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Old 02-18-2009, 07:07 PM   #1
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LRR Tires: Unorthodox Testing.

Of course this is a legit test... The Japanese guys are wearing lab coats.

http://www.break.com/index/rolling-t...-ski-jump.html
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Old 02-18-2009, 07:28 PM   #2
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Could not understand the language but the moral of the story that I seem to have learned is that big wheels that suddenly fall off from semi-trailers running at high speed can do a lot of damage. One has to watch the complete video to see what I mean.
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Worked at a Mercedes dealership in Houston that was hit by a Tractor Trailer Tire. Damage exceeded $65,000 in 1982. Fortunately it happened at night or someone could easily have been killed. One salesmans cubicle was completely demolished.

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I would highly recommend watching this as well...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvcwCCWkhBI

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I found this mythbusters video that was interesting to watch as well... Look what they do to a Civic (I think its a Civic) and a Crown Vic...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hakNxO5pME4
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That was beyond awesome. I could not stop laughing at all the barriers placed to slow the tire down. So awesome.

Okay, we can learn something though. Given 9.8m/s^2 at the angle of the ramp we can see there is a mass to frontal area ratio that the truck tire gets closest to, hence the speed and distance attained. So given certain acceleration, with a LLR tire, once a speed has been attained it is easier to maintain it.
okay, I made that not as funny. School; the Buzz Killington. (sometimes)
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I found this mythbusters video that was interesting to watch as well... Look what they do to a Civic (I think its a Civic) and a Crown Vic...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S04XX_2Qqyg
Try again. You posted a video of some jerk abusing an innocent full size GMC pickup.
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That was in the margin on the side when I was watching the video... Let me try again...
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I would highly recommend watching this as well...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvcwCCWkhBI

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I found this mythbusters video that was interesting to watch as well... Look what they do to a Civic (I think its a Civic) and a Crown Vic...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hakNxO5pME4
Links fixed now... Enjoy!
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Now it says "We're sorry, this video is no longer available."
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The link worked for me, but it might have been cached on my computer... Here is another link to the same Mythbusters segment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYHaLqSf5WY
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