HF Tire Changer
This is longer than I wanted it to be. They say the devil's in the
details, so for someone who's never used a manual tire changer, this may be
The first few seconds show quick snapshots of the process so you can see if
it's has the info you're looking for.
For a safer way to get the bead to seal, check out joshuaburks' vid
For dimension on the changer and the tool holder, here's another vid.....
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How to stretch a tire... and how you don't.
First time we had to use fire to make a tire stretch out.
Stretching 195/45R15s on 9Jx15 BBS RMs.
Didn't work at first, but we got there!
As more and more people cry about handling and whatever when it comes to
These wheels will be going on a stanced out 1986 Scirocco 16V weekend
It's meant to look good in the first place, handling just comes second.
Stretching tires that much will make the handling in fast corners
worse...normal driving you won't notice any difference though.
On my MKIII GTI, I run 195/40s on 9" wide rims for daily use and meetings,
while I run 215/35s on 9" wide rims for track use (see my onboard videos on
215s will just stretch slightly on 9", stiffening the sidewall up only a
little, giving you a more direct steering, while still allowing fast
In combination with harder rubber bushings, more stiff suspension setup and
unbiall top mounts, etc.etc. this results in an almost GoKart like, very
direct handling...sure not the fastest setup, but fast and fun enough for
Project 383 Stroker
Street legal, through the mufflers, on Mickey Thompson ET Street radials.
Best ET--11.70 @ 115 mph on the motor. 11.00 @ 123 mph with a 125 shot of
LT1 383 (7.52 @ 90 mph, 1.5 60ft)
Ware Shoals Dragway April 25 2008, 1/8 mile, 7.52sec @ 90mph, 1.5 60ft.
Pulled drivers tire 6in off ground at launch.
Spohn Suspension, QA-1 Springs & Shocks, ET Street Drag Radial, 11.0 to 1
flat top 383 Forged Eagle Mahle Sprayed, AFR 210 Heads,LT4 Intake, 30# Red
Tops, GM 847 Hyd Roller Cam,PCMFORLESS Tuned, Long Tubes to One Chambers,
4L60E Trans with 4000 Edge Lock Up Converter, Moser 9 in with 4.11 Detroit
Locker. 1800 rpm @ 50 mph street driven 8 mpg 93 octane pump gas.
ECS Project ZR1 hits the Dragstip
ECS' Project ZR1 Heads to Englishtown NJs Raceway Park to lay down a couple
of baseline passes. The car is 100% stock with the exception of the rear
We didnt want to destroy a new set of factory tires, nor did we really
expect them to be able to hold the 560rwhp (stock) or the 590rwhp (tuned)
going down the track. So we opted to pull the factory carbon rotors and
giant calipers and swaped in a set of standard Corvette rear brakes so we
could utilize a 26/11.50/17 Mickey Thompson Et Street Radial.
This car put down a healthy 564 rwhp / 564 rwtq completely stock and once
tuned, 590 rwhp / 593 rwtq on our DynaPack. Stock the car went as low as
11.02 @ 127, and with a tune 10.78 @ 128.9!!!!
Not bad for a factory stock car!!!
Over the next few weeks this car will getting a number of upgrades... More
cooling, more Boost, and more
power.... this car will be featured in at least one magazine.... and
hopefully even more, so subscribe to my vids to see what develops!!!