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stretched tyres???

audi-a6 May 19, 2012

  1. audi-a6

    audi-a6 Active Member

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    any one have an opinion on this? thinking about getting some as my wheels foul the arches and it annoying
     
  2. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    For what car with what engine? From a performance point of view, I'd go with standard tyres, if you just want clearance to avoid scraping and don't drive your car hard, then stretched tyres is ok. Have a look at Toyo and Falken tyres, these are generally a bit narrower than normal when it gets to the tread part. I ran 265/30R19s on the rear of my B5 Passat Estate in the past with no clearance issues.
     
  3. audi-a6

    audi-a6 Active Member

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    yeah, i do run my car hard sometimes, it might be fine when i stiffen up the susspension, i dunno.......
     
  4. chris1008

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    I think they look ridiculous, they affect the handling in a bad way plus offering no rim protection. I would personally buy a set of wheels which sit further into the wheel arches than fit too narrow tyres
     
  5. audi-a6

    audi-a6 Active Member

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    yeah i know what you mean but i like my wide wheels, tbh i could just take the spacers off lol but i dont want to :)
     
  6. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona Audi S3 quattro Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Roll the arches?
     
  7. ScottD3

    ScottD3 I want your faulty electronics Supporter Team V6 quattro Audi A8 Audi S8 Team Akoya TDi saloon

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    My tyres have a slight stretch and I've not noticed any handling issues.

    There is no rim protection but thats a risk you take with wheels and tyres. Not every tyre comes with rim protection.

    How much of a stretch are you thinking of?


    This is mine. 225 on 8.5"
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