View Full Version : Sooo - I want to run some stretch on a 7 inch wheel...
10-21-2011, 01:02 AM
Ok so I have a staggered set of 17 inch volks that I want to run stretched tyres on. My back wheels are 8 front are 7, now usually I'd run 8's alround and my go to tyre would be a falken 205 45 17, but I'm kinda struggling to find a tyre to suit the 7's - really need a 195 45 17 but dont seem to exist here. Anyone know a tyre place that stocks this size?
Option B is I get wider lips I guess!
10-21-2011, 01:20 AM
Going down to a 40 profile will help with gaining stretch. 205/40R17 on my 17x8 still is hardly stretched so I think you're honestly just going to need wider rims.
195 wont stretch on a 7, need 165's
10-21-2011, 04:12 AM
i had 195/45/17s for sale some time back. yokohama make them. s drives from memory.
they dont stretch at all on a 7, gives a straight side wall and thats it.
wouldnt you want something smaller profile on a mk3 anyway..?
10-21-2011, 04:29 PM
sorry that should read 40 (not 45), 205 40 17, but only in falken, for some reason they seem to stretch better (i know it doesn't make sense)
and on a 7
10-21-2011, 05:54 PM
nankang make a 185/35 and 165/40 in the NS2
10-25-2011, 06:00 AM
will check out some nankangs - cheers dom
10-28-2011, 04:38 PM
Decided to go bigger lips, 7's suck!
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