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Morbid
01-12-2010, 02:54 AM
Can any brand/model tires be stretched? If not, I think it would be helpful to have a thread with all the tires that stretch well, and ones to stay away from.

Is it a bad idea to stretch used tires? Not trash ones, I mean used but nearly new tires..

Tropicana
01-12-2010, 08:30 AM
alot of vw people have awesome luck with falken 512's

Hotrun_bb
01-12-2010, 11:58 AM
alot of vw people have awesome luck with falken 512's

co-sign. Love the stretch on 512's

Royal_T
01-12-2010, 08:17 PM
I love my Falken 452s but they have a bad rap. I have not had nothing but good things from them

aar0n.
01-12-2010, 08:27 PM
Just some off the top of my head

Falken 512
Falken 452
Dunlop DZ 101
Dunlop SP9000
Toyo T1R
Toyo Proxes 4

Hartgeh27
01-12-2010, 08:58 PM
I love dunlop sp9000

riffman12
01-12-2010, 11:15 PM
a lot of bmw guys run fuzion ZRi

good stretch, run narrow, good treadlife, decent grip

i don't think they're made anymore, but tirerack stocked them last time I checked

Bimmersmith
01-12-2010, 11:44 PM
Anyone have any experience with Sumitomos?

Vis250p
01-13-2010, 12:09 AM
NEXEN NEXEN and HankookAAAAA!!!!

Zic
01-13-2010, 02:15 AM
I ran sumitomos, tho not stretching. I think they are horrable tyres.
I swiched to stretched Toyo Proxes T1R, i swear they are WAY more grippy and less noisey. I luv them.

FreshLikeSushi
01-13-2010, 03:13 AM
federal
nankang
nexxen
hankook

RLB
01-13-2010, 09:42 AM
I'm running 215 series Falken 512's on a 9 inch wheel. No complaints here.

Jedidiah
01-13-2010, 09:54 AM
nitto NT555 ... love these things and they are great for stretch.

Jay Z.
01-13-2010, 10:00 AM
Like mentioned above I have ran Proxes 4 and FK452's both stretched nicely.

Han
01-13-2010, 10:25 AM
I like the way Falken 912's look when stretched.

status:one
01-13-2010, 02:47 PM
I like Dunlop Direzza! Perfect stretch.

geoffafa
01-27-2010, 02:34 PM
Like mentioned above I have ran Proxes 4 and FK452's both stretched nicely.

i bubbled the inside sidewall on each of those haha

Jay Z.
01-27-2010, 03:04 PM
i bubbled the inside sidewall on each of those haha

Never said they were good, just they stretched. And the same thing happened to me.

Dubmd
01-27-2010, 05:10 PM
idk it depends
cuz i have 215/40 zri's and the look like shit!
but the same size yokohama sdrive's looks great on the same wheel.

tivs31
01-28-2010, 06:54 PM
toyo's have a great old school rep for stretching, I've also stretched pirelli's and really like they way they look... On my daily i've dont kuhmo's but they sound like crap and ride just as badly

HOLES
01-30-2010, 10:00 PM
who has good treadlife!?

VokeyKid
01-30-2010, 10:04 PM
I am running falken 512s 215/45/17 on a 10" wheel. It stretches better than any tire I have ever seen.

t0rres16
02-01-2010, 06:56 AM
Nexen tires stretch pretty good

illFA
02-01-2010, 02:16 PM
anyone have experience with nankang as-1's ? they have the sizes i need on Discount tire and there going to be stretched/

.Mad Hatter.
02-01-2010, 02:27 PM
Nexen tires stretch pretty good

good, i just bought some, lol.

Presns3
02-02-2010, 12:26 AM
my hankooks are holding pretty well

RedE46Bimmer
02-02-2010, 04:32 PM
a lot of bmw guys run fuzion ZRi

good stretch, run narrow, good treadlife, decent grip

i diagree. I had a set of ZRi's. 250/40 on and 8.5. Looks good but was a pain in the ass to get stretched. i tried to get a 215/40 on a 9.5 and the shop could not for the life of them stretch it.

That's just my experience. But then I see that Sean has a 215/40 on a 10?? I think? So IDK. All I know is that the ZRi's have an extremely tough sidewall.

i have a set of 512s in my room i'm waitin to mount. So we'll see how they do. I have heard they wear out pretty fast, while the 912s last forever but I have heard that they dont look good stretched, but that's just from me roaming around forums haha

M.Burroughs
02-02-2010, 05:52 PM
Nitto NT555s.

Fuzion ZRis.

Pick your budget.

M.Burroughs
02-02-2010, 05:53 PM
i diagree. I had a set of ZRi's. 250/40 on and 8.5. Looks good but was a pain in the ass to get stretched. i tried to get a 215/40 on a 9.5 and the shop could not for the life of them stretch it.

That's just my experience. But then I see that Sean has a 215/40 on a 10?? I think? So IDK. All I know is that the ZRi's have an extremely tough sidewall.


ZRis do have a stiff sidewall, but I've never had any issues with people mounting them.

WolFF
02-02-2010, 08:10 PM
anyone got a pic of falken 912's stretched,, ? say a 205 45 on a 9inch 17 ???

.Mad Hatter.
02-03-2010, 10:39 AM
this is a 512, but i think its roughly the same idea...stretch wise

http://www.tyrestretch.com/zp-core/i.php?a=9_205_45_R17&i=9_205_45_R17_Falken.jpg&s=595&cw=&ch=&q=85

Harry
02-03-2010, 10:12 PM
A buddy of mine has 205/45/17 912's on his 9" wheel and it doesn't stretch as nice as that 512.

BMW-UDM
02-04-2010, 07:30 AM
Anybody have experience with Michelin Pilot Sports? Thinking of running 225/40/18 on a 18x9.5 and 255/35/18 on a 18x10.5

Morbid
02-05-2010, 10:00 PM
Where's the best place to get falken tires online since tirerack doesn't carry them?

riboflavin
02-06-2010, 12:34 PM
all falken's stretch pretty good but old models like 512, st115, 451, etc run a size small and new ones like 912, 452 run a size large.

Federal ss595's stretch really well too. I'm running them and I've seen alot of ppl in local running them as well.

nght&day
02-06-2010, 01:10 PM
I vote for the Nitto 555's since they are great tires, as far as stretching.. i will soon find out how well it goes :D

riboflavin
02-06-2010, 02:56 PM
Where's the best place to get falken tires online since tirerack doesn't carry them?

www.discounttiredirect.com

www.tires-easy.com (carries almost every brand even cheap chinese tires LOL)

nght&day
02-06-2010, 03:14 PM
onlinetires.com have falken, and a bunch of other brands. there also pretty cheap..

myrmidon
02-07-2010, 08:51 AM
Falken 912's stretch like a beast. That rim guard pokes it's face out and laughs in the face of physics. They also have an extremely low 'ratio' or whatever, as in, to sit flush on an 8" wheel most tires need a 215, but a 215 on an 8" with a falken is a baby stretch.

