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Tire changes

Post by Thor7000 » Fri May 13, 2005 10:34 pm

Could someone tell me how hard it is to change the slicks?? I have a new set which I would like to put on for the race at RA, but use my old tires for the practice sessions.

Can any of the track side tire guys change them for me using there machines ect??

If it cannot be done in the pits relatively easy I will have them installed prior to RA.

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Changing tires

Post by Rick » Sat May 14, 2005 12:28 am

Not a big job, hardest part is breaking bead on old tire. I used three long tire irons at Mosport to mount a new rear. If, by chance, my trailer comes, I have a mounted tool to break and re-mount tires. The two wheel guys won't be able to do it.
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Post by Thor7000 » Tue May 17, 2005 1:21 pm

So should I be O.K to change them at the track on Saturday, or should I just get them done now before the event??

I don't want to go the whole weekend on my existing tires, but I don't want to have any problems because I can't mount the new ones there :?

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Post by sidecarzang » Tue May 17, 2005 1:38 pm

put your new tires on , 8) then hold gas wide open or we will raid your cooler and watch ya change them jean guy

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Post by craig » Tue May 17, 2005 8:19 pm

i've had to change tires at the track and it ain't fun.the bead is usually very difficult to break unless you have a set up hooked to something solid,like your trailer tongue.i'd advise doing it before you head to the track.
couldn'tkeep the rubber side down.thanks.

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Post by lurch » Mon Oct 31, 2005 7:14 pm

what tires do you guys run? can you get avons out there?
we are coming from across the pond!!!!

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Post by bulldog » Tue Nov 01, 2005 12:19 pm

Hi ,
Most of the teams run Hoosier's or Yokohama, I can get Avon's from the suplier in the U.K. But the exchange rate plus shipping makes them exspensive.
Look forward to meeting you all .Thanks Mike.

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Post by Ian MacRae » Tue Nov 01, 2005 2:50 pm

When we need new tires put on, I simply tell Clark to do it. :P

Workin so far!
'lil dewd

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Post by Peter Essaff » Tue Nov 01, 2005 5:34 pm

You been talking with Adi, she dose that to me also!
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