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Old 02-19-2007, 05:46 PM   #1
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Tire N00B question

ive searched for the last hour and havent really found the answer im looking for.

what size tires would i run with 19x8.5 (front) and 19x9.5(rear)?

whats the common tire range?

what tire size would i be able to do stretched tires with?

any concerns with running stretched tires?

any info is appreciated.
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Old 02-19-2007, 06:50 PM   #2
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for your 3xx i?
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Old 02-19-2007, 07:16 PM   #3
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naw i crashed the car in my sig..

prolly goin on a 330 or 325ci.

does it matter? i thought it was just M and non m.. no?
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Old 02-19-2007, 07:30 PM   #4
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wheel offsets are m and non m. tires either fit or they will end up rubbing.

you should be able to get away with 235/35/19 F and 245/35/19 R with no issues
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and those sizes will have my tires stretched?

thanks for the info too man
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Old 02-19-2007, 08:38 PM   #6
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Sorry to jack, but what is the purpose of stretching tires?
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Old 02-19-2007, 09:55 PM   #7
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Old 02-19-2007, 10:01 PM   #8
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I'm on 235/35/19 (8.5) and 265/30/19 (9.5) with no rubbing...
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Old 02-19-2007, 10:08 PM   #9
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are u lowered? im gonna be slammed.

what suspension are u on?

ay ur local too.. lol i had to work the valencia costco 2 weeks ago

in your sig your fronts look stretched.. what about the rears? are they?
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if your gonna be slammed then id go with a 235/35/19 F and 245 or 255/35/19in the rear. im not sure about the sizes of stretched tires due to my lack of experience. hope this helps
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for sure bro.. thanks.

us jeremys got to stick together. haha
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Old 02-20-2007, 10:46 PM   #12
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anyone else with experience with stretched tires?
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anyone else with experience with stretched tires?
why not just put the right size on? The closest thing I have been to a stretched wheel were my 18x10 bbs ch on a 255/35r18 ps2. The 255 didn't even touch the end of the wheel (due to the way the rim protector was built for the p255 width ps2). I immediately took off them and put 255/35r18 bfgoodrich kdw nt on and atleast the rim protector went past the wheel edge. I am ordering another set of 18x10 rears and I am going with 265 width rears, because the stretching look is both nasty... and it is not good for performance. Since the sidewall is stretched, it has no flex if you are driving aggressively. The more flex in your tire when you corner, the easier it will grip on entry and exit. The less flex, and the worse grip you will have because less rubber will contact the road.
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Old 02-21-2007, 02:50 AM   #14
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i think 235F and 255R wouldnt be too bad right?

stretched might not be a good idea the way i drive. haha
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