Important information about Goodyear Racing Tires
Suggested fitting advice and screwing procedure for Goodyear Drag Racing Tires
Due to the conditions under which GOODYEAR Racing Tires operate, GOODYEAR MAKES NO WARRANTIES (INCLUDING ANY WARRANTIES AS TO MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS), EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, with respect to GOODYEAR Racing Tires, Tubes, Safety Spares or Air Containers and shall not be liable for any consequential or special damages arising out of their use. GOODYEAR Racing Tires are designed and compounded solely for racing purposes and are not tested or Iabeled to meet FMVSS 109/ECE36 safety standards. lt is therefore not only dangerous but also illegal to sell race tires fur use on public streets or highways. The breadth and variety of types of racing tires offered by GOODYEAR meet all motor Sport demands. For every racing discipline there is a selection of tires with ideal performance characteristics as regards acceleration, cornering stability and braking behaviour. The constantly inreasing success of GOODYEAR Racing Tires in races worldwide serves as proof of the high standards of development, design and manufacturing. Furthermore, for certain racing tire types there is a selection of different tread compounds designed for specific track conditions. So get advice about the special operating conditions of the race tracks that you are interested in.
GOODYEAR Racing Tires are specifically designed und compounded für racing only. They are illegal for street or highway use.
Example: 28.5 x 14.5 — 18
CODES (hier gehts weiter!)
Each GOODYEAR drag, saloon or sports car tire carries two code numbers an its sidewall. The first number, called the “D“ number, consists of the letter "D“ und four figures (e. g. D1672). This identifies the dimensions, construction und compound of each individual tire. lf any of these characteristics change, the “D“ number will also change. The second code number is the compound designation which consists of the letter “D“ (for drag tires) und one or two digits or “R“ (for saloon und sports car tires) und three digits; for example, D-5 (drag) or R-600 (saloon and sports car). This number signifies only the tread compound und may be used as a cross check when looking for the same compound in a different size or construction.
Before each use check that the compound code is correct for the purpose intended.
GOODYEAR Racing Tires require temperature to obtain maximum grip levels, this requires 2-3 slow laps to gradually bring the tires up to working temperature ( and pressure), prior to the full grip levels being achieved. Qualifying tires are a specialist application and require only 1-2 laps warming up. Use of tire heating blankets or ovens will reduce the number of laps, required to obtain max grip levels.
The compatibility with a particular vehicle of a possible tire-rim combination stated in this brochure must in, every case be checked by the customer before its use.
For technical reasons GOODYEAR Racing Tires must be fitted as follows: Every GOODYEAR tire has an 8 digit code serial number and a white or/and yellow sticker stamp, located on one side of the tire only, this should be located as shown.
Always ensure that the valves of your tires are firmly sealed with metal valve caps. These are available free from our service vehicle.
Tire pressure must be check before every TRAINING and RACING run. Approximate standard values are available on request.
ORDERING PROCEDURE UND CORRECT TIRE CHOICE FOR YOUR VEHICLE
1. Vehicle type and class, Front or Rear wheel
The sizes and technical details quoted do not have to conform with standards (DIN or ETRTO). Please observe the Road Traffic Registration Regulations (St.V.Z.O.) as well as the rules of the sport when changing tires. Further sizes and profiles on request. Please regard all technical details in this brochure as nonbinding. We would like you to receive your GOODYEAR Racing Tires form us in the condition you deserve; as highly developed as possible. We therefore reserve the right to make alterations where this will be to your benefit. All technical information and explanations form part of our general operating conditions.