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How far can you stretch a tire?

How far can you stretch a tire?

Typically ranging from 1-3 inches in difference. This results in the sidewall stretching to the edge of the wheel giving a very unique show-style look. Made to look risky and dangerous, this is the appeal of the stretched tire.

Are stretch Tyres illegal?

Therefore, it is reasonable to conclude that over-stretched tyres are unsafe. Supporters of stretched tyres comment that they are not illegal but fail to consider that an MoT pass does not mean that Construction and Use (C&U) offences are not being committed.

Is tire stretching Safe?

Technically speaking, running a stretched tire is more dangerous than a normal tire setup since the sidewall now has less weight that it’s able to hold. This can result in de-beading or tearing of the sidewall which is never a good time. However, the amount of danger varies based on how much stretch you’re going with.

Are stretched tires legal UK?

Regulations say that “a tyre should not be used on a road if it’s not maintained in such condition as to be fit for the use to which the vehicle is being put”. The DVSA say this means tyres must be fitted on suitable wheels with suitable valves, giving technicians a reason to fail stretched tyres.

What PSI should stretched tires be?

some people on this forum are idiots when it comes to fitment/stretched tires. just run 40-42 and you’ll be fine.

Do wider tires need wider rims?

To keep the suspension and speedometer functioning correctly, both the stock diameter and width of the wheels and tires needs to be maintained. As a general rule of thumb, it’s safe to fit a tire up to 20 millimeters wider than stock on the original rim.

Will 16 tires fit 16 rims?

It depends. Wheels and tires are not interchangeable words. Tires are a part of the wheel setup. For instance, your vehicle has a set size of rims, but you can buy different sizes of tires to fit those rims, as long as the middle of the tires is the correct size.

Can you put a smaller tire on a bigger rim?

As a general rule of thumb, it’s safe to fit a tire up to 20 millimeters wider than stock on the original rim. The actual width of the tire will vary depending on the width of the rim: The tire will expand 5 millimeters for every half inch (12.5 millimeters) increase in rim width.

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