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Old 07-19-2010, 01:06 PM   #1
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Stretched tires on rims...question

What are the performance advantages of stretching skinny tires on wide rims?

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Old 07-19-2010, 01:30 PM   #2
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none other then fitting rims that might not normally fit
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:39 PM   #3
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it actually hinders performance big time.
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:46 PM   #4
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For drifting, less sidewall flex and rollover which means a more predictable slide (usually when running shitty tires)
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Old 07-19-2010, 04:13 PM   #5
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it actually hinders performance big time.
Big time eh? Can you give a reason?
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Old 07-19-2010, 04:46 PM   #6
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Well first of all running a narrow tire doesn't help with putting the power down to the ground. You are also putting a lot of stress on the other suspension components due to the extremely low profile and pressure of the tire. Also, if you have high performance suspension, the car will jump over bumps on the road or track (again due to the inflation pressure). I'm sure there are more reasons. The only way I see them as being advantageous is in drifting as Chris mentioned earlier. I'm not hating on the look because I do think it looks killer with the right combination.


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Old 07-19-2010, 04:51 PM   #7
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^i think you'd also be more likely to bend a rim
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Old 07-19-2010, 04:58 PM   #8
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^^^ ditto
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Old 07-19-2010, 05:16 PM   #9
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Depends on how much stretch you're talking about. I've seen that OEM sizes on M3's they come with slight stretch.

That said too much stretch is gay.
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Old 07-19-2010, 06:22 PM   #10
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Well first of all running a narrow tire doesn't help with putting the power down to the ground. You are also putting a lot of stress on the other suspension components due to the extremely low profile and pressure of the tire. Also, if you have high performance suspension, the car will jump over bumps on the road or track (again due to the inflation pressure). I'm sure there are more reasons. The only way I see them as being advantageous is in drifting as Chris mentioned earlier. I'm not hating on the look because I do think it looks killer with the right combination.
Most of what you said there does not only apply to stretched tires.

Anyone running a low profile will have those symptoms, and stretching does not mean you are running a low profile. For instance, my old wheels in my sig were running a 50 profile, which is not low at all.

Also inflation pressure only needs to be 35-40 psi. Alot of cars, especially newer ones run 35 psi stock. So its not that much more, if at all more.

Any low stiff suspension will perform well under the right conditions, it does not have anything to do with tire stretching, but as mentioned above it does have to do with tire profile.

Your right about running a skinny tire, but in all cases even though the tire is too skinny for the rim width, its still often wider then stock, therefore better for performance or atleast equal to what the car is stock.

As chris said its great for stiffening up the sidewall which is great for drifting, but can also be useful for road course, although not as much, generally a stiffer sidewall is good for racing to eliminate slop. I found my e30 with a 195/50 stretched on a 15x9 alot better handling then the stock 195/65r14's.

Stretching is great for street and drift, not that its bad for track, but your better off running a different set of wheels dedicated to track regardless of stretch or not. Running an R compound on the street costs a fair bit of money if you daily a car.
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Old 07-19-2010, 06:45 PM   #11
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it actually hinders performance big time.
here we go..... where do you people hear this shit?

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Old 07-19-2010, 07:01 PM   #12
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here we go..... where do you people hear this shit?

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People get so mislead by people who don't know what they are talking about.

Just like the people who think stretched tires are unsafe

The reason people always think that is because of the sidewalls blowing out DUE TO LOW TIRE PRESSURE This happens because when you have a low profile tire, stretched or not it is very hard to tell when a tire is low on air. ANY tire that is low on air can cause a sidewall blow out.
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Old 07-20-2010, 01:27 AM   #13
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Stretch tires What?

They "DO WORK" on the track too
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Old 07-20-2010, 02:55 AM   #14
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like stickers, the more stretch, the more horsepower.
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Old 07-20-2010, 07:55 AM   #15
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like stickers, the more stretch, the more horsepower.
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