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
01 Trans Am vs 02 Trans Am WS6
01 maple red Trans am, auto, bolt ons, yank pt3800, 28'" mt et street
radials, ect. vs. 02 red Trans am, auto, bolt ons, cam, tc1 sf3000, 28" mt
et street radial, ect...traction test!
Drag Radial STREET Launch!!
nice day out, and decided to get some footage of launching on the 275/50/15
I like this video alot, car sounds GREAT!
Mustang is running much
better then it has been!
Goodyear Duratrac Tire Review After 15,000 Miles
This is a review of Goodyear's Wrangler Duratrac tire.
I've put 15,000 miles on my 315 70r17 Duratracs. I've wheeled them in mud,
water, rocks and snow.
The tread pattern makes the tire a good compromise between an all-terrain
and mud tire (but don't mistake it for a heavy duty mud tire). The tire has
many handy features. Ample siping allows for excellent traction on wet
roads and loose rock. Little claws in the tread valley give traction in
deep snow, mud, and sand. The tires are pinned for metal snow studs and
feature moderate rim protection.
The Duratrac is fairly light as well, weighing in at less than 60 lbs. Note
that the tire measures 34 ¼" tall, not 35. They look aggressive and have
tame road manners. Minimal road noise and confident handling have been my
experience (once a fuel tanker cut me off and I slammed on my brakes... the
tires didn't break traction).
15,000 miles and 15 wheeling trips in and they're starting to wear.
Original tread depth was ½"; I've lost 1/8" and the tread blocks are
starting to round off. Here's a new tire compared to my used tires. They
can chunk easily if you spin them on rocks.
Sidewall thickness has been a complaint with these tires. My only flat was
a sidewall slash from abusive wheeling.
Overall I'm incredibly happy with these tires. They give me confidence on
the road and trail and have become a very popular tire for this reason.
This was a BerserkerOffroad.com review of Goodyear's Wrangler Duratrac