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      02-23-2012 12:50 AM #1
      did some searching, didnt come up with anything. Just want to see a 10.5 wide rear. a look at a 10 wouldent hurt either

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    2. 02-23-2012 01:24 AM #2
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      02-23-2012 09:34 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by chrisbosgraaf View Post
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      Very nice.Spacers in the back?Any rubbing?

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      02-23-2012 09:44 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by euroonly View Post
      Very nice.Spacers in the back?Any rubbing?
      i know hes not running spacers, Those are his wheels. Watercooled IND
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    5. 02-23-2012 12:26 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by euroonly View Post
      Very nice.Spacers in the back?Any rubbing?
      No spacers and no rubbing.

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      02-23-2012 03:18 PM #6
      18x10 et18 with 225/40/18 and -3 degrees of camber


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      02-23-2012 03:46 PM #7
      anyone with 10 or 10.5 not running stretch tires?
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      02-23-2012 03:59 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by JeremyW5 View Post
      anyone with 10 or 10.5 not running stretch tires?
      You can fit an 18x10 with a 255/35/18 with the right offsets

      10.5 without stretch probably wouldn't happen
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      02-23-2012 04:19 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by aar0n. View Post
      You can fit an 18x10 with a 255/35/18 with the right offsets

      10.5 without stretch probably wouldn't happen
      thanks. I want to be atleast 10in wide but im not really into stretch tires.
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    10. 02-23-2012 05:53 PM #10
      i feel like this trend is going to look as silly in a couple years as baby daytons, spinners, and 20's. oh wait, they already do... seriously. obviously opinions vary, but there are only 5000 R32s out there (fewer now), and it sucks to see them getting their fenders rolled or pulled to fit ridiculous wheels and tires.

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      02-23-2012 08:21 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by fourwheeldrift View Post
      i feel like this trend is going to look as silly in a couple years as baby daytons, spinners, and 20's. oh wait, they already do... seriously. obviously opinions vary, but there are only 5000 R32s out there (fewer now), and it sucks to see them getting their fenders rolled or pulled to fit ridiculous wheels and tires.
      to each their own
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      02-23-2012 08:25 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by fourwheeldrift View Post
      i feel like this trend is going to look as silly in a couple years as baby daytons, spinners, and 20's. oh wait, they already do... seriously. obviously opinions vary, but there are only 5000 R32s out there (fewer now), and it sucks to see them getting their fenders rolled or pulled to fit ridiculous wheels and tires.
      You must be new. It's been going on with VWs FAR before it became somewhat mainstream in the car tuning world and will continue to be a part of the Euro community far after the next trend shows up and all the bandwagon people follow that

      And a problem with rolling fenders? That has no effect on anything other than allowing clearance and a proper fender roll will look stock from every angle
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    13. 02-23-2012 08:47 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by aar0n. View Post
      You must be new. It's been going on with VWs FAR before it became somewhat mainstream in the car tuning world and will continue to be a part of the Euro community far after the next trend shows up and all the bandwagon people follow that

      And a problem with rolling fenders? That has no effect on anything other than allowing clearance and a proper fender roll will look stock from every angle
      Well put.

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      02-23-2012 09:43 PM #14
      I have 10's on the rear and I am running 255/35/18 tires with very minimal stretch and I have no spacers and no rubbing at all


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      02-23-2012 10:21 PM #15
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    16. 02-23-2012 10:38 PM #16
      That DBP that kimble has actually looks pretty good, I must admit. However, I guess I'm just frustrated since I'm looking for an un-molested R. Sure, rolling fenders doesn't hinder performance, obviously. However fenders can't be un-rolled (correct me if I'm wrong). I've rolled fenders before, with good results. I just see the R as a car that I would like to keep to bolt-ons. Like I said, to each their own. And obviously I'm new here...as anyone can see from my info...

