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Old May 20th, 2010, 03:44 PM   #1
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tire stretch .... info?

so what's the advantages/disadvantages of tire stretch?

I'm thinking of getting something like 205/40/18 to fit on my 18x8 so i wont rub lol
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205/40/18 will look stupid. get a 215/35/18
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Old May 20th, 2010, 04:08 PM   #3
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wont a smaller sidewall be even worse?
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or actually 215/40/18 in ur case might be better.
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215/40s should be fine...205s would work but are unnecessary for your situation.
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Old May 20th, 2010, 04:14 PM   #6
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whats the specs on those wheels? a 225/40 is rubbing? WOw..
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Old May 20th, 2010, 04:24 PM   #7
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18x8 +55 with a 20 mm spacer
tires are 225/40 18




it's the bumper thingy i need to grind that down but would like to still have streched
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Old May 22nd, 2010, 08:41 AM   #8
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18x8 +55 with a 20 mm spacer
tires are 225/40 18




it's the bumper thingy i need to grind that down but would like to still have streched
18x8 with a 225/40 is definitely not stretched... lol
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Old May 22nd, 2010, 09:22 AM   #9
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215/40 would be a good stretch and still good for every day driving
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Old May 22nd, 2010, 03:58 PM   #10
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18x8 with a 225/40 is definitely not stretched... lol
haha I know it's not stretched I need stretch to clear my fender... and I wanna go wider
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tire stretch is purely aesthetics. There is Zero performance gain for it.

Tire stretch is for people who want wide wheels for either the huge concave look, or the deep dish, but did not have the clearance to run correct size tires.
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Old May 22nd, 2010, 04:49 PM   #12
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^ thank you! that's all i needed
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so what's the advantages/disadvantages of tire stretch?
No advantages.
just to get "the look"

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tire stretch is purely aesthetics. There is Zero performance gain for it.
The only gain is a higher potential for the tire to come off the rim at a fairly high speed turn. It's rare but has happened.
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Old May 22nd, 2010, 05:41 PM   #14
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No advantages.
just to get "the look"


The only gain is a higher potential for the tire to come off the rim at a fairly high speed turn. It's rare but has happened.
incorrect. find me a case where that has happened and it wasnt user neglect. trust me, i had my doubts at first. but after driving around for a few months, ive had no issues.

stretched tires take a substantial more amount of pressure to bead (most of a time a cheeta has to be used). once the bead is sealed, and you arent retarded and let the tire pressure drop, the tire is harder to lose bead.

performance wise... not to mention, stretched tires stiffen the sidewalls, makes the car more predictable. look at all the drift cars that have been using it for years. no issues.

btw i wouldnt stretch a tire on a 8in wide wheel, it would look really goofy
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Old May 22nd, 2010, 05:47 PM   #15
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I was just going to do a little stretch to make sure I dont rub

but I will get 9" wheels later
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incorrect. find me a case where that has happened and it wasnt user neglect. trust me, i had my doubts at first. but after driving around for a few months, ive had no issues.

stretched tires take a substantial more amount of pressure to bead (most of a time a cheeta has to be used). once the bead is sealed, and you arent retarded and let the tire pressure drop, the tire is harder to lose bead.

performance wise... not to mention, stretched tires stiffen the sidewalls, makes the car more predictable. look at all the drift cars that have been using it for years. no issues.

btw i wouldnt stretch a tire on a 8in wide wheel, it would look really goofy
It's true that some drift cars have stretched tires because it gives a linear breakaway. But if we're going to use an unapproved practice to stiffen up sidewalls, we're also putting excess force and stress onto the belts inside the tires.

We also need to keep in mind that drifters change their tires out after every event, and we're talking about a DD with stretched tires.

Just because you are still alive after a few months driving on stretched tires, does not make this practice safe or recommended.
This is the big point I want to make across for everyone that has or are deciding to go with stretched tires.

