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      07-06-2012, 12:05 AM   #1
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Why stretched tires???

I saw a 370Z today with wheels that had stretched tires on it. I wondered why the outer lip of the rim stuck out so much and then saw the tires were "stretched". Why would people do this? I figure its for lowering the car more without rubbing? Doesn't it affect the ability of the tire to perform the way it was designed to? Plus, rim sticking out so far=easy curb damage...

I am just trying to find out why so many people are doing this... Anyone?
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      07-06-2012, 12:08 AM   #2
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makes dem bitches holla!

(no performance gains, reduces contact patch, weakens tire bead seating, exposes wheel to damage, dumb)
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      07-06-2012, 12:15 AM   #3
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      07-06-2012, 12:16 AM   #4
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Don't forget guys, BMW does it on ZCP set ups. A 265 on a 10" wheel............Phil
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      07-06-2012, 12:22 AM   #5
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Op,
You mean like this:




This is one fine example of FORM OVER FUNCTION. Take the car pictured above to a track. We'll see how beat up the undercarriage would be and I'll not even talk about how the tires and rims will look like after a track day.

Look at my sig. I hate car enthusiasts who do these type of stuff.

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      07-06-2012, 12:23 AM   #6
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I lived in the Dallas area '89-'91. Saw many lowered rides with wheels that were much wider than the tires and usually stuck out past the fenders. I moved to SoCal and never saw this fad again. It just looked bad; I never got it.
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      07-06-2012, 12:24 AM   #7
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You pretty much destroy every handling aspect of your car and it doesn't even look good lol.
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I saw one of those 350/370s the other day in town and looks horrible. Kids and fads.
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      07-06-2012, 04:04 AM   #9
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That Z above just looks FUGLY...
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      07-06-2012, 04:12 AM   #10
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I think it looks good if you can pull it off,plus its not even your car so why care what other people do to their car.
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I saw guys in Japan doing this in the late 90's when I lived over there, but kids are getting ridiculous with it now. The 370 looks plum retarded in this post.
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      07-06-2012, 07:53 AM   #12
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Hella flush yo'.

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      07-06-2012, 08:36 AM   #13
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That's about as stupid an idea as I've seen on any car.
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The main idea of it came from guys that use there cars for drifting (JDM side of things.) Its about fitting bigger wheels, less rubbing, saving $$ on tires, and stance....Not everyone is a race car driver and really cares about handling corners at a millions miles an hour. Just because you can't relate of understand something doesn't make it stupid. Furthermore its all about looks and its probably safer because guys with stance tend to drive slower.

Im actually really surprised you guys are hating on stance when old school bimmer guys are all about that. And it looks so good.
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All the riff raff are doing it.
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its like sagging your pants. achieves the look you want, but harder to walk in them
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I must add that the 370 is extreme stretch and I'm not a fan of that type of fit I'm more into fitment like this:


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All the riff raff are doing it.
haha...we are back to the riff raff? this stretching nonsense is riff raff indeed!
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So minus the 370z whats wrong with the two pics i posted ?
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      07-06-2012, 11:38 AM   #22
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A little bit of stretch is fine. Reduces sidewall roll over and increases handling response a bit. As mentioned above, BMW and other manufacturers have a bit of stretch in some wheel/tire fitments.

But the "stance" guys are nuts with the stretching. Doesn't serve any function at all besides appearance.
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