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  • Steeply angled tire sidewall ok?

    Are there any issues with running a thinner tire on a wider rim? I've seen pics of cars with wheels that seemed too wide for a specific tire. With such an angled sidewall, it seems like sidewall flex in corners would be reduced.

    Any thoughts?

  • #2
    search


    but no...its not a problem...go for it

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    • #3
      Euro....
      Ryan G. MotorWorks

      '72 2002tii Inka/Black (Restoring- then FS)
      '88 M3.2 S54 Lachssilber/Black
      '04 Mini Cooper S 6spd White/Black
      http://www.ryangmw.com

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      • #4
        it's not a problem until you have a flat at speed, hopefully the bead won't unseat

        I don't see the point of having a wide wheel if you're going put an undersize tire on it, but that's just me
        A friend will come bail you out of jail, but a TRUE friend will be sitting next to you in the jail cell saying, "Dude, that was focking awesome!"

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        • #5
          just like wrapping a strut bar in CF

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          • #6
            I see it on a lot of european modified cars. Since they drive much faster over there, I didn't know if there was some advantage.

            I've also ordered same tire sizes from different manufactures and some were narrower than others.

            I did a search too, but I couldn't find much. Hopefully this will help others too.

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            • #7
              in europe, TUV rules do not allow the tire tread to come past fender. So you will see either stretched tires or pulled fenders (sometimes both) to get the wider wheels.

              Also those wacky drifters like it since the sidewall has even less flex when it's stretched so it's easier to break them loose
              Chris
              90 Corrado/91 M3/01 M5

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              • #8
                Well that makes sense.

                About drifting...I was wondering how well the M3 would be as a drifter. It seems like the balance, feedback, and modulation of the M3 would make it a great drifter. The AE86 (toyota corolla gt-s hatchback) has similar characteristics and is a real cult car among drifters.

                Topic for another thread.

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                • #9
                  Ptjoe,

                  One of the dutch members drifting:

                  http://www.m3e30.nl/pafiledb/pafiled...=category&id=3

                  Download "rotonde"

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                  • #10
                    Thanks. Some of the other vids were good. That 'ring' one was really funny.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ADA///M
                      just like wrapping a strut bar in CF
                      fwiw, I was joking about the CF wrap :p
                      A friend will come bail you out of jail, but a TRUE friend will be sitting next to you in the jail cell saying, "Dude, that was focking awesome!"

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by TeamM3
                        fwiw, I was joking about the CF wrap :p
                        sure sure....your secret is out.


















                        fwiw...i know

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                        • #13
                          Apart from rim damage upon deflation, you next adversary would be ...... CURB..... or .....GF and CURB.
                          as in ....KERB.....or .....GF and KERB.
                          :p
                          m.

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