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a little stretch !

basil brush Apr 7, 2013

  1. basil brush

    basil brush Active Member

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    evening , in a couple of weeks i will be having the standard original fit 5 spoke 16" wheels on my 1999 1.8t sport refurbed in antracite and at the same time will be having new tyres fitted as there is no extra fitting cost as the old tyres have to come off anyway :)
    my question is what size tyres will give me a slight stretch ?
    not looking to go too extreme but do like the look of stretched tyres .
    i hardly ever park next to a kerb so don't mind having exposed rims but the car is a daily so don't want to go too mental,
    currently running 205 55 16

    cheers baz
     
  2. Prawn

    Prawn My other car is a MINI!!!!

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    Not really possible I'm afraid mate.

    To get a stretch on the OEM rims you'd have to go down several tyre sizes, leaving your car terribly under tyred!

    the stock rims are just not wide enough to get any stretch at all.
     
  3. s3clarke

    s3clarke Money grabbing s3!

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    probably a 195-45-16 is the best your gonna get..
     
  4. basil brush

    basil brush Active Member

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    :(
    ok thanks for the help chaps , back to the drawing board then !
     
  5. James TQ

    James TQ Member

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    my friend got pulled on the weekend for stretched tyres said wel let you off this time but were going to make a note if we catch you again its 3 points for each rim that sticks out further than the tyre, IMO 12 points and a ban isnt worth stretched tyres
     
  6. basil brush

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    Ooooo I never knew that !
    New 205 55 16's it is then :)
    cheers for the heads up James
    baz
     
  7. James TQ

    James TQ Member

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    not to worry lucky they gave it as an advisory, also got fined for press plates :p
     
  8. Blackie

    Blackie Active Member

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    Its a shame they have nowt better to do
     
  9. basil brush

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    ive got pressed plates too but they're uk legal ones ;)
    was going to have German ones but the filth are well hot on them round here !
    baz
     
  10. James TQ

    James TQ Member

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    uk legal? where from and have you been pulled with them on?
     
  11. Blackie

    Blackie Active Member

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    Jen does the legal ones
     
  12. basil brush

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    the bay ;) all they need is the correct font , correct spacing and the makers name and post code ;)
     

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