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      02-17-2013, 03:07 AM   #1
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Where you get tires stretch?

Where do you guys do the tires stretch in south California? I'm searching cluelessly but still couldn't find it..... Need some helps please...!!
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lolwut? you want your tires stretched?
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Where do you guys do the tires stretch in south California? I'm searching cluelessly but still couldn't find it..... Need some helps please...!!
straight from the VW forum lol


what is stretch?
- "stretch" refers to stretching a narrower tire over a wider wheel, the sidewalls stretch from the lip to the tread

why do stretched tires?
- well the whole thing started in germany/belgium, local laws required that the tire tread be within the fender line. well that doesnt allow one to run wider or lower offset wheels, so they put narrower tires on the wheel to maintain legality

- when you would like to run really wide or low offset wheels and keep the tire tread at the fender

- when you would like to go really low and not rub

isnt this unsafe?
- there hasnt been any soild evidence that running a stretched tire is any more dangerous than a regular tire.

where can i get tires stretched?

-any reputable wheel/tire shop should be able to do it. i know when i did a 215-45 kumho on a 8.5" wheel, it took one shop 90lbs to pop the bead. getting a 225-45 on a 9 and a 245-40 on a 10.5 took another shop 50 lbs

can't you afford the right tire size?
- the tire that stretch the most tend to be at the top of the price list, so it isnt an issue

what tires stretch best?
- from what i have seen, the best tires with regards to stretch are:
toyo t1-s
dunlop sp9000
dunlop sp8080e
falken fk451

im sure there are more, but look for a tire with a rounded shoulder and a lip protector, they tend to give the "desirable" look


but staggered wheels are stupid on fwd cars, arent you worried about handling?
- its all about looks, you wont see anyone with low offset deep dish wheels flopping around the autox course.

what size/offset wheels are the best for a staggered look

- its all about personal preference. me, i have 17x9et26 and 17x10.5et26 and i couldnt ask for a better setup. some may not like the look but thats why people build their cars for themselves

arent you worried about curbing a wheel?

- take a look in the classifieds and count the number of wheels on regular tires compared to those on stretched tires with damage.


LTMW can do a great mount with tire stretch
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      02-17-2013, 04:27 PM   #5
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Where do you guys do the tires stretch in south California? I'm searching cluelessly but still couldn't find it..... Need some helps please...!!
straight from the VW forum lol


what is stretch?
- "stretch" refers to stretching a narrower tire over a wider wheel, the sidewalls stretch from the lip to the tread

why do stretched tires?
- well the whole thing started in germany/belgium, local laws required that the tire tread be within the fender line. well that doesnt allow one to run wider or lower offset wheels, so they put narrower tires on the wheel to maintain legality

- when you would like to run really wide or low offset wheels and keep the tire tread at the fender

- when you would like to go really low and not rub

isnt this unsafe?
- there hasnt been any soild evidence that running a stretched tire is any more dangerous than a regular tire.

where can i get tires stretched?

-any reputable wheel/tire shop should be able to do it. i know when i did a 215-45 kumho on a 8.5" wheel, it took one shop 90lbs to pop the bead. getting a 225-45 on a 9 and a 245-40 on a 10.5 took another shop 50 lbs

can't you afford the right tire size?
- the tire that stretch the most tend to be at the top of the price list, so it isnt an issue

what tires stretch best?
- from what i have seen, the best tires with regards to stretch are:
toyo t1-s
dunlop sp9000
dunlop sp8080e
falken fk451

im sure there are more, but look for a tire with a rounded shoulder and a lip protector, they tend to give the "desirable" look


but staggered wheels are stupid on fwd cars, arent you worried about handling?
- its all about looks, you wont see anyone with low offset deep dish wheels flopping around the autox course.

what size/offset wheels are the best for a staggered look

- its all about personal preference. me, i have 17x9et26 and 17x10.5et26 and i couldnt ask for a better setup. some may not like the look but thats why people build their cars for themselves

arent you worried about curbing a wheel?

- take a look in the classifieds and count the number of wheels on regular tires compared to those on stretched tires with damage.


LTMW can do a great mount with tire stretch
Man, I have been to several shop around me they don't do it....!!!
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Man, I have been to several shop around me they don't do it....!!!
Yeah....um, Correct me if I am wrong but, no one stretches tires.

The idea is that, say for example, you have 9.5~10 wide wheels which will Require a 275 Sec tires and you end up putting a 265 sec tire on the wheels thus creating the "Stretch" Look.
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Man, I have been to several shop around me they don't do it....!!!
Have you watch any video on YouTube?
I think they do like this they put 18" on 19"...... So they called stretched.... Correct me if I'm wrong.....!!!
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ive seen some stretch 17 inch tires over 19 inch wheels..some crazy stuff on yt.
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ive seen some stretch 17 inch tires over 19 inch wheels..some crazy stuff on yt.
Where you do the work?
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http://www.yelp.com/biz/714-tires-westminster

dont tell them i sent you cause theyll be like...whos that? and end up charging you more.
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dont tell them i sent you cause theyll be like...whos that? and end up charging you more.
I has been there..... They does the stretch?
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yes they has been known to does stretch
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Then why last time I came there they don't do it
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what did you tell them to do? put your tires on a tire stretch machine?
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what did you tell them to do? put your tires on a tire stretch machine?
I asked them that could you guy do a stretch tires?
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tell them the width of your wheel and tire and they shouldnt refuse, unless you have no shoes no shirt on.
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tell them the width of your wheel and tire and they shouldnt refuse, unless you have no shoes no shirt on.
Lol..... Next time ill just buy the tire from them? Or I could bring my own and ask them to do it?
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you can do either way.
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