SQUARE SLICK

Old 09-14-2011, 07:03 PM
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TOP FUEL DRAGSTER WITH GOODYEAR EAGLES. BUT COULD ANYONE TELL ME WHAT CAUSES A DRAGSTER SLICK TO BLOCK OR GO SQUARE ON THE BIG END OF A RUN? THOSE WERE THE TERMS, THAT WAS USED. ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. THANK YOU,,,,WILLY,, BC. CANADA.
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Old 09-15-2011, 06:12 AM
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Originally Posted by whw2010
COULD ANYONE TELL ME WHAT CAUSES A DRAGSTER SLICK TO BLOCK OR GO SQUARE ON THE BIG END OF A RUN? THOSE WERE THE TERMS, THAT WAS USED. ANY HELP WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED. THANK YOU,,,,WILLY,, BC. CANADA.
What brand of tire ? Im going to guess a goodyear but could be wrong ?

Higher growth tires, some what look square as they get upto speed, either that or not enough air in them.
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Old 09-15-2011, 07:07 AM
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Are you talking about a tire on a Top Fuel car?
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Old 09-16-2011, 05:28 AM
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He probably talking about the super slow motion camera at the US Nationals.
On top end, if your tire patch is sticking well, the remainder of the tire takes the shortest route to get back in line to become the contact patch, therefore the tire makes 90 turns and becomes square. The pull from the contact point overcomes any centrifical force that keeps the tire round.

P.S. Did any one see the rod cap floating in mid air?
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