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Old 09-26-2011, 09:31 PM
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I think that is the difference between retards in VW's and people that use it to buy cheaper rubber to skid on.
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Old 09-27-2011, 04:52 AM
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yeah but drifting is still silly in itself....

Do people run time attack car with stretch rubber? I'd doubt that, nor would they I think run silly amount of "low" that even these drift car has...
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Old 09-27-2011, 05:03 AM
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A lot of the NOPI/drifting-borne trends are awful.

The stretched tire syndrome goes against all I learned in my younger years about matching/mounting tires to rims at my job in a garage.
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Old 09-27-2011, 05:17 AM
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The tires themselves certainly don't like it, and sidewall certainly don't give you grip. The fact that you are stretching you are running wider(much) wider wheel width than you need(the VW crowd go down tire size to get the "stretched look")....

Be it as the "Moar low" stance crowd or the drifter crowd who does not want grip, they are not doing it to help performance....Same as the FWD car running the staggered wheel width front to rear(wider rear)...

I am not meant to understand their idea I think, they do all the stuff like that and still spend lots of money on engine tune, sway bar or big brake kit as if they'll be able to drive fast on the f-ed up suspension and tire setup....
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Do people run time attack car with stretch rubber? I'd doubt that, nor would they I think run silly amount of "low" that even these drift car has...
It may not technically be stretched, but there are tyres out there, for instance a Toyo R888 that in a 245 profile is best suited for a 9 inch wide rim, whilst an average 245 would be suited to an 8 inch rim.
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I'd only consider it a stretch when sidewall are folded over like below:



I've had my tire roll over enough that wore almost half of the lettering on my 40 profile rubber when drop my front pressure too low for one autocross run(while the car was pushing badly), that does the guy no favor at all...unless thats what he is looking for...
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Pro class (Overall) winner of the world time attack championship at eastern creek two years in a row.

Its not as much stretch as that S15 but its a different class of beast.
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On the topic of stretch....the definition of stupidity....

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It's just as depressing over on the Nismo Z forum...stretched tires and rolling/pulling fenders on these limited edition cars. ugh
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