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Old 03-27-2012, 05:37 PM   #31
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Different tires are more prone to allowing the static charge to build up. This is why there is a thing at the gas stations asking you to discharge the built up energy before you insert the gas nozzle (gas vapors + spark = KFB!) That being said, Mythbusters tackled it on an episode and didn't find it to be a significant issue.

I have had vehicles that didn't shock me start when I replaced the tires. When that set burned through and was replaced, it went back to not shocking me. Unfortunately they do not include an electrical hazard rating on the tires...
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Old 03-28-2012, 07:24 AM   #32
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Happens all the time, mainly in winter wearing fleece. Usually back of the fist against the window to shut the door, otherwise Static Guard sprayed on the seat or rub a dryer sheet on the seat.

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Old 03-28-2012, 09:01 AM   #33
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I havent noticed it, but i have leather.
Spoiled, i guess
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Old 03-28-2012, 09:18 AM   #34
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Originally Posted by notdeankane View Post
Here's one to flush out the old timers....

Carry a "Zerostat" with you!

OK this was funny..... have used yrs ago.

You can still buy them on Amazon.... AMAZING!
Amazon.com: Zerostat Anti-static Gun Anti-static Gun: Electronics
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:27 PM   #35
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Happens all the time when humidity drops here in central TX. Not as often I like. Not that I enjoy the shock (and not that I don't).

Funny thing is I was talking about this very issue today at work.

My Jeep has nothing on me when it comes to mud!
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