CSBolger
02-07-2010, 07:39 PM
Nexen N3000s don't. :(

Presns3
07-14-2010, 02:56 PM
bumping this cuz its a good thread...
what do you guys suggest out of these:
http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/searchTiresBySize.do?r=LAVINT|pc|91377&ar=35&rd=19&cs=215
I've had a ton of 452s bubble on me, so i kinda wanna stay away
I've had pretty good luck with the generals so far, but i dont like the brand image, and the tread looks ugly.
The dunlops have bad ratings..

and everything else is too expensive. lol

anyways, i highly suggest you guys buy your tires from discount tire and get the ~$20 warranty certificate
if your tires fail in any way, bubble, flat, etc, they replace them for free no questions asked....

i think i may just get the 452s again along with the certificates

aar0n.
07-14-2010, 03:19 PM
Falken 912's stretch like a beast. That rim guard pokes it's face out and laughs in the face of physics. They also have an extremely low 'ratio' or whatever, as in, to sit flush on an 8" wheel most tires need a 215, but a 215 on an 8" with a falken is a baby stretch.
912s stretch like shit compared to 512s. Hardly "like a beast"



bumping this cuz its a good thread...
what do you guys suggest out of these:
http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/searchTiresBySize.do?r=LAVINT|pc|91377&ar=35&rd=19&cs=215
I've had a ton of 452s bubble on me, so i kinda wanna stay away
I've had pretty good luck with the generals so far, but i dont like the brand image, and the tread looks ugly.
The dunlops have bad ratings..

and everything else is too expensive. lol

anyways, i highly suggest you guys buy your tires from discount tire and get the ~$20 warranty certificate
if your tires fail in any way, bubble, flat, etc, they replace them for free no questions asked....

i think i may just get the 452s again along with the certificates
Dunlop DZ101s stretch really well but I've heard of bubbling issues for them too. The certificates are definitely a must, well worth the money

IS5
07-15-2010, 12:29 PM
Some of you said you had bubbling from Toyo proxes 4's? I am about to mount some 225/40/18 on a 10 and 205/40/18 on a 9 so hopefully this wont happen to me. Anyone had better experience with the proxes 4's?

aar0n.
07-15-2010, 12:57 PM
Never heard of bubbling with Proxes 4s

Exorcist
08-15-2010, 01:30 PM
Bumping an old thread... Anyone with experience with Hankook S1 evo?
I'm looking for a tyre that is narrow for it's size since I need all the clearance possible.
I've heard that Falken 452 and Toyo T1-R are both like this but I'm not comfortable using either although I've used both on other wheels.

I'm basically looking Hankook S1 evo since felgen-garage uses them and someone in the net has said they are one of the narrowest of the bunch.

Exorcist
09-11-2010, 08:44 PM
Anyone with experience with Hankook S1 evo?
I'm looking for a tyre that is narrow for it's size since I need all the clearance possible.
I've heard that Falken 452 and Toyo T1-R are both like this but I'm not comfortable using either although I've used both on other wheels.
Well I guess I'll answer to my own question. Hankook S1 evo works very well with stretching, seems to be one of the narrowest tires and still very high quality product.

cheez80
09-11-2010, 09:50 PM
Well I guess I'll answer to my own question. Hankook S1 evo works very well with stretching, seems to be one of the narrowest tires and still very high quality product.

thanks -- adding that to my list. i'm poor, so i rock nankang ns-2's

oloniccolo
09-14-2010, 08:16 AM
hankook ventus v4 are pretty nice.

MrFukengruven
09-14-2010, 07:34 PM
I love my Falken 452s but they have a bad rap. I have not had nothing but good things from them

+1 for FK-452's :D they take the everyday beating. Running 215/45/17 on 8.5 in front while having a 235/40/17 on a 9.5" in the back... not crazy aggressive, but I also have had nothing but good things from them

fatboy.yoshi
09-14-2010, 07:51 PM
nitto nt555's 225/35 on 19x10...great

kumho ecsta spt's worked nice for me as well....

general exclaim uhp's

achilles atr's are nice - cheap stretch good and have good treadwear

Sleepy Wagon.
09-14-2010, 10:29 PM
What are the quitest tires that stretch nice? My cheap ass tires are loud as FUCK! Stupid sunny tires!

610EURO
09-14-2010, 10:38 PM
Dunlop Direzza DZ101's.

they are super cheap, have good traction , stretch nice and dont have horrible or fast wear.

had my black e30 on 16x8 w/ 195/50's for over a year and they showed very little wear, and almost no camber wear even with my front and rear camber maxed out. i run them on my daily bronzit which is on 16x9 w/ 205/40's and the tires areholding up perfect.

Checho
09-15-2010, 10:34 AM
ZRI's ftw

540iboy
09-18-2010, 02:33 PM
hankook ventus v4 are pretty nice.

good, just got these lol

anyone ever use accellera? they're stupid cheap, like around 60$ for 215/40/18's..

Jamxx
09-21-2010, 11:36 AM
Toyo T1R FTW

wagener
09-22-2010, 12:29 AM
Toyo T1R FTW
+1 very happy with my T1Rs

Lukasss
09-22-2010, 06:08 PM
Anyone had exp with Nexen n5000s? Not 3000s.
I have some 205-40s I wanna put on a 17x9

BMW-UDM
09-22-2010, 10:13 PM
S.drives anyone? Wanna run 195/40/16 on a 8 and 215/40 on 10"

Do S.Drives stretch well?

CleanA4
09-27-2010, 12:10 AM
What about falken St115 215/35/19 on a 19x9??????

oloniccolo
10-11-2010, 08:06 AM
this needs to be stickied.

poker!!
10-14-2010, 09:39 PM
proxes4 and t1r are my faves. i also liked my falken rt-615. nangkangs ns-ii blow-on every time.

jettaaddiction
11-21-2010, 12:57 AM
anyone have experience with Nankang NS-2, of Federal SS- 595??

any help is greatly appreciated :D

twastheglow
11-21-2010, 11:40 AM
nitto nt555's 225/35 on 19x10...great

kumho ecsta spt's worked nice for me as well....

general exclaim uhp's

achilles atr's are nice - cheap stretch good and have good treadwear

I was looking at the General Exclaims...215/40 on a 9.5" and 205/40 on an 8". Thoughts?

jettaaddiction
11-21-2010, 07:14 PM
proxes4 and t1r are my faves. i also liked my falken rt-615. nangkangs ns-ii blow-on every time.
What do u mean they blow on everytime? Is that good or bad?

AlexBMWSex
11-22-2010, 09:18 PM
bumping this cuz its a good thread...
what do you guys suggest out of these:
http://www.discounttire.com/dtcs/searchTiresBySize.do?r=LAVINT|pc|91377&ar=35&rd=19&cs=215
I've had a ton of 452s bubble on me, so i kinda wanna stay away
I've had pretty good luck with the generals so far, but i dont like the brand image, and the tread looks ugly.
The dunlops have bad ratings..

and everything else is too expensive. lol

anyways, i highly suggest you guys buy your tires from discount tire and get the ~$20 warranty certificate
if your tires fail in any way, bubble, flat, etc, they replace them for free no questions asked....

i think i may just get the 452s again along with the certificates

No questions asked?
even if someone were to slice it?

mihneagabriel
11-29-2010, 07:48 PM
quick bump.

how do Continental ExtremeContact DWS stretch?
looking to do
215/35 on a 19x8.5
225/35 on a 19x9.5

I see many say the falken 452's are good but others are saying are bad.
kinda stuck between those two..

alfu
11-30-2010, 12:20 AM
hi im new to the forums and was hoping you guys with experience could guide me in the right direction.

