Tire Stretching

Friday, January 28, 2011 by Cooper
As most of you know, tire stretching is not a good idea. If you're not familiar with the procedure, it involves stretching a tire beyond the recommended rim width range. For example, mounting a tire with a rim width range between 6" and 8" on a 9" wide wheel. The tire barely sits on the bead seat and creates a gap between the sidewall and rim.

Tire manufacturers put time and money into research and development to design tires at the proper size. Stretching the tire can lead to belt separation, sidewall splitting, shoulder separation, tire overheating and poor treadwear; all of which place you and your vehicle in harm's way.

Shop by size to ensure your vehicle is installed with a properly sized tire.

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