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Author Topic:   Life span of a D55?
Dirt Administrator

Total posts: 6243
posted February 07, 2001 07:01 PM  
is the 55 durometer
iran rc 3 about a 40 duro.
they would last 4-6 weeks
dry slick no spinning
rc 4 50 duro. lasted 3/4 of year
still good when cut
rosebowl tx goin to d55

Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 2
posted February 15, 2001 07:33 PM  
If a D55 last as long as you say it does then why do the guys i race with have new ones on every week??? Because a new tire is faster than a used tire. When the edges are gone on any tire no matter the compound the tire loses its pulling power.D55 tire rule is a big joke!!! No durometer at a track to check tires,then why run them.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 18
posted February 15, 2001 09:42 PM  
If you know guys with new tires every week I'd like to buy their old ones.

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 90
posted March 02, 2001 06:00 AM  
You should be able to get more than one race an a D55. If guys are not then they don't have the right setup and they are burning up the tires. Tire temperature can greatly decrease the life span of a tire- you need heat but not too much.

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted March 02, 2001 07:12 PM  
We run a gumbo track that hardly ever gets dry in the Mississippi Dealta.Last year was the first year with a Latemodel for us.We baught a complete set of 55's and a couple spares and ran the whole season with them.We won 6 features,2nd four times,and 1 fifth place.The weekly competition was pretty strong.All we did was each week lightly grind the tire contact patch.Our time trials from week to week didn't get any slower,so i think the tires were still working pretty good.A few of the guys were on new rubber each week.Im sure on dryslick and rubbered up tracks it would be a different story though.

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