Tirerack
Use the following links to go directly to useful tirerack winter items: Tirerack Winter Tires. Gary's Winter Tire FAQ.
Using the links directly supports E90Post with tirerack sales commision!

  E90Post
 


TireRack

   PLEASE HELP SUPPORT E90POST BY DOING YOUR TIRERACK SHOPPING FROM THIS BANNER, THANKS!
 
BMW 3-Series (E90 E92) Forum > E90 / E92 / E93 3-series Technical Forums > Wheels and Tires Forum Sponsored by The Tire Rack > Where you get tires stretch?



Wheels and Tires forum Sponsored by The Tire Rack
Please help to directly support e90post by doing your tirerack shopping from the above link. For every sale made through the link, e90post gets sponsor support to keep the site alive. Disclaimer

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      02-17-2013, 03:07 AM   #1
JohnnyT33
Private
0
Rep
78
Posts

Drives: 2008 328i coupe
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: OC

iTrader: (0)

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...!!
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2013, 12:08 PM   #2
FCobra94
Major
FCobra94's Avatar
18
Rep
1,465
Posts

Drives: '07 E90 335i
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: MD

iTrader: (0)

__________________
'07 E90 335i - Automagic - Non-sport
Cobb AP|Alpina Flash|VRSF 7" FMIC|VRSF CP|TIAL BOV|cp-e DCI|Bilstein B6|E93 M3 FSB|SP Lowering Perches
Summer: Sonic Tuning ST100 - 18x8.5 ET35 - Conti DWS 245/40/18 - 10mm rear spacers
Winter: Style 159 - 17x8 ET34 - Michelin X-Ice Xi2 225/50/17 - 15mm rear spacers
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2013, 02:56 PM   #3
corpuszero
Enlisted Member
0
Rep
33
Posts

Drives: 2008 335i e90
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Houston, TX

iTrader: (1)

lolwut? you want your tires stretched?
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2013, 03:22 PM   #4
hawaiianeze
Major Pain
hawaiianeze's Avatar
United_States
48
Rep
1,243
Posts

Drives: LCI E92 335i
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Los Angeles

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnnyT33 View Post
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
__________________
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2013, 04:27 PM   #5
JohnnyT33
Private
0
Rep
78
Posts

Drives: 2008 328i coupe
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: OC

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by hawaiianeze
Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnnyT33 View Post
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....!!!
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2013, 05:10 PM   #6
BRGmatthew
Bausman
BRGmatthew's Avatar
United_States
23
Rep
1,816
Posts

Drives: around the block
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: SoCal 626/NorCal 650

iTrader: (19)

Send a message via AIM to BRGmatthew
tire central in san gabriel
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2013, 05:18 PM   #7
GreekMaverick
El Greco Capitan
GreekMaverick's Avatar
United_States
60
Rep
996
Posts

Drives: ///N54
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Wellington, FL

iTrader: (1)

Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnnyT33 View Post
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.
Attached Images
 

Last edited by GreekMaverick; 02-17-2013 at 05:41 PM.
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2013, 11:20 PM   #8
JohnnyT33
Private
0
Rep
78
Posts

Drives: 2008 328i coupe
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: OC

iTrader: (0)

[quote=GreekMaverick]
Quote:
Originally Posted by JohnnyT33 View Post
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.....!!!
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2013, 11:25 PM   #9
#Tee
Banned
90
Rep
4,870
Posts

Drives: yes
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Socal

iTrader: (1)

ive seen some stretch 17 inch tires over 19 inch wheels..some crazy stuff on yt.
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2013, 11:31 PM   #10
JohnnyT33
Private
0
Rep
78
Posts

Drives: 2008 328i coupe
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: OC

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ~XxPornxX~
ive seen some stretch 17 inch tires over 19 inch wheels..some crazy stuff on yt.
Where you do the work?
Appreciate 0
      02-17-2013, 11:49 PM   #11
#Tee
Banned
90
Rep
4,870
Posts

Drives: yes
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Socal

iTrader: (1)

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.
Appreciate 0
      02-18-2013, 01:54 AM   #12
JohnnyT33
Private
0
Rep
78
Posts

Drives: 2008 328i coupe
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: OC

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ~XxPornxX~
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.
I has been there..... They does the stretch?
Appreciate 0
      02-18-2013, 02:48 AM   #13
#Tee
Banned
90
Rep
4,870
Posts

Drives: yes
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Socal

iTrader: (1)

yes they has been known to does stretch
Appreciate 0
      02-18-2013, 03:34 AM   #14
JohnnyT33
Private
0
Rep
78
Posts

Drives: 2008 328i coupe
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: OC

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ~XxPornxX~
yes they has been known to does stretch
Then why last time I came there they don't do it
Appreciate 0
      02-18-2013, 03:40 AM   #15
#Tee
Banned
90
Rep
4,870
Posts

Drives: yes
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Socal

iTrader: (1)

what did you tell them to do? put your tires on a tire stretch machine?
Appreciate 0
      02-18-2013, 03:41 AM   #16
JohnnyT33
Private
0
Rep
78
Posts

Drives: 2008 328i coupe
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: OC

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ~XxPornxX~
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?
Appreciate 0
      02-18-2013, 03:45 AM   #17
#Tee
Banned
90
Rep
4,870
Posts

Drives: yes
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Socal

iTrader: (1)

tell them the width of your wheel and tire and they shouldnt refuse, unless you have no shoes no shirt on.
Appreciate 0
      02-18-2013, 03:52 AM   #18
JohnnyT33
Private
0
Rep
78
Posts

Drives: 2008 328i coupe
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: OC

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ~XxPornxX~
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?
Appreciate 0
      02-18-2013, 04:11 AM   #19
#Tee
Banned
90
Rep
4,870
Posts

Drives: yes
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Socal

iTrader: (1)

you can do either way.
Appreciate 0
      02-18-2013, 10:29 AM   #20
Timujin
First Lieutenant
Timujin's Avatar
5
Rep
378
Posts

Drives: 335d
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: California

iTrader: (6)

Garage List
2011 BMW 335d  [3.75]
I will ask my son. He is running 195/50 on 15X10 wheels on his AE86.
__________________
Appreciate 0
      02-18-2013, 11:38 AM   #21
JohnnyT33
Private
0
Rep
78
Posts

Drives: 2008 328i coupe
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: OC

iTrader: (0)

Quote:
Originally Posted by ~XxPornxX~
you can do either way.
Thanks
Appreciate 0
      02-18-2013, 11:51 AM   #22
project335i
Banned
Canada
53
Rep
4,505
Posts

Drives: Wide Load
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: SAUGA

iTrader: (6)

Lmao this conversation is just great. Lol
Appreciate 0
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:10 AM.




e90post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST