Rookie Mistakes Running Stretched Tires

Rookie Mistakes Running Stretched Tires


– [Alex] (sighs) I have
some terrible news, you’re gonna wanna zoom in, and it’s something for everybody to hear. The doctor told me I can’t
go to the airports anymore, he says I’m sick, unfortunately he told me that it’s terminal. (fingers snapping) (light music) That’s all I have this
morning, that’s all I’ve got, and I’m sorry that that’s
what you have to put up with, but it is an okay segue when it goes into another talking point, which used to be a pretty
constant conversation, which is stretching your tires. Now, before we even get into it, our lawyers are telling us
that we’re legally obligated to let you know that stretching your tires can and may result in the potential of your wheel from your tire So if you wanna be a nerd and not do it, then that’s on you. But based on those circumstances, if you opt to stretch your tires, you’re doing so at your own risk, because guess what? Sometimes you gotta pay to play, and sometimes there’s just a
little bit more risk involved, which, you know, that’s just how it goes. If you guys are watching this, just so you know, we did just drop our BBS September wheel
giveaway, if you pick up one of these six shirts, it
gets you entered into win. It’s absolutely awesome, we’ve
never anything like this, especially with BBS, they’re
an absolutely massive brand, we’re super stoked, we’re doing
a donation to the United Way as well, so every single shirt
that you purchase from us, it allows us to make a
donation to that as well. It’s gonna be super awesome, can’t wait to actually get the shirt instead of wearing a long sleeve, ’cause apparently in Wisconsin,
they just decided no fall, let’s go straight from summer to winter. And now we’re here. Now
that that’s out of the way, stretching tires can be a bit
of a difficult dynamic thing. There’s lots to take into consideration when you’re talking about curb weight, tire compound, purpose
of why you’re stretching, and so much more they
could potentially mess up, which could result in some, one might say, A rookie mistakes when
stretching your tires. That’s two for two, I’m
Alex, Alex.fi on the old IG, and today we’re gonna be
talking about rookie mistakes when running stretch tight. (intense music) So while we know that stretch tires aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, stretching your tires is
actually a lot more common than most would think. Any deviates from the original wheel size would either be a meet, or stretch setup. We’ve talked about over yonder,
if you want to take a look at the old math that we did to figure out how to make it easy for you
boys and girls out there that are trying to do a stretch setup without actually guessing,
because guessing is not good for when you’re buying something
in case you are wondering. Stretch tire setups occur when
people usually want to fit a wider wheel under a fender, or if they want to get their wheel just a bit more curb appeal. But when people go to stretch their tires, they usually mess it up and are
stuck with some pricey tires that end up losing air in 100 miles, or burnout before the third fill up. Now here’s the first mistake, which is people that have a tendency to never actually measure what
they’re planning on ordering. An old video we did once was
talking about how to calculate the perfect tire stretch
and we used a baseline which ended up being a
255 35 and an 18 by 10, which is a lot of numbers
and if you don’t know what any of those are, you gonna wanna definitely
check out that video. This wheel and tire size
is a perfect setup for both what we would consider a square setup. So it’s a little bit
meety but had a good look without being too much, either way. From there you can then
calculate how much stretch you wanted to go by either
going down in aspect ratio in intervals of 10, or sidewall
size intervals of five. Pair that with being able to go up or down with your wheel width about
half an inch either way to also determine tire stretch and you have a fun little math problem that helps tell you just how much stretch you’re going to have when
you end up picking up a set of wheels and tires. Using the 255 35 on a
10 wide as a baseline, we know that if you wanted
to stage one stretch, could be a 245 35 on a 10
wide or 255 30 on a 10 wide or 255 35 on a 10 and a half wide. And if you want to know more,
there’s a video with the link below because that one is quite the doozy. You can use this math for just
about any setup, anywhere, not just for stretch, and if you guess, you’re probably going to
get it wrong, just saying. Some common other stretch
setups for those out there that are looking for some tips 205 40s on an eight and a half, 215
35s on a nine and a half, 225 40s on a 10 and a half
wheel are gonna be just about (blows raspberry) perfect. Another common rookie
mistake is not knowing whatever load index
you end up on the tires that you end up stretching,
you’ll always be playing a little game of gambling with this, but if you can get it close
you’re likely going to have a lot less stress to do with overall. A lot of times people want to
run a little stretch set up on their big old VIP Saloon. So they go with
fitmentindustries.com for all their wheels, tires, suspension needs, got them. And end up purchasing tires
