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Old 05-05-2012, 09:22 PM   #1
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Is it recommended to use rim screws on
M/T drag radials?
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Old 05-05-2012, 09:36 PM   #2
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Old 05-06-2012, 06:02 PM   #3
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recommended no...being done yes.. use the right screws and lots of them inside and out
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Old 05-07-2012, 08:35 AM   #4
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It is not recommended for a reason. There is the potential to do damage to the tire, and cause it to fail. Not something I would risk.

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It is not recommended for a reason. There is the potential to do damage to the tire, and cause it to fail. Not something I would risk.

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Should we take ours out? We just switched to radials from slicks and still have the screws in them. Havent made a pass yet. There is 8 on each side.
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id take them out and put Permatex High tack in place
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Old 05-08-2012, 07:30 AM   #7
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^^^^^^^^^^
I think once you have them in, if there was damage to be done it is already done. I always race screws in mine and 90% of the guys I raced with did also ...... no problems
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Old 05-08-2012, 08:14 AM   #8
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Taking them out would be better than having them in. The sidewalls of a radial do not absorb power like a bias tire. This puts much more stain on the screws and bead. You do not want them to break. If they do, and the tire slips, they can cut the cords in the bead area. The more the tire "hooks" and the higher the horsepower, the more potential there is for this to happen.

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That must be y I never had a problems .... lol

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Default Re: Rim screws on mt drag radials

Yikes, just seen this thread. I've been using screws in my m/t dr's. Only been through one set so far (with no probs) but am about to get new set. Don't know what to do now.

How likely are these tires to spin on the rim w/o screws or bead locks? I'm making near 1100hp @ 3700lbs.
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Yikes, just seen this thread. I've been using screws in my m/t dr's. Only been through one set so far (with no probs) but am about to get new set. Don't know what to do now.

How likely are these tires to spin on the rim w/o screws or bead locks? I'm making near 1100hp @ 3700lbs.
Dustin, on my chevelle we were running about the same power. The tires only moved a very little bit running them with no screws or beadlocks. (19-20 psi).
Seeing the catastrophic damage that occurs when a tire bead blows i cringe every time i see some one with screws in radial tires.
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Default Re: Rim screws on mt drag radials

What if you have a single sided bead lock screws on the back or not?
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Default Re: Rim screws on mt drag radials

no. i was very lucky. we pull a set of old 315 dragradial off and it was fucked up. very very close you losing the bead from screws.
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Dont do it not worth it. Mine are glued on with no problems.


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Old 06-01-2012, 04:12 PM   #15
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Default Re: Rim screws on mt drag radials

I find it odd that M/T says to not use screws and doesn't say exactly what to use. Liability issues perhaps? I am switching to D/R's also and would like a definitive factory response.
I am not going to risk my neck or my ride on opinion. The Permatex deal sounds sensible enough. But I would like the factory to chime in and put a dagger in it once and for all.
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