January 7, 2009
Stretching Tires 101
By Ryan Porter
Yesterday Speedhunters blogged about a sick looking Golf, which we chatted about at the office all day. There were arguments for and against the stretched tire look. My vote is for it! If I could pull it off on my smart I would be rockin’ an uber-stretched wheel, but in the meantime I’m just a wall-flower to the whole stretched movement.
Anyways, after talking about it so much yesterday I decided that I needed to know more about how it’s done. So after a little bit of magic with the google I found out that this stretched tire thing isn’t safe at all. The main idea is to stretch a tire three to six inches beyond the width of wheel it was designed for according to a tire size calculator. Beyond that, I don’t think there is much to it. Now, check out how it’s done by these apparent noobs in a video after the jump. Do not try this at home!
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