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    How to tire stretch thread

    So many of us love the tire stretch look our oldskool japanese cars. There has been no specific thread though on how to do it. I know there are several different methods out there. So post up the way you know how to do it so that we all may share our tire stretching techniques

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    I hand the guy at the tire store $40. 8)

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    The 3 methods I've tried, all for extreme stretches

    Ether/starting fluid
    The key is using the right amount of ether: too little you melt stuff; too much = Richard Pryor
    DANGEROUS!!!


    Tire Cheetah
    By far the fastest/safest

    http://www.arizonatools.com/tools/ti...etail/TSICH-5/

    Inner tube method
    This involves using inflated bicycle inner tubes to span the gap until bead seats. The tubes then pop off the outside of the wheel
    This is probably the best DIY method, cheap, simple, safe
    Doesn't work well for very extreme stretches.

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    Just read a super writeup about the innertube method over at club4ag last night. Figured I'd cross post it since it's really good:

    http://forums.club4ag.com/zerothread?id=53302

    Dude that wrote the article stretched a 195/50 onto a 8.5" wide rim.

    Someone else replied that they used the innertube method to stretch a 195/60 onto a 9" rim.

    --Joe

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    I had a 175/55 r15 put onto my 15x9 and it was done first shot with the Cheetah.




    also 165/50 r15on 15x8




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    jrb1449 - nice looking stretch! those tire sizes are very rare here in our country.

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    Which is weird cause I ordered them from www.tire-easy.com and they were cheap! And when they called to confirm the order they sounded like they were in the philipines

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