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Old 09-02-2010, 10:40 AM   #26
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Yeah, but can you loan it to him for less than $500? I think that's the key issue here.

And I hope that after he sends you the money that your bead stretcher doesn't get lost in shipping somewhere, leaving leftbraned hung out to dry. That would suck.
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:45 AM   #27
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Leftbraned wins.
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Old 09-02-2010, 11:22 AM   #28
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I've got one that I'll loan out for $400. Its going to take some cranking with a big cheater bar, but I'm fairly sure it can stretch a 15" tire to 18". The trick is that you have to do each bead only an inch at a time, I don't have two of them unfortunately so you have to take it off and move it back and forth a couple times.

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Old 09-02-2010, 11:25 AM   #29
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Let me be the first to introduce you to your new favorite website.

http://www.kalecoauto.com/


Don't forget to get your cross drilled brake lines!
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Old 09-02-2010, 12:43 PM   #30
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Luke, you seem pretty smart, and you work for a tire company, do you guys rent out bead stretchers or could I send my old tires in and have them stretched? I've looked all over and can't find anyone who will loan/rent/etc their stretcher for anything short of 500 bucks!

I know you guys heat cycle tires, do you have a stretcher?
let me be perfectly clear .. .you can not stretch the steel bead wire or the steel belts in a tire ... it is not possible



as the picture shows the bead of a tire is rubber wrapped around steel wire which do not stretch ...

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Old 09-02-2010, 12:48 PM   #31
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The funniest thing about this thread is that some poeple seem to think the OP is serious, or are at least doing a damn good job of playing along. Well done. You're a fine interweb actor.
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Old 09-02-2010, 01:20 PM   #32
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What you COULD do if you can't find a tire stretcher is mount them on a 15-3/8" rim first, then a 16-1/8", then a 16-5/8", 17 3/8" and then finally an 18" rim.

Should stretch them nicely, no need for a bead stretcher!
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Old 09-02-2010, 02:07 PM   #33
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The funniest thing about this thread is that some poeple seem to think the OP is serious, or are at least doing a damn good job of playing along. Well done. You're a fine interweb actor.

im ashamed to say i know him
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Old 09-02-2010, 03:48 PM   #34
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What you COULD do if you can't find a tire stretcher is mount them on a 15-3/8" rim first, then a 16-1/8", then a 16-5/8", 17 3/8" and then finally an 18" rim.

Should stretch them nicely, no need for a bead stretcher!
Yeah, but to do that he's gotta get his hands on a rim stretcher, too, so he can stretch some junkyard steel wheels to those unusual sizes. Ain't no way he's gonna find a rim stretcher for under $500.
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Old 09-02-2010, 03:53 PM   #35
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I think if you got them nice in hot in the oven say 475 or so for a few hours you might be able to get them a little bigger.
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Old 09-02-2010, 03:56 PM   #36
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:07 PM   #37
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alright, I've been doing some research and I've found at least a couple hundred people with VW's and Honda's bragging about their "stretched" tires!

Are you guys screwing with me? Obviously they managed to get it done so why can't I?
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Old 09-03-2010, 12:04 AM   #38
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Can you provide links? This may become an interweb sensation... Or at the very least it will show up on Tosh.O
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Old 09-03-2010, 12:07 AM   #39
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alright, I've been doing some research and I've found at least a couple hundred people with VW's and Honda's bragging abou

Are you guys screwing with me? Obviously they managed to get it done so why can't I?

vw guys are talking streched in a different direction

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Old 09-03-2010, 12:19 AM   #40
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I love Kaleco, I've had pretty good experience with them. They have never let me down. If you can find a bead stretcher, I highly recommend you order some of these --> Heavy Duty Tire Beads
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Hmm... See Leftbraned's profile http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/member.php?u=173364 Under About Me. Says he's a Tire Guy
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Old 09-03-2010, 06:53 AM   #42
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They're in Walmart right beside the skyhooks and left handed screw drivers.

Hey now, skyhooks actually exist. No joke.
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Hey now, skyhooks actually exist. No joke.
Human pickup via skyhook... I'd take out a second mortgage in a heartbeat to do that!
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All fun and games in here...


However, I have to say it.

Luke, steel does stretch you know.
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I've been laughing at this thread since I saw it Wednesday
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Hello Jalopnik!
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http://jalopnik.com/5629435/i-need-t...bead-stretcher
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