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VTO wheel Christmas special

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Just got the scoop, we got a special going for Christmas on the Spridget VTO 13x5.5 wheels in both the Classic 8 and Retro 4, for $450.00 for set of 4, plus shipping, this includes center caps and valve stems. All the 13x5.5 Classic 8 and Retro 4 wheels come in either silver or black centers with a polished outer rim. Merry Christmas :driving:
 

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RickB

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Hey - that's Bill L's (Pythias') red car next to BillM's orange crate!!
 

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How cool is that? My car has appeared in two different threads here on the BCF and I didn't post any of the THREE pictures. .. ..

Hey $450 for a set is a great deal. Someone ask for some for Christmas or splurge.. I had a vibration in my car since I bought it almost 15 years ago. I just thought it's what these cars did, until I put on these wheels.

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With the top off
 

jlaird

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Ahh, new wheels means new rubber and stems. Think about N nitrogen to fill them, It does not leak through the rubber and tires are filled correctly for a long time.
 

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How come no one told me about this Nitrogen in tires. I had to buy a new Acura to find out about it.

Anyone know off hand what a tire place charges to convert.
 
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Nitrogen in tires is OK, but only if include about 1% argon as well.
 

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jlaird said:
How come no one told me about this Nitrogen in tires. I had to buy a new Acura to find out about it.

Anyone know off hand what a tire place charges to convert.

I wouldn't get too up set Jlaird,You see every day air we breath is 78.09 % Nitrogen---Keoke-- :laugh:
 
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79% Nitrogen.
 

Legal Bill

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Go with helium. It is lighter!!!
 

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Hap Waldrop said:
Bill, I like the black hard top, looks really sharp with the black wheels .

Note also the black grill. It's almost thematic..

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This picture shows the wheels better. I'm getting a lowering kit for the rear for Christmas. The new springs have an extra leave (7!) and make it sit too high.
 

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jlaird said:
How come no one told me about this Nitrogen in tires. I had to buy a new Acura to find out about it.

Anyone know off hand what a tire place charges to convert.

around here I think is $5 per tire
 
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jlaird said:
Ahh, new wheels means new rubber and stems. Think about N nitrogen to fill them, It does not leak through the rubber and tires are filled correctly for a long time.
Trevor Jessie said:
79% Nitrogen.
Keoke said:
jlaird said:
How come no one told me about this Nitrogen in tires. I had to buy a new Acura to find out about it.

Anyone know off hand what a tire place charges to convert.

I wouldn't get too up set Jlaird,You see every day air we breath is 78.09 % Nitrogen---Keoke-- :laugh:

Yep, just plain old dry air.

See the wiki :Nitrogen is the largest single constituent of the Earth's atmosphere (78.082% by volume of dry air, 75.3% by weight in dry air). It is created by fusion processes in stars, and is estimated to be the 7th most abundant chemical element by mass in the universe.[9]

Tell you boys what I'll do, $2.50 a tire and lifetime warranty on the "nitrogen" I sell.
 
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Kelly , there ya go using science on them :smile: I used to always get a giggle out of folks talking about NOS, and not realizing the advantage to NOS was not the nitrous, but the higher than normal O2 content in NOS over the atmospheric volume of O2. I also seen folks do some preety crazy stuff at the race track, years ago when I crewed on circle track cars, we were in the pits before the race, when we heard a small explosion, sure enough some cat had attached a air line to a O2 tank and was trying to run a impact gun off it, he was lucky, when the impact gun exploded, it just broke all the bones in his hand, it could have easily killed him. It pays to pay attention in science class more than one might know :smile:
 

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The purpose of filling the tires with dry Nitrogen is to eliminate moisture from the inside of the tires. Moisture in the tires causes pressure increases as the tires heat when you are racing. Uncontrolled moisture levels results in different and unwanted pressure increases. Small pressure differences can make large differences in the handling of the car. For street use this is less important.
 

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