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Contemplating a continental 175 55 15 on a 15X8. The inner bead measurement is about 5" (ala rear Smart Car)
done before fellas?
 

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Re: Stretch Request: 175 55 15 on an 8 (Mr.BBS)

im sure it would fit, you really like to make your tire mounter work eh?
 

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Re: Stretch Request: 175 55 15 on an 8 (dub666)

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im sure it would fit, you really like to make your tire mounter work eh?

Bringin up an old post from the depths. So who thinks its possible because I got me an idea
 

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Re: Stretch Request: 175 55 15 on an 8 (Mr.BBS)

I do see why not. I ran 225 40 18 on my 18x10 RxII's

I dont see the ratio being that much different http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif


Modified by fvtec at 11:41 AM 11-4-2007
 

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Re: Stretch Request: 175 55 15 on an 8 (fvtec)

you could definitely mount it, mr. bbs here had some 165/45s maybe after he started this thread. it would be interesting to see though, been looking at some of those like sizes. The overall height might be a bit much.
 

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Re: Stretch Request: 175 55 15 on an 8 (Mk2enthusiast)

i have a few sets of those slightly used, but i've never mounted them before myself... the size is very cheap here though, as Germany mandates replacement of tyres after 3 years by law.. and the good 3 year old ones get exported...
 

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Re: Stretch Request: 175 55 15 on an 8 (Mk2enthusiast)

it will absolutely work, the only issue will be that they will be kinda tall for a mk2.
roughly .5" taller than 195/45s.
 

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Re: Stretch Request: 175 55 15 on an 8 (LedJetta)

I'm sure it will stretch, right now they are on Estorils and no stretch so an 8 should be easy. I am eager to see what it looks like because I love the pattern on this Contis. And who knows maybe the Xtra stretch will take care of the half inch.
 

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Re: Stretch Request: 175 55 15 on an 8 (Mk2enthusiast)

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you could definitely mount it, mr. bbs here had some 165/45s maybe after he started this thread. it would be interesting to see though, been looking at some of those like sizes. The overall height might be a bit much.

I saw those 165/45s and that is the way to go. The 175/55 is an EZ stretch but looks a little odd. Only 6 ichs of tread on a 8 inch, I got some k102s and they look great,7 inch tread, low and aggresive tread but I do love the old skool Conti tread
 

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Re: Stretch Request: 175 55 15 on an 8 (Mk2enthusiast)

wow that doesn't look good and what's with the front camber.
 

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Re: Stretch Request: 175 55 15 on an 8 (Toffeerado)

this stretch is a little much but it was worth the try...
the front camber is set at -1 and and 1/16" toe out, something wrong with that?
 

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Re: Stretch Request: 175 55 15 on an 8 (Mk2enthusiast)

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this stretch is a little much but it was worth the try...
the front camber is set at -1 and and 1/16" toe out, something wrong with that?

Looks like my 205/50 stretched on a 10
 

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Re: Stretch Request: 175 55 15 on an 8 (Mk2enthusiast)

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for reference, here are 165/50/15s Bridgestone Potenzas RE 040



I'd hit it
 
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