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    Thread: Final height after tire stretch....

    1. Member WishIhadAmkIIGti's Avatar
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      10-02-2012 09:24 PM #1
      Like title states im looking for info of the height on a 205 45 17x9.5 after stretching. Non stretch charts show 24.46. would it be safe to assume it would reduce to like 1 inch less in height?
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      10-03-2012 06:00 PM #2
      Tire diameter/height does not change when stretching.

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      10-03-2012 07:57 PM #3
      So you are only getting the appearance that it looks shorter? For some reason i thought the stretch would pull the tire downward reducing height. Just thinking physics here thx for the reply.
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      10-03-2012 08:55 PM #4
      I know it doesn't seem logical but, it's just the sidewall of the tire that stretches. The tread, and all the belts that support it are of a static length thereby making the circumference and height constant. The tire overall may appear shorter but it's an optical illusion due to the angle of the sidewall.

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