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Old 11-28-2012, 12:46 PM   #21
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Comparing old, cycled out tires? Great idea.
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If I don't run a 2:04 in my car I will sever my *****.

you'll probably shave off :04sec by being able to shift without those horrible misses.
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Comparing old, cycled out tires? Great idea.
But I've only got 83 cycles on mine
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But I've only got 83 cycles on mine
I think I have 3 sets of tires in the garage with no less than 200 heat-cycles on the bunch.
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I think I have 3 sets of tires in the garage with no less than 200 heat-cycles on the bunch.
impressive, how did those BFG comp T/A's work out for you?
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impressive, how did those BFG comp T/A's work out for you?
Great on my Monte Carlo dirt tracker.
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My 888's are still pretty fresh, they have only 2 hard track days on them and a couple test and tune days at MSR. They are on 9-inch rims though and will rub significantly if your fenders aren't rolled.

I'm not sure how many heat cycles nt01s have in them, i thought the consensus was that both the 888 and nt01 basically got quicker with less tread, and stayed the same until they corded. I forget where i read that, could have been here. my r888 started at full tread depth, i can still see the colored lines on them now.
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My 888's are still pretty fresh, they have only 2 hard track days on them and a couple test and tune days at MSR. They are on 9-inch rims though and will rub significantly if your fenders aren't rolled.

I'm not sure how many heat cycles nt01s have in them, i thought the consensus was that both the 888 and nt01 basically got quicker with less tread, and stayed the same until they corded. I forget where i read that, could have been here. my r888 started at full tread depth, i can still see the colored lines on them now.
I've got prob 12 heat cycles on mine, 2 track days, 1 time trial, on 15x9 c3m's
My last set of nt01's didn't seem to fall off much by the end.
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Great on my Monte Carlo dirt tracker.
Shiiiit I thought they were on your short bed chevy.
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I've got prob 12 heat cycles on mine, 2 track days, 1 time trial, on 15x9 c3m's
My last set of nt01's didn't seem to fall off much by the end.
same wheels i use, i wanted to go baller with the 6ul but they were out of stock everywhere at the time and i am not patient. sounds like the tires are about the same point in their life.
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My 888's are still pretty fresh, they have only 2 hard track days on them and a couple test and tune days at MSR. They are on 9-inch rims though and will rub significantly if your fenders aren't rolled.
Dude, come on.
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I'm not sure how many heat cycles nt01s have in them, i thought the consensus was that both the 888 and nt01 basically got quicker with less tread, and stayed the same until they corded.
It depends if you drive like a ------ and get the tire to last 10 days or 5. My current NT-01s are pretty fast and at the chords but John and I blasted those tires over 3 track days driving hard as hell, all the time. My last set were done after 10-days and became slow after the 3rd or 4th.
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I've got prob 12 heat cycles on mine, 2 track days, 1 time trial, on 15x9 c3m's
My last set of nt01's didn't seem to fall off much by the end.
Seems right.
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Shiiiit I thought they were on your short bed chevy.
6x6, ************. It pulls my house.
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same wheels i use, i wanted to go baller with the 6ul but they were out of stock everywhere at the time and i am not patient. sounds like the tires are about the same point in their life.
Next time you're bored, look at the back-side of the wheel and appreciate the quality workmanship in that wheel. Every TR wheel I've seen has different spoke thickness on the same wheel. I recently tried to run that wheel on my car since the rubber on them was free. Some spokes hit the caliper, some didn't, lolol.

I presume those casting problems mean more stress goes to the smaller spokes. I would not trust my life to that wheel.
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Dude, come on.

It depends if you drive like a ------ and get the tire to last 10 days or 5. My current NT-01s are pretty fast and at the chords but John and I blasted those tires over 3 track days driving hard as hell, all the time. My last set were done after 10-days and became slow after the 3rd or 4th.

Seems right.

6x6, ************. It pulls my house.

Next time you're bored, look at the back-side of the wheel and appreciate the quality workmanship in that wheel. Every TR wheel I've seen has different spoke thickness on the same wheel. I recently tried to run that wheel on my car since the rubber on them was free. Some spokes hit the caliper, some didn't, lolol.

I presume those casting problems mean more stress goes to the smaller spokes. I would not trust my life to that wheel.

Sorry, WHEELS. at least i didn't come on here asking how to get my stance just right. those wheels have massive space with stock brakes, it's your baller BBK setup.

Not arguing the 6ul isn't a better wheel, but the ones i am using are fine so far and were in stock, plus if i toss them in the garbage next year I am out only $400 for the set. I will check them out though, Ive got to get the wheels off and do a brake check and bleed this weekend. I've also got to get out the BFH and lay down a fancy custom fender roll on the passenger rear where it rubs when hauling too much ***. and plug up those damnded openings in the hood and bumper to see if it helps my cooling issues.
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Sorry, WHEELS. at least i didn't come on here asking how to get my stance just right. those wheels have massive space with stock brakes, it's your baller BBK setup.
You are suggesting the caliper moves to hit some of the spokes but not all of them?
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You are suggesting the caliper moves to hit some of the spokes but not all of them?
no, i'm suggesting i haven't had clearance issues on my set
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no, i'm suggesting i haven't had clearance issues on my set
Troll post?
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lol, no i was wondering if you were trolling me.
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lol, no i was wondering if you were trolling me.
You can't be helped, lololol.
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You can't be helped, lololol.
Apparently not. I'm not sure what either of us are talking about right now.
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well i put the nose of the car up on ramps and decided to give the coolant system a good bleeding today. huge air bubble came out after it had been running for 10 minutes or so. it burst, tossed hot water on my arms, and then the level in the radiator dropped at least an inch or so. the water went from overflowing the neck before the bubble to at least an inch below it after. before the big bubble there were lots of little bubbles. it appears there was a lot of air in the system.

the car got up to 220 idling right before the big bubble and then dropped to 180 right after, hopefully that is a big part of the reason the car overheats on the track.

also, the water is crazy nasty in the radiator. it looks muddy or like really thin oil, the water that overflowed onto my driveway actually stained it from the gunk. is that as bad as it seems?
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