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Does anyone know how Gerry got banned? I am curious in light of Brett's thread being dumped and his warning.
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Does anyone know how Gerry got banned? I am curious in light of Brett's thread being dumped and his warning.
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I believe that Gerry deleted a number of his posts & threads, and that prompted the banning. For some reason most forum admins have this idea that when someone posts content to the forum, the poster/submitted no longer has any rights to the ownership of said content, it becomes property of the forum. And the admins get really really mad when someone has the audacity to retract any information via deleting posts or threads. Which prompts the banning. Most forums have sunk to not allowing deleting, nor even editing, posts after a few hours or days. Which is highly annoying to the rest of us who might want to update an URL or something in one of our old posts without having to tug on daddy's pant leg to ask him to do it. I'd tell you how I *really* feel about this, but, well, I don't wanna get banned - yet.



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Only when going forward. Correct for reverse applications.
I am so unknowlegdeable, could not see the wrong direction, how can one mount tires wrong?

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Just for my education, are the tires in the pictures of the initial post still in wrong direction?

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Trick question?

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Just for my education, are the tires in the pictures of the initial post still in wrong direction?
If it's the initial picture, yes it's still wrong and always will be...lol

Anyway, look closely and you see a V pattern on these tyres.

What ever the pattern type, they all should shed water progressivly to the outside of the tire to prevent hydroplaning.

Look at the front tire and imagine where water will be forced to go in this mounting setup. The V is backwards, the wide part of the V contacts the road first and will force water to the middle of the tire, exactly opposite of the purpose of the V pattern.

But if he drives around in reverse a lot, it would be OK...lol

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Thanks ohollenbeck,

I got it, but that means the tires were mounted wrong on the rims?
Once mounted there is only one way to mount the set (rim + tire) to the car, right?

Makes me go look at my tires.

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Hey dude your tires are in the wrong direction
Hats off to your eagle eyes.

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Thanks ohollenbeck,

I got it, but that means the tires were mounted wrong on the rims?
Once mounted there is only one way to mount the set (rim + tire) to the car, right?

Makes me go look at my tires.
No, he's probably swapped it with one on the other side. Some tires are directional - the sidewall will plainly say so and have an arrow which way they should spin. The ones in the pic are definitely directional as noted above. With directional tires, two are put on the rims one way, and two the other. Now all you have to do is put them on the car correctly.

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