nova_robotics (May 27, 2023)
I am puzzled what is ". " At first I thought it may be a professional filming company, but a quick search for that did not yield any results.
If that is an old rotor that has been cleaned, recut and modified, perhaps removing that much material from the hub could be risky. I could be a new, cheap rotor that is being re-cut But cannot know from the video what is really happening.
There is money to be made doing modifications to cheap parts. $20.55 vs $150.00.
Don't even get me started on ridiculous tire/wheel/vehicle combinations for street use.
It is one thing if you are really a racer and know the advantages and disadvantages of modifications and after market modifications, tt is quite an other to just have too much money to spend one expensive parts than actually make your vehicle less safe on real roads. Few guys on the street have any clue how changing tire profiles affects their suspension and handling.
Real race cars use real tires and wheels.
But I digress...
Too bad the "professional filmers" cannot spell.
I know, I may not be one to mention proper "speeling" as I often make mistakes also. But I also don't mind being corrected.
"Bad speelers of the world, untie!!"
My current vehicle, a L/R D3 runs 17" rims as standard, factory options include 18" and 19" with shorter sidewalls stiffening the ride, and if used off road more tyre/rim damage, the 19"s have a reputation for eating (abrasive wear) the rim as they trap grit between the tyre and rim. And still not low enough for some, as 21", 22" and 23" aftermarket rims are being fitted by some, the ride is shocking, as even with air suspension every bump is felt... I'll stick with the 17"s!
So high performance cars use low profile rubber because it improves handling. So the Honda Civic and VW crowd saw this and took it to hyperbolic extremes. If low profile is good for performance then no profile must be better! The spiritual successor to this douchbaggery is "stancing" vehicles. High performance cars run a lot of camber because it's better for hard cornering. So the Honda Civic and VW crowd saw this and said, if 2 or 3 degrees is good, then 45 degrees must be better!
If this is your car, you and everyone that looks like you should be sterilized.
Oh the memories, I am laughing so hard it is difficult to type.
I live and taught in a rural/suburban district with some few gravel, tar and chip roads and a few rail crossings. Just before I retired I had a student (tough guy, high school junior) come into my classroom (the school shop) one morning sobbing, crying real tears. It actually scared me a bit I thought something tragic had happened. After I got him calmed down, I got the story. Recently had been bragging about the new tires and wheels (big wheels, rubber band type tires) he got for his Civic.
On this morning, he hit the railroad crossing too fast and blew out all 4 tires. Then drove the rest of the way to school. Of course as soon he hit the rails all four tries and wheels were ruined anyway. So the extra miles he put on only caused further damage to the fender as the tires began to shred.
I did feel bad for the kid, but GEEZ..... How deep does stupid go???
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