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What's the purpose of this and how does it work? OT

I saw this today.





Why? And how can those wheels go around at that angle and don't the tires rub?

The outer tread doesn't even touch the road!
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Last time I saw wheels like that it was AFTER a demolition derby.

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One of my client's son has a Honda Civic set up like that, but I have no clue why.
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That is what some of the cool kids are doing. Car may be on bags as well, lots of rear end camber. Some places have banned tire stretching like that, tires have a habit of letting go of the rims. Not my thing but hey, I run on the dark side with my truck parts., lol
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That is what some of the cool kids are doing. Car may be on bags as well, lots of rear end camber. Some places have banned tire stretching like that, tires have a habit of letting go of the rims. Not my thing but hey, I run on the dark side with my truck parts., lol
Tire stretching??? How's that work?

Did old fogies like us talk about young kids in the 70's (us) putting airshocks on their cars and jacking them up?
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I think the Japanese started that whole extreme camber thing. I've seen some pretty crazy pictures. I don't know how the axles, and CV joints hold up.


Is the "tire stretching" what they call it when they put a narrow tire on a wide wheel so that the sidewalls are splayed way out?


If so, we've had that out here for decades. The lowriders have been doing it for years. They'll run tiny little narrow tires on wider "tru-spoke" wheels. Back in my days at a tire store you would have to use the old starter fluid trick to seat the beads


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Ive seen that before, only they didnt have the fender flairs on. The fenders were all beat up from the tires rubbing and hitting into the wheel wells. I bet they burn up tires fast.
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The extreme negative camber is a play on racecars that use negative camber for better handling, however negative camber of that degree is never necessary in any racing I've seen.

Yes that is what is called tire stretching.



The term for this style of modification is called "Hellaflush", just google it. It's been popular for about 10 years now. It takes expensive tires, ruining them; custom camber kits, wheel spacers. It generally require most or all of the suspension travel to be nullified, giving a very harsh ride, (ironically) poor handling, is generally expensive, and for most mature crowds is frowned upon; yes even by import guys themselves, many of them see it the same way you do: looks dumb, bad for performance instead of good, waste of good money.


Google hellaflush, and have some fun!
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Did old fogies like us talk about young kids in the 70's (us) putting airshocks on their cars and jacking them up?
Yup. Hi-Jackers and Cherry Bomb mufflers. They all thought we were NUTS and being foolish. Just expressing our young selves.
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If that car had a rear axle I'd say it's broken and the car was left there . You'd never allowed on the road with such a wheel alignment here in Germany. I guess that guy needs to buy new tires every two weeks, or turn them around after two weeks and buy new ones after 4 weeks
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