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stretched tyres???

Discussion in 'General Automotive Chat' started by audi-a6, May 19, 2012.

  1. audi-a6

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

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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.
     
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    yeah, i do run my car hard sometimes, it might be fine when i stiffen up the susspension, i dunno.......
     
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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
     
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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 :)
     
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    Roll the arches?
     
  8. ScottD3

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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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