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#235238 - 02/24/09 04:28 PM slick ?
dusturbd340W5 Offline
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I have no idea how old these slicks are they are Firestone's the have been in my garage for the last 4-5 years the tread looks nice the sidewalls look good would you gamble a few shakedown runs on them or not.
I know I need new tires but it should be running this weekend just thinking about getting a couple passes on them but?
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#235239 - 02/24/09 05:17 PM Re: slick ? [Re: dusturbd340W5]
Quicktree Offline
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if they say firestone on them they are probably older than you are I don't think I would make a full pass on them right away but I don't see any harm in doing a few burnouts and launches. then maybe a 330 pass or something.

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#235240 - 02/24/09 05:31 PM Re: slick ? [Re: Quicktree]
dusturbd340W5 Offline
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they cant be very old then cause I'm a spring chicken
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#235241 - 02/24/09 05:42 PM Re: slick ? [Re: dusturbd340W5]
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Depending on how fast the car is, burnout, Maybe make a couple half track passes, If they still look ok in your opinion after that, its all you. Your life, your car, you make the call. I know there hasn't been a slick made in quite a few year now that has firestone on it, they have been called pheonix for awhile.
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#235242 - 02/24/09 05:53 PM Re: slick ? [Re: Triple Threat]
dusturbd340W5 Offline
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Im thinking more of a few burn outs some launch's just to see if it goes strait no full out passes.
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#235243 - 02/24/09 06:29 PM Re: slick ? [Re: dusturbd340W5]
W2DODGE Offline
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not worth the waste of time a street tire probably has more bite get a good (NEW PAIR) of slicks

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#235244 - 02/24/09 06:34 PM Re: slick ? [Re: W2DODGE]
dusturbd340W5 Offline
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I plan on it as soon as I have a spare 600.00 to shell out. But if I have it running this weekend I dont know if I have enough in me not to take it out and beat on it a little
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70 duster full chassis super pro 416 CNC Indybrock heads 727 w/brake

best so far 1.352 60 6.219 in 1/8 at 110.88 9.768 at 137.81 1/4

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#235245 - 02/24/09 07:00 PM Re: slick ? [Re: dusturbd340W5]
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Quote:

I plan on it as soon as I have a spare 600.00 to shell out. But if I have it running this weekend I dont know if I have enough in me not to take it out and beat on it a little




bring it to gainesville, I'll flog it for you I have used some very old slicks before and they worked half way decent. you got your seat belts in and a helmet, fire jacket?

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#235246 - 02/24/09 07:03 PM Re: slick ? [Re: Quicktree]
dusturbd340W5 Offline
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belts are in I have a helmet but those that be say its no good just because its to old like it went bad sitting on a shelf or something bunch of morons but that's another thread no jacket yet but I can do some shakedown at a track that does not care so and you know me I damn sure don't
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70 duster full chassis super pro 416 CNC Indybrock heads 727 w/brake

best so far 1.352 60 6.219 in 1/8 at 110.88 9.768 at 137.81 1/4

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#235247 - 02/24/09 07:18 PM Re: slick ? [Re: dusturbd340W5]
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Registered: 01/19/03
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Loc: Upper Midwest
don't need jacket till 11.49
Heck friend has a pair of JC Penney cheaters that still hooked good a couple of years ago. Depending on how quick the car is whether I would give them a shot at a full pass.

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#235248 - 02/24/09 07:47 PM Re: slick ? [Re: dusturbd340W5]
moparguy7074 Offline
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Loc: Rudolph, Ohio
O/T a little, what size tire are you using?

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#235249 - 02/24/09 07:50 PM Re: slick ? [Re: moparguy7074]
dusturbd340W5 Offline
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Registered: 01/19/03
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the tire on the car is a 33.5x15x15 when I get a new set I will drop down to a 31x14x15 I set the car up with these so I knew I would have plenty of room for the other.
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best so far 1.352 60 6.219 in 1/8 at 110.88 9.768 at 137.81 1/4

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