NHRA Mandated Collector Tethers? WTF?

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NHRA Mandated Collector Tethers? WTF?

#1 Post by John_Heard » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:03 am

Effective Jan. 1, 2014, removable multi-piece exhaust collectors/stacks must be securely fastened with an NHRA accepted header tether to prevent loss of collector/stacks during competition. A current list of NHRA-accepted header tethers is available on NHRARacer.com

You guys believe this shit? This stuff is getting ridiculous...

Just because some dumbasses don't bother to check to see if their bolts are tight, or missing now everyone has to use this stupid things???

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#2 Post by Ryan D » Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:42 am

$199? Great..... they look like about $4 worth of material

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#3 Post by Mike Peters » Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:10 am

You know how the deal works by now........NHRA (NHRA accepted) gets 25% of sales. Outlaw tracks FTW!!!
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#4 Post by Hitchcock » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:48 am

That price is ridiculous beyond belief. Trying to make up for lost profits from racers going to outlaw tracks instead.
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#5 Post by ytnova » Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:47 pm

What is next tethers on the turbo stuff too? After all, they are nothing but a 40+lb weight hanging on with tubing.
I am not really sure what the question is, but I am pretty sure the answer is Big Block.

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#6 Post by John_Heard » Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:59 pm

It's friggin ridiculous I think. Sure, I can see collectors can fall off, but so can a thousand other things on a car.

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#7 Post by supernova » Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:37 pm

Ah NO!
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#8 Post by John_Heard » Fri Sep 06, 2013 4:43 pm

Hey you ol Dawg where ya been hiding?

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#9 Post by supernova » Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:06 pm

Oh I've been here and there. Car has been parked and I've been just living life. I got the car out and took it to a car show last week and now i'm ready to get back to work on it. Work has been slow so haven't had the money to finish it. doing body work and paint now.
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#10 Post by John_Heard » Fri Sep 06, 2013 5:23 pm

Well don't be such a stranger you ol Fart..

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#11 Post by supernova » Fri Sep 06, 2013 10:31 pm

Ok! :thumb:
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#12 Post by BracketNova » Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:56 am

Next thing you know they will want to tether the driver in....
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#13 Post by bracketracer » Thu Oct 10, 2013 6:25 am

Look guys they dropped the price!!
http://www.collectortethers.com/Collect ... ers_c2.htm
Now we are only getting screwed for $140 for $9 worth of parts :thumb:

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#14 Post by John_Heard » Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:58 am

I read somewhere NHRA was going to allow safety wired or cotterpinned nuts as an option? Anyone heard anymore on that?

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#15 Post by bracketracer » Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:38 am

Just weld them on......That's what I was going to do but not sure if it could be done as I cant get them apart and there coated...
Any help???

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