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Tire Forensics Class (Date TBD)

  • 25 Dec 2020
  • 08:00 - 17:00
  • Grand Hotel, Ocean City MD


  • $250 for 2 day class.

Tire Forensics Class with T. J. Tennant (Date TBD)

UPDATE 08/08/2020: This event has been changed: This will be conducted as an online "virtual" 2-hour class, with a full 3-day Tire Forensics class scheduled in the spring. The up-side is that ALL members will have the opportunity to attend the virtual presentation and get ACTAR credits, without having to travel. More details will be coming soon.

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2-days of tire information from one of the country's prominent tire experts!

T.J. retired from Bridgestone Tire, and brings a lifetime of valuable knowledge and information to assist accident reconstructionists.

Expected topics include:

  • Why Tires Are Important
  • Tire Performance Requirements
  • Tire Construction Basics
  • Vehicle Door Placard
  • UTQG (Uniform Tire Quality Grading)
  • Load Index
  • Tire Deflection
  • Proper Tire Maintenance
  • Tire Repairs
  • Air Pressure Effects on Tires
  • Tire Application Guidelines
  • P-Metric vs Euro-Metric vs Light Truck
  • Truck/Bus Radial (TBR) Basics
  • Materials
  • Components
  • Repairs
  • Tire/Rim Load Capacity Vs. GAWR
  • Failure Analysis (Hands on)

Attendees are encouraged to bring notebooks.

Attendees will be on their own for meals. There are loads of restaurants in and around the hotel. It is Ocean City, after all!

T.J.'s book, available from IPTM, is suggested reading, but not required, and is not supplied with the class.

Passenger and Light Truck Tire Conditions Manual This clear, easy-to-read manual will assist everyone who wishes to expand their knowledge of the potential causes of different tire conditions. This is the book used by engineers in virtually every tire manufacturing company. Click Here to visit IPTM's store.

In class, T.J. also refers to The Tire and Rim Association Annual Yearbook The YEAR BOOK contains all TRA Standards and approved related information for tires, rims, and allied parts for ground vehicles. These Standards include tire designations; tire load ratings and dimensions; approved rim contour(s) and valve(s) for each tire size; rim contour dimensions; valve dimensions; and other data and notes necessary for tire/rim/valve interchangeability. This book is available for $125.00 (including shipping in the USA, and handling). http://www.us-tra.org/publications.html

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