I'm sorry, I don't mean any offense, but all I can think whenever I see stretched tires like that is "Goddamn, that looks dumb as hell." Lower the car until it scrapes, fine; run 20" rims with tires so thin there's barely any room for air, okay; make your rims stick out of the fenders and mount tires narrower than the rims, no -- just no. It just looks like whoever did it didn't bother to measure the space they had to work with. I wish I could help it, but I'm hopelessly bigoted against stretched rubber and extended hubs.FWIW, all the drift kids stretch the crap out of their tires (mainly for looks, but it also makes the tire respond insanely quick)...and few have issues debeading. i.e.
Yeah, usually. But the issue with autocrossing under SCCA rules is the SCCA limits your rim size in Stock classes. Beefier is better, but if you wedge a giant tire onto a tiny rim, you're sacrificing steering response/sharpness. Most national level autocrossers learn to overcome this handicap and continue to run huge tires on little rims (i.e. S2000 owners run 245/45/17's on 17x7's ) because grip is the ultimate decider in winning or losing. But ask any of them and they'd run a wider rim *if they were allowed to*.i always thought that for autox you'd want a beefier