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Old 04-23-2009, 09:02 AM
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With solid aluminum wheels (no tires!).
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Old 04-23-2009, 09:37 AM
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It orginally had Bridgestone RFTs but the driver kept complaining about how hard the ride was.

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It orginally had Bridgestone RFTs but the driver kept complaining about how hard the ride was.

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Take a fighter jet and cut off its wings - voila! You got a super fast land vehicle. I assume stopping was performed by a parachute.
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It orginally had Bridgestone RFTs but the driver kept complaining about how hard the ride was.

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...until the driver went into limp mode
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... I assume stopping was performed by a parachute.
According to the NYTimes:

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The rules are simple. Clock the racer through a measured mile, turn around and do it again, then average the two speeds. Mr. Shadle said Eagle would need 11 miles for each run: a mile to warm up to 250 miles per hour; four miles to light off the afterburner and get up to record speed; a mile in the speed trap; and five miles to stop.

The vehicle must have at least four wheels — two of them steerable — and be back at the original start line within 60 minutes. And that’s it. “You race Formula One or Nascar, the rule books are as thick as the Bible,” Mr. Shadle said. “For this, the rule book is a half-page long.”

But consider the challenges. Rubber tires turn to molten licorice at anything above 350 miles per hour, so the Eagle uses custom-built, single-billet aluminum alloy wheels, grooved for traction on soft surfaces. They will not work on asphalt or concrete. The brakes are special alloy magnets that generate 4,700 brake horsepower as the magnetized drum approaches the moving aluminum wheel, slowing it gradually without ever locking up.
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Sorry, Captain, I disagree. I think it's a safety issue. You want RFTs at speeds about 400 mph. I mean, can you imagine getting a flat at that speed?

If you don't like the Bridgestones, try the Continentals. I put a set of four on my jet/rocket car and the ride is fantastic.

Oh... and I recommend, to anybody happening to read this, that you get a set of dedicated snows as soon as the average daily temperature drops below 45 degrees. My staggered sports set up just sucks in the snow. I can barely get my rocket car into my garage/hangar with those summer wheels.
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