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    What's up with "JDM" guys stretching skinny tires onto wide rims??

    I was googling fender rolling how-to's the other day and YouTube's suggested/related videos grabbed me. A bunch of videos on how to put 225 wide tires onto 10" wide rims, for example - WTF?? Then there were all kinds of vids showing import tuners rolling around SUPER LOW with these wheel/tire set ups. Some were SUPER nice cars too, but these wheels and tires looked just ridiculous to me.

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    Re: What's up with "JDM" guys stretching skinny tires onto wide rims??

    Stretch and Poke.. It's........ Clownish if you ask me.. But whatever..

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    Re: What's up with "JDM" guys stretching skinny tires onto wide rims??

    LOL yea a different trend that's for sure

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    Re: What's up with "JDM" guys stretching skinny tires onto wide rims??

    it's not just JDM, VW guys love to do it too.

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    Re: What's up with "JDM" guys stretching skinny tires onto wide rims??

    Yeah, stretched tires have been around long before the whole "JDM" craze began. VW guys have been stretching tires forever, low rider pickups have been doing it for years, low rider / air ride / hopping cars have been doing it for years, etc.

    I concur that it's looks clownish to me, but to each his own.
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    Re: What's up with "JDM" guys stretching skinny tires onto wide rims??

    Being a former S4 owner, I can say that it is BIG in the german car scene. If you don't have power than you stretch and poke.

    http://daseighty.net/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=3268

    This was a StgIII car, around 400whp+...

    http://daseighty.net/gallery/main.php?g2_itemId=3253

    Then you have some guys who just do it WAY to much and it looks stupid, but if it is done right in looks good imo.

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    Re: What's up with "JDM" guys stretching skinny tires onto wide rims??

    I hope they have curb feelers lolz

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    Re: What's up with "JDM" guys stretching skinny tires onto wide rims??

    Quote Originally Posted by lollygagger8 View Post
    I hope they have curb feelers lolz
    you just learn to drive cautiously LOL...

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    Re: What's up with "JDM" guys stretching skinny tires onto wide rims??

    this thread needzz pics so it can turn into another spam thread

    to each his own..

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    Re: What's up with "JDM" guys stretching skinny tires onto wide rims??

    German guys call it "poking" or "stretching", JDM guys call it "VIP".

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    Quote Originally Posted by dr.duct_mossburg View Post
    German guys call it "poking" or "stretching", JDM guys call it "VIP".
    Lol that's not exactly right

    Poke is how far the rim pokes out, stretch is just what it sounds like.

    "stanced" is usually the term. Some people take it to extremes just like anything else, but generally the idea is get the wheel as close as possible to the wheel well opening

    Generally lowering stretching of tires and camber are involved to create that look

    VIP usually refers to a larger luxury car that has been stanced.

    Different strokes for different folks, personally I have seen it look really good if done right.

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    Re: What's up with "JDM" guys stretching skinny tires onto wide rims??

    JDM guys call it Hella Flush, allows you to run wider rims while having no gap, these kids usually go through tires fast

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    Re: What's up with "JDM" guys stretching skinny tires onto wide rims??

    With those rubber band sidewalls, they probably go through wheels too.

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    I'm all about aggressive, wide stances but this stretch and poke thing just doesn't do it for me. Certainly interesting though! Glad I could post an off-topic that entertained a few folks.

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    Re: What's up with "JDM" guys stretching skinny tires onto wide rims??

    I bet a lot of those hella flush JDM guys wouldn't understand or agree with us making our Cadillac luxury cars sound and drive like NASCAR vehicles.

    To each their own, right?

    I respect any car modder who pushes the envelope in the pursuit of something that they love and are passionate about. I have seen it done right as well and I think it can look pretty good but would personally not want any of my vehicles to have that look.

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