I have a lowered 07 hyundai sonata (1.5~2"). iv gone through a few sets of wheels, mostly19s and 20s and just got tired of spending insane amounts of money on tires. so i bought myself some xxr 522 17x9 with a 42 mm offset. originally i wanted to put 255/45 but realized i would run into issues with my steering and suspension components up front. and 245/45 would lower my car a 1/3 of an inch which i dont want. so im left with 235/50 (which is closest to spec but are not recommended passed 8.5" rim)

iv read that falkens are great for stretching because they have stiffer sidewalls. at the moment im considering falken 912s. #1 does anyone with experience or knowledge think this "stretch" will be unsafe and #2 have any better brand or model tire they can recommend for my size and application?

Thanks for your time.

Brass Fish
11-30-2010, 01:59 AM
S.drives anyone? Wanna run 195/40/16 on a 8 and 215/40 on 10"

Do S.Drives stretch well?

I'd like to know the answer as well.

jared1988
11-30-2010, 06:51 AM
stole this from sumthaiguy on a different forum.
its a list of tires (i assume they are good tires to stretch) and how well they run true to size

SMALL:
Falken ST115
Falken ZE-512
Falken FK451 (Discontinued)
Fuzion ZRi
Nankang NS-II

TRUE:
Nitto 555 Extreme
Michelin Pilot Sport
Dunlop SP Sport
Hankook 104
Toyo T1S
Toyo Proxy 4
Yokohama S.Drive
Avon Tech M500
Nitto Neo テク Gen
Ultrac Giugiaro
Nexen N3000

LARGE:
Continental Contisport
BF Goodrich g-Force KDW
General UHP
Bridgestone S03
Kumho SPT
Federal ss595
Pirelli P-Zero Line
Goodyear F1 Line
Falken FK452
Cooper Zeon 2XS
Kumho Ecsta Supra 712
Ultrac Sessanta
Proxes T1R
Wanli S-1099
Nitto Invo
Wanli S-1088

6sp33d
11-30-2010, 10:56 AM
452s all day.

Alex@BagRiders
11-30-2010, 06:10 PM
512's stretch really nicely, and they're freaking easy on the wallet.

twastheglow
11-30-2010, 06:58 PM
stole this from sumthaiguy on a different forum.
its a list of tires (i assume they are good tires to stretch) and how well they run true to size

SMALL:
Falken ST115
Falken ZE-512
Falken FK451 (Discontinued)
Fuzion ZRi
Nankang NS-II

TRUE:
Nitto 555 Extreme
Michelin Pilot Sport
Dunlop SP Sport
Hankook 104
Toyo T1S
Toyo Proxy 4
Yokohama S.Drive
Avon Tech M500
Nitto Neo テク Gen
Ultrac Giugiaro
Nexen N3000

LARGE:
Continental Contisport
BF Goodrich g-Force KDW
General UHP
Bridgestone S03
Kumho SPT
Federal ss595
Pirelli P-Zero Line
Goodyear F1 Line
Falken FK452
Cooper Zeon 2XS
Kumho Ecsta Supra 712
Ultrac Sessanta
Proxes T1R
Wanli S-1099
Nitto Invo
Wanli S-1088

I find this list quite interesting and incredibly useful if it's accurate.

Question...I'm looking for some tires for an 8" front and 9.5" rear and I was considering going with 205/40 front and 215/40 rear. Should I go with a tire that's "known" to run wide?

ultimatetaba
12-12-2010, 12:55 PM
^^ I'm thinkin that list is probably right...from what I've noticed at least.

My sister and I are both running 225/35. But her Falken 452s have less of a "stretch" (if you want to call it that, lol) than my Nitto NT555.

twastheglow
12-12-2010, 12:58 PM
^^ I'm thinkin that list is probably right...from what I've noticed at least.

My sister and I are both running 225/35. But her Falken 452s have less of a "stretch" (if you want to call it that, lol) than my Nitto NT555.

225/35 on what width wheel? I've having a hard time deciding if I should run 215/40/17 or 225/35/17 on a 9.5" wheel.

iCantu
12-12-2010, 02:29 PM
I'm running 512's. 205/45/16 on a 9.5, I love the stretch on them. The guy at discount told me that they were discontinued though? Any word?

Also has anyone heard anything about achilles tires? I was thinking about getting some 195/45/16 for a 8.5

twastheglow
12-12-2010, 02:37 PM
I'm running 512's. 205/45/16 on a 9.5, I love the stretch on them. The guy at discount told me that they were discontinued though? Any word?

Also has anyone heard anything about achilles tires? I was thinking about getting some 195/45/16 for a 8.5

205's on a 9.5"? That makes me feel silly for worrying about a 215 on a 9.5". Any pictures of your wheels/tires?

iCantu
12-12-2010, 03:30 PM
I have some pics. None are really good though. Here's about all I have

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w97/wakeboard_fool/d8fbf6a4.jpg

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w97/wakeboard_fool/512-1.jpg

Make sure you get a good alignment
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w97/wakeboard_fool/138cd2d3.jpg

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w97/wakeboard_fool/0569607c.jpg

vdubLalo
12-12-2010, 05:07 PM
205's on a 9.5"? That makes me feel silly for worrying about a 215 on a 9.5". Any pictures of your wheels/tires?

I have a 215 falken 512 on a 9.5
http://i129.photobucket.com/albums/p229/da_kru4life/116ba8dd.jpg

ultimatetaba
12-12-2010, 11:04 PM
225/35 on what width wheel? I've having a hard time deciding if I should run 215/40/17 or 225/35/17 on a 9.5" wheel.

19"x8"

Hardly a stretch. I'm most likely going to go 215/40 on a 9" and 225/40 on a 10" :D

iCantu
12-13-2010, 12:52 AM
i have a 215 falken 512 on a 9.5

215/45? 215/40?

vdubLalo
12-13-2010, 05:23 AM
215/45? 215/40?

Sorry it's a 215/45/17

iCantu
12-13-2010, 11:34 AM
Gotchaa.. Looks damn good. Seems to be more stretch then that. Lol since I was on a 205/45/16 and I don't remember it being that much. But then again it has been about 6 months since I've had mine on. Lol

vdubLalo
12-13-2010, 06:14 PM
Thanks. I'm happy with the stretch

DerekKoch
12-14-2010, 03:13 PM
S.drives anyone? Wanna run 195/40/16 on a 8 and 215/40 on 10"

Do S.Drives stretch well?

i have a set of s.drives, amazing tire IMO, real nice and grippy, stretch perfectly too.
i stretched a 205/40 on an 8.5 and it was a subtle amount of stretch
and i stretched a 215/40 on a 9.5 and it was a very aggressive nice amount of stretch

RoByNeT
01-04-2011, 07:49 AM
Hello. Has anyone tried a 195/45/17 on a 8.5 ?

twastheglow
01-04-2011, 07:52 AM
Hello. Has anyone tried a 195/45/17 on a 8.5 ?

It's funny, I was wondering if I should go with a 195/45/17 or 205/40/17 on my 8".

RoByNeT
01-04-2011, 08:17 AM
I have 205/40/17 on 8.5 now. It's stretched, but not enoght for me :D So i am waiting for an opinion about 195/45/17 on 8.5

twastheglow
01-04-2011, 08:19 AM
I have 205/40/17 on 8.5 now. It's stretched, but not enoght for me :D So i am waiting for an opinion about 195/45/17 on 8.5

Assuming it's the same tire, it's only a 10mm difference. If 205's aren't quite enough for you, a 195 should be just fine. Do you have any pictures of your 205's?

