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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-01-2012, 05:20 PM Thread Starter
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Anybody who is ever within fifty feet of a tire should watch this. The link popped up on a machinist's forum where I hang out. This is serious stuff. Please spread the link around in the motorsports community.

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oh forget it.. it won't let me post the video...

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To quote ^^Pat^^ "Stupid SHOULD hurt!"

First off, why are they welding on a rim period? Much less a rim with a fully inflated tire mounted?

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Doesn't have to be inflated. Apparently isn't safe even with the bead unseated. I would have figured that pulling the valve core would be enough. Now I know better.

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Good link, but to the extreme. I have seen tires let go even on passenger at 35 psi and it was ugly. I work with tires all the time at 100 psi and split rims too.

You can not take too much care. Wile I was not there I even know a locak guy that lost 3 fingers on a lawn mower tire that went bad. I'm sure my bro from Jersey will chime in on here when he see's this on his personal experiences. ( It's in the archives here)

I built a "tire booter" at work on my own time to lessen the chances of drama at work. It was worth the effort.

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I'm sure my bro from Jersey will chime in on here when he see's this on his personal experiences. ( It's in the archives here)
Yeh im here!!!

I watched a 44in bogger go straight up, destroy a 16ft tall garage door that was up, come back down flat on the wheel, left marks on the concrete floor 1/4 deep. Perfect round mark.

The problem was, on its way up, it took a friend of mine out . He did a complete flip and when he landed his head landed on a piece of 6X6 box tubing. He ended up with a few broken ribs, puntured lung and a hell of a gash on the back of his head. Luckily he is a tough sob and it only held him back for about a month.

Id like to find that post, i lost the pics on a old PC years ago.

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Is this, what you're looking for? The pictures seem to be gone.

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yeh thats it, i guess they dumped all the archived pics though....

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im currently training for my CDL-A license, welded rims are a big no-no on a commercial vehicle.

i guess this would be why

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My guess is that it's more likely fear of the weld quality when it's finished than what can happen during the process. Either way, not a good thing on a heavy vehicle.

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