that have a load index of a small child worth of weight. Throw them puppies on and
about 100 miles down the road, you’re going to end up dealing
with a broken wire in a tire. This has to do with the load
index being completely ignored. You’re gonna always want
to keep an eye on this if you got a big car and you’re
looking to run rubber bands. Now this is kind of one
of those things where it’s a rookie mistake when running it, probably going to end up
having an issue because of it. It’s not necessarily
something you’re going to have while driving, It’s just a
just an unfortunate situation. Stretching tires is a thing
that happens everywhere, and it’s been a thing for a hot minute. One thing we’ve noticed
though, is that people stretch their tires because they think
it’s what you’re supposed to do if you get aftermarket wheels. And that’s not inherently true. Stretching your tire should be due to you wanting the results out of something whether that’s fitting a wheel
or dialing in your Fitment to your fender. Don’t buy a stretch tire
setup if you have no plan on dealing with that mile
and a half of wheel gap. This isn’t custom offsets. You don’t want to be
fitting a six year old in your wheel well,
it’ll only be amplified if you run a stretch tire
setup that has absolutely no sidewall and then you have
you only have such setup, and you got this weird space,
and then it kinda looks funky. And like service suspension
first, then the wheels, and the tires, trust us, in
terms of mistakes we’ve made in the past, we’ve all
done it when we were 16. Help us, help you. Another rookie mistake
is assuming all tires are created equal when
it comes to stretching, and that is entirely not the case. Stretching tires takes into
account some unique properties of the tires, such as
your sidewall strength, what kind of material or compound
do the tires actually use or what are they made of? Where are the channels for the
rain and all the good stuff you’ll often see lots of
people stretching Federals, Falkens, Nexens and Kumhos. Nankangs get a special
shoutout since you can buy with 16 of them and never end up worrying about something happening to them because you have 16 of them. Because they just happen to
be like the price of like a Whataburger, Whataburger
is still better than In-n-out I’m sorry Dakota. More high performance oriented tires will not have much stretch
in the capacity that we would want them to for
stretching onto a wheel. Brands like Toil, Michelin, and Perrelli just don’t do it as well
because the compound and the amount of
strength and then they put into their sidewalls for
high functioning track use make them very difficult to actually use for what stretching tires
from a form point of view is actually meant for. Now does that make them a bad
tire that you can’t do it. You can, do you want to get
marks on your new wheels because of it though, probably not, and that’s where the real
big thing comes into. A lot of those higher
end performance tires have extremely strong sidewalls but not meant for stretching, but more meant for the
high capacity hard turning. And a final rookie mistake
when running stretched tires is not changing your driving habits. You’d be absolutely astonished
at how different a 30 series two stretch feels compared to
a 40 series no stretch setup. It’s absolutely insanely different. Those little bumps, canyons, okay? Railroad tracks feels
like World War Two bunker. Dirt and asphalt, what are you, insane? Stretching tires and
running them everywhere results in a different driving experience from the moment you turn on the car to the moment you turn them
off and cry about the fact that you got a chip in your wheel. Be careful when you first
install your new setup, because you’re likely
going to hit your normal like local street pump, and
feel your heart go into a cavity you didn’t know existed because of how hard it’s going to feel. Pair that with some expensive wheels and you could easily rack up
a bill or two because of it. Stretching tires has
been a thing for decades, mini trucks did it,
Japanese car culture did it, and now here we are because United States, their just, that’s just
how it goes doing it too. Okay stretching tires
doesn’t automatically mean running 20 degrees of camber
and having Lyft exposed four inches, my 305 30s on my
own car would be considered stretch on my 12 wise in the rear, which is just how the
world goes sometimes. What’s important is that if
you begin down the rabbit hole running stretch tires, you’ll
want to know to be careful and not make the rookie
mistakes before you even throw the wheels and tires onto the car. So what sort of rookie
mistakes have you made? Drop a comment below,
and of course let us know what you want us to talk about next. Don’t forget to check
out fitmentindustries.com for all your wheel, tire,
and suspension stuff. By the way, if you’re
looking to get entered in for a giveaway, we just
partnered with BBS wheels because why not and it’s
the coolest shirt ever, and I don’t even have it
because we’re filming this, and we don’t even have it yet, but we’ll put it up on the screen. I’m not jealous and we’re
making a donation to United Way. So if you want to pick up
a free set of BBS wheels, essentially by picking up a T shirt, you can do so in the comments
section description below. I’m Alex from Fitment Industries,
We will see you later. Peace.

