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Started by raueda1, 20 December 2022, 08:36 PM
Quote from: rumb on 21 December 2022, 03:59 PMId like to see if you could press both gas and brakes, then slowly let off brakes until rear tires start spinning. Those guys on Hotrod Garage seem to do that with every car they have.https://youtu.be/7otPz_T_ONk
Quote from: BigGreenMachine on 26 December 2022, 05:00 PMIt's almost certainly the large tires giving you "too much" grip - for this context anyway. You could indeed try power braking like others here have suggested - pressing both pedals then letting off the brake until the rears break loose and spin - but that's far rougher treatment than I'd ever choose to inflict on these fine machines. In a rental car with full coverage on a short trip out of town? Sure no problem - light them up and spin! Chris Harris did a fun video on just this topic - showing how changing tire size can dramatically alter your car's expression of power.
Quote from: Randys01 on 26 December 2022, 08:45 PMStd tyre size for 6.9 was 215 x 70 x14. I put a new set on recently. There are not many choices avail. These partic tyres are not fit to act as tyre buffers on a tug boat. For some reason the actual tread face appears to have the footprint of 185!?The tyres squeal in a straight line?!They were obviously only intended to hold up the four corners of a 1965 Chev. Their on road performance is below that of a cross ply tyre. I do not trust the car one iota.I can light the rear end up any time. I cannot believe it. So they are for the dump and I will have to repurchase 225 X65 X14...which are also becoming scarce but at least there are some brand names still avail.Oh how Id luve some new Michies but at 800 $A each?!... is just to outareach.
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