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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:00 pm 
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I ordered a pair of heavy (29.5#) steel dirt track wheels from Speedway. 15X10 with 2" backspace. They were on sale for $39.99. I got lug nuts to go with them for another $9. If I come up with something better before Clay City I can always try to sell them or just count it as another $100 loss...

I have the original wheels getting inspected to see if they can still be saved. If so, they'll be bead blasted and powder coated...

I'm also looking at a set on Racingjunk and another pair with slicks here locally...

Not giving up yet! I've taken the last couple nights off from wrenching. Maybe I'll get back on it tonight...

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:12 pm 
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That will work!! Go Rob Go!!

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:04 pm 
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Just picked up my new front tires. Them VW kind. :wink:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:09 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:18 pm 
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Weight difference was 8 lbs per tire! :shock: :(

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:22 pm 
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The local set of wheels wouldn’t work. Waiting to hear back on the Racingjunk set. I doubt I will know anything about my current wheels for awhile. Pinning hopes on the heavy dirt track wheels for now.

I keep adding weight like this and the Challenger will be in B class... or C... :roll:

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:59 pm 
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Fill the tires with helium (or hydrogen if you're feeling lucky)

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:19 am 
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:00 pm 
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16 pounds of rotating mass... hmmm. Thats why the good tires cost so much.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 8:30 pm 
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Yep. :roll:

I had to do a brake job on the truck this evening, so no Challenger progress.

I’ve put over 30,000 miles on this truck in the last year. :shock:

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 5:24 am 
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The Challenger has to go on the back burner for just a little bit.

I have to put nitrous in the Duster for Clay City. :twisted:

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:34 am 
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:48 pm 
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You know I ain’t never had no real focus, Sandy. :roll: :lol:

Honestly, the Challenger still needs a lot of work to even be ready to start and roll.

I’ll do what I can, but it probably won’t make Clay City. Maybe Mason-Dixon or the rescheduled Knoxville race.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:51 pm 
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Its hard enough with a rig that runs.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:58 am 
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I got the heavy steel wheels from Speedway the other day... They're... heavy... :roll:

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