Posted by Brian Davis on Saturday, November 12, 2016
This is why you only buy SFI certified rims! Wheels shatter halfway down the track!
Brian Davis had quite the experience the other day when his rims took a crap on him! Here is a quote from his facebook page! He is not happy at all! When a company comes out with a product and you trust it and buy it you are technically putting your cars safety on the line. The rim must be strong enough to hold up to massive amounts of torque!
“Thank you to Cartel Rims for your piece of CRAP RIMS. About 120 feet out your rim decided to come apart on me. the bolts are still on the rear end along with the center of the rim. The rim broke causing me to hit the wall. The center of the rim on both sides are still on my rear end. I didn’t know these rims were not SFI certified. I guess I found the hard way.”
Here are some pictures of the damage! So much torque it literally sheared the center hub of the rim off completely! They were torqued down just fine the but that doesen’t matter whne the rim fails!
Check out the video below and see what can happen when a wheel shatters! Brian learned the hard way with this wreck. No more going cheap when buying rims! Get the good stuff and never look back. The video below is a perfect example on why buying SFI certified products is important in drag racing.