Hoosier tires.... Just can't seem to get where I want to be.... what should I do???

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Post  powerstrokeace on April 16th 2013, 9:04 pm

richter69 wrote:I never had any issues w the hoosiers losing air tubless, I did have issues with them hooking though.....went back to M/T problems solved.

I've had this with both set I own right now


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Post  bluef100fe on April 17th 2013, 9:26 am

Well powerstrokeace hit the nail on the head....money.... Im desperately trying to not race on my credit card this year... part of the reason I haven't been making the trip to the all ford races. So depending on shipping I might buy brunos tires or I might look into good years also... they seem to be the most economical I've found so far on summit or jegs otherwise I don't know if any of our vendors can beat the mail order prices? Thanks for all the help guys...
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Post  79ford pickup on April 17th 2013, 10:04 pm

keep us informed on the car tires lol

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Post  bluef100fe on April 18th 2013, 10:03 am

79ford pickup wrote:keep us informed on the car tires lol

George I thought you ran goodyear tires a few years ago? Thanks for the help and if I can figure a way to swing it I would try the phoenix...
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Post  460vega on April 18th 2013, 4:53 pm

I get better life out of the Pheonix than any other brand, and I`ve tried them all. M/T next best,my car is hard on the sidewalls too.The Pheonix hook good till the cords start showing!
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Post  bluef100fe on April 19th 2013, 7:16 pm

https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=10200323618107508&set=a.1694435875168.93601.1065954512&type=1&theater This is what my truck does to the 29/10.5W-15 Hoosier's with tubes.

https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=10200323621867602&set=a.1694435875168.93601.1065954512&type=1&theater

https://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php?fbid=10200323628587770&set=a.1694435875168.93601.1065954512&type=1&theater This is the other lane on the same day... A few frames after the truck wads up the tire. I was playing around with my videos from last year and took these still shots off the smart tv. Never realized how bad the tire gets waded up until you go through video frame by frame. This is with 15 psi in the tires..
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Post  IDT-572 on April 19th 2013, 8:47 pm

My car did the same thing with 28 x 10.5 tires on it. I went to a 12 inch rim and tubes at 14 lb's and helped a bunch, but it still killed the side walls fairly quick. But it would hook though........ 1.28-1.29 60's.
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Post  bluef100fe on April 19th 2013, 9:39 pm

Guess I will just have to deal with the truck killing the tires until I can afford some bigger rims and bigger tires I guess. Seems to hook decent despite the tires being 2.5 seasons old so im sure the sidewalls are shot. Need to get the truck back together so I can get back to the track sooner than later.
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Post  DILLIGASDAVE on April 20th 2013, 1:11 am

IIRC your truck has ladder bars & rear shocks with adjustable valving?

If so, and it's crushing siht out of the sidewalls, you might think about trying either dropping the front ladder bar rod-end down to the next chassis bracket hole (don't forget to reset the pinion angle if you move the bars), or make the rear shock extension valving tighter......or both.

How high off the ground is the front rod-end now? Have you got any pics you can post of how the ladder bars are setup and/or their current installed angle (I/C height)?
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Post  DILLIGASDAVE on April 20th 2013, 1:18 am

Have you ever tried to throw a lot more air pressure at it just to work in some wheel speed & see if you can get away from the dead hook/sidewall crush?
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Post  bluef100fe on April 20th 2013, 2:25 am

Dave
Truck has homemade ladder bars they aren't attached at the front. I can adjust the preload side to side... and adjust the length... have rancho single adjustable shocks on the rear... seems to work ok... just hard on tires I guess... its not fast yet... The only way I seem to cut a decent lite is to leave WFO.... I assume thats most of the reason the tires take such a beating...
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Post  bluef100fe on April 20th 2013, 2:30 am

I've never varied air pressure more than a pound or two since I started using the Transbrake. Used to run 25 psi in the drag radials way back when I foot braked it...
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