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1. anyone notice sidewalls cracking (more often) on stretched tires?

2. and should tires with cracked sidewalls be replaced (stretched or not)

3. also, what PSI should stretched tires be run at? lower ? higher? same?

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Why would you want to reduce your grip?

Oh my car handles too well, I think I'll run skinner tires to make it slide more. What kind of logic is that?
 

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Why would you want to reduce your grip?

Oh my car handles too well, I think I'll run skinner tires to make it slide more. What kind of logic is that?
I have been looking into tyres for my 16x8.5 and 16x9.0 watanabes and I will have to run slightly stretched tyres up front so that I don't mess up my speedo readings - it is not always a concious decision but having to work with things as you go along ... you may like the look of phat lip rims but not have the available clearance for tyres so resort to stretching ?
 

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The higher inflation pressure will make the tire stiff and help keep the tire bead seated. You're already giving up some rim protection by running a low-profile narrow tire on a wide wheel. The last thing you need is the tire to come off the bead followed by a rapid air loss and your rim digging into the pavement. Not good at all.
 
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