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Default How do I get the stretched tire look?

Im pretty confused on how to go about getting that look. Right now Im running the stock rims with stock wheels size and I had my alignment guy give me max camber that I could get stock and it looks pretty ugly with the stock setup. My car is lowered on Eibach Pro kits which is only a temporary thing til I have enough for bc racing coils.
So im gonna get some new tires and rims soon and i decided to go with the Xxr 530's, rears 18x9.5 + 20mm and rear 18x8.75 +20mm and cant decide how to go about my tire decision. What I do know is that I want the rears to be a bit bigger than the stock size so maybe go with 255/45/18 and fronts 235/45/18. Something like that but I dont know if that will give me the tire stretch look that I want.

I prefer this exact look

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I think you may be confused. "Stretched" tires are a rounded look like mine (see below). It comes from putting a tire that is too small for your rim width. Mine are 255/35/20 on a 10.5 wide rim. I should be at 285+ so the sidewall is flat. The pic you show is not stretched at all.



See how mine look rounded (stretched) vs a 90 degree angle like your pic. Looking at things again, with wheel and tire specs, your front will be a little stretched and rears a little more. This setup would be a slight stretch compared to most. Also keep in mind, the tire brand you select will impact how stretched
it looks as well.

Here is a 255 federal tire on a 10.5 rim:



Here is a Toyo 245 on a 9.5 rim:

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Maybe what he is looking for is the wheel/tire sidewall moved out to elimate wheel well gap?

I might be nuts but stretched versus non-stretched doesn't seem to do much anything for the look of the car per se.
At least not compared to a nice flush look for the tire to fender with no gap and/or lowered to remove excessive height gap.

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See how mine look rounded (stretched) vs a 90 degree angle like your pic. Looking at things again, with wheel and tire specs, your front will be a little stretched and rears a little more. This setup would be a slight stretch compared to most. Also keep in mind, the tire brand you select will impact how stretched
it looks as well.

Here is a 255 federal tire on a 10.5 rim:

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Here is a Toyo 245 on a 9.5 rim:
Pretty dumb example for the pic I posted. I knew what the stretch looked like but I chose the worst picture to display that lol. The pic I posted though is the preferred looked that I want for the time being until I get my Bc coils. So I'm glad to see that the setup I'm going for would get me that look. Thanks for the input. That tire stretch though is definitely what I want in near future.



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Maybe what he is looking for is the wheel/tire sidewall moved out to elimate wheel well gap?

I might be nuts but stretched versus non-stretched doesn't seem to do much anything for the look of the car per se.
At least not compared to a nice flush look for the tire to fender with no gap and/or lowered to remove excessive height gap.
This is also what I planned on getting rid of but not really why I want stretched tires. I just planned on getting 15 mm spacers front and 20 rear to fix this problem. Oh and bigger tires of course.
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Just be aware that with stretched tires, there is nothing to protect your rim from curbs, there is less tire to protect the rim from potholes, and with narrower rubber, there is less rubber on the street for traction. Also, when you stretch the tires, you need the right combination of tire sizes to keep the VDC from falsely kicking in.

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I don't really consider the tires in that picture of the Z to be stretched. The rim offset is a little too aggressive so the rims extend past the fenders, but the tires aren't really stretched.




If you want that look, I would recommend at least 10 or 10.5 inch wide rims in the rear and 8.5 to 9 inch wide in the front.

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Stretched tires also increases the chance of a blowout on crappy roads

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Are spacers just the easy (cheap) way of going for the off-set wheels look?

I like the OEM wheels enough to not want to go looking and shopping (even if I had the extra cash in hand) but I do like the effect of having the even look of wheels/tires to edge of fenders.

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Are spacers just the easy (cheap) way of going for the off-set wheels look?

I like the OEM wheels enough to not want to go looking and shopping (even if I had the extra cash in hand) but I do like the effect of having the even look of wheels/tires to edge of fenders.
Nah. Main purpose is to get rid of the sunken tire look. I couldn't stand it on the OEM rays. Second purpose is to widen the track, slightly increasing the grip of the car around turns. I did 25mm all around and it's almost perfect. Could have gotten away with 20mm in the rear. Looks a little off from the back view because of the way the bumper is shaped. Easy fix adding those corner body kit pieces. Dunno what they are called. But from the side it looks like it will be a perfect fit/look with OEM Z shocks/springs. I'll get pics whenever I get the Z parts purchased and installed

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Didn't read your whole post. Answer would be yes for the even look. For some reason, when I hear offset, I automatically think of deep dish. Dunno why. Lol

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Ok ... thanks. I might be happier with fixing the inset look just for appearance sake. Definitely don't want different wheels.

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Do you have the rays? I can take a couple pics of how they look to help your decision. It actually kinda makes the car look lower. Since the sunken tire angle is gone, the wheel gap looks smaller

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Like I think I'll need to roll the fenders if I get the OEM Z springs

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It's not a big deal to roll the fenders.

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