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Old 10-08-2007, 10:35 PM   #1
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What a drag - weighted tire fabrication

Something I threw together with a tire and stuff I had laying around:

Pic # 1: pair of 2x4's cut to fit inside the tire.
Pic #2: Scrap piece of 3/4 inch plywood screwed and glued to 2x4's
Pic #3: Big honkin eye bolt with big fender washers and nuts holding it in place
Pic #4: Screwed down one of those plastic garden hose storage thingees that looks like a flower pot. Rescued it from the "garage sale items" pile. Had to cut out the raised center portion that the hose curled around - no biggie with a Sawzall.
Pic #5: Iron plates fit into the carrier real nice. Sandbags do well too.
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Old 10-08-2007, 10:49 PM   #2
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Re: What a drag - weighted tire fabrication

Next pic: Grabbed a yellow cinch down strap with plastic hooks from the truck and a couple of "Hangalls" - wide straps with a latch and swivel. Home depot sold the Hangalls up until a few weeks ago. I grabbed these off the clearance rack for $4 each. These are the same gizmos Jon G. at Again Faster used on his AF pullup bar - they are sturdy

Last pic: the beast in action (the tire, platform, container, eye bolt and straps, I mean). My friend, Ted, likes to face forward when he pulls this. I like to face backwards and pull. 100 feet can be a long way.
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Old 10-09-2007, 09:37 AM   #3
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Re: What a drag - weighted tire fabrication

Sweet John. I was just looking at an old tire I've got sitting in the garage the other day, the garbagemen wouldn't take it, and I was ticked at the time, but then I just thought to make a tire drag out of it, but lost the instructions, yours looks pretty easy, thanks.
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Old 10-09-2007, 10:44 AM   #4
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Re: What a drag - weighted tire fabrication

Tire drags are an abomination against humanity
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Old 10-09-2007, 11:23 AM   #5
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Re: What a drag - weighted tire fabrication

Very nice.

Judging by the size and tread pattern, you have/had an X5? Very popular tire for those cars.
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Old 10-09-2007, 03:10 PM   #6
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Re: What a drag - weighted tire fabrication

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Very nice.

Judging by the size and tread pattern, you have/had an X5? Very popular tire for those cars.
Not sure where that tire was affixed. Discount Tire is about 800 yards from my doorstep. I just went down and asked for a big tire - the plastic pot thingee fit beautifully inside it. They were happy to see it leave the store in my hands.

I did, however, read yesterday that BMW has an X6 in the works.
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Old 10-09-2007, 03:13 PM   #7
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Tire drags are an abomination against humanity
It's a real love/hate relationship with them for me too. I've got to find myself a length of fire hose and connector or nozzle to replace the skinny strap and handles - then I'll really be loving and hating them.
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Johan from Rotterdam introduced me to 'em. That was a full-sized tractor tire, though, which I suspect is probably worse than even a weighted car tire; the surface area of the rubber makes the thing hold the asphalt like glue.
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