Tire Stretching is NOT SAFE! If you want to make a mod that compromise your safety, then that's your choice. Please don't be fooled for 1 second into believing that Stretched tires are safe, or it will increase your performance tremendously. You can get tires with stiffer sidewalls, you can get better tires for your spec of driving/race.
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stretched tires on a stock rim... yeah I don't know about that
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90 percent of the people with stretched tires aren't going to go autox anytime soon...
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 11:02 PM   #19
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It's true that some drift cars have stretched tires because it gives a linear breakaway. But if we're going to use an unapproved practice to stiffen up sidewalls, we're also putting excess force and stress onto the belts inside the tires.

We also need to keep in mind that drifters change their tires out after every event, and we're talking about a DD with stretched tires.

Just because you are still alive after a few months driving on stretched tires, does not make this practice safe or recommended.
This is the big point I want to make across for everyone that has or are deciding to go with stretched tires.

Tire Stretching is NOT SAFE! If you want to make a mod that compromise your safety, then that's your choice. Please don't be fooled for 1 second into believing that Stretched tires are safe, or it will increase your performance tremendously. You can get tires with stiffer sidewalls, you can get better tires for your spec of driving/race.
you have to account for the fact that the stress dd'ers put on their stretched tires will never come close to the forces tires are exposed to on a drift car. juss sayin.

plus you cant really knock it until youve run a stretched tire setup, trust me. i thought exactly the same way you did
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chang, how bout do some e-brake drifts around the neighborhood and do an autocross and let us know how it turns out
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chang, how bout do some e-brake drifts around the neighborhood and do an autocross and let us know how it turns out
funny you ask lol. I was actually in the mountains this weekend doing a mountain run. As you can see, im still alive
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Old May 24th, 2010, 01:57 PM   #22
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I was just going to do a little stretch to make sure I dont rub

but I will get 9" wheels later
trim your bumper and hammer in your bumper tab... You'll be set.
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I went e-brake pulling with my rwd buddys lol
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OP, 215/40/18 should be good. Slightly stretched but not overly done to the point where the lip of the rim pops out the tire itself. I'm actually running that set-up with Nitto Neo-gen tires on my 18x8 +42 offset rims. Will be lower this Friday with the Koni yellows on full stiff & on the lower perch, hopefully no rubs .
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OP, 215/40/18 should be good. Slightly stretched but not overly done to the point where the lip of the rim pops out the tire itself. I'm actually running that set-up with Nitto Neo-gen tires on my 18x8 +42 offset rims. Will be lower this Friday with the Koni yellows on full stiff & on the lower perch, hopefully no rubs .
You can run a 225/40 and you wont rub. Y our offset is weak.
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I Auto X with my Z with slightly stretched tires and have no prob. Quit whining about safety.We compromise our safety everyday.
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205 will be way to small! 215! I love those wheels!
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Old May 27th, 2010, 08:40 PM   #28
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You can run a 225/40 and you wont rub. Y our offset is weak.
It's funny how you say that cause I'm hellaflush with my offset already without going too crazy. Also my 215's are flush with my fenders while my rims sticks out a tab more because my 215's are slightly stretched & still won't clear the fenders with tender mods & negative chamber. Weak offset? lol...
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It's funny how you say that cause I'm hellaflush with my offset already without going too crazy. Also my 215's are flush with my fenders while my rims sticks out a tab more because my 215's are slightly stretched & still won't clear the fenders with tender mods & negative chamber. Weak offset? lol...
And...what setup of yours is hellaflush? I see in one of your posts above you mention an 18x8 +42 setup, is that the one? Got any pics? I'm new to the whole flush wheels and stretched tires idea...
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And...what setup of yours is hellaflush? I see in one of your posts above you mention an 18x8 +42 setup, is that the one? Got any pics? I'm new to the whole flush wheels and stretched tires idea...
Here--->http://www.v6performance.net/forums/...d.php?t=203361
Rolling fenders tomorrow cause I'm going a tab lower to 1 finger gap. I don't mean to start up a huge flame but for someone to actually call me out of the crowd & say my offset is weak, C'mon grow up I was just trying to help out the OP.
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