RoByNeT
01-04-2011, 08:33 AM
I don't have a clear one on the rim in this pc, i hope this will do.

twastheglow
01-04-2011, 08:35 AM
What are you running in the rear?

RoByNeT
01-04-2011, 09:02 AM
215/40/17 on 9.5

twastheglow
01-20-2011, 06:26 PM
Does anyone have any opinions on the Nankang NS-I? I'm looking to buy some tires in the next week or two and came across these at a local retailer for pretty cheap. Looking to buy 205/40 and 215/40 for 8" and 9.5" wheels. I thought I'd get some opinions first if anyone has any.

Oxer
01-21-2011, 06:53 AM
Nankang NS-II

Best budget tire for stretching, no problems at all.

Key Chain runs them, Petis runs them, I run them.

twastheglow
01-21-2011, 11:27 AM
Nankang NS-II

Best budget tire for stretching, no problems at all.

Key Chain runs them, Petis runs them, I run them.

So no opinion on the NS-I's?

LewyS14a
01-21-2011, 02:07 PM
From what ive experianced Federal SS 595's and RSR's seem to give a larger stretch than any other tyre ive used there 225/40's stretch and fit like a 235/40 from most other makes. Im running RSR evo's at the moment and the dry grip is staggering but there a little slippery in the wet.
I tend to use Falken 452's wich don't stretch quite as far as the Federals but are close , give a nicer stretched look , they have more grip in the dry than the SS 595 and more grip in the wet and only cost a few more.

OSSHWA
01-21-2011, 02:10 PM
Falken 512's. Just hit up Discount Tire Direct (tires.com) as they're the only place that carry them now.

billy370gt
01-23-2011, 10:24 PM
Toyo proxies 4 have great stretch!

Frankie
02-10-2011, 11:42 PM
Anyone ever used RE-11's? I get huge discounts on Bridgestones, so i can get sets of these for cheaper than a set of crap tires.

Chaz!
02-12-2011, 05:46 AM
Continentals are where its at, i have 195/45 R13's on a 13x10j wheel and they're doin well so far

Khabra
02-12-2011, 12:48 PM
My federals look pretty decent i went with a 205/40 on a 9.5, and they only cost me 235 shipped.

Jesus Christ
02-12-2011, 01:20 PM
i have a set of s.drives, amazing tire IMO, real nice and grippy, stretch perfectly too.
i stretched a 205/40 on an 8.5 and it was a subtle amount of stretch
and i stretched a 215/40 on a 9.5 and it was a very aggressive nice amount of stretch

mis information to the max

i have tried to throw a 215 35 17 on a 17x9 and it looked like a 225.

if you want to stretch avoid s. drives.

Rebounder
02-12-2011, 05:41 PM
doesn anyone have experience with victra?

JakeLegend
02-15-2011, 08:48 AM
I ordered some Achilles Atr yesterday for $309 shipped. (205/45/17 and 215/40/18) Wheels are 17x8.5 and 18x9.5. They supposedly stretch well, and the treadwear is 400 so hopefully they'll last me at least one summer (unlike the 512's)

twastheglow
02-21-2011, 12:16 PM
Does anyone have any experience/opinons on the Sunny SN3800? I'm about to pull the trigger on some new tires (205/40 and 215/40) and came accorss these...

twastheglow
02-21-2011, 12:20 PM
Eh, I may just stick with ordering the Nankang's like planned.

Wesleyfbm
03-02-2011, 10:27 PM
Anyone have experience with Nitto Neo Gens??
Looking to put 205/40/18 on an 18x8 and a 225/40/18 on 18x10.

Rebounder
03-07-2011, 11:44 PM
what would people suggest for 11x15?

paul46
03-14-2011, 04:12 AM
has anyone tried stretching a vredestiens?

Rebounder
03-14-2011, 07:58 PM
so many questions and no answers...

:shifty

twastheglow
03-15-2011, 11:45 AM
so many questions and no answers...

:shifty

hahahahaha I know it. I just said fuck it and bought some Nankang NS-1's yesterday and had them mounted.

Zic
03-15-2011, 03:35 PM
to you last guys, well not everyone here has stretched every kind of tire on any size wheels etc etc :stickoutt anyways since you mounted yours twastheglow, i think its best suited for you to post tires / wheel specs in the fitment database and pictures ofc.

4DGS
03-23-2011, 07:47 PM
Anyone stretched Wanli S-1088?

Not a retarded stretch just 255/35/18 on an 11"

Oxer
03-24-2011, 07:49 AM
So no opinion on the NS-I's?

Never bought them, Bought a set of NS-II's, never looked back.

Everyones asking if people have stretched all these different brands of tire, then complain when there are no answers.

The simple fact is, Most of us dont go buying every single brand/model to see what works best, if we find something that works well, We stick to it!

jakkerd
03-24-2011, 10:48 AM
Nankang NS-II

Best budget tire for stretching, no problems at all.

Key Chain runs them, Petis runs them, I run them.

How's the wear? I'm thinking of selling my bridgestones en get some smaller ns-2's.

HEcreated487
03-24-2011, 08:08 PM
Anyone know whether BFGoodrich g-Force KDWS tires stretch well (they're my stock tires)? Size is 215/45/18 and looking to possibly install on 18x9s, though they are rated only for 7"-8" width wheels

I've gotten response thus far that say they don't stretch well since the run pretty thick on the sidewall. Just wanted to see if anyone else had an opinion? Thanks!

Uberwagen
04-11-2011, 10:38 PM
How do the ns-II run? are they true to size or do they run small or big? I'm looking at picking up a set of 215/40r18 for a 18x8.5. Or should I run a 205?

SCHNEiDYDUB
04-12-2011, 12:35 AM
would 205/40r18 be a good fit for a 18x9?

Uberwagen
04-12-2011, 01:04 AM
Depends on the amount of stretch you want. This is what it will look like.

http://www.tyrestretch.com/albums/9_205_40_R18/9_205_40_18_NANKANG_4.jpg


http://www.tyrestretch.com/albums/9_205_40_R18/9_205_40_18_NANKANG_3.jpg

Uberwagen
04-27-2011, 02:54 PM
Anybody know how pilot sports stretch?

Tuck&Poke
04-27-2011, 05:48 PM
there are different kinds, which model specifically?

Uberwagen
04-27-2011, 06:33 PM
Just the basic pilot sport.

Tuck&Poke
04-28-2011, 12:16 PM
here you go, stretched pilot sports

http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee359/infinit9limi76/DSC_6404-1.jpg

http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee359/infinit9limi76/DSC_6408-1.jpg

http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee359/infinit9limi76/DSC_6385-1.jpg

front is 19x10 with a 235/35, rear is a 10.5, same tire size

prod0660
04-28-2011, 12:57 PM
Nankangs ns2 ,,cheap and stretch very nice

Uberwagen
04-28-2011, 12:59 PM
awesome thanks, exactly what I was looking for.

Oxer
04-28-2011, 01:53 PM
How's the wear? I'm thinking of selling my bridgestones en get some smaller ns-2's.

Wear depends on your camber settings, your toe settings, hell, the way you drive would most likely be different to the way I drive. I cant answer that.


How do the ns-II run? are they true to size or do they run small or big? I'm looking at picking up a set of 215/40r18 for a 18x8.5. Or should I run a 205?

I wouldnt know what size you would need as all those things can vary depending on the car, if the arches are rolled, how much they are rolled etc.

