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PostSubject: Chunkier tyres?   Mon Oct 03 2011, 12:17

Saw a couple of cars yesterday at Silverstone on chunkier tyres with perfect fitment and they looked great.
Would like to go down this route myself so that I can drive my car harder without fear of the tyre popping off.
It'd also add a bit more comfort and ride height.

So I was looking at some 17x8's and 17x9's and wondered if the following tyres would work...
17x8 - 215/45/17 or 205/45/17
17x9 - 225/45/17 or 215/45/17

I don't mind a mild bit of stretch, but mainly looking for a bit more tyre girth/size so I can corner and accelerate a bit harder.
Really want to stick with the 45 profile for the extra ground clearance and my stretched 40's mean I have to be silly low to pull it off.
The 45's will be a bit taller so means I don't have to worry as I can tuck some tyre.

The ones above will give some stretch so should help to keep fitment close.
Bear in mind, these will be fitted to an E36.



Any "helpful" opinions?
Hard/flat sidewall or mild stretch?
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PostSubject: Re: Chunkier tyres?   Mon Oct 03 2011, 12:42

you should know more about what fitment works on your car than anyone on here Razz but yeah 225 on 9 is pretty flat sidewall and 205/215 on 8. just bare in mind the sidewall is a% not a measurement. but you can always raise it up to stop is rubbing.
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PostSubject: Re: Chunkier tyres?   Mon Oct 03 2011, 13:35

I had 225 and 215's on my CH's on the 1er and you saw how that all sat...

This is a 225 on an 8:

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PostSubject: Re: Chunkier tyres?   Mon Oct 03 2011, 15:33

Proper fitted tyres ftw!
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PostSubject: Re: Chunkier tyres?   Mon Oct 03 2011, 15:48

without fear of a tyre popping off.... seriously?



225/40/18 on a 10j wheel they got driven on VERY hard and drifted many times with that tyre size combo including track work(not just streeto yo) with 80mph entries on a small track and never had any tyres popping off. Infact i had "normal" fitment tyres pop off more often than the stretched ones.
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PostSubject: Re: Chunkier tyres?   Mon Oct 03 2011, 16:04

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PostSubject: Re: Chunkier tyres?   Mon Oct 03 2011, 16:22

looks more like the result of rubbing on a coilover locking collar
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PostSubject: Re: Chunkier tyres?   Mon Oct 03 2011, 16:29

i thought it happened bacause the driver didnt have his weetabix that morning
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PostSubject: Re: Chunkier tyres?   Mon Oct 03 2011, 17:00

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you should know more about what fitment works on your car than anyone on here Razz but yeah 225 on 9 is pretty flat sidewall and 205/215 on 8. just bare in mind the sidewall is a% not a measurement. but you can always raise it up to stop is rubbing.
Yeah, Falken's seem to look good in those sizes as they roll round the corner which means I can still tuck up close.
As for the height, i'll see once this is all sorted. It's at a fine daily/show height right now but would like the back a little lower again.
I should know, but I figured other people are more likely to have had this tyre variation than me.



Tiz wrote:
without fear of a tyre popping off.... seriously?
Yes.
Just because it might not happen, doesn't mean i'm not worried about that it could. Mainly to calm my paranoia down.
The amount of luck i've had recently has been poop, so this'll probably be the next thing to throw into the mix.

Jim, I thought you ended up getting 215 all round because the rears rubbed? Or was it the brand of the tyre?
I did like how it sat on the CH's. Bringing back memories?


I think i'll go 215/45 on the 8's and 225/45 on the 9's.
Keeps the rolling radius similar, and near enough bang on as standard dailies sizes.
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PostSubject: Re: Chunkier tyres?   Mon Oct 03 2011, 17:09

Stampers wrote:

It'd also add a bit more comfort and ride height, because, I am, a massive gaylord.
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PostSubject: Re: Chunkier tyres?   Mon Oct 03 2011, 17:11

Coming from someone asking for 165/50 tyres on Facebook?
You've also used, far, too many, comma's.
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PostSubject: Re: Chunkier tyres?   Mon Oct 03 2011, 19:13




Stampers wrote:
Coming from someone asking for 165/50 tyres on Facebook?
You've also used, far, too many, comma's.

Careful robs the punctuation king about these parts. ;'.,/.
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PostSubject: Re: Chunkier tyres?   Mon Oct 03 2011, 19:27

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PostSubject: Re: Chunkier tyres?   Mon Oct 03 2011, 20:09

do you know why they 'invented' stretch in the first place?
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PostSubject: Re: Chunkier tyres?   Mon Oct 03 2011, 20:16

Stampers wrote:
Coming from someone asking for 165/50 tyres on Facebook?
You've also used, far, too many, comma's.

The commas were to make it sound more dramatic, like stevie from malcom in the middle.

http://tyrestretch.com/7_165_50_R15/

That's 165/50/15 on a 7, what I will be running. I'm not sure I fully understand why you mentioned that though. Bum boy.
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PostSubject: Re: Chunkier tyres?   Mon Oct 03 2011, 20:22

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I should know, but I figured other people are more likely to have had this tyre variation
Just because it might not happen, doesn't mean i'm not worried about that it could. Mainly to calm my paranoia down.
The amount of luck i've had recently has been poop, so this'll probably be the next thing to throw into the mix.

I dont want to alarm you, but i really think you should be aware of this. It might not happen, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't worry about it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spontaneous_human_combustion
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PostSubject: Re: Chunkier tyres?   Mon Oct 03 2011, 20:32

Stampers wrote:
Yes.
Just because it might not happen, doesn't mean i'm not worried about that it could. Mainly to calm my paranoia down.
The amount of luck i've had recently has been poop, so this'll probably be the next thing to throw into the mix.


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PostSubject: Re: Chunkier tyres?   Tue Oct 04 2011, 08:48

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Jim, I thought you ended up getting 215 all round because the rears rubbed? Or was it the brand of the tyre?
I did like how it sat on the CH's. Bringing back memories?

I had 215's at the front and 225's on the rear. I had 215's on my 9's on the merc and they looked stupid but they were 215/35's and looked like rubber bands.

The tyre that ripped off the SL was a 235/35 on a 10, the second set only lasted about 5k miles.
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