how bad is tire smoke for you?

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how bad is tire smoke for you?

Postby mkiv98 » Sun Feb 24, 2008 1:17 am

just wondering, since im coughing quite a bit today, after last night.

they were goodyears...if that makes a difference.

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Re: how bad is tire smoke for you? (mkiv98)

Postby Lev_96_240sx » Sun Feb 24, 2008 3:57 am

Tires are mainly rubber, rubber is mainly oil, and oil is mainly carbon which in large quantities isn't good for you. Then again I haven't heard of any NHRA drivers who died from tire smoke poisoning so I think you're ok.

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Re: how bad is tire smoke for you? (mkiv98)

Postby Asmar » Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:11 am

Doesn't make any difference what brand it is...

It isn't healthy for you but won't kill you either if you smell some...

Try to stay away from it as much as possible. You'll be fine...

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Re: how bad is tire smoke for you? (Asmar)

Postby jj alfano » Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:13 am

i get off to it.

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Postby Soravia » Sun Feb 24, 2008 9:49 am

tire smoke is good for you.It means that the stupid ABS is off and that your braking distance become shorter.I just did that on V day.

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Re: (Soravia)

Postby alms24sebring » Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:10 pm

havent done a burnout in a while..not really likin that one wheel wonder though

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Re: (alms24sebring)

Postby pflicht » Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:21 pm

I unfortunately have not been able to do one in a long time. With a 240 that is. My saturn well... thats another story.

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Re: (wahrheitoderpflicht)

Postby funigui » Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:38 pm

my 240 is currently parked for a little while and i miss the smell. and good tires defiantly smell better. My probe doesn't get any smoke lol

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Re: (funigui)

Postby Ghostdrifter88 » Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:54 pm

I love the smell of burning rubber in the morning

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Re: (funigui)

Postby s14_240sx » Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:55 pm

You have lung cancer. I'm sorry.

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Re: (s14_240sx)

Postby thefro526 » Sun Feb 24, 2008 1:24 pm

I really doubt that a short term exposure to tire smoke is really going to cause any adverse effects. If anything we would have heard from some drifter or a drag racer by now. Lol I found out not to wear a whit shirt to a drift event though. My pops and I were sitting up in top row of stands at FD NJ and my white shirt was covered in little tire particles.

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Re: (thefro526)

Postby fourLUG_hero » Sun Feb 24, 2008 3:56 pm

I haven't done a dry burnout since when it was warm. When there was snow on the floor, though...

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Re: how bad is tire smoke for you? (mkiv98)

Postby 240RB1 » Sun Feb 24, 2008 4:07 pm

i have been smeeling tires for a long time (i work at goodyear) but have also been smelling roasted tires and none have hurt me yet. not that i know of so your good have you ever noticed that wider tires are often easier to butnout on or is it just me i belive its because less tire makes contackt or my camber is really fuked haha

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Postby Affliction » Sun Feb 24, 2008 4:13 pm

I work in a pep boys distribution. I work right by where they keep all the tires. when I come home from work I smell like I have been sleeping on a bed of tires.

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Re: (Affliction)

Postby Ilvemynissan » Sun Feb 24, 2008 4:27 pm

haha ok........well Welcome To NICO!

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Re: (Ilvemynissan)

Postby Chukidori » Sun Feb 24, 2008 5:24 pm

I inhale massive amounts of Carbon, Hydrogen Cyanide, Nicotine etc every day when i smoke my ciggaretts...I dont think the occasional tire smoke will kill ya

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Re: (Chukidori)

Postby mkiv98 » Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:01 pm

yea its kind of a half joke post. but seriously, im coughing a lot. maybe i got sick.

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Re: (mkiv98)

Postby BudgetBoost180 » Sun Feb 24, 2008 6:29 pm

at least you weren't huffing burnt clutch. i smoked my p.o.s stock one out a while ago and that made me cough a lot, might have just been from the horrible smell.

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Re: (Chukidori)

Postby Scuffed_ChukiCoupe » Sun Feb 24, 2008 7:47 pm

Chukidori wrote:I inhale massive amounts of Carbon, Hydrogen Cyanide, Nicotine etc every day when i smoke my ciggaretts...I dont think the occasional tire smoke will kill ya
way to put that into perspective lol. On another note any 1 had that superstreet mag a while back when forza 2 had an ad that had the smell of a tire from a 350z at the trac?

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