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djcontra
05-11-2002, 11:47 AM
I read about something called Tire Stretching on oversized rims. What exactly is being done, and why?

thanks

'88 325e
05-11-2002, 12:01 PM
I have noticed alot of cars in Europe have really wide wheels and narrow tires so the sidewall curves around the fenders. So i'm curious is this it?

djcontra
05-11-2002, 01:27 PM
yeah that's it!
is it so the tire doesn't rub?

i wish i could get wheels like that
i love that look

PrinceE30
05-29-2002, 03:08 PM
Peronally I've never been a huge fan of that look. It makes the wheel stick out too much. When you have the flush look with nice wheels and low profile tires, that's the tight look. Nothing against the Euro, but I don't dig on too much...:P

-Prince

Gamite
05-30-2002, 01:21 AM
Originally posted by PrinceE30
Peronally I've never been a huge fan of that look. It makes the wheel stick out too much. When you have the flush look with nice wheels and low profile tires, that's the tight look. Nothing against the Euro, but I don't dig on too much...:P

-Prince


I feel the same was as Prince does on this one, it just looks like you bought a rim too big for your tire IMO. But the choice is always up to the owner of the driver.

Harry
05-30-2002, 01:55 AM
Its easier to bend a rim that way too