[200q20v] no good deed goes unpunished...
pjrose at frontiernet.net
Sun Apr 15 12:31:52 EDT 2001
>In a message dated 4/14/01 4:54:20 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
>pjrose at frontiernet.net writes:
>> So, I hope that my
>> local shop will be available on Monday to dismount the thing (for an
>> inside patch) and rebalance. Sigh.
>Inspect the tire carefully; how much for a new tire versus the patch? Figure
>a patch then rebalance, etc. is min. $15-20, right?
New tire is $115 (plus mounting and balancing).
> Will you feel
>comfortable (and pass inspection) with a patched tire on the track?
Depending on the type of repair, a patched tire can lose its
Z-rating, but I'm told (via a WMB Z3 website and elsewhere) that a
proper *internal* patch (vulcanized and extending thru the puncture)
will maintain the tire's V (or Z-)rating. With that qualification,
I'd would be comfortable using the patched tire for track
events--especially considering that my driving conditions (speed,
duration, etc) will be far below the limits of the specification.
Whether or not QCUSA forbids _any_ type of patch in track events is
something I don't know. If so, I'd consider buying a new tire, but
I'll have the repair done in any case. At worst, it would become the
full-size spare that I've been meaning to carry.
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