Don’t wait for the stretch; just shove that big ring into that hole. The threaded taper helps you to get the new bigger gauged ring in. screw the taper into the female ring until its secure, then as the feed the taper through the hole the ring slides right in. Untwist the taper, screw on the ball and you looking more badass then ever in your larger gauged ring. Our selection of tapers are all professional, surgical grade stainless steel.