Dat #tirestretch. #AE86 #shakotan #hipparitire #stretchedtire #bosozoku #86FEST (at RSPEC Autowerks)
I try not to be negative about what other people like, and try to stay as libertarian as I can… but this just seems wrong from a technical and engineering aspect.
I am not a big fan of, or participant in fads or trends that fly in the face of good sense, such as properly engineered tire fitment.
Nothing is more fundamental to a car’s, or any other wheeled ground vehicle’s functionality than the only parts of it that actually touch the ground. Everything else depends on that, power, braking, steering, suspension, control, and safety. There are no other control surfaces than the tires, as a car isn’t an aircraft.
This seems like a trend that flouts best practices, solely for an aesthetic. And an odd aesthetic, at that, imho.
But, still, to each their own… Your car, your cash… just please don’t be a road hazard to others, for the sake of an automotive fashion niche.