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http://www.nhraracer.com/conte...eid=71672&zoneid=132

Looks like any SFI certified rear wheels MUST KEEP their SFI labeling for ANY class.
I know a lot of companies straighten/beadlock/powder coat wheels and remove the labels. Now they will need to certify them.

I wonder how the wheel certification companies will handle this if they didn't perform the work.

Not to mention, how is NHRA going to enforce this?
How will they know if the wheels came with a sticker on them or not?

hhhmmm


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Not including any class that a SFI certified wheel is required, I guess when you show up with a wheel without a SFI sticker you will find out how
 
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I just had mine recerted this last weekend. Stickers were gone so had too. SFI 15.3 for my stuff, every two years... yay.....


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Racers don't forget about this
 
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Originally posted by DragRaceResults:
Racers don't forget about this


I recently heard the "all other classes" still only applied to cars going 6.50 or 210 mph and the tech directors have no way to know if a wheel originally had a tag to begin with.

Soon enough we will find out how it will be enforced.


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I will find out at the Orlando divisional in a few weeks...im making sure everything is up to date including my flywheel!!
 
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A friend just sent some powder coated wheels to WELD to get beadlock and they came back with SFI STICKER....
 
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Originally posted by jenavet:
I will find out at the Orlando divisional in a few weeks...im making sure everything is up to date including my flywheel!!


I've done the same thing. Need to get my chassis reinspected this year too...As much of a pain in the ass as it is, and a money grab, I find it's easier to just make sure you're in compliance than to try and skirt around the rules......


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A friend just sent some powder coated wheels to WELD to get beadlock and they came back with SFI STICKER....

How do you put beadlocks on powder coated wheel without messing up the powder? I would assume powder is messed up and will have to peel stickers and have powder redone.
 
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Originally posted by WHOMPWHOMP:
A friend just sent some powder coated wheels to WELD to get beadlock and they came back with SFI STICKER....

How do you put beadlocks on powder coated wheel without messing up the powder? I would assume powder is messed up and will have to peel stickers and have powder redone.
Have no idea if powder was messed up or not but I’ll find out...
 
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F a bunch of NHRA!


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Originally posted by green1:
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Originally posted by WHOMPWHOMP:
A friend just sent some powder coated wheels to WELD to get beadlock and they came back with SFI STICKER....

How do you put beadlocks on powder coated wheel without messing up the powder? I would assume powder is messed up and will have to peel stickers and have powder redone.
Have no idea if powder was messed up or not but I’ll find out...


Interesting,
When I talked to Weld a couple of years back, they told me they would not recertify a wheel that has been powder coated only one that was anodized. Bickel race cars who is doing all the recerts for Weld wheels since this rule has been implemented has also said they will not cert a wheel that has been powder coated.
 
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Originally posted by WHOMPWHOMP:
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Originally posted by green1:
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Originally posted by WHOMPWHOMP:
A friend just sent some powder coated wheels to WELD to get beadlock and they came back with SFI STICKER....

How do you put beadlocks on powder coated wheel without messing up the powder? I would assume powder is messed up and will have to peel stickers and have powder redone.
Have no idea if powder was messed up or not but I’ll find out...


Interesting,
When I talked to Weld a couple of years back, they told me they would not recertify a wheel that has been powder coated only one that was anodized. Bickel race cars who is doing all the recerts for Weld wheels since this rule has been implemented has also said they will not cert a wheel that has been powder coated.
EXACTLY what I thought...
 
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sounds like getting a set of used wheels should be cheaper now that certification is issue. LOL


Good I may be in market for some 15x12's shortly.




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Just curious but does the SFE Cert for the wheels ever expire? Or is it just something that needs to be SFI tagged.

FYI I had bead locks added to some powder coated rims a few years back and the powder coat was basically unharmed. Work was done by Weld.
 
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NHRA can suck it


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Originally posted by Corky:
F a bunch of NHRA!



1000% never understand why anyone races there **** shows ...


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Brian Martin
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1000% never understand why anyone races there **** shows ..."Just Shut Up and Race"

I don't know if you have seen a wheel break off and cause a major crash but I saw 3 of them over the past few years...some of the wheels on these cars are from the eighties and nineties.
im kinda feeling nhra on this one.
 
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www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vy_E03yr28U

here is one for ya...speed up to 2:12 in this video.left rear wheel broke off of car in right lane. both wheels had hairline cracks you could not see by eye
 
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Originally posted by jenavet:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vy_E03yr28U

here is one for ya...speed up to 2:12 in this video.left rear wheel broke off of car in right lane. both wheels had hairline cracks you could not see by eye


Mikey

Those where Spinworks! Which are known for breaking the centers! I have a friend that was lucky and caught his before they broke! Went to the track for a test day, set his tires before the first run and made a pass, for the second pass just before he left his pit spot, checked the tires again and bam he saw a good size crack so he was done for the day. After a while he packed up so the car sat for a while and cooled off, tires and wheels too, and the crack was gone, at least visually! Anyone running these wheels should replace them now! BTW you can get Weld Centers to replace Spinwork centers which is where the issues are so you don't need new wheels,,, unless you need the SFI cert.
 
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