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Old 05-21-2009, 07:11 AM   #1
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stretch tires

Ok so im gona order some linea corse lemans for my 330ci. Im gona order them with the e90 offset. Ron@modbargains said to run stretched tires. Ok so that being said. what does "stretched tires" mean? What tire sizes would i use? The would be 19 inch wheels. I did a search and found nothing. thanks for any help
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Old 05-21-2009, 07:12 AM   #2
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Old 05-21-2009, 08:45 AM   #3
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means to like break them in
What? Stretching is when you put a narrower tire on a wider wheel for added sidewall clearance to reduce rubbing and add poke.




OP why are you planning on using E90 fitment 10" 22mm rears? I would NOT do that you will not be able to fit them even with a stretched tire. You should SERIOUSLY consider sticking with the E46 8.5 35mm and 9.5 45mm fitment instead. If you're looking for aggressive fitment stick with the E46 fitment and add 5mm spacers.
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the reason i would be ordering them for the e90 is cause the e46 is on backorder for 2.5 months. Ron said that i can run those with a stretched tire
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the reason i would be ordering them for the e90 is cause the e46 is on backorder for 2.5 months. Ron said that i can run those with a stretched tire
No you can't. A 10" 22mm rear will be VERY problematic. Trust me.
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I hate backorder I wouldnt mind waiting except i need new tires somewhat soon and figured while im buyig tires might as well get new wheels.
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I hate backorder I wouldnt mind waiting except i need new tires somewhat soon and figured while im buyig tires might as well get new wheels.
I would wait, seriously.
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No you can't. A 10" 22mm rear will be VERY problematic. Trust me.

Hey Chris,

I wouldn't suggest it if it didn't work. Its not a ET22(You are correct ET22 no way it will work) - its an Front 19x8.5 ET30 and 19x10 ET37. E90's should not run an ET22 - its far to agressive.



Here are pics on Kamil's car in that same setup with a stretched tire - that means the tire is running a little bit smaller and stretching over the barrel of the wheel.



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I stand corrected. For some reason I was thinking E90 M offsets.
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I stand corrected. For some reason I was thinking E90 M offsets.
HA lol jk I appreciate all help. offsets confuse the hell out of me.
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so what tire size would i use
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so what tire size would i use
For the front you could go with a 235/35/19 and the rear a 245/35/19. The front won't have as much stretch as the rear, so to maybe even out the look you might even want to go down to a 225/35/19 in the front so that it has a slight stretch on the front as well.
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does stretching have any any downsides? perf,wear,ect
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Would i have any problems having someone mount these? discount tire, local tire shop ect? or should i just have package deal from mod bargains?
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contact patch will not be as large - less traction than a squared tire

stiffer sidewall - less forgiving

less sidewall - less protection to the wheels - more likely to curb / crack them

a 245/35/19 is not much of a stretch on 9.5", most tire shops should be able to do it
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Would i have any problems having someone mount these? discount tire, local tire shop ect? or should i just have package deal from mod bargains?
Order your tires from TireRack and have them drop shipped to the tire store. Then have them mounted and balanced on site.
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I think i may just wait or go with another tire. I dont want to comprimise the performance by stretching the tire.
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I think i may just wait or go with another tire. I dont want to comprimise the performance by stretching the tire.
I'd say that's a smart choice.
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OP: You can run non-m e90 offset wheels, but the tires have to be stretched and rear fenders rolled or shaved. I run 255/30R19 in the rear with rolled and slightly pulled fenders and don't rub(dropped). I think that if you get 245/35R19 with rolled rear fenders you should be ok.

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