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      03-18-2013, 05:23 PM   #1
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stretched tyres help...advice....

i no there are many people that dont like this look but i am running a little bit of stretch due to putting my original tyres onto my new wider wheels which are 8.5j front and 9.5j rear. so at the moment im running 225/35/19 on the front and 255/30/19 on the rear. it gives a little stretch look which i like.

i need new front and am not sure wether to try 215 and have more stretch and do the same on the rear.

has anyone done this and has any pics to show me, and will this make the handling of my car a lot worse?

im thinking about stretching them more so i can lower the car more and space the wheels out a lot more....

Any ideas???

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i no there are many people that dont like this look but i am running a little bit of stretch due to putting my original tyres onto my new wider wheels which are 8.5j front and 9.5j rear. so at the moment im running 225/35/19 on the front and 255/30/19 on the rear. it gives a little stretch look which i like.

i need new front and am not sure wether to try 215 and have more stretch and do the same on the rear.

has anyone done this and has any pics to show me, and will this make the handling of my car a lot worse?

im thinking about stretching them more so i can lower the car more and space the wheels out a lot more....

Any ideas???

thanks
Personally I think 225 and 255 is as stretched as you'd want to go. Any narrower and I'd guess you'd be compromising on the ride not to mentioned the tyres won't be offering the rims much protection.

All personal preference of course as I'm sure it can be done. If anything I want fatter tyres and will be going for 235-265 tyres next month and will be getting some 10mm or 12mm spacers too
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Tyso,

I've got the following wheel specs and I'll be putting the following tyres on..

Fronts - 8.5J.. 215/35/19
Rears - 10J... 235/30 or 35/19

I want some nice stretch..

I know for most people, it's too much stretch for daily... It'll be a MASSIVE stretch even for me...but when you don't have to worry about a family for now, I say go for it ... the above will be my set up for show!!!!!

Get em on can't wait to see it in person now...

I have to say I do like the look of fatter tyres though... but it means you can 'slam' the car.. then you're going into 'stancewerk' territory!!
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i no there are many people that dont like this look but i am running a little bit of stretch due to putting my original tyres onto my new wider wheels which are 8.5j front and 9.5j rear. so at the moment im running 225/35/19 on the front and 255/30/19 on the rear. it gives a little stretch look which i like.

i need new front and am not sure wether to try 215 and have more stretch and do the same on the rear.

has anyone done this and has any pics to show me, and will this make the handling of my car a lot worse?

im thinking about stretching them more so i can lower the car more and space the wheels out a lot more....

Any ideas???

thanks
This is hardly a stretch mate.
I am running a 265 on my 10.5" tyre and it is not that bad.

People run 215 or 205 on the front and as low as a 235 on a 9.5"

You have plenty of room to play with.
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Personally I think 225 and 255 is as stretched as you'd want to go. Any narrower and I'd guess you'd be compromising on the ride not to mentioned the tyres won't be offering the rims much protection.

All personal preference of course as I'm sure it can be done. If anything I want fatter tyres and will be going for 235-265 tyres next month and will be getting some 10mm or 12mm spacers too
im not to worried about rim protection cause im not planning on going near kurbs i stay well away, and dodge pot holes. yeh im not sure what spacers i need yet. cheers mate

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Tyso,

I've got the following wheel specs and I'll be putting the following tyres on..

Fronts - 8.5J.. 215/35/19
Rears - 10J... 235/30 or 35/19

I want some nice stretch..

I know for most people, it's too much stretch for daily... It'll be a MASSIVE stretch even for me...but when you don't have to worry about a family for now, I say go for it ... the above will be my set up for show!!!!!

Get em on can't wait to see it in person now...

I have to say I do like the look of fatter tyres though... but it means you can 'slam' the car.. then you're going into 'stancewerk' territory!!
yeh i no what you mean i want it to notice and get looked at thats major stretch on the rear man gona look sweat, but then do u think could be dodgy with so much power in the rear wheels. some ppl say bout the tyres ripping off the rims or is tht just rubbish?

so we would be running same stretch on front then mate need to see what yours looks like haha
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Personally I'm not a fan of the stretched look but this will hopefully help give you an idea. http://tyrestretch.com/8.5_215_35_R19/

That looks like a fairly tame stretch compared to some of the pics on there!
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This is hardly a stretch mate.
I am running a 265 on my 10.5" tyre and it is not that bad.

People run 215 or 205 on the front and as low as a 235 on a 9.5"

You have plenty of room to play with.
ahh ok so if i went 215 and 245 that would look ok? you got pics of yours bud?
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Personally I'm not a fan of the stretched look but this will hopefully help give you an idea. http://tyrestretch.com/8.5_215_35_R19/

That looks like a fairly tame stretch compared to some of the pics on there!
cheers bud this is really helpful
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http://tyrestretch.com/9.5_215_35_R1...ntal_2.jpg.php

this looks ok maybe to much
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On a 10j, I'm going 235. On a 9.5, that's quite a bit of poke!
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Sorry, sorry, sorry

but for me at least this just looks like you've fitted the wrong tyres. It also looks kinda dangerous. Reminds me of teenagers' jeans with the crutch down to the knees and 3" of designer skivvies.....the penguin look
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but for me at least this just looks like you've fitted the wrong tyres. It also looks kinda dangerous. Reminds me of teenagers' jeans with the crutch down to the knees and 3" of designer skivvies.....the penguin look
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Haha love this jean comment. Yeh i no wht you mean my dad says exactly the same that the tyres look the wrong size. Really dont no what to do.
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il be running a 215 dude too!

do it! will look awesome! if the cars decked etc it will finish it off nicely!
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pokey pokey

try running a 205 on a 9.5 lol.
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but for me at least this just looks like you've fitted the wrong tyres. It also looks kinda dangerous. Reminds me of teenagers' jeans with the crutch down to the knees and 3" of designer skivvies.....the penguin look
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LoL!

Never seen anybody actaully wearing jeans like.

Love the analogy :P

OP: Its your car, whatever you think looks best
I guess it is still legal? OR would the MOT boys have something to say about it?
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ah sorry i fudged up! i will be running 235 on 9.5 lol! so not much of a stretch! but a stretch non the less!
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If i was you i would just run a small amount of stretch.
If you go with really stretched tyres I think you need the whole package to pull the stanced look off and you would need big spacers and a big drop to do that.
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well he now has the big drop lol!
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I wonder what your insurance company will say if you pang it, they could refuse to pay out
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Sorry i just don't get it guys. Surely there's more chances of blowouts and worse handling characteristics, all just for a look?

Too many negatives for me but if your hearts set on it then its all good.

OP: Its illegal in Germany. For a reason!
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Sorry i just don't get it guys. Surely there's more chances of blowouts and worse handling characteristics, all just for a look?

Too many negatives for me but if your hearts set on it then its all good.

OP: Its illegal in Germany. For a reason!
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There are standards for rim and tyre combinations. ETRTO (European Tyre and Rim Technical Organisation) spell out the measuring rim for a given tyre size and the acceptable tyre to rim variations. So there is an optimum tyre to rim combination and an allowable tolerance. Many combinations are outside the safe working range and viewed as dangerous by the tyre and safety industries.

Plus I imagine we buy a BMW to try and get optimum handling/ride balance and then we see tyres well outside their safe working parameters.

British Tyre Manufacturers’ Association reminds us:

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Note: A change to the original vehicle specification could invalidate your motor insurance. Consult with your motor insurer prior to any vehicle modification.

Applicable legislation includes Construction & Use Regulation 63 re bodywork and spray suppression and the Road Traffic Act section 40 (vehicle in dangerous condition).
I just have to ask.... why?

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