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Post  richter69 on May 26th 2013, 1:04 pm

had a no prep race at the track yesterday, they were raising money for the tornado victims so what the hell.

just one of those days I guess, I get there and my generator takes a crap, I borrowed a plugin from another racer that came from Texas. This is an unload it off the trailer and go straight to first round deal, no clocks, no prep, pimp juice burnout only.

I draw Dominator in the purple dart..... you'll see this car on the discovery channel series "street outlaws" here in a couple weeks. I underestimated the bite in the starting line and left real soft, power came in and the old turd started rolling, he had issues and lifted about the same time I started drifting toward the wall.... I lifted and stabbed it again to what would be the worst tire shake Ive ever experienced.

wasnt enough to get around him though, drove back to the trailer and found this.....

i guess the tire got so distorted it caught the edge of the fender and pulled it into the tire. ill beat it out and get the flatblack spraycan back after it, good thing is these slicks were done anyway, almost 2 seasons old and at least 60 passes. I need to find something thats a tad narrower so this wont happen again.

Lem check your email..... Wink
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Post  69F100 on May 26th 2013, 2:50 pm

That could have been real nasty Embarassed and Thank God he was riding with you cheers
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Post  richter69 on May 26th 2013, 2:56 pm

i though i heard something in the shut down, I normaly click it off but chose to drive it to and from the pass this day, I just dismissed itnas you csnt hear anything anyway with the DD ....


gonna get the smallblock car going for now, pull the progressive off the 69, get new slicks and possibly wheelie bars and let it eat this fall.
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Post  cool40 on May 26th 2013, 3:37 pm

Lucky day again hErO! I did that last year with a new set. Crying or Very sad
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Post  whitefield on May 26th 2013, 4:07 pm

Good day indeed ! sorry about the tire !
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Post  richter69 on May 26th 2013, 4:12 pm

they were too close for my liking anyway, I may go back to the hoosier 29.5 11.5w anyway, car needs a stiffwall.
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Post  bbf-falcon on May 26th 2013, 4:46 pm

Very fortunate it didn't blow. Surprised

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Post  Dave C. on May 26th 2013, 5:08 pm

Sorry I missed it , u know where I was.... I counted the rim screws on that thing and estimate their weight at 63.3 lbs. !

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Post  richter69 on May 26th 2013, 5:52 pm

lol no doubt.....
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Post  psfracer on May 26th 2013, 8:03 pm

i had the same thing happen to me 3 weeks ago. I only ran an 8.90 @ only 152, so I thought I lost a plug or something. Came back to the pits and noticed the tire contacted the front of the fender well, bent out a piece, then it proceeded to slice my tire as the tire grew as I went down the track. I got real lucky also, as the tire managed to stay together.

I got the launch on video-- 240 frames per second with a go pro on a tripod. You can clearly see when the tire makes contact when you slow down the vid. My only question is why this time and not on any of the previous passes? Weird.

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Post  richter69 on May 26th 2013, 9:38 pm

yeah I have no clue why it did it this time, Ive had it shake before, but never this hard. wish I had a gopro on it to see what happened. having a hard time finding a tire a tad smaller in the same brand and compound. Ive sure had good luck with these M/Ts
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Post  61coon on May 26th 2013, 10:30 pm

I'm glad that's all that happened. Could've blown and gotten ugly!
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Post  dfree383 on May 26th 2013, 10:49 pm

Lucky is good! Glad you didn't get hurt.
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Post  DILLIGASDAVE on May 27th 2013, 1:59 am

Tire shake is a strange bitch. Sometimes the sidewall/tread can reach out and grab at shit you would be money was out of reach.
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Post  56Tbird on May 27th 2013, 3:05 am

That sucks, but it could've been a lot worse
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Post  schmitty on May 27th 2013, 8:21 am

DILLIGASDAVE wrote:Tire shake is a strange bitch. Sometimes the sidewall/tread can reach out and grab at shit you would be money was out of reach.
I think you posted a vid of slow motion tire shake, and it was a real eye opener on how weird the tires get. Cool
Dang glad that was all that happened Jon, it sure could have been a lot worse.
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Post  richter69 on May 27th 2013, 2:51 pm

went clear through the sidewall and even nicked the tube. Looks like a Hoosier will go back on .......
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Post  pipedobber on May 27th 2013, 2:58 pm

Dang Jon, definitely someone watching over you for sure. Glad nothing worse happened.

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Post  the Coug on May 27th 2013, 3:12 pm

for a guy that doesn't believe in God or praying and church you sure are praying to someone you don't believe in alot here..... affraid
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Post  richter69 on May 27th 2013, 9:41 pm

the Coug wrote:for a guy that doesn't believe in God or praying and church you sure are praying to someone you don't believe in alot here..... affraid


stuff happens........ Wink
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Post  Dave C. on May 27th 2013, 10:04 pm

Amen.

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Post  richter69 on May 27th 2013, 10:28 pm

the man jets have sure been tough on my ride lately lol.
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Post  cool40 on May 28th 2013, 1:02 am

richter69 wrote:the man jets have sure been tough on my ride lately lol.
i think its "the man with the jets" Laughing
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Post  56Tbird on May 28th 2013, 7:53 am

richter69 wrote:the man jets have sure been tough on my ride lately lol.
I'd be willing to bet ,they aren't finished tearing shit up yet Shocked king
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Post  DILLIGASDAVE on May 30th 2013, 3:35 am

After big tire shake don't forget to check all the rod-ends for damage & also the diagonal link (or wishbone) to see if the shake bent/damaged it.
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