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Old 05-18-2012, 08:22 AM   #1
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Stretching tires and height of sidewall

Would stretching a tire reduce the factory sidewall height? For example would a 225/45 tires stretched on a 9.5" wheel pull the tires to something less than 45% of 225?
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So if I wanted to keep the OE recommended rolling circumference then I shouldn't stretch? Is the difference signifcant?
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yes, I've got 18x10+25 on 225/40/18 and they fit my rear fenders well with a slight roll.
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So if I wanted to keep the OE recommended rolling circumference then I shouldn't stretch? Is the difference signifcant?
you can if u want youll probbly off by 2.1kms per hour of your speedo.
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So if I wanted to keep the OE recommended rolling circumference then I shouldn't stretch? Is the difference signifcant?
If you like the look, do it. Anything under 5% difference is considered acceptable.
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anyone know a tire shop that will stretch a tires for me? i am trying to install 195 55 15 on a 15x9" rim
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