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    Nuff Stretch??

    I took one of my 'new' wheels to the refurbers today to see about a price, and i also had a part worn tyre lying around. I thought that whilst i was there i could get them to fit and inflate if just to see how much of a stretched look could be achieved with a 215 tyre and 8.5J wheel. Here are the results:







    I'm not sure this looks stretched enough for look i want, so my only alternative is a 205/18 tyre and only Toyo make them in this size
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    not realy stretched imo dave.

    as a comparison, I have a 195 tyre on my 8.5 rim!

    205s will be better.

    what rims are they btw?

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    Not what i want to see

    Found out my wheels are staggered fitment so 8j fronts and 9j rears, so the rear will look good, but unsure on the front

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsastra16v View Post
    not realy stretched imo dave.

    as a comparison, I have a 195 tyre on my 8.5 rim!
    you only run 17s though, you have a lot more choice. I do agree with you though John, it's hardly stretched

    after a bit of searching, this is how a 205 tyre would look on that rim

    http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum....php?p=9362241
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    are they 18s then?

    well if a 205 is the only option for 18s, its bound to offer more stretch than the 215 would.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsastra16v View Post
    are they 18s then?

    well if a 205 is the only option for 18s, its bound to offer more stretch than the 215 would.
    Oh yeah sorry I forgot to mention that the wheels are a8" x 8.5J

    The pictures on that bimmer forum are the only option really in terms of stretched tyres for 18's from what i can gather
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsastra16v View Post
    what rims are they btw?
    remember me showing those Brabus centre caps a few weeks ago?
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    Dave you sure thats a 8.5J rim? What tyres are they?

    215/35/18 on a 8J Paul -



    215/35/18 on a 8.5J







    215/35/18 on a 9J




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    It's absolutely a 8.5J rim, it's stamped on the inside, and it's definately a 215 tyre cas they're the first ones i had fitted to my old OLD wheels
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    Just remember different makers tyres are not all the same width even if they say 215

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