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Old 07-04-2011, 06:45 PM   #1
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Wink Stretched Wheels

Has anyone seen a camaro 2010 with stretched wheels?
If you have pics post some up please!!!
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Old 07-04-2011, 10:46 PM   #2
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I assume you mean widened wheels. Here are a few links to get you started. Do a search under widened wheels and that will tell youu everything you need to know.

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...widened+wheels

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...widened+wheels

http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...widened+wheels
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Old 07-04-2011, 11:33 PM   #3
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Or is he talking about stretched tires, that seems to be a new fad going around (for some unknown reason!).
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Old 07-05-2011, 01:49 AM   #4
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Yeah thats what I meant stretched tires. My bad. I was just curious on how they would look on a 2010 camaro.
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Old 07-05-2011, 07:49 AM   #5
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Personally i think it looks like you didnt take the time to research what tires actually fit your rims. Not to mention its not safe.
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Old 07-05-2011, 10:42 AM   #6
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Ooooh, widened wheels. LOL.

I came in here looking to see some new procedure for "stretching" wheels

Anyway, I'm considering having mine widened sometime down the road. It's only "dangerous" if the shop you choose is incompetent. Choose carefully.
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:48 AM   #7
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Ooooh, widened wheels. LOL.

I came in here looking to see some new procedure for "stretching" wheels

Anyway, I'm considering having mine widened sometime down the road. It's only "dangerous" if the shop you choose is incompetent. Choose carefully.
No Revo, he meant stretching the tire. Which means to put a smaller tire on a wider wheel.
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Old 07-05-2011, 11:50 AM   #8
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No Revo, he meant stretching the tire. Which means to put a smaller tire on a wider wheel.
And we all know that is not a smart nor safe idea, yes?
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Old 07-05-2011, 12:37 PM   #9
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And we all know that is not a smart nor safe idea, yes?
I personally wouldn't do it, but I have a few friends that have the "stretched" look. It is safe if done correctly and not overly exaggerated.
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Old 07-05-2011, 04:51 PM   #10
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I personally wouldn't do it, but I have a few friends that have the "stretched" look. It is safe if done correctly and not overly exaggerated.
How exactly is putting an improperly fitting tire on safe? Or how can you even do that correctly for that matter?

"If you correctly install the incorrect tires on your wheels...."
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Old 07-05-2011, 05:05 PM   #11
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How exactly is putting an improperly fitting tire on safe? Or how can you even do that correctly for that matter?

"If you correctly install the incorrect tires on your wheels...."
So it's considered not "safe" because it's not on paper? Or because people are just too conservative?

Nothing has happened to either of my friend's cars or them. So I guess it is safe.

On the other hand,

Check out Stance Nation or State of Stance to see what the exaggerated look of a stretched tire is. Now that is too severe and dangerous.
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Old 07-05-2011, 05:10 PM   #12
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So it's considered not "safe" because it's not on paper? Or because people are just too conservative?

Nothing has happened to either of my friend's cars or them . So I guess it is safe.

On the other hand,

Check out Stance Nation or State of Stance to see what the exaggerated look of a stretched tire is. Now that is too severe and dangerous.
So, If I drive my car on tires so bald the steel is showing, is that safe just because nothing happens for awhile? Is it only dangerous once they blowout?

People are free to do it if they want, but we aren't going to advertise improper tires as being safe. It's just not.
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Old 07-05-2011, 05:17 PM   #13
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So, If I drive my car on tires so bald the steel is showing, is that safe just because nothing happens for awhile? Is it only dangerous once they blowout?

People are free to do it if they want, but we aren't going to advertise improper tires as being safe. It's just not.
Who said that people are going to be driving around with bald tires? You don't need to have stretched tires to be driving around with bald tires. That can happen to anyone if they don't change their tires when they're completely worn.

Now you're obviously going onto a different subject. Obviously when you stretch the tire and are running more aggressive camber then the tires are going to get bald faster.

Assuming that people are not that stupid, they will change their tires every so often.

Other than that, yes it is safe.
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Old 07-05-2011, 05:21 PM   #14
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So it's considered not "safe" because it's not on paper? Or because people are just too conservative?

Nothing has happened to either of my friend's cars or them. So I guess it is safe.

On the other hand,

Check out Stance Nation or State of Stance to see what the exaggerated look of a stretched tire is. Now that is too severe and dangerous.
Uh no. It is considered not safe because a tire is constructed in a manner to "seat" the bead to the edge of the rim, over a "safety lip" (a raised ridge that runs completely around the rim near the base of the lip). This is designed to hold the tire on the wheel in lower pressure events and provide a measure of safety/retention until the problem can be addressed.

Even this is not infallible and continued running while under-inflated (or other duress) will cause the tire to separate from the wheel and go flat.

Now factor in this "stretched" installation which constantly pulls the tire away from the sealing edge of the rim and tries to pull the tire up and over the safety lip and you have a setup which in most eyes would be considered UNSAFE.
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