How to stretch a tire... and how you don't.
First time we had to use fire to make a tire stretch out.
Stretching 195/45R15s on 9Jx15 BBS RMs.
Didn't work at first, but we got there!
As more and more people cry about handling and whatever when it comes to
These wheels will be going on a stanced out 1986 Scirocco 16V weekend
It's meant to look good in the first place, handling just comes second.
Stretching tires that much will make the handling in fast corners
worse...normal driving you won't notice any difference though.
On my MKIII GTI, I run 195/40s on 9" wide rims for daily use and meetings,
while I run 215/35s on 9" wide rims for track use (see my onboard videos on
215s will just stretch slightly on 9", stiffening the sidewall up only a
little, giving you a more direct steering, while still allowing fast
In combination with harder rubber bushings, more stiff suspension setup and
unbiall top mounts, etc.etc. this results in an almost GoKart like, very
direct handling...sure not the fastest setup, but fast and fun enough for
The best parallel parking ever!
Watch this car fail very close to death: http://adf.ly/4812306/carfail
and also this man sleeping in a burning car:
Fluid MotorUnion Getting Fabel Off - The Lowest Static Car in America??
Miles said he wanted Fabel to drag frame. And with a little bit of
wrenching, we accomplished that for him :)
The car's a smidge higher now, just to make sure the frame rail
reinforcements dont rip off the frame rails, but it's still dangerously
We wish Miles and Fabel the best of luck on his way to H2Oi this year.
Because luck will certainly come in to play here :)
Work Performed on Fabel (the Miata, if you haven't guessed) at FMU:
-Oil pan skid plate install
-Underbody skid plate install
-Front wheel spacer install
-Custom Exhaust midpipe
-Custom muffler exit + shroud
-Custom Exhaust tuck (for maximum lows
with minimum risk)
-Jackson Racing header install + heat wrap