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Something very cool here

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There is something very trick going on here that can be applied to other cars.
Do you see what it is?
No it's not the single hub, it is a very simple hack.
It's not the string either.

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Marking the rim so you know where the valve stem is without running your vision around the rim three times before finding it to take hot pressure? “I swear there is a valve stem on here somewhere…”
Smart. I usually mark also the tire there. So i can see also if the tire slides. But honestly i did without thinking about the looking for valve thing lol
 
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Norm nails it

So i dont have to hunt around for it while avoiding the tire temp guy, the brake temp guy, the " i want to look at it guy" and all the rest on pit lane
 

Dave_W

Cones - not just for ice cream
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Autocross
Exp. Level
20+ Years
Connecticut
Watching the Le Mans 24, as well as the car in the background of the wheel spacer test video that Ludachris posted (forward to 3/4 through), I noticed a lot of teams painting/ vinyling the wheel spokes on either side of the valve stem in hi-vis red or yellow for the same reason.
 

Norm Peterson

Corner Barstool Sitter
930
702
Exp. Type
HPDE
Exp. Level
5-10 Years
a few miles east of Philly
Norm nails it

So i dont have to hunt around for it while avoiding the tire temp guy, the brake temp guy, the " i want to look at it guy" and all the rest on pit lane
Thanks. Easy enough to spot when you already do use logo orientation to point to either the valve stem or the locking lug nut.

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Norm
 

Norm Peterson

Corner Barstool Sitter
930
702
Exp. Type
HPDE
Exp. Level
5-10 Years
a few miles east of Philly
Mind if I post a second little quiz?

There's a little tool useful for axle work in particular hiding in blown-out examples of . . .

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For extra credit, how would you use it (it does need to work with one other "part" that's something most people just throw away without second thought).


Norm
 

xr7

TMO Addict?
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Autocross
Exp. Level
5-10 Years
Minnesota
Well I might save the magnet and slap it on the diff cover to collect metal particles in the diff oil. I prefer using magnets out of a hard drive.
 

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