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OMG YES, HAWT!!!! 1 9.09%
On show cars, sure. 1 9.09%
Nope, I don't get it either. 9 81.82%
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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-21-2013, 04:08 PM Thread Starter
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I've gotta ask about this stretched tire look

Am I the only person who doesn't just fall in love with a car that has it's tires stretched? I know the stance look is in fashion, but coming from a racing background I just cringe when I think about how fast a tire will debead if you take a stretched tire and hit a bit of curbing or run off course. Me, I always kept the tire shoulders squared up with the edge of the wheel.

Opinions? Am I just getting old, or do I just not get it?

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For me there's a limit, my rear tire on my Rays was close to my limit of liking how it looks, but it absolutely takes a slammed car to pull it off, otherwise it looks weird.

Really it's meant for getting a super wide wheel to fit, but the tire would hit the fender so you got smaller tires.

For some people that's not the case it seems, some people stretch the hell out of some tires (usually the late 80s, early 90s Toyota and Honda guys), and it just straight up looks hideous.

Overall I don't hate it... but if it goes beyond my limit, I certainly hate it.

This is about what my tire on the rays looked like:


I don't hate that.

This is to much.


(I hate when you can see the bead wall and it's like vertical)

This... is what the idiot locals with old crappy Toyotas and Hondas are doing.
They put on some like 12" wide wheel, and then stretch the crud out of some sub 200 width tire... not to mention it pokes out worse than mexiflush.
I don't get this.


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^ AFAIK those 3 pictures look retarded and the guys driving those cars deserve to have the tires debead and ruin the rims.

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^ AFAIK those 3 pictures look retarded and the guys driving those cars deserve to have the tires debead and ruin the rims.

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And there you have it, those that very much hate stretch, and one that likes it to an extent in specific situations lol
(FYI on that first picture I'm not talking about how it's up against the fender, although I very much would assume that is on bags, I'm ONLY referring to the stretch).

I put my car in all wheel slides and beat the hell out of mine, I NEVER had an issue with my stretch.

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all depends on how much stretch
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post #7 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-22-2013, 07:31 AM Thread Starter
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^ AFAIK those 3 pictures look retarded and the guys driving those cars deserve to have the tires debead and ruin the rims.

my 0.02
Methinks someone missed their meds???

Personally, car modifying is all about personality. Stretching tires and slamming a car isn't my thing. Show me a car like Nuse's that's got all the hardware to get on the track, and I'll give it a nod of approval. If show is your thing, have a party, it's just not for me.

All that being said, slammed to the ground and sitting on mega-stretched tires while driving to work in the morning just looks goofy to me.

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I think it cheapens the look of the car. Like you spent all your money on some nice wheels and couldn't afford the correct (full) sized tire.

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This was mine:



Mathematically it was "stretched" but definitely not as extreme as some guys do it nowadays. For "stancing" the car, after a while you get diminishing returns anyways so I'm quite happy to see that people are starting to back off from the extreme end, and focus more on a safe (performance-oriented even! A mild stretch is good for lateral grip) tire-on-wheel fitment, followed by a safe tire-to-body fitment.

As far as slamming the car to the ground goes, I freaking love it, but people rarely do it right. You need drop spindles front and rear if you're really going to sit that low, and most likely driveshaft mods, frame notching, etc. I see some VW builds that cover these details, and some S-chassis cars, but everyone else? Posers.


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I think it cheapens the look of the car. Like you spent all your money on some nice wheels and couldn't afford the correct (full) sized tire.
I agree...not for me. Looks like lipstick on a gorilla!

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