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Author Topic:   minimum pressure in Hoosier 500's
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted March 25, 2005 02:38 PM  
I am new to Hobby Stock and Hoosier tires. Some folks have recommended some REAL low pressures to run in these things but I'm not sure that their advice is, shall we say, "genuine". What's the minimum it's safe to run in these things without busting a bead? No bead locks.

Thanks and God bless,


Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 123
posted March 27, 2005 08:51 PM  
hey if u dont think our advice is right then put 28lbs in and see what happens. see if u stick to the track. we only post what we run and if u think we r all full it and dont want to take our word for it than i guess ur on ur own here and well good luck to u. when i started i did not know so i asked and thats how i learned that give me a ball park to play in and i had to adjust from there to get it just right for my driving style and car setup.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 474
posted March 27, 2005 09:14 PM  
shifty, I dont think he was referring to us on this forum.. maybe others in other places.
Now as to your question, bunnman. the hoosier dirt tires are usually run at extremely low pressures compared to street tires. there are tons of post on here re the pressures to run depending on your car and experience levels. use them as a beginning guide and good luck

Light it up, Baby!

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 161
posted March 28, 2005 07:16 AM  
I do not say anything as how people answer other people on here but i think you flogged the BunnMan pretty hard there.
Reread the post & i think you will catch on.
Have a super good day . Thank's cd2

Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 516
posted March 28, 2005 09:18 AM  
Being that was his first post, I doubt he was talking about anyone on this forum, even if he was its ok to get more than on e opinion. Cut the guy some slack.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 69
posted March 28, 2005 08:00 PM  
Depends, your total weight and available hp are probably different(greater) >

2450 lbs chassis - lowest I've purposely tried was 8LR 12RF. I like to run higher pressures than these. Check rollover by the height of the mud pattern on the sidewall. Banked tracks may need more.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 123
posted March 28, 2005 09:21 PM  
hey i may have taken it wrong but there is a simaler post on here about the hoosier tire and the air pressure that is run in them. it just seamed to me that he read that and then posted this thinking we did not speak the truth about the low pressures thats all sorry if i started something that should not have been. but i really dont think i was that hard on him cd2. i was just trying to make a point and we all had to start somewhere right. if he was not referring to this forum than im sorry

Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 4
posted April 06, 2005 07:13 PM  
Thanks for the replies y'all, I've been without an internet connection for the past few days and just got back on tonight. Shifty, if I wasn't seeking your (collective) advice, I wouldn't have asked. I should have been more accurate in my question. Looking over my post I see how you misunderstood. Though your suggestion of "run 28lbs. and see what happens" sounds a little like some of the advice I got from my competitors in the pits Maybe they were "genuine" after all? Hehehhehe, no hard feelings friend.

Anyway, back to my issue. The car, '79 Regal weighs about 3100 lbs. Track is banked pretty high. I'm not sure about HP as it's never been dynoed and the "it feels like its got..." aint worth a squirt anyway. Last week I ran 14 in the left two, 20RF, 19RR. That felt better than the previous weeks' 14 left two, 16 right two. The "mud mark" was the kicker in upping the pressure a bit on the right. Seems 16lbs. allowed a fair amount of rollover and now "Hoosier" is two tone black and white instead of just white .

Thanks and God bless Y'all,



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