View Full Version : Trip to Arkansas (Lots-O-Pics)

02-03-2008, 03:55 PM
Brandon (volvo740t), Spencer (spe1983), and I went to Mena Arkansas, about a 3 1/2 hour drive to meet up with Cody(4banged), to pick up a motor, trans, and a bunch of little goodies from his 740TI ex drift car.

While my new trans did awesome, it seems the 940 threw a few curve balls during the trip

On the way there, right before the mountain twistes, my front swaybar bolt backed out. Heard the clunking and pulled over. Glad it was nothing bigger. When we got to the shop, we just installed another bolt of the 740. No fun going up the mountains though :( still did ~85 mph:lol:


The 740:


Ready to go to the scrapper:


Cody's new project:


We rolled out and all is well, until I realize I left my cell phone in Mena. I'm probally over an hour and a half away now :grrr: so I head back to get it. This time I had FUN on the mountain roads. I heart IPD sway bars. LOL

Apparently the tires cant take it. On the way back down my rear tire gets a bad ripple in it, which promptly blows out


Those tires were like brand new too! I the weight of 3 people, a redblock and a m46 in the trunk was just too much for the poor thing. It was so hot you could barley touch it!

We had to unload the motor and all the stuff to get to the tire. It still only took it 10mins ot do it! I'm glad I had a full size hydra spare that I just put a good tire on! We're back to hauling ass again :-D


Overall, I scored me a m46 for my 940, and Spencer got a newly rebuilt redblock to build on. Not bad :)

02-04-2008, 01:26 AM
brave man, lifting a motor in sandals (basically barefoot!)
and what kind of tires are those? (this is why certificates are worth it)

02-04-2008, 01:52 AM

This thread need less butt crack...nice score on the M46!

02-04-2008, 02:54 AM
bridgestone Potenza RE910s


I will NOT be buying another set of Bridgestone tires :(

Lord Tentacle
02-04-2008, 03:20 AM
you know you have to increase tire pressure as you increase load to keep even ware and prevent overheating?

02-04-2008, 10:10 AM
Yeah, a hot tire that blows up sounds like underinflation to me.

i drift volvos
02-04-2008, 10:49 AM
glad you guys finally made it back. Damn Gabe...seems like you had a bad day. If it makes you feel better my car broke down on my first trip to Mena....lol. Came for an interview...got the job and it died while i was looking at rent houses. My ****ty roomate wouldn't come get me because he was on a date. Finally my other roomate came and got me after he got out of class....think we got home at 3...and both had to be at work that morning.

But anywho...thanks for coming to pick up the parts and helping me push the 740 on the trailer. Oh...i fixed that vacuum leak you guys found on the 240 and it runs great now :D. Maybe i'll get that thing registered today...i've just had it for over a month....probablay had insurance on it for three weeks now...lol

02-04-2008, 11:23 AM
nice 940

02-04-2008, 11:29 AM
The Arkansas tourisim board tries to get your tires to explode so you will stay longer and spend more money.

02-04-2008, 11:36 AM
I don't know what needs a belt more; that tire or those pants! lolz

02-04-2008, 11:51 AM
/\ /\ /\ Well played!

Another potential cause - you may have whacked the tire at some earlier point and caused some damage, that eventually caused the failure.

02-04-2008, 02:32 PM
My poor ass crack, Gabe you forgot to explain how these tires had been sitting around for a few years. Basically from hearing the blow out to getting back on the road it took a little under 10 minutes including taking the motor out, forcing the spare of out the back and changing tires.

I don't know if the tires were under inflated or not but he was certainly putting old unknown history tires to the test. Was an enjoyable time, I made it home right around midnight after leaving the house at 7:30 AM. Lots of driving that day. The motor is sweet, so fun shall be had shortly.