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They will be 215/35 R18, Stretched on to the alloy. Very popular mod done in Europe and by the Westside Cartel (UK).
 

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imo that doesnt look right, the wheel isnt sitting in the middle of the arch and makes it look odd.

Thats becuase the car has air-suspension and has been lowered for show. It wouldn't be like that for day-2-day driving
 

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Quote: posted by cage on 24/08/2004 19:19:39

They will be 215/35 R18, Stretched on to the alloy. Very popular mod done in Europe and by the Westside Cartel (UK).

Please will someone explain what is meant by "Stretched on to the alloy".

That implies to me that wheel / tyre combination is not totally compatible.

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Paul
 

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Quote: posted by SEPaul on 24/08/2004 23:11:30

Quote: posted by cage on 24/08/2004 19:19:39

They will be 215/35 R18, Stretched on to the alloy. Very popular mod done in Europe and by the Westside Cartel (UK).

Please will someone explain what is meant by "Stretched on to the alloy".

That implies to me that wheel / tyre combination is not totally compatible.

Ta

Paul

Yeah paul, it just means the the tyre is not wide enough for the rim, making the rim look wider than it is.

The wheel ends up sticking out more - or so it looks that way.

Personally I think it looks pants, but hey it's all about being different!

maybe i'm getting old!!
 

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Quote: posted by Gti Fly on 25/08/2004 00:30:47

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Personally I think it looks pants, but hey it's all about being different!

maybe i'm getting old!!

Yes - pants

Me too then![;)]
 

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No way! stretch tyres look the nuts! its for people that like proper Euro look!

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Stretched tyres are rubbish for cornering as there is no grip on the sidewall, and the tyre is heavily rolled before you even load it up.
 
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