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  1. Drop a comment below and let us know your biggest rookie mistake! Also if you havent already be sure to add your ride to our online fitment gallery! www.fitmentindustries.com/add

  2. Not gonna make a mistake stretching tires because I checked in the gallery before buying my wheels and tires from fitmentindustries.com

  3. Alex… we need to talk about something… you… your… black hair does not suit you 😀 maybe dark brown would fit beter 😛

  4. Did you guys ever make a video from the car show in Appleton a few weeks ago? I saw a few pictures in this video but just curious to know where I can find the video if you guys did make one. Thanks.

  5. I’m gonna say this one more time till the video finally comes out we need a so you want a 350z🤦‍♂️pls I want one but I don’t know a lot about them and ik for sure this channel always has the best information

  6. The only rookie mistake ive done is not checking my PSI on a pretty gnarly stretch :/ slow puncture = Pop! RIP TO MY LIP.

  7. My tip? Everyone has a different idea of what “supporting mods” are actually required. Try to find the person who’s broken the most shit and ask them. Everyone who says “you’ll only need it if you’re really really stressing it” is on borrowed time.

  8. I'm a bigger tyre kinda guy
    I run 235 in front on a 19" 225 rim
    I run 265 in the back on a 19" 255 rim
    Fit really nice in the fenders, cool stance and look menacing from the front and the back
    3 different mechanics told me it is fine

    Do a video on bigger tyres and what is considered safe, maybe?

  9. I have a stretch tire because when I bought my g37 it came that way 🥺…. just spent $1100 for some new tires, not trying to spend another 1k for some wheels(rims)

  10. This is a great company with a superb website, went on a limb and checked to see if they have wheels for my 2011 Taurus Limited… A shitload of options, considering a future purchase. Liked and subscribed.

  11. I don't wanna stretch my tires. I know, I'm a nerd, but I've had to fix my tires 3 times and I'd rather not run that trouble and just buy specific tires to the wheels I'm buying. What car do I own you ask? Well, it's a Nissan Versa!

    So you wanna buy a Nissan Versa

  12. Bought a set of too large of a rim size for my car without even buying coilovers. Had them in a box for over a year trying to sell them.

  13. Pretty much ever since I got my E34 I wanted to be part of that "stance" crew, get wheels that were poking out and run stretched tires. I've had my Rondell 0053 8.5 and 10 R17 for this summer and I've decided that I actually like the meaty setup better. I was running 225/45 in the front and 235/45 in the rear. I'll be putting up my wheels for sale this winter and will get some 8 and 9 style 5s or something and run the OEM setup on those. Can't wait.

  14. I had my g slammed on bc coils over last winter and I picked up some 18s and didn’t realize they had such a crazy stretch on them at first. So for the next two weeks I had to drive to my cousins house for work, every morning in a development with absolutely brutal speed bumps. After the two weeks my 6 month old tomei catback looked like a waffle.

  15. Why you guys never shed light on big rims? Hi Risers, Donks, etc like your missing a big market. Its just like static scene people don't like them, but its a class of its own. Love the channel, just want to see a channel showing all car scenes.

  16. I bought an automatic Toyota Celica because I thought it would be fast 🙄. It’s a lot faster than my 88 lifted ranger

  17. ALRIGHT ALEX, ALRIGHT. I GET IT. I just went and bought a shirt cuz I want some wheels. I’m sick of not being in the giveaway I want some damn wheels man.

  18. Bro, real talk though man, are you sick? If so bro I'm sorry to hear that my man, you've changed my life I use to be all about the drugs but now I have a found respect for lowering rides, and yah don't have much money for drugs when you're building a car. thank you for that my man ❤️ I hope you're all good

  19. All these lowered cars are a joke! Tires a cambered out wearing half the tire, car is so low you can't even drive. The streets are so messed up you can't even drive the car on the Street. Fart can exhausted crap is annoying. Your mom's Honda Civic or Accord is not a race car. Get a muscle car or a sports car, not mom's Honda Accord or Civic unless you are going shopping for groceries.

  20. My mistake was not thinking about tire tread wear. Within eight months of a brand new set of wheels and tires I went from 100% tire tread to about half its life.

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