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Old 10-22-2008, 01:59 PM   #21
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gonna give this a try at GSS this weekend. I'll be bringing a new tire with in the event this one doesn't pass tech or it's slipping all over the place.
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If you've already stressed the rubber in one direction, keep it going that way instead of trying to pull it back the other way.

Remember the rubber is just 'coming off' its being torn off by pulling on itself and gripping against concrete.
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Old 10-22-2008, 11:44 PM   #23
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I have ran it at msrc and no problems with it but as John/kwjim stated in the other thread that since having one side worn flat, it is not wise to run it in reverse since we are at roadracing course not an nascar oval track. besides, it would slow you down because you are not comfortable or have the confidence to run it a full pace.

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If you've already stressed the rubber in one direction, keep it going that way instead of trying to pull it back the other way.

Remember the rubber is just 'coming off' its being torn off by pulling on itself and gripping against asphalt.
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There are more folks than I realized that are "flipping" tires to save money. None of them have had any issues (they say).

All said, I was going to flip my rear tire last weekend but decided to buy a new tire instead.

Modern tire construction, unlike tires of the past, would have problems with what Cali is describing hence the reason for "directional" tires. Today's bonding processes and materials are less prone to that phenomena as I understand it.

I've seen the results of people flipping their tires, and it seems to work, I just don't feel like testing the theory personally...
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Old 10-22-2008, 11:55 PM   #25
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Tires are manufactured to run oneway. Henses the arrow. If you run them backwards, they will split at the seem, and tear apart. Bad on the good/bad scale.
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Tires are manufactured to run oneway. Henses the arrow. If you run them backwards, they will split at the seem, and tear apart. Bad on the good/bad scale.
Can't speak in absolutes there Wes, lots of folks do it and never have a problem. Theoretically, and in the past that may have been a more common result, but not more recently.

Again though, I'm not one to try it either, so there ya go
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Sounds like we need a guinea pig w track experience to test this theory.
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Sounds like we need a guinea pig w track experience to test this theory.
There are plenty of them, heck, I witnessed JerranV run his tires like that a few weeks ago at TWS (Texas World Speedway). I've seen several others too.
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Sounds like we need a guinea pig w track experience to test this theory.
Where in the fu*k are MYTHBUSTERS when ya need them??? Maybe we should e-mail them this and they will find out!!! But have to say thanks to MH for the idea!!!
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Are full slicks directional?
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Sounds like we need a guinea pig w track experience to test this theory.
If you see a thread titled, F*#^$& I highsided or lowsided on Sunday, then you'll know it didn't work out
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Old 10-23-2008, 09:06 AM   #32
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Are full slicks directional?
No. Please go back and read this thread from the start.
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Please go back and read this thread from the start.
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However, if full slicks aren't directional, then the only reason road tires are is the tread pattern.
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However, if full slicks aren't directional, then the only reason road tires are is the tread pattern.
And just when I thought you weren't paying attention...
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exactly...tread pattern is for water. No water...no worries! I actually took about 1/2 a second off my time at TWS (Texas World Speedway) with the rear on backwards. zero degree construction means it makes no difference to me
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I say, we are all adults (lets hope), and we can make up our own decisions.
There seems to be ample evidence that flipping it backwards does not affect riding. I have done it personally and have not seen any detrimental effect of doing so.

Therefore, each of us has to ask: Do I want to try this and be ready to accept the consequences if it does not work out.
Then, act on based on the answers.

There should be no 'I ran the tire backwards like you told me to and crashed' threads. Finger pointing should always start with pointing it at one self.

As said, my personal experience has been nothing but good. I will keep doing it. Everyone else needs to make their own mind up.


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exactly...tread pattern is for water. No water...no worries! I actually took about 1/2 a second off my time at TWS (Texas World Speedway) with the rear on backwards. zero degree construction means it makes no difference to me
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I say, we are all adults (lets hope), and we can make up our own decisions.
I generally agree with you, but remember that if you make a bonehead decision to cheap-out on an obviously worn out tire and some dude is on the outside of you and you collect him when you KO yourself in that fast sweeper, you've just created a mountain from a mole hill.
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I generally agree with you, but remember that if you make a bonehead decision to cheap-out on an obviously worn out tire and some dude is on the outside of you and you collect him when you KO yourself in that fast sweeper, you've just created a mountain from a mole hill.

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exactly...tread pattern is for water. No water...no worries!
Sorry, but thats WRONG.

Some tires tread is for water.
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