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whats the biggest tire..

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by SilverSeven, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Sep 22, 2009 at 9:57 AM
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    in the world?
     
  2. Sep 22, 2009 at 10:03 AM
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    World's Largest Tire

    Address: I-94, Allen Park, MI
    Directions: I-94 just east of Detroit Metro Airport. The last road before you reach the tire is Southfield Freeway. Or via Baker College parking lot, just off Outer Drive in Allen Park. At the western edge of the parking lot, there is a dirt road that leads to the tire.

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    World's Largest Tire, before its 1998 refurbishing.

    The Statue of Liberty has its fans, but perhaps a more fitting giant symbol of America stands beside I-94, near the Detroit Metro Airport. It is the World's Largest Tire and it is an automobile tire, thank you, not a tire to some fruit-loopey pivoting windmill or solar cell.
    This 12-ton, 80-foot-tall behemoth was built to withstand hurricane-force winds, and served as a ferris wheel (and a huge advertisement for Uniroyal) at the 1964-65 New York World's Fair. Twenty-four gondolas circled the tire where the treads are today, carrying nearly two million people. The tire was moved to Allen Park in 1966 and, although urban legends tell of it breaking loose and rolling across I-94, there's no evidence that this has ever happened.
     
  3. Sep 22, 2009 at 10:04 AM
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    :worthless:
     
  4. Sep 22, 2009 at 10:05 AM
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    Will I have any rubbing or am I going to need a lift?
     
  6. Sep 22, 2009 at 10:06 AM
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    not that i know of
     
  7. Sep 22, 2009 at 10:07 AM
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    I got a red "X" but I figured it was blocked a work.
     
  8. Sep 22, 2009 at 10:07 AM
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    same thing i was wondering
     
  9. Sep 22, 2009 at 10:08 AM
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    how about resizing ur sig pic Silver ?
     
  10. Sep 22, 2009 at 10:15 AM
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    you'll have to ask chris about that.
     
  11. Sep 22, 2009 at 10:18 AM
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    I think with the 7' spacers it will be good.
     
  12. Sep 22, 2009 at 10:20 AM
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    do you know where i can get those? i think spidertrax only makes to 3"

    also, what wheels would work?
     
  13. Sep 22, 2009 at 10:25 AM
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    I am thinking we would have to assemble a bunch of them, like 27. I have been unsucessful at locating sneakers. Noone makes them in a 32' anymore.:(
     
  14. Sep 22, 2009 at 10:27 AM
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    yeah 32' rubber is hard to find these days, it really sucks with STDs as rampant as they are... I guess i'm SOL
     
  15. Sep 22, 2009 at 10:29 AM
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  16. Sep 22, 2009 at 10:34 AM
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    i wonder what gears we will need to turn these behemoths
     
  17. Sep 22, 2009 at 10:39 AM
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    Good thought.
     
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