Will the average tyre fitter be able to stretch 205s to an 8.5 wide rim

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  1. Bon Bon

    Bon Bon It'll be fine

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    Guys,

    I'm thinking of going for 205/50/17s on my 8.5 inch wide rims, I'm sure it CAN be done, but is my local part worn place likely to be able to stretch a tyre like that?

    If not, then I guess I'll see about fitting them somewhere else, any recommendations for people who can do it in the Birmingham area... Phil?

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    Pulsatingstar -NIGHTSPIRIT FAMILY-

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    That doesnt sound like a lot of stretch to me?
     
  3. PhilMorrison

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    it is quite a stretch, but as it's 50 profile it should go on relativly easily..
     
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    aint that like a 10mm Stretch if my working out is right?
     
  5. james

    james Administrator
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    should be ok Ben although it does depend on the design of rim and the make, model and condition of the tyre. If the tyres have been left sat outside for ages it can make the sidewalls really stiff and bent inwards. I've found this can be a problem with Michellins although I'm sure there are others. If you're storing tyres it's worth wedging some blocks of wood so the sidewalls are held outwards (if that makes sense)
    205/50 on an 8.5J rim should be ok. most places should be able to do it for you without any major problems, but if you get stuck, then yeah, we know some places in Bham that'll be able to sort you out :)
     

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