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Old 03-15-2010, 09:05 PM   #1
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Tire Stretch help

i searched and couldnt find what i was looking for so heres my question:

i'm looking for a drift shop or any good family owned shop in vancouver that will balance my wheels. i'm running 225's on x10 work equips and i have a little gap between my tire and lip, enough to fit the width of a quarter in.

now no shop around here wants to balance them for me. i'll be in vancouver the first weekend of april for a car meet.

help would be appreciated if anyone has any experience

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wtf? why wont they balance them? the weighs stick onto the the rim itself. the only thing i see is an issue is if you are running a really fat lip, and thus they cant balance the wheel because it requires far too many weights behind where the spokes attach to the drum.
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to understand how weight balancing works, if a wheel has near center offset, or even negative offsets, then the weights that are attached towards the center of the wheel will be significantly heavier than weights towards the edge of the wheel. its just physics.

eg. a 1/4oz weight on the outer rim edge would need a significantly larger weight near the center of the wheel to make them equally balanced.

why not just throw weights on the edges? because who wants to have ugly weights show on the face of the rim? on special occassion, and request, i use to split weights and hide them behind the spokes just so that u have a little weights showing as possible (for those that are really picky, and show cars)
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Kal tire just fails they said they wouldnt do it due to the lip/tire gap. thats why i need some place that will be like "k sweet sure we will do that for you asap" lol
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do you mean mounting the tire on the wheel because they fear the tire wont stretch that far?

the tire is 225 wide, the wheel is 10in wide,

what size tire is it, how much sidewall do you have to stretch?

has the tire been mounted already onto the wheel? is it holding pressure? did you need bead locker for it to hold pressure?
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tire is already mounted and seated as far as i can possibly get it. there 225/40/18's on 18x10's

hold pressure fine. used started fluid to seat it...... or maybe i will take it to a shop in van that uses a cheetah? dunno if that will stretch it anymore then it is.

they just didnt want to do it cause of that little gap between the tire and lip.

i've seen hella worse gaps and people are driving around on them lol
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i assume they didnt want to do it for safety reasons, in case you lose pressure from not properly sealed tire.

go give the sponsors a call. they should be able to balance it. 40 series should be enough sidewall to stretch, 45 would have been better to work with.
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i assume they didnt want to do it for safety reasons, in case you lose pressure from not properly sealed tire.

go give the sponsors a call. they should be able to balance it. 40 series should be enough sidewall to stretch, 45 would have been better to work with.
ya i will have to do that. forgot that there is a lot of tire shops as sponsers on here

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Ya, they're worried about liabilities. Goodluck with it!
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OR i will order a set of 235's and throw them on. kinda a waste buying the 225's but w.e. its a little safer lol
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Holy... I'm worried to stretch a 225/45 on a X9 wheel, and you managed to stretch a 225 on X10 wheels?
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ya lol

i really want to run the 225's. we'll see

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nice poke bro, gloss black lips on white car = teh moneyzz

just run 225's, I know none of these chain stores will touch it, but there are drift shops here that do even crazier stretches so don't worry about it...


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i really want to run the 225's. we'll see

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Ya, they're worried about liabilities. Goodluck with it!
Exactly. Since technically the incorrectly sized tires are on the rim, most shops will avoid doing anything with them due to the fact that they can be held liable in the case of a lawsuit. It's like if you bring a car into the shop with bald tires, they're legally obligated (I believe) to hold onto the car because it's considered unsafe for road use.
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225 x 10


im running 225/40 x 8.5 and i feel its already stretched.

thought stretching too much can be a safety issue
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^^^ got pics? i want to see the stretch, im planning to run that sizing too. seeing op's stretch kinda makes me wana go narrower but duno if i should. what other problems will i run into if i go any narrower besides loosing air?
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try calling sorat in north van. They're nice to deal with, pretty cheap i think and pretty good at what they do as well, i imagine they'd do it for u
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^^^ got pics? i want to see the stretch, im planning to run that sizing too. seeing op's stretch kinda makes me wana go narrower but duno if i should. what other problems will i run into if i go any narrower besides loosing air?
i ran 235/40s on a 9" wide wheel, barely looked stretched.

only a very slight stretch.

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try calling sorat in north van. They're nice to deal with, pretty cheap i think and pretty good at what they do as well, i imagine they'd do it for u
pm'd him yesterday and he will balance them for me when i come to van

by no means will i drive long distant or on highway with these since i live in town so 20Kms a day of driving. i have another set of rims 18x8.5 with 235/40 kumho xs, pic here



so i get the best of both worlds
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ya lol

i really want to run the 225's. we'll see

i don't understand wtf the point of stretching a tire like that is for
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you have euro in your screen name and you dont understand stretched tires

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you have euro in your screen name and you dont understand stretched tires

ok buddy.
Hey, I drive two Japanese-produced vehicles and I don't understand some of the shit that they do to their vehicles over there...
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I have a 225/40/18 mounted on a 18x9.5, 3000km later no probs.
Although as soon as the SORAT guy heard i had 225 on my 9.5 inch wide wheel he told me he would NOT warranty my tires if something happened.

I got them mounted at Advanced in Coquitlam.
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