the guy's projects on here. Disco Stu's comes to mind.



    Wrong. You can make it look good with almost any width. It's the offset that pulls it off.


    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.
    I hate it when people combo quote me. Ill answer your questions anyway seeing as you took the time.


    E36 has massive arches? Therefore You need wide rims to accomplish "stance".

    If trying to copy the vw fanboy kids then fair enough. Its about having a bit of dish as well. So stretched tyres on a skinny rim will look like your running space savers. No matter what the offset.

    My experience. Many many friends with old vws running stretched tyre. Unable to go over 50 cos it vibrates and cannot corner hard.

    I have run bbs rms in 9.5 with 215 and 8.5 with 195. It made my car crap. I put my three piece 7.5js back on and now i enjoy throwing my car about.

    when you stretch a tyre you lower its load rating, therefore imo unsafe.
     
     

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    Heres a pic of my car with show rims on.

     
     

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    I still havent got round to making a build thread.

    I have an m50b25 and its rapid but im going to fit a 2.8 24v in soon for front end lightness and another 20-30hp.

    Its also the reason i cant run the wide as rims. I drive briskly.
     
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by nas80 View Post
    I hate it when people combo quote me. Ill answer your questions anyway seeing as you took the time.

    E36 has massive arches? Therefore You need wide rims to accomplish "stance".

    If trying to copy the vw fanboy kids then fair enough. Its about having a bit of dish as well. So stretched tyres on a skinny rim will look like your running space savers. No matter what the offset.

    My experience. Many many friends with old vws running stretched tyre. Unable to go over 50 cos it vibrates and cannot corner hard.

    I have run bbs rms in 9.5 with 215 and 8.5 with 195. It made my car crap. I put my three piece 7.5js back on and now i enjoy throwing my car about.

    when you stretch a tyre you lower its load rating, therefore imo unsafe.
    That is quite a stretch! I'm not surprised you have the views you do tbh.

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    Heres a pic of my car with show rims on.

    That looks sweet! x2 on getting a build thread up!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince View Post
    That is quite a stretch! I'm not surprised you have the views you do tbh.



    That looks sweet! x2 on getting a build thread up!
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    I had 225-35-20 tyres on the front of my e60, on a 9j wheel and unless there was over 45psi they were slipping off the rim, so i am now replacing them with 245-35-20 so i can drive the car. This is also the correct fitment for the wheel. I could also go 235-35-20 but after paying for 2 tyres and having them both loos pressure and slide of i am not taking any chances.


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