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Thread: Sooo - I want to run some stretch on a 7 inch wheel...

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    Default Sooo - I want to run some stretch on a 7 inch wheel...

    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!
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    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.

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    195 wont stretch on a 7, need 165's
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    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..?
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    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)

    observe

    http://www.tyrestretch.com/8_205_40_..._R17_2.jpg.php

    and on a 7

    http://www.tyrestretch.com/7_195_45_...Falken.jpg.php
    Last edited by blacker; 10-21-2011 at 04:36 PM.
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    nankang make a 185/35 and 165/40 in the NS2

    dom
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    will check out some nankangs - cheers dom
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    Decided to go bigger lips, 7's suck!
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