You're going to have to try different sizes to find one that suits the application.

Uberwagen
04-28-2011, 01:57 PM
I understand that I was just wondering how they stretch do they run narrow or big compared to other tires of the same size.

Anonymoose
04-28-2011, 02:28 PM
Nankang ns2's run thin, continentals are about the same, falkens run wide. That's my experience the last couple of months :)

Kielan
04-28-2011, 02:41 PM
Falkens 512s/452s are known for running thin I thought?

Oxer
04-28-2011, 02:45 PM
Ive always thought if a tire is too big, either sell it and get smaller ones or blow it up doing a burnout, then buy new ones....

bryangb
05-25-2011, 11:03 AM
Any opinions on Nankang AS-1's? I know they're cheap and wont last as long as other brands but I'm looking for opinions on stretch. Do they run small? Comparable in size to 512's?

Currently have Falken 512 215/40/18's on an 8.5". I'm looking for a smaller sidewall height. 205/40's are what i'm looking at. How do Nankangs compare to the 512's in size?

C.Johnston
05-25-2011, 11:08 AM
225/40/18 Fuzion ZRi on a 18x9 - in my opinion, perfect for a DD in Toronto. Nice stiff sidewall, has a rim protector, and runs narrow..

http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g81/betsy84/582344b6.jpg

andybob
05-28-2011, 11:24 PM
Bump.

I'm finally trying to get some wheels for my car.

I'm thinking 17x8 front et 32 with a 195/40 for the fronts
And a 17x9 et 25 with a 215/40 for the rears.

I don't want a ton of stretch, but that seems to look good. I'm thinking Yokohoma S.Drives because they are available in both sizes and I am OCD about running similar tires.

Thoughts?

Yarberrymt
05-28-2011, 11:29 PM
my low offset 17x10 wheel is killing me as far as choosing tires....


a fat 215/40/17 or a skinny 235/40/17 ?

Zic
05-29-2011, 11:40 AM
215. and this is why.

235/40 sp9000
http://i509.photobucket.com/albums/s333/bee-em-weeke/bmwshoot05-03-2011015.jpg

215/40
http://i509.photobucket.com/albums/s333/bee-em-weeke/orange012.jpg

looks way better with the 215.

nutzu
05-30-2011, 04:32 PM
yokohama 195/45 r16 on 9j borbet t

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5230/5775806777_8b40804fc3.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/63408771@N02/5775806777/)
IMAG0152 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/63408771@N02/5775806777/) by nutzu2010 (http://www.flickr.com/people/63408771@N02/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5309/5767595160_07fa33b10d.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/63408771@N02/5767595160/)
IMAG0139 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/63408771@N02/5767595160/) by nutzu2010 (http://www.flickr.com/people/63408771@N02/), on Flickr

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5068/5776348440_0efaae84fe.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/63408771@N02/5776348440/)
IMAG0153 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/63408771@N02/5776348440/) by nutzu2010 (http://www.flickr.com/people/63408771@N02/), on Flickr

Tuck&Poke
05-30-2011, 06:15 PM
Falkens 512s/452s are known for running thin I thought?

512 are known for being thin, 452s are not

JohnnyD
05-30-2011, 07:28 PM
I posted in the other tire thread but didn't really get an answer.
Since 512s run small is it possible to put a 215/40/17 on a 17x9.75?
Tire shop is telling me they cant do it..?

CJay
07-28-2011, 06:15 PM
This is a great thread. Lot's of good info. No idea why it isn't stickied.

On another note, anyone ever stretch Goodyear Eagle GT tires?

Dusty Mauve
07-29-2011, 06:29 PM
I would say Nankang NS2, although they aint the best ones out there...

My 9,5x18" with 215/35-18 Nankang NS2
http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/7238/bilde6g.jpg
http://img5.imageshack.us/img5/5291/bilde8u.jpg

Jocke
08-03-2011, 11:37 AM
I want to see 195/45 Falken 912's on a 7,5x17", and 205/45 on a 8,5x17" rim

Riskant
08-03-2011, 01:52 PM
Since tires in 19"doesn't go smaller then 215/35..

Which brand/type should I take for the nicest stretch on a 8,5j?

I'll be fitting 235/35 on a 10j in the back...

Jocke
08-16-2011, 01:31 PM
What U guys think about 205/40 R17 Nankang NS-II on a 7,5" wide rim? Any pictures? They run pretty small right?

Tuck&Poke
08-17-2011, 01:45 PM
if you're looking for stretch that is the wrong tire size, or the wrong rim width depending on how you look at it. NS-II's are slightly on the thin side.

SinlessVillainy
08-22-2011, 12:03 PM
I just had Falken 452's 215/35 put on my 19x8.5 wheels and they stretched without any problems. And then the local tire shop who mounted/balanced them for me told me my tire was too small for the wheel. I told them that was what I wanted and it is called stretch. I was told it was dumb. *sigh* Small town Texas.

As for places to buy, I've always dealt with Performance Plus Tire out of Cali. They usually have the best prices and shipping is cheap. $19 shipping for a set of tires and it only takes 2 days to get from Cali to Texas.

http://performanceplustire.com

stella.werks
09-18-2011, 07:58 PM
anybody ever came across a 205/45/17 nankang ns2 on a 9.5 ??

Mick888
09-21-2011, 11:56 PM
anyone tried toyo R1R's

i.m thinking of running 225/40/r18 on 18x9.5s

Red82
09-24-2011, 06:07 AM
Dunlop Sp Sport 9000
8" - 195/40R16
9" - 215/35R16

KhangV.
09-29-2011, 10:25 PM
Wow I should've read this thread before I got Falken 912 in 205/45 17 to stretch on a 17x8 today. It came out with a mild stretch compared to when I had Falken 512in 205/45 17, the stretch was perfect.

240sx
11-03-2011, 12:03 PM
i was wondering if anyone had pics of nitto nt 555 stretch just trying to see how the sidewall looks stretched thanks.

yotatuner
11-03-2011, 05:45 PM
federals

Dusty Mauve
01-03-2012, 11:49 PM
federals

The stretch looks good, but they are wide as f...!

BrianFlockaPenn
01-12-2012, 11:02 PM
I've stretched 195/45/16's on a 10 with falken 512's and Yokohama s-drives and they both look good

Schultz28
01-13-2012, 06:12 AM
federals are the way to go. just make sure you order a size down from what you actually want. all federals run a size wider give or take.

225/45/17 yokohama vs 215/40/17 federal
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/skinindustriesx/IMAG0138.jpg

215/40/17 federal ss595 on a 17x10 wheel
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/skinindustriesx/IMG952199.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v626/skinindustriesx/IMG952368.jpg

by they way the traction is awesome on these tires, especially for the price. i would say they are a comparable tire to the falken fk452 but better imo.

NELSON09
07-30-2012, 04:13 PM
Bump...i have a similar question and need some advice.
Iam between these tires-
NANKANG AS 1 205/40/18 ($72)
LEXANI LX SEVEN 215/35/18 ($59)
NANKANG NS2 ($72)
...I've seen ns2's streatched on an 18x8.5 and it looks good. Would give me clearence needed and is a good looking streatch but wondered if anyone could help point me in the ring direction. From what I've gathered LEXANI is an NEXEN tire. I've read mixed reviews but for $59/each the seem pretty tempting.

