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    Tyre stretching places in S. Wales?

    Looking into slightly stretched tyres for the Lenso's ready for the van. Does anybody know anywhere in South Wales that does this for a decent price please?
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    Bump....also what tyre width do you recommend for 17s? I want a subtle - just more than subtle stretch, but nothing too much.
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    Diameter of the wheels doesn't matter, its the width that counts. Without that no one can recommend a tyre size.
    If you only want a small stretch any normal tyre place should be able to fit them. Its only when it gets silly that some places will moan and refuse.

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    Cheers Buckle. I know Falken's are the step up from budget tyres (around here anyway) so I'd probably go for them. They're safe for a minor stretch aren't they? Also, what width should I choose for what I want?
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    What width are the wheels? Or haven't you bought them yet?

    For a stretch you would want an 8 or 8.5" rim then fit a 215 tyre to it. On an 8 it would give a subtle stretch, bigger on the 8.5.
    Or you could fit a 195 or 205 tyre on the 8 to give a bigger stretch. All depends what you want, Falkens give a nice stretch look though.

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    They are Lenso RS5's, not sure on the width. It's either 7" or 7.5" I think. There's used tyres on so I'm not sure on the width of them. They are 205's and the tyre wall is pretty much dead flat, so maybe 185 or 195's?
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    Yeah you would need to go thinner then if you want to get a stretch on them. 195's are ok, 185's seem limited in profile choice to 185/35. Would look good, but the profile will be very small and you have then lost a lot of tyre contact with the road compared to standard 215's.

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    I'll stick to 195's then. Should it still look good? I'll be buying coilovers after the van too so it should go down well
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    Just done a quick search and this is apparently a 195 on 7 inch wide alloys:



    I know their 14's but still Falken tyres, should I have about the same amount of stretch on 17s?
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    That looks a big stretch for a 7" rim.

    This looks more like it would do IMO

    195/40/16 7"


    I had 215/35/18 on a 7j rim and there was no stretch at all. Be surprised if a 195 gives a big stretch, although I didn't have Falkens and they do seem one of the best to give the 'effect'

    If you proper want stretch

    165/40/70

    Nakangs might be the only option though. Looks great, but thats a lot less grip compared to a 215 so depends how you want the car to drive. Looks or performance.

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