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PostSubject: streched tyres, safe?   Fri Apr 15 2011, 21:25

i just bought some 15's that i want streched tyres on, one question i have tho is with the stretch are there any downsides? would it cause uneven wear, overheating, any issues with steering? and how would mr mot tester take it, road legal or just for show? if i do go through with the stetch they will be going on my soon to be daily so constantly driven.
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PostSubject: Re: streched tyres, safe?   Fri Apr 15 2011, 21:29

Small childen and baby lambs will die, dont do it!
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PostSubject: Re: streched tyres, safe?   Sat Apr 16 2011, 01:33

matty_mk1 wrote:
Small childen and baby lambs will die, dont do it!

this is soo true, stretched tires are also the cause of most natural disasters.
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PostSubject: Re: streched tyres, safe?   Sat Apr 16 2011, 07:43

stretched tyres in the Japanese drift series are what caused the recent tsunami! FACT
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PostSubject: Re: streched tyres, safe?   Sat Apr 16 2011, 08:44

matty_mk1 wrote:
Small childen and baby lambs will die, dont do it!

billybug wrote:
matty_mk1 wrote:
Small childen and baby lambs will die, dont do it!

this is soo true, stretched tires are also the cause of most natural disasters.

RM2WAS wrote:
stretched tyres in the Japanese drift series are what caused the recent tsunami! FACT

Bunch of funny fuckers ent ya
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PostSubject: Re: streched tyres, safe?   Sat Apr 16 2011, 21:16

mk2 1300 lil dubber wrote:
Bunch of funny fuckers ent ya

well, I though the tsunami fact was pretty funny.

if you have been to any shows or looked at any pictures of shows you will see 98% of the cars will have stretched tires. The only way to get uneven wear is from fucked up wheel alignment not tires. Never heard of tires over heating except from burn outs and going way to fast for the tire. you wont get steering issues unless you for get to pump the tires up.

Are your 15s wide enough to stretch tires on them?
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PostSubject: Re: streched tyres, safe?   Thu Apr 21 2011, 16:05

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PostSubject: Re: streched tyres, safe?   Sat May 07 2011, 07:52


Generally not an issue with stretched tyres.

Personally I dont like them as they've not been designed to run in stretched format.
As you are normally stretching lower profiles the side walls are reinforced and can take the odd loads.

@Billy, tyres can overheat if run low as it causes side wall deformation which in turn causes rubbing and wear, this is also true of over inflated tyres as they run on a small strip in the middle of the tread pattern and dont distribute the weight evenly across the tread also causing premature wear and excessive heat.

Actually you were all wrong stretched tyres are the root cause of all tyranny, Hitler originally specified them on his personal Kubelwagens which he and Eva Braun raced around the back streets of Berlin whilst everyone else was on curfew dodging the stuff my grandad chucked out of his plane on his many flying visits to the city over a five year period.

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PostSubject: Re: streched tyres, safe?   Thu Jun 02 2011, 19:16

Although i dont like them at all, The strtched tyre is safe and probably better for hammering round a track, my old man used to race and they used to put tyres on stretched to reduce tyre roll round the corners, But the extreme tyre stretch, not so sure about, Doesnt look right to me..... cheers
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