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#1 Do It Sidewayz

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 06:36 PM

don't think i've posted these before.

anyways. here they are

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#2 Do It Sidewayz

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 06:38 PM

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#3 erik litchy

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 07:04 PM

i cant see the tyre studs

#4 WJM

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 07:14 PM

and I only see TWO pics?!?! Whats the deal with that?

Nice nonetheless... :banana:

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Posted 13 May 2005 - 07:55 PM

sweet

#6 Do It Sidewayz

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 12:33 AM

i cant see the tyre studs


no sir. no studs for that car. i run it in "rubber to ice" they are basically off the shelf Blizzaks, that are tractionized, then hot-knifed. The grip is better than any "street stud" (DOT) tire can produce.

#7 carfreak85

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 01:01 AM

How do you "tractionize" a tire?

#8 Do It Sidewayz

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 01:06 AM

well....we have this contraption made which has two 6 inch diameter drums on it. The drums hold close to 1,000 carpet tacks each. The drums are spread maybe a foot apart from eachother. You lower the car onto the tractionizer and spin it up to about 60 KPH for about a minute a tire. Basically cuts up the tread into little "fingers" basically turning the tire into velcro.

not practical atall for the street. Racing...we'll burn through a set of tires in 6 weekends of racing.

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 03:52 AM

that's a cool idea.. (either ben or marnix) in oz buys really luggy tires and screws bolts into the lugs.

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 07:41 AM

Here in VA ice racing is so different I can't even imagine the scene.

Lakes are made for boats and swimming to me. For a big chunk of geography that has only been used for one purpose to be transformed into a race course for cars because it got cold enough is unheard of. Same goes for sitting in an ice shack fishing.

Totally alien concept. Don't read this wrong, COOL COOL COOL thing to do.

Like the colors on the car. So what's there to hit besides other cars? How do you get onto the lake? Boat ramps?

One day I'll have to see this in person.

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Posted 14 May 2005 - 09:12 AM

Here in VA ice racing is so different I can't even imagine the scene.

Lakes are made for boats and swimming to me. For a big chunk of geography that has only been used for one purpose to be transformed into a race course for cars because it got cold enough is unheard of. Same goes for sitting in an ice shack fishing.

Totally alien concept. Don't read this wrong, COOL COOL COOL thing to do.

Like the colors on the car. So what's there to hit besides other cars? How do you get onto the lake? Boat ramps?

One day I'll have to see this in person.

Jay


we used to race on lakes prolly 15 years ago. we now race on a fairgrounds which we flood with a water truck. we build up close to 12 inches of ice. this way when we wear through the ice (which we do) we only see dirt and not water, so it's nothing to worry about.

to hit....well other cars, and snowbanks. at the begining of the year the snow banks are nice and fluffy, however near then end of the year, especially if we've had a little bit of a thaw, the banks will be like rocks and do some major damage to the cars. i've seen steering racks blown apart from hammering on the snowbanks

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 06:57 AM

Are these races done in heats? Top three from each heat?

What's the most conmmon car? My guess is Subaru for 4wd guys with a few Audis thrown in and small FWD would be Omni for the low buck and VW for the money crowd. Close?

Looks like a blast and not big budget. Although I bet it can be big money if you let it. Read: competitive car.

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Posted 18 May 2005 - 06:05 PM

don't think i've posted these before.

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