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    curved car tyres

    hello im new on here so im not sure if this in the right place but i was wondering how cars get curved tires like this

    is it a special type of Tyre having tyres smaller than your rims in width or is it just a result of having negative camber

    thank you for your help

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    buying tyres smaller than your rims = stretched tyres, making it more round by stretching it onto rims!

    the angle of the tyre is neg camber
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    Which reminds me, are negative camber tyres still a thing?
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    So ask your tyre shop what size is recommended for your rim width and then order a tyre 50mm less than that...
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    If you are thinking of doing this remember 2 things.

    1. Don't stretch the tire beyond it, and the wheels capabilities.
    1. Dont do this with crappy tires or it can de-laminate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDMDaniel View Post
    If you are thinking of doing this remember 2 things.

    1. Don't stretch the tire beyond it, and the wheels capabilities.
    1. Dont do this with crappy tires or it can de-laminate.
    1. Stop thinking about doing it. Don't do it.
    fixed your post buddy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drifter995 View Post
    Which reminds me, are negative camber tyres still a thing?
    that sentence doesnt even make sense
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drifter995 View Post
    Which reminds me, are negative camber tyres still a thing?
    no such thing as negative camber tires, all that picture has is stretched tires and the suspension is set for crazy neg camber. unfortunately is still a thing, ive never understood it really

    Quote Originally Posted by JDMDaniel View Post
    If you are thinking of doing this remember 2 things.

    1. Don't stretch the tire beyond it, and the wheels capabilities.
    1. Dont do this with crappy tires or it can de-laminate.
    thisx1000. ive installed a few stretched tires for people, it can get sketchy sometimes. hell the pop from the beads seating had my ears ringing for 10 minutes once it was so loud
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kriss View Post
    that sentence doesnt even make sense
    Quote Originally Posted by hwyrunr View Post
    no such thing as negative camber tires, all that picture has is stretched tires and the suspension is set for crazy neg camber. unfortunately is still a thing, ive never understood it really
    Technology that's been around for years Gents.

    http://www.cambertire.com/technology/Default.aspx

    Got nothing to do with the OP's misguided question, but Cambertires 'tyres - to us Aus folk' have a built degree of negative camber built into the tyre casing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vex33d View Post
    Technology that's been around for years Gents.

    http://www.cambertire.com/technology/Default.aspx

    Got nothing to do with the OP's misguided question, but Cambertires 'tyres - to us Aus folk' have a built degree of negative camber built into the tyre casing.
    That's the one. Wasn't sure if it ever really became mainstream. Saw it in an old high performance imports mag a few years ago
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