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    Thread: is there a way to be wide and low without stretch?

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      04-11-2012 09:38 AM #1
      i like this look


      even though i can see tire stretch just curious since I don't like the look of stretch i'd rather install lower profile tires. if possible.

      I guess stiffer springs like 400lb springs and rolled fenders

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      04-11-2012 10:02 AM #2
      The fenders on the clipper kit are fiberglass, I believe. Therefore you cannot roll them without crushing them. Lose the clipper kit and maybe you can achieve the stance you want.

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      04-11-2012 10:13 AM #3
      the fenders are sitting on top of the metal fenders the clipper kit is like having g60 fenders no?
      the metal fenders still get rolled

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      04-11-2012 07:31 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by They_Call_Me_Bob View Post
      The fenders on the clipper kit are fiberglass, I believe. Therefore you cannot roll them without crushing them. Lose the clipper kit and maybe you can achieve the stance you want.
      The clipper kit is plastic....just fyi.

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      04-12-2012 02:22 AM #6
      In a word.......no. You can't have it both ways. Stretching a tire nearly an inch is a world's worth of width as far as offset/poke is concerned. You can put rubber bands on the wheels but that's just going to create gap between the well and the tire and if you lower it enough to defeat that gap the suspension will still travel straight down if you are close to the panel and the tires will rub fierce.

      You can do what I'm doing, wait out the fad...

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      04-12-2012 12:00 PM #7
      i have seen a little stretch that's ok but some people have like 5 inch wide tire on an 8 inch rim i'm amazed the tire doesn't pop the beed

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      04-12-2012 12:16 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by euroteknique View Post
      i have seen a little stretch that's ok but some people have like 5 inch wide tire on an 8 inch rim i'm amazed the tire doesn't pop the beed
      That's only 1.5 inches of stretch, perfectly safe.

      Wheels that fit are ok too. No point in running an 8 if you're just going to run a 175.

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      04-12-2012 06:27 PM #9
      start iff with low pro 16" tires. but theres a reason for the stretch to allow the wheel some movement in the fender without having a horendous gap which imo looks like utter crap.
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    10. 04-13-2012 05:08 AM #10
      Might not be what you're looking for but this is how mine looks like atm


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      04-15-2012 01:38 AM #11
      mine is pretty much the limit for low and wide with out the stretch and i dont like it they either need to be stretched or tucked!
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      04-15-2012 01:39 AM #12
      sorry the pic doesnt show it as much as i thought it would but they stick out like 1/2in and the fenders are like 1/2in from the tires
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