Real question i guess is can anyone vouch how do nexens run in comparison to ns2's?
I've spent so much time searching thread upon thread.
Thanks in Advance fellas =)

OTSB708
07-30-2012, 11:11 PM
I just stretched my 215/40 Hankook Ventus V12's on a 9.5 with out a cheeta....

oHSo EuRo
07-31-2012, 09:54 AM
Don't feel like going through 7 pages of bs. Anybody got some pics of a 205/45 or 40 on an 17x8 for the Nankang NS-II

Zic
07-31-2012, 10:21 AM
Don't feel like going through 7 pages of bs. Anybody got some pics of a 205/45 or 40 on an 17x8 for the Nankang NS-II

Senor Chang - Gay (Saying Ha Gay) - YouTube

oHSo EuRo
07-31-2012, 11:45 AM
Senor Chang - Gay (Saying Ha Gay) - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyQca1cwe54)

;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFT2n2uGvgc

Tuck&Poke
07-31-2012, 12:19 PM
Don't feel like going through 7 pages of bs. Anybody got some pics of a 205/45 or 40 on an 17x8 for the Nankang NS-II

http://www.tyrestretch.com/albums/8_205_40_R17/8_205_40_R17_Nankang (2).jpg

www.tyrestretch.com

twastheglow
07-31-2012, 09:27 PM
stole this from sumthaiguy on a different forum.
its a list of tires (i assume they are good tires to stretch) and how well they run true to size

SMALL:
Falken ST115
Falken ZE-512
Falken FK451 (Discontinued)
Fuzion ZRi
Nankang NS-II

TRUE:
Nitto 555 Extreme
Michelin Pilot Sport
Dunlop SP Sport
Hankook 104
Toyo T1S
Toyo Proxy 4
Yokohama S.Drive
Avon Tech M500
Nitto Neo テク Gen
Ultrac Giugiaro
Nexen N3000

LARGE:
Continental Contisport
BF Goodrich g-Force KDW
General UHP
Bridgestone S03
Kumho SPT
Federal ss595
Pirelli P-Zero Line
Goodyear F1 Line
Falken FK452
Cooper Zeon 2XS
Kumho Ecsta Supra 712
Ultrac Sessanta
Proxes T1R
Wanli S-1099
Nitto Invo
Wanli S-1088

Where would you say the Hankook V12's fall in this list? Anyone?

Exorcist
08-10-2012, 12:39 PM
Where would you say the Hankook V12's fall in this list? Anyone?
Would say it's LARGE. Hankook S1 though is SMALL.

Powerslave
08-16-2012, 09:25 AM
Hey :)

Nankang NS 2 can be ordered as a XL tire, with reinforced tire walls(215/40 ZR18 89V XL). The wheel is 18 x 9,5.
Can you stretch these tires with xl walls, or are they getting to stiff?

I have tried searching alot on google, but with no luck...:(

Somebody?

Wyatt Lay
08-17-2012, 06:36 PM
Falkens...

metalmonkey47
08-18-2012, 04:59 AM
I've got my Falken 512's stretched with good results.

Front is a 195/50 on an 8 inch wheel and the back is a 205/60 on an 8 inch wheel.

INeedMoarLow
08-19-2012, 11:06 PM
Ok guys 16x8... I ran 512's in 205/40/r16... Best tire ever made... Had to replace two tires, 512's are discontinued in that size... Tried kumho ecsta 205/40, never again... Tried the new federal 595evo 195/40, never again..ran as wide is the 205 kumho.... What the heck runs narrow enough for a 8 in 16? ? Please any help would be amazing

Wyatt Lay
08-23-2012, 06:12 PM
who has good treadlife!?

no one...

OSSHWA
08-31-2012, 05:16 PM
Well now that 205/40/16 Falken Ziex-ZE 512's are no longer available (I have been buying them for years through Discount Tire Direct) and I am desperately in need of new tires.........what tires have the closest resemblance in terms of stretch to the 512's? I really liked how they 512's looked with the lip protector, so I would prefer whatever tires I elect to run in place of the 512's have that too. I'm picky.....lol.

OSSHWA
08-31-2012, 11:42 PM
Ok guys 16x8... I ran 512's in 205/40/r16... Best tire ever made... Had to replace two tires, 512's are discontinued in that size... Tried kumho ecsta 205/40, never again... Tried the new federal 595evo 195/40, never again..ran as wide is the 205 kumho.... What the heck runs narrow enough for a 8 in 16? ? Please any help would be amazing

I'm running into this exact same problem right now. Still undecided as to what tires are going to be a suitable replacement for the 512's.

barnie
09-29-2012, 02:04 AM
my bro running nitto neo gen 205/40 17x9 +22 17x9.5 pretty good stretch, i'm going to be running 215/40 17x10 +25 same tires brand nitto neo gen haven't had the fund to get tires yet but soon.

SoSoA3
11-02-2012, 05:21 PM
Well now that 205/40/16 Falken Ziex-ZE 512's are no longer available (I have been buying them for years through Discount Tire Direct) and I am desperately in need of new tires.........what tires have the closest resemblance in terms of stretch to the 512's? I really liked how they 512's looked with the lip protector, so I would prefer whatever tires I elect to run in place of the 512's have that too. I'm picky.....lol.


I'm running into this exact same problem right now. Still undecided as to what tires are going to be a suitable replacement for the 512's.

Did you guys find any tire to replace the discontinued 512's? I'm having the same problem with 215/40/18 falken has discontinued those too :(

I know v12's run narrow but the sidewalls suck on those tires bubble city!

NELSON09
11-02-2012, 06:20 PM
If anyone else out there is wondering LEXANI tires do streatch! Just had them installed. Also on a side note, the boys @ HW Motorsports hooked it up. Professional device, extremely fair pricing and the tech even went as far as to shoot my rusty shoot out calipers with black paint.

ruffbrian904
11-22-2012, 11:26 PM
My experience so far has been:

Nankang NSII - Terrible tire in almost all aspects, ran very small with a 235/35 stretched on my 20x10.5. Exposed quite a bit of barrel. VERY loud! Only ran these for about 4 months so dont have much to say about treadwear

Sunny Sn3800 - Very nice stretching tire, ran a 235/35 on a 20x10.5 and it exposed no barrel. Loud, but not as loud as the nankangs. Wear on them is iffy, drove about 12k miles and had to flip the rears running around -5 degrees camber.

Wanli - 255/35 on 10.5 and 225/35 on 9. Nice looking stretch but TERRIBLE tires. Luckily, i only used them for 2 months before selling the wheels with the tires, but even with countless balances, i had vibration the entire time i had these tires. As soon as i got new tires, vibration went away.

Nitto Invo - 245/30 on 10. VERY meaty tire, 245 on 10 barely looked like a stretch. Super soft sidewalls, all 4 bubbled over a short period of time. Very smooth ride though however.

Nitto NT555 - 245/30 on 10. Runs more true to size, exposes more lip but seems to have a stiffer sidewall.

SoSoA3
11-27-2012, 06:45 PM
my bro running nitto neo gen 205/40 17x9 +22 17x9.5 pretty good stretch, i'm going to be running 215/40 17x10 +25 same tires brand nitto neo gen haven't had the fund to get tires yet but soon.

Any problems with bubbling on the neo gens?

G535
11-29-2012, 07:43 AM
I'm running into this exact same problem right now. Still undecided as to what tires are going to be a suitable replacement for the 512's.

Is the Falken 912 available in the US? I have them and like the stretch. Im running 205/40s on a 8x16...

