Tire Stretching Guide, With Pictures

stretched_tire We all know there are few things sexier than stretched tires flush mounted on an old school Japanese car, right? The problem has been trying to figure out how a particular tire will look on your rim without a bunch of trial and error, or tracking down someone with a similar setup.

Well fear no more, zetozeto99 has come to the rescue by digging up TyreStretch.com. It’s a site that takes the guesswork out of tire stretching, with a long list of wheel widths and the tire models and sizes fitted to them, complete with pics of each setup.

Amusingly, the disclaimer says “This site is for entertainment purposes only. Under no circumstances should tyres outside of manufacturers recomendations be used on the road.” Haha, shyeah right! Like you’re not gonna slap those bad boys onto your car as soon as you’re done. Just remember that if something happens to the tire, you can’t sue them. Or us. Now pass that brake cleaner!

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7 Responses to Tire Stretching Guide, With Pictures

  1. banpei said:

    I came across that site last week when I tried to find out what size is needed for streched tires on 6J wide rims. It is a the best resource for streching tires! :)

  2. Andy said:

    I like all kinds of car things. I like cars that most don’t like. I just can’t figure out why in the hell anyone thinks this looks good… not to mention what it’d do for handling. Eeeech! To each his own though, I suppose.

  3. Oyaji Gaijin said:

    To convey Andy’s sentiments a little more neutrally: There are a lot of people here with a lot of different tastes. Stretching tires onto rims that are wider than they were intended to fit is a part of the Japanese Nostalgic spectrum of tastes, but it isn’t everyone’s taste. More power to you for educating everyone on this part of the genre, but please remember that it isn’t for “all” of us.

    • Ben said:

      Oyaji – Agreed. We love the diversity of style and tastes that come from nostalgic car fans and have made sure to feature plenty of cars that don’t have the stretched tire look. I certainly would not want us to come across as advocating a single style. I hope that’s not the case!

  4. zulu said:

    i like the stretch tire look alot. that brake cleaner link is legendary. one of my fav posts ever done by this site.

  5. J.Ramirez(zetozeto99) said:

    BRAKE CLEANER TIRE MOD F.T.W!!!

    Definitely not a style for everyone but a style that I’m sure alot of us can appreciate! I for one love the look and hope to have wheels wide enough to show off some stretch…

  6. TyreStretch said:

    thanks for the support guys. I set this site up based on the hundreds of pic requests on various forums i go on. Any suggestions or pics to be added, please use the link on the site to contact me

    cheers :)

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