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imca35
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted May 03, 2004 07:33 PM  
Anybody willing to share how you or someone you know stretches the g60 imca tire? I would like to increase the size about 1"-2", or more if possible. Any help would be greatly appretiated.
Curt Clegg

HarrisMod#30
Dirt Freak

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posted May 03, 2004 07:37 PM  

lottsa air and let her sit in the sun, 30 lbs of air should do

MOD75D
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Total posts: 236
posted May 03, 2004 08:12 PM  
Yes sir. Thats how I di it and it works great. I let it sit at 30 lbs all week.

mod70
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posted May 03, 2004 09:39 PM           send a private message to MOD75D   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
ditto

NJantz
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posted May 04, 2004 06:41 AM  
I put about 40psi in them and let it sit out in the sun.

racer2
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posted May 04, 2004 06:53 AM  
50 here.. anyone for 60 lbs?

NJantz
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posted May 04, 2004 10:13 AM  
okay I'll admit I've pumped them up to 50lbs before. I just didn't want some one to have a tire blow up in their face. Anybody 666666-5 hip hip come on now 65 65 65?

dirtbuster
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posted May 04, 2004 10:22 AM  
Havent done it personally but know a guy who went over 60 and left it in the sun for a week. Everyone was a little nervous when they went to retreive it.... i wonder why.

autoshop
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posted May 04, 2004 01:40 PM  
mount it on a 7" wheel.

mod70
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posted May 04, 2004 05:32 PM           send a private message to autoshop   Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/QuoteBBBBBB
Sounds like a guy I know trying to put air in his pontoon boat. 30, 35, 40, 45, at 50PSI the thing went off like a bomb and split the front open like peeling a banana! Lucky he was standing at the back!

imca35
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 17
posted May 04, 2004 07:35 PM  
Thank You to everyone for your help!! got it at 40... hopefully can do well this weekend.
THANKS!!!
curt clegg

xhubby
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Total posts: 376
posted May 04, 2004 09:16 PM  
Mod70, I didn't realize you had to inflate those things.LOL, Just joking around.

Jdown
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted May 10, 2004 09:57 AM  
rub original Gojo hand cleaner on the sidewall before inflating. This only works on new tires when first mounted. Anyone else heard of this?

MJC
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 12
posted May 11, 2004 10:01 AM  
I've tried streching the "puck's" before as well and what I've found is that they will expand over an inch initially.
What I've noticed is that once you heat cycle them, they return to about their original size.
Anyone else notice this as well?

P.S. Put about 30 pound in and let sit in the sun. When fairly warm, bounce the tire like a basketball for awhile. This helps stretch the chords in the tire.

[This message has been edited by MJC (edited May 11, 2004).]

dirtbuster
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Total posts: 2007
posted May 13, 2004 03:29 PM  
Have also heard this one. After running the tire and getting it hot instead of keeping it pumped up you immediatley let the air out of it. Cant remember if the rubber or the cords will cool faster and will keep the whole tire from shrinking again, when you air it back up it will return to roughly the size it was when you let the air out. Might have to try, sounds backwards enough that it might work.

bkap
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Total posts: 95
posted May 20, 2004 01:14 PM  
I needed to grow a tire just a little last week, so I inflated it to about 30# and put it in the hot enclosed trailer for a few days. It grew too much, so I let all the air out of it, let it cool off for a while, then re-inflated with cool air. Came out perfect. (Needed about 3/8".) I'll find out if it held the size this Saturday when I check it again. BTW, I've been known to blow one up to 50# and let it sit in the desert sun for a day or more to get an inch or so. Works better with a new tire.

[This message has been edited by bkap (edited May 21, 2004).]

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