SoSoA3
11-29-2012, 09:50 AM
Is the Falken 912 available in the US? I have them and like the stretch. Im running 205/40s on a 8x16...

Yeah they have them out here, they pretty much replaced the falken 512's since american tire company is the only place that has exclusive rights to sell the 512's in limited sizes. I just don't like how the 912's are not asymmetrical and you can't flip the tire like you can with the 512's.

DeleriousZ
11-29-2012, 10:08 AM
I'm a big fan of how the Achilles ATR Sports stretch. I don't have any good pics, but here's some 225/40's on a 9.5:

http://imageshack.us/a/img171/4436/img31311.jpg

SoSoA3
11-29-2012, 10:13 AM
I'm a big fan of how the Achilles ATR Sports stretch. I don't have any good pics, but here's some 225/40's on a 9.5:

http://imageshack.us/a/img171/4436/img31311.jpg

How long have you ran them any problems with sidewall bubbling?

DeleriousZ
11-29-2012, 05:06 PM
I ran them for probably 5000km over two months, not much time on them before the snow started falling.

vipmodular_david
11-30-2012, 02:10 PM
Hankook and Toyo FTW

05subysti
01-02-2013, 06:03 PM
bump this old thread. anyone have 285/30/18s on 18x12.5s?

NinoHale
02-04-2013, 10:19 AM
In for more details...

Picked up some 18" RS' with Yoko S-Drives - 205/40 (9.25 wide wheel) and 215/40 (on an 10.25 wheel).... Sold the tires to a buddy but debating on what direction to go with the new rubber.

Leaning toward Nankang NS2 215/40 and 225/40 as I want a little more rubber between the wheel and road. Any thoughts/suggestions are welcome.

moacur
02-06-2013, 04:40 PM
here you go, stretched pilot sports

http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee359/infinit9limi76/DSC_6404-1.jpg

http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee359/infinit9limi76/DSC_6408-1.jpg

http://i535.photobucket.com/albums/ee359/infinit9limi76/DSC_6385-1.jpg

front is 19x10 with a 235/35, rear is a 10.5, same tire size

Got anymore info on this car? Build thread anywhere?

ruffbrian904
03-01-2013, 12:08 PM
I've had a very good experience so far stretch Achilles ATR sport 225/35 on a 10, and 245/35 on an 11.5. Very smooth and quiet

HATCHET
03-08-2013, 01:56 PM
Anyone have any more input on tires that run small for a 16x8?

Toyo t1r's and falken 512 are discontinued in 205/40 r16 and 195/40 r16

Looking at federal ss595's in a 195/40 r16 but I heard they run 1 size bigger.

rhoderacer
03-12-2013, 01:52 PM
Will be mounting Dunlop direzzas 205/40/16 on a 16x10 this weekend. I hope it will seat this time lol

rfensty245
03-12-2013, 03:41 PM
Does anyone have any more pics of the achilles? Thinking of putting a 225-45 on my 11's

DeleriousZ
03-13-2013, 04:03 PM
http://distilleryimage1.s3.amazonaws.com/e333cfb4ef0511e18d7e22000a1cbb3c_7.jpg

That's the same wheel/tire setup as at the top of the page, shows the stretch more.

Shepherd
03-13-2013, 04:13 PM
Anyone have any more input on tires that run small for a 16x8?

Toyo t1r's and falken 512 are discontinued in 205/40 r16 and 195/40 r16

Looking at federal ss595's in a 195/40 r16 but I heard they run 1 size bigger.

16x8? Would go for Dunlop SP9000 in 195/40, they stretch really nice in any size tbh, plus they ride great, even though mine are old as fuck (10years+).

HATCHET
03-14-2013, 05:31 AM
16x8? Would go for Dunlop SP9000 in 195/40, they stretch really nice in any size tbh, plus they ride great, even though mine are old as fuck (10years+).

I don't think these are available anymore

Katyboi
03-15-2013, 01:09 PM
accelerator ZR! $$125 a pop with mount/balance

My accelerator ZRs stretch pretty good 265/35/19 on a 19x12 -13 with -5 camber and its lasted me since August. I just barely flipped the rear tires last week and i got another 6 months to go. fronts are still brand spanking new with no camber showing also purchased in August


PS DONT BUY CRAZY EXPENSIVE TIRES IF YOUR RUNNING CRAZY CAMBER, THATS JUST DUMB IMO....AS AN ECONOMIST I WOULD SAY ITS ECONOMICALLY/FINANCIALLY WASTFUL OF YOUR MONEY

zeroartgfx
03-16-2013, 06:04 PM
Nexen N3000s don't. :(

I beg to differ. The wheel on the left is a 15x10 on 195/45. I'd say thats a good stretch.

http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y32/PhotoGallery12/photo_zpsc0346937.jpg

jcamilliere
03-16-2013, 07:02 PM
ive been getting mixed reviews for stretching s drives. anyone running them right now?

jserman
03-27-2013, 07:34 PM
just tried to get a Achilles ATR Sports 225/35 on a 10 and they couldn't get it to seat the bead kept breaking but the 245/35 went on the 10.5 no problem... WTF

SoSoA3
04-05-2013, 04:54 PM
Does anyone know where they have in stock Achilles ATR tires? I just about called every tire place in socal and they said the for the 215/40/18 is on national backorder :mad

Uberwagen
04-08-2013, 03:34 AM
Anybody know how the achilles atr sport run size wise? Do they run wide or narrow?

Masquerade
04-09-2013, 12:32 PM
Falken 512's were the best i've seen. Excellent looking sidewall, fairly durable, and had a good tread pattern. I ran 205/40's on my 9's.

PatrickJamesYu
04-09-2013, 01:04 PM
The achellis run pretty standard.
Stretched well for me.

I recently did some hunting down, and I am led to believe that the ATR series is being discontinued.

The 512's stretch awesome, they run pretty narrow.
I know some people are having trouble sourcing them though.
There is the Falken Ohtsu FP7000 which is known to be a replacement for the 512.
The tread is non directional though.

I am currently on a set of Accelera Alpha's stretched.
They stretched great, goo looking tread design, sidewall.
I've only put about 400 miles on them.
No defects, no bubbles, or anything of the sort so far.
After a few thousand we'll see if theres any bubbles.

PoLonY
04-10-2013, 02:15 AM
Pretty happy with the stretch of my Pirelli PZero Nero's

205/40 on a 9J

Matta
04-18-2013, 03:03 PM
anyone knows how maxxis victra stretch?

i have Nankang ns2 215/35R19 on 8.5*19" now.

want the same stretch on 9.5" rim so i tought 235/35R19 would fit nice? but is the maxxis wider then nankang maybe?

