Make your own Wide White Wall tires
How to make your own wide white wall tires from any narrow white wall or
raised white letter tire. As always, you do this at your own risk.
XXR 002 15x9
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Tire stretching at Lifeline Tires Located at 429 State Street Rochester, Ny
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this is a customer's wheels that came in and required a mount, stretch and
Wheel Size :
Rim : XXR wheels 002
Tire machine used to mount this rim was a Snap-on 301
Wheel Balance machine used was Snap-on EEWB304D
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
stretch on a rim
Stretching 245/50/14's on J14 x J12 -44 SSR MKI
(I finally added this info because people wine about how dangerous it
Stretching tires started way before my time some where before or during the
70's so it's been happening for quite a while now. German cars are very
popular with the stretched tire look. I believe they do this so they can
pass RWC and still be legal with the tread pattern within the frame work of
the vehicle whilst achieving wider wheels.
I also believe the "500km Suzuka race" race cars used stretched tires but
not as extreme as the one posted because a low profile tire didn't exist
in that era.
It has evolved form racing to fashion trends to being able to afford tires
mounted to a wider rim.
Without the introduction of stretched tires, we would probably be still
running 70's profile. Thanks to the advances in technology a low profile
tire has been developed. Stiffer side walls, tread pattern design and tire
material characteristics have been addressed (I'm sure there's more) to
accommodate each drives needs.
- ability to afford smaller tire sizes
- ability to keep tread pattern within body work of car
- ability to fit tire and rim combination without body work
- eliminate or reduce tire side wall flex
- solid tire to road contact
- 'aids' in the decrease of body roll, the cushion effect is eliminated or
reduced due to solid side walls.
- tire is not designed for the amount of flex (but it holds)
- defeats the purpose of rim protectors on the tire
- illegal in (most) countries to use on public roads
- slight increase in tire wear
- decrease in ride comfort, side walls don't provide the "cushion" effect
That's all I can think of for now but I'm sure there are more for both
So stop hating! and if you don't like the music, turn it off/down.
Tyre stretch 205/45 on 9,5
Gomma tirata 205/45 su cerchio Rota RB 17x9,5 (et-19) tramite gas spray.
Tyre Stretch 205/45R17 on Rota RB 17x9,5 (et-19) with spray.
Beading a stretched tyre or tire using a bicycle tube
How to bead a stretched tyre without using explosions, compressed air or
For a 17-inch tyre you need to use a 16-inch bicycle tube. 15-14, etc...
The mistakes are included to show you what not to do.