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.
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
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...
If the R32 was meant for everyone, they would have just called it a GTI......
Slower traffic...KEEP RIGHT
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.
*R32 1518*, biggest head ever to fit in a GOLF!
Congrats, turd burglar.
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.
Last edited by OrlandoR; 02-24-2012 at 07:53 PM.
...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.
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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