SoSoA3
07-03-2013, 03:21 PM
Does anyone have any more pics of the achilles? Thinking of putting a 225-45 on my 11's

215's on a 9.5
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v330/SoSoAE86/Audi%20A3/IMAG0083_zpsce6b5d2b.jpg

e38art
11-06-2013, 02:02 AM
nitto neogens. quiet, grippy even in the wet, cheap and are specifically made for cars running stretch and negative camber

Oh, Word?
11-06-2013, 09:48 AM
I ran nankang ns20 205-40 on 17x9 and I loved them. Their dirt cheap they stretch great and they ride pretty well. They do wear out pretty quick but for $60 a piece you really can't complain. I put 1200 pretty aggressive miles on them with -3 front and -4.5 rear and they were still basically new looking.

keenan
11-10-2013, 04:18 PM
i think nankangs are okay. 215 35 18 on a 9. the stretch was decent. just remember to flip them more often. i think they might be a little softer than other tires

ramirez
01-16-2014, 02:52 PM
hi there....
first of all-greetings from LATVIA:)
i have one question
one week ago i buy a remotec A rims R16 9j et14 and now i looking for new tyres...
i found it in reifendirekt.de some but dont know who is the best for good ride,look and stretch...
TOYO Proxes T1-R 215/40 r16
Hankook Ventus V12 EVO K116 215/40 r16
KUMHO SPT KU31 215/40 r16
FALKEN ZE914 215/40 r16
maybe someone can help me with choise?

h3llk1t3
01-16-2014, 03:44 PM
All of the tires you mentioned are solid choices.

215/40 on 16x9 aint too hard of a stretch either, could go 205/40 if you wanted a somewhat tougher stretch.

ramirez
01-17-2014, 04:53 AM
Ok so what brand from my list will be best

h3llk1t3
01-19-2014, 06:53 AM
It's subjective. Everyone would tell you something else.

My favs are the T1R's but you should pick the one you like most.

pogifresh
01-20-2014, 02:35 PM
i'm looking at running the falken azenis pt-722... anybody have any feedback on those? these will be 245/40 for my 18x11

Queef|Chief
01-22-2014, 09:07 AM
I personally run Falken 512 and from my understanding the 912's are about the same. Cheap and perfect if you go through tires quick :)

AZeratsky
01-30-2014, 04:21 PM
Looking for some feedback on Federals.. SS595s to be exact. I'm bagging my wrx and I want to run a 225/35 on 9.5. I'm worried about the durability of such a small sidewall.. Anyone have experience with this?

AMGwheelwhore
01-30-2014, 05:44 PM
Federals run wide youll be cool

Jme
02-02-2014, 01:12 PM
Federals run wide youll be cool

Super wide...

AZeratsky
02-10-2014, 12:26 PM
Super wide...

Thanks.. I'm just worried about sidewall bubbles and all that junk.

Trip6crew
02-10-2014, 07:28 PM
The achellis run pretty standard.
Stretched well for me.

I recently did some hunting down, and I am led to believe that the ATR series is being discontinued.

The 512's stretch awesome, they run pretty narrow.
I know some people are having trouble sourcing them though.
There is the Falken Ohtsu FP7000 which is known to be a replacement for the 512.
The tread is non directional though.

I am currently on a set of Accelera Alpha's stretched.
They stretched great, goo looking tread design, sidewall.
I've only put about 400 miles on them.
No defects, no bubbles, or anything of the sort so far.
After a few thousand we'll see if theres any bubbles.
How narrow are your Accelera Alphas?

LowElementStar
02-13-2014, 11:19 AM
I love my Dunlop SP Sport Maxx GT great traction

BrownBag
02-20-2014, 10:11 AM
Can anyone recommend a tire size in 225/40/18 on 18x10? I dont want a narrow tire. I had a set of 512s lined up but after looking online. Thats too much stretch for me. Im looking a for a true 225/40 not wide or narrow.

Thanks

dannyhsu
02-21-2014, 12:34 PM
I'm having some trouble stretching the Falken 912s in 205/40/17

I'm running RPF1s in 17x9.5 +18

I was told the problem is because the sidewalls are too stiff and the drop center of the wheel is too small

We've tried hitting it with a cheetah numerous times and even lighter fluid, the bead just won't seal

244Brick
02-21-2014, 02:21 PM
I have Venezia Crusade HPs 215/35 on 18x9/18x10. I'll let you guys know once i mount them!

TGMcCoy
03-30-2014, 03:54 AM
Anybody have any experience with Saffiro tires stretchwise? Thanks

allieverwanted
03-30-2014, 01:57 PM
For 225/35-20, which of these runs most narrow?

-Achilles ATR Sport
-Nankang NS-II
-Nankang NS-20
-Nitto NeoGen

Looking to do a 225/35 on a 20x9". Very slight stretch but unfortunately, no one makes a 215/35...

TGMcCoy
03-30-2014, 04:39 PM
I've know that the ns-ii run small

E30pacman
04-03-2014, 11:58 PM
Weird I stopped into Americas tire co today, and they said they are selling falken 512's again? Anybody confirm they are same specs as before?

shakilpsuk
04-04-2014, 04:31 AM
My choice GT tyre.

cfernandes
04-30-2014, 10:01 PM
anyone have a good tire size for 16x8? I was thinking of going with the 205/40 nitto neogens but there are so many other options...

EPthree
06-25-2014, 05:05 PM
Can anyone tell me whats the best for my 17x9 ?

I had 205/40 Hankook S1, but they were too small.
Then I bought 215/45 Falken 912, but they were to high :D

Now I'm looking for Federal SS595, but I don't know which size would be the best because its a large tire. -> 205/40 or 215/40

Anyone have some pics? ^^

205/40 Hankook S1:
http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/img01336ofupk9asq.jpg

215/45 Falken 912:
http://img5.fotos-hochladen.net/uploads/imageyfjhgdzxn3.jpg

Should be something between those two setups ;)

CandySucker
06-25-2014, 05:34 PM
Just discovered Aeolus Tires

Stretched 205/40 on 9 and 9.5

Looks very good, I'd recommend

MonsterMazda
07-14-2014, 03:39 PM
I am looking for a good Hard tire that will stretch. I will be running a little camber and need a Tire that is going to have a longer tread life than most!!

My wheels are going to be 18x9.5 Square and I am looking to stretch either 205/40 or 215/35.

Any suggestions? I see Falken 512 is a popular choice but I can't find them in the size I need and I don't know how the tread life is.

smelly
07-23-2014, 12:50 PM
I am looking for a good Hard tire that will stretch.

Achilles ATR?

hypertek
07-29-2014, 06:50 PM
I placed an order for fed 595 rsr 195/50r15 and 205/50r15 (to go on my 15x9 and 15x10.5) , but was than informed that they are back ordered for possibly a few weeks. Any other performance tire that run a bit wider than advertised? I was interested in the feds because of how they are a lil wider than typical sizes, so the stretch wouldnt be too extreme.

My next idea was to go with 225/45r15 hankook rs3 for the 15x10.5, but that would leave the 195/50r15 to fit the 15x9 (since they dont come in a 205/50) but I was thinking that might look like bigger stretch up front.

steve2k1116
08-20-2014, 01:47 PM
i currently have a pair of 285/30/18 Federal 595s EVOs on a 12" wide wheel and they seem super wide as compared to the 285/30/18 Nankang NS2 i had on there before.

I am currently looking into getting a pair of Toyo Proxy T1 S in 285/30/18 in hopes that itll be in bettween the two as far as size goes. Can anyone help?!? I have literally looked everywhere and researched for days

244Brick
08-20-2014, 02:42 PM
Wheels: 18x9 +7/18x10+26

Tires: Venezia Crusade HP 215/35r18

Camber: Front -4.5 (slotted strut lower mounts) / Rear -8ish (Solid metal shims)

Roll/Pull: Slight pull and roll



http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd383/Eugenious1/FoT/64780967-e777-459d-aeb6-5adf178428fb_zps2ccb0e8c.png

http://i1217.photobucket.com/albums/dd383/Eugenious1/FoT/9a710482-a7dc-4d93-8e4a-65ae921ffffe_zpseb559f3c.png