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Old 05-19-2008, 09:59 PM   #41
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Where do you even find a 195/45?? Too stretched.

I've always liked a little bit of stretch. Despite all the "homo" talk. some stretch does some good. Miata's aren't exactly torque monsters and having a stretch smooths out the transition from grip to slip. Also there's less sidewall flex, so more responsive turn in. and it'll help for fender clearance on the cheap.

I find it rediculous that while everyone here is "no nonsense" there are a lot of people here who are also DIY because money is tight and cheap performance is always appreciated. So it's ok to do a hack job building your own manifold, or route your own IC pipes. China coolers are cool. But cheap springs and "GTFO!" at least be consistant...jeez.

I really have no idea why this guy was banned. The internet doesn't belong to you once you become a mod. I wasn't even this strict when I was a "super mod". (woo extra moderating power but not admin ) and I was moderating a Rice haters website. so...well "flaming" was pretty regular.

Personally a +15 or +10 offset seems ideal to me. and while I do like a nice lip on a wheel, personally it's needed to bring the tire out and not be a sunken retard.
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Old 05-19-2008, 10:11 PM   #42
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he was banned because he joined the site to sell shitty parts. 5 lugs wheels in the DIY section and a cheap POS overpriced automatic 240sx.


my 205/45s have less sidewall flex and full on contact paths....275s win races, stretched 195s dont.
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****** str3tch th4t ****



(195/45-15 on a 15x9)
Stretch isn't everything yo. It's the little details, like installing your directional tread tires in the wrong direction, that really set it off.
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Old 05-19-2008, 10:40 PM   #44
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Stretch isn't everything yo. It's the little details, like installing your directional tread tires in the wrong direction, that really set it off.

That's the ricer version of rotating your tires!
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Old 05-19-2008, 11:05 PM   #45
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he was banned because he joined the site to sell shitty parts. 5 lugs wheels in the DIY section and a cheap POS overpriced automatic 240sx.


my 205/45s have less sidewall flex and full on contact paths....275s win races, stretched 195s dont.
Ah didn't know about his fun sales. Your 205's have less sidewall flex than 195 55s but not less than 205/45 stretched. It's kinda silly to debate it. They are for different purposes. 275's do win races, but so do R compounds that are properly heat cycled and have tire blankets on them before hitting the track. None of us drive on those for daily, and it'd be a waste of a lot of effort to do that if you were going to drift on said tires.

I fully intend to have several sets of tires for my car when all is said and done. Track tires absolutely won't be stretched and will be meaty. Daily driving and occasional fun, summer tires on 16 x 8's +10 to 15 offset (hopefully not sportmaxx $$ ) and probably mildly stretched 205s. Dedicated winter driving tires, and for drifting...whatever is in the shed and has 4 x 100 lug pattern.
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Old 05-19-2008, 11:11 PM   #46
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(195/45-15 on a 15x9)
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Old 05-19-2008, 11:26 PM   #47
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Are you totally sure that's a 8" wheel? I've seen a lot of 8" wheels with 205s, and none of them looked as stretched as that. In fact, I've seen that exact tire on an 8" wheel and it didn't look that stretched. That looks like a 9" wheel to me.
As far as I can tell- they are 16 x 8s with 205's. Maybe the lower profile tire (ie a 16" rim vs the 15" most have here) does it? The labels on the wheels said 16 x 8

Not my wheels, BTW...
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Since when is driving on the sidewall of a tire a traction performance gain?
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