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Old September 16th, 2009, 12:05 PM   #1
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What is tire stretching?

What is "tire stretch" and can anywheel be stretched?
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Old September 16th, 2009, 12:38 PM   #2
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Tire stretching is when the mounted tires are made for widths smaller than the width of the wheels...i.e. using an 8" tire on a 9" wheel. Some people do it conservatively and stay within the limits of the tire specs, and some people take it to an extreme level that may not be safe.
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Old September 16th, 2009, 12:57 PM   #3
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So if I putt 225 on a 8" wheel instead of the recommended 235, that's a small stretch right?

So that's how wheels get that rounded appearance?
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that probably wouldnt look like a stretch at all. if u put a 215 them u would be the stretch possibly
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Old September 16th, 2009, 01:18 PM   #5
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Yeah I get got Tl rims on my 6th coupe, and the wheel sticks out past the fender so when I hit a bump it touches my fender.

I'm running even cambers.

I was hoping 225's would clear.
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Old September 16th, 2009, 01:25 PM   #6
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if u got 17" tl wheels put on 225/45/17
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Old September 16th, 2009, 01:29 PM   #7
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This is stretching if this would fit.

btw, 265 tire on a 13" rim.
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Old September 16th, 2009, 01:36 PM   #8
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Yeah I get got Tl rims on my 6th coupe, and the wheel sticks out past the fender so when I hit a bump it touches my fender.

I'm running even cambers.

I was hoping 225's would clear.
some minor fender work would solve the rubbing like tucking in the front fender liners and trimming your rear bumper tab. Stick with 225/45 in fronts.
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that probably wouldnt look like a stretch at all. if u put a 215 them u would be the stretch possibly
I had Pirelli PZeros and Nitto NT555 215/35/19s on my older 19x8 Axis wheels and they didn't look stretched at all. Obviously though, the brand of the tire will make a big difference due to the various sidewall heights and stretching abilities.
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Old September 16th, 2009, 04:14 PM   #10
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yep yep brand makes all the difference
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Old September 18th, 2009, 06:24 PM   #11
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What brand is good?
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Old September 18th, 2009, 06:52 PM   #12
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Falkens...
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Old September 18th, 2009, 07:31 PM   #13
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roll the fenders slightly, looks better and less of a risk IMO
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Old September 19th, 2009, 04:26 AM   #14
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look on tyrestretch.com, all the info you want.

sorry can't post links, need more than 10 posts for that...
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that probably wouldnt look like a stretch at all. if u put a 215 them u would be the stretch possibly
woot woot! i have 215/45s on a 8" wide rim. it's not THAT stretched.
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Old September 19th, 2009, 01:22 PM   #16
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woot woot! i have 215/45s on a 8" wide rim. it's not THAT stretched.
i had the same thing on my algernons. 215/40/18 nankang. it didn't stretch at all. hahahah

all the nankangs look 10 mm wider than they are rated at. so my 25 looked like a 225

on the back the 225 on a 9" didnt stretch much either. oh well their sold now
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Old September 20th, 2009, 04:46 AM   #17
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If your gonna roll your fenders, you might as well roll them flat.
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Old September 21st, 2009, 02:17 PM   #18
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215/40/18 on a 8" wide wheel is basically normal, and within the manufactures specs for wheel width.

Streaching would be running a 185/40/18 or less on a 8" wide wheel...
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does anyone have a pic of a 18x8 rim with 225/40/18 tires or 215/40
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look on tyrestretch.com, all the info you want.

sorry can't post links, need more than 10 posts for that...
ok I did and saw some pic's but still don't get it?
why tire stretch?
what is tire stretching and why do it?

http://www.tyrestretch.com/index.php
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lots of people do, but 8" wide on a 225 series tire will not look that stretched... 8.5 will look a little bit stretched, but I believe 225 can fit 9" wide tires, which would look pretty stretched. I'm hoping to do 8.5" wide next spring on 225 tires.
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will this have anything to do with tire wear will it be affected more by this? because i was going to put 225 on my 8.5 wheels.
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Old September 24th, 2009, 12:11 PM   #23
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Sorry to hijack, but I didn't want to start a new thread, and you could possibly learn from this too...

Here's my options for next spring (not telling brand or series of wheel)...

18x8.5 +38 on 215/40-18 Kumho summer tires, would that fit?
Or 18x9 +40 on 225/40-18 Kumho summer tires, would that fit?

There's a lot of other offsets available for the 18x9 wheels, but I'm not sure what would fit. I wouldn't want them too far in rubbing against the struts. I'll be rolling the fenders a little.
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This is stretching if this would fit.

btw, 265 tire on a 13" rim.
wow. that is insane! i dont think i would drive a car with that set-up
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Old October 1st, 2009, 09:15 AM   #25
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Roger, long time!
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Old October 29th, 2009, 10:57 AM   #26
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