slam said:the tail end smashing down and scraping is definitely hard on the car.
wrinkle-wall drag tires are designed to do that.
Yep, designed to wrinkle, and often called wrinkle wall tires. They're also run at very low pressure - 8 - 14 psi. Tires without radial walls (bias ply) spread out over the road when you underinflate them. Back in the '60's, muscle car owners would take advantage of this, and drop the pressure in the rear to improve straight line traction. Radial tires actually have a smaller contact patch when you under or overinflate them, reducing traction. Over inflated, they become rounded like a motorcycle tire. Underinflated, they become cupped.borderline said:wrinkle wall??? never heard of that ,,i know underinflated tires wrinkle under load ,,but never knew they built em to wrinkle ???? whats the part # ?
Trying to make me look stupid again hey?ssblade said:so now why is that guy doin a burnout? i thought you said there is no advantage to doin a burnout before dragracing? http://www.bcsportbikes.com/forum/showthread.php?t=62703&highlight=pinks
little bit of advice ,ss is not anonymous and not really the guy you want a pissing contest on the net withDarkcbr said:I never said anywhere that drag cars don't need to warm up their tires before a run. Maybe you should read it more carefully.
hmm anonymity on the net is great isn't it.