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      02-23-2012 10:58 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by fourwheeldrift View Post
      That DBP that kimble has actually looks pretty good, I must admit. However, I guess I'm just frustrated since I'm looking for an un-molested R. Sure, rolling fenders doesn't hinder performance, obviously. However fenders can't be un-rolled (correct me if I'm wrong). I've rolled fenders before, with good results. I just see the R as a car that I would like to keep to bolt-ons. Like I said, to each their own. And obviously I'm new here...as anyone can see from my info...
      Not to sound like an ass here (even though I know I do), if you want an unmolested .:R, either wait until it comes up in the classifieds, or settle for a Golf R. Life's a b!tch...there may be only 5000 .:R's, but they are nearly 10 years old now. Most of these cars have switched owners numerous times, and each owner modifies them to their own taste. It comes time where you need to either settle for the least molested .:R you can find, or simply find love in another rare car.
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      02-23-2012 11:10 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Det. John Kimble View Post
      I have 10's on the rear and I am running 255/35/18 tires with very minimal stretch and I have no spacers and no rubbing at all

      looks really good. thanks
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      02-24-2012 01:52 AM #19
      I'm running the 255/35R18 tire in the rear as well. I have a 10 mm spacer and it rubs slightly under hard bumps at high speeds. 225/40's in the front with and 255/35's in the rear. Very very little stretch if any.
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      02-24-2012 07:58 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Det. John Kimble View Post
      I have 10's on the rear and I am running 255/35/18 tires with very minimal stretch and I have no spacers and no rubbing at all

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      02-24-2012 04:47 PM #21
      im sorry, i have to ask. Why do people stagger their wheels in a car that is already prone to understeer?

      I mean it would make more sense (to me) to put 10s in the front and 8s in the rear...

      I know some people think it "looks" good but to me it just seems incredibly redundant. Sorry if this seems like a rant but i just don't get it.

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      02-24-2012 04:49 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by r32dub88 View Post
      im sorry, i have to ask. Why do people stagger their wheels in a car that is already prone to understeer?

      I mean it would make more sense (to me) to put 10s in the front and 8s in the rear...

      I know some people think it "looks" good but to me it just seems incredibly redundant. Sorry if this seems like a rant but i just don't get it.
      You answered it. Looks. The rear fenders are far bigger than the front ones so it fills the body out better. Some people care about maximum performance, others like having a car that looks good. Most fall somewhere in-between as many people daily drive their cars. Neither is right or wrong and everyone is entitled to their opinion
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      02-24-2012 04:55 PM #23
      gotcha. And i 100% agree to each their own and its not my car so its not my choice and all that. I guess im just a 23 year old geezer for owning my mentality of Feeling > Looks and Function > Form.

      But you're right to each their own.

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      02-24-2012 07:04 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by r32dub88 View Post
      gotcha. And i 100% agree to each their own and its not my car so its not my choice and all that. I guess im just a 23 year old geezer for owning my mentality of Feeling > Looks and Function > Form.

      But you're right to each their own.
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      Quote Originally Posted by r32dub88 View Post
      im sorry, i have to ask. Why do people stagger their wheels in a car that is already prone to understeer?

      I mean it would make more sense (to me) to put 10s in the front and 8s in the rear...

      I know some people think it "looks" good but to me it just seems incredibly redundant. Sorry if this seems like a rant but i just don't get it.


      The is the only reason is for looks, that is why I also have these...
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      02-24-2012 11:31 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Draxus View Post
      I have seen Det. John Kimble's car in person.

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      02-25-2012 12:28 AM #28
      ...I heard somewhere (here probably) that the whole "stretch" tire thing was because people in Germany were trying to avoid paying higher taxes. They'd put on bigger rims, but the tax was based on the size of the tire, so they would put on one size smaller and pay less tax.

      So I guess people saw it and thought it was "euro" and liked it. To each his own I suppose.

      I am a function over form kind of guy, and there's no way I'd do anything that goofy. Give me all the rubber on the road I am supposed to have please thanks.

      To me, tuners should want to emulate racecars, not low riders.

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      02-25-2012 11:06 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by R32bert View Post
      ...I heard somewhere (here probably) that the whole "stretch" tire thing was because people in Germany were trying to avoid paying higher taxes. They'd put on bigger rims, but the tax was based on the size of the tire, so they would put on one size smaller and pay less tax.

      So I guess people saw it and thought it was "euro" and liked it. To each his own I suppose.

      I am a function over form kind of guy, and there's no way I'd do anything that goofy. Give me all the rubber on the road I am supposed to have please thanks.

      To me, tuners should want to emulate racecars, not low riders.
      That is why it is your opinion.

      Just because you have a wider tire doesn't necessarily mean it will handle better. Likewise, just because someone has a 'stretched' tire doesn't mean it will handle poorly. Big misconception.

      Again, this is an R32, not a Ferrari. Not sure why everyone thinks they are race cars.

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