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hansshanks
07-30-2006, 12:20 AM
here are some pics from my last trip camping. it was a coworker camping trip i went with the familys of the guys i work with up to my bosses lot in featherville. the end ewsult is what happens when you over air your tires. i was getting tierd of constantly getting debri in my beads on my buggy wheels always givving me flat tires. so it seemed like after every ride i was having to break a bead and clean a tire. wasnt really every ride but just seemed that way so i thought that if i over aired the tires that would stop happening. the tires on my buggy say max 7 psi. so i thought that if i aired them up to 8 in the front and 10 in the rear since it happend more to the rear than the front that i wouldnt have this problem anymore. WellSUPRISE I AM A IDIOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AND THIS IS WHAT HAPPEND TO MY COWORKER AND I..............



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This is after we pulled the front end back up on to the road.
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The skid marks...
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THE DAMAGE....
http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j237/hansshanks/Buggydamage1.jpg

http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j237/hansshanks/Buggydamage3.jpg

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THE TOW TRUCK..............
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http://i81.photobucket.com/albums/j237/hansshanks/buggyloadedontrailorbroke1.jpg

the crash happend about 50 yards from camp. every one at camp heard my motor as we came down the raod then a loud bang and a giant dust cloud. so they all cam e running around the coner to find my coworker and i on our side in the ditch. They got there as we were climbing out. learned two valuable lessons. 1. crowe seatbelts rock. 2. over airing tires may stop beads from getting messed up but dont help with traction at all.

tenaja
07-30-2006, 12:42 AM
I'd been running 2-3psi on my quads in the sand dunes. I had a flat, so I aired all of them up to about 8-10. Acceleration slowed, and handling suffered greatly. Back to 3.

hansshanks
07-30-2006, 12:49 AM
i had been running them at the 7 that the tire states is the max psi on the side wall. bu ti kept getting crap int he bead leading ot flats while stored in my box trailer between trips. well i guesse i learned a lesson this time.

diirk
07-30-2006, 10:08 AM
I usually run 4 psi front and rear on the RR. Sometimes I might add a couple of lbs to the rear for hardpack and drop to 3 for sand.

Well, now's a good opportunity ot get rid of those crappy ball ends and get some heims.

hansshanks
07-30-2006, 02:00 PM
yes but i amnot having much luck finding hemis.

Bugpac
07-30-2006, 02:02 PM
use your resources, you will find all that you want at many diffrent prices..... ie/ internet 8)

hwy1strat
07-30-2006, 09:22 PM
What kind of kart is that that you have

diirk
07-30-2006, 09:33 PM
It's a Ridge Runner 800cc EFI buggy.
Their website is http://www.ridgerunner.biz.

masterfabr
07-30-2006, 09:39 PM
Google cheperformonce.com. They sell QA-1 kevlar/teflon 4130 heims for a very reasonable price.

Bugpac
07-30-2006, 09:40 PM
qscomponents.com

Ecoli_happens
07-31-2006, 09:48 AM
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diirk
07-31-2006, 11:04 AM
Those are some good pics of the front end.

How about some recomendations from the experts around here about how to strengthen the front end a little. .....

hansshanks
08-01-2006, 12:33 AM
i mainly just underestimated the holding power of the tires i thought they would hold to the road bu ti guess they were no mach for the sandy hard pack. i had driven that same spot and done the same manuver dozens of times before bu tit got the better of me this time.