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Old 03-23-2008, 09:40 PM   #1
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hi, im ordering a set of 16x8 rota cups over the next couple of days but dont know wat size tyres to order as i aint seen many with 16's on em over here in da UK, the cars gonna b used for drifting, will 195's streatch on or should i get 205's?
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well, eh, ugh... toughy,, given the choice, myself, ide go with the 205's

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um id go with 225s... I assume you want the stretched look?
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Old 03-23-2008, 10:42 PM   #4
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yea stretched looks always good, any one got pics of wat the different tyres would look like?
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195s would be stretched pretty good, 205s would be slightly stretched. You could problaly run eaither... but I would be woried about the 195s popping off.
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I run 225's on a 6.5, your wanting to run 195's on an 8!!! Driftrz...
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just thaught of another question, the wheels have a 35 off set, recon ill need spacers aswell?
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no, 45 i think is stock offset. If anyhting youl have to flare the fenders.
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Old 03-23-2008, 10:56 PM   #9
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thats good to hear, at the mo i got 15" advans on with a 45 offset n it looks wrong
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Have you checked out http://clubroadster.net/forum/index.php ? They have a ton of info about stretching.
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I was at a clubroadster'ish meet (kinod) and I saw 195's on an 8" rim, they looked ******* hilarious. The dude said he had tracked them and they were ok...

I'm not so into that, but here are some pics.
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These pictures were taken by a clubroadster member, and I got them from clubroadster, I think you will find exactly what you are looking for there, hell you should just move out to Wittier.
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You've gotta match the tire size and compound to the power and chassis.

Do you need a spacer? That depends on if you've got enough clearance to clear the lower control arm at full lock.
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an 8" wheel with a spacer will probably need a roll or flares with a 205.. might fit with a 195. If you run no spacer you should be able to tuck the 205, which will be stretched. Alot of the "fitment" questions really are based on ride height.
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I run 225's on a 6.5, your wanting to run 195's on an 8!!! Driftrz...
i thought that 225's were best suited on 7" rimz?
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anyone that puts a 195 tire on an 8" wheel needs a bullet between the eyes...why oh why????
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Whaamx5 you are off on that bossman.

With low power that stretch is fine. Shitty tires will feel more responsive and it will be more affordable for him. Plus he doesnt need that much traction at that point and it will be aesthetically more pleasing to most of the drift crowd. I ran 195/50 on an 8" wheel and its not that bad of a stretch.

Now, Taz, use better grammar bro.

If you are turbo, you want some decent sized tire on there.

How much power are you running??, That will determine the tire size and camber you should be running..
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Wrong ******* forum. Go talk about your JDM stretched tire bullshit on CR.net.
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i thought that 225's were best suited on 7" rimz?
Probably, Emilo say's 8's are better, but 6.5's are what I have. They are for sale or trade though.
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run 225s front and 195s rear if you are into drifting - a lot of grip up front + not so much in the rear...
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sams club sells 165's, go get those...
i dont get it, i thought you wanted grip even if you drift
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