Wire content increase

At the request of some users I increased the wire post character limit from 140 to 250. This went off without a hitch but I noticed that the actual post is cut off after 160 characters.

I went ahead for testing purposes and increased the character limit to 500 characters to see if it would change the result and the posts are still cut off after 160 characters. I feel like this should be a simple problem to fix but after the last couple days of sifting through code I am officially at a loss here.

How do I get the wire post content area to properly expand to display all character content?