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Selecting a good tyre to stretch

What size, make, design, pressure? Who can stretch tyres? Tuck, rake, poke. Coilovers, roll (sway) bars, strut braces (tie bars), air-ride, hydraulics, camber plates/spherical bearings?

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Selecting a good tyre to stretch

Postby Timmermans » 07 Mar 2007 04:58

In a nutshell, I love Toyo T1-R but can't come up with that kind of cash this time around.
So I looked around and found people were having good results with Falken 512's. But then others told me horror stories about them.
A buddy even told me to look into Federal and Fuzion ZRis, people were finding that those stretch really well.

So there it is. Current setup is 215/45/17 T1-R all around on 8s and 9.5s.
Looking for a similar stretch, and am entertaining the idea of going to 40series.

What would you do?
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Postby Jake » 07 Mar 2007 13:31

I've had good luck with Sumitomo. Mount up real easy and look good. 8)
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Postby LedJetta » 07 Mar 2007 14:54

is this for a mk4?
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Postby 4low » 07 Mar 2007 16:18

Need to know what these are going on,i would say Falken 512's they are a great tyre,myself and the crew use them all the time,never had a problen and strech real well.
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Postby Timmermans » 07 Mar 2007 16:53

Yes sorry mk4
Do the 512s stretch about the same as T1-Rs?
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Postby vfunk » 07 Mar 2007 17:00

The falkens are great -

215-35-18 on a 9" rim -
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Postby 4low » 07 Mar 2007 23:06

Yes they strech the same,if i were you,i would use falken 512. 205 40 17 front and 215 40 17 rear PERFECT. :wink:
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Postby LedJetta » 08 Mar 2007 21:19

depending on how low you will be, id do 205/40 and 215/40 (or 225/40) or the same widths in a 45 series.

you can get all those sizes in the ziex 512.
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Postby Timmermans » 09 Mar 2007 22:16

haha holy crap, 215/40 in the rear would be intense

but I trust, I trust 8)
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Postby CustomCooled » 12 Apr 2007 04:19

Jon, You saw my wheels and tires. I have Ziex 512s 215/45 all around. But you can go lower with your coils so do the 40 sidewall. :lol:
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Postby FLATBLACKMK2 » 13 Apr 2007 21:27

CustomCooled wrote:Jon, You saw my wheels and tires. I have Ziex 512s 215/45 all around. But you can go lower with your coils so do the 40 sidewall. :lol:

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Postby crookesey » 11 May 2007 17:07

im just about to sort some tyres out for mine . ive got a set of schmidt 3pc modern line 9x16 rear and 8.5x16 fronts goin on a corrado. im needin a stretch but not over stretch as its a daily driver . any ideas? i was thinkin 205/40/16 on the rear and 195/40/16 up front. any help is great.
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Postby Polo Classic » 19 May 2007 10:29

I would say 205/40-16 on a 9-16 rim is over-stretched. I'd use 205/40 front and 215/40-16 rear
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Postby 2mmelit1 » 13 Jan 2008 16:47

mmm, federal stretch real good, but they suck at everything els, i stretch my formozas 165/45r15 onto my 15x8 revos, no problem!!
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Postby VicToR7 » 13 Jan 2008 23:04

i would only ever use p zero nero or dunlops sp9000!

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