Originally Posted by linger
Use tire warmers and get the tires HOT. No funky setups. It's best to use the can type tire warmers so you can keep them on right up until the end - or use the impossible to find low profile tamiya wrap around tire warmers. I don't have exact temps, but it was pretty damn hot.
I just finished practicing with the tire warmers today.
the first 3 runs i tried 60-65 degrees C about 140 degrees F in the rear and 40 degrees C about 94 degrees F in the front. I would be pretty loose in the beginning but then the car would be really good after the tires warmed up later in the run. later in the day i was told by a professional that i was a over heating the tires so i went 39 degrees C all around but still it was pretty loose in the begging but it still was good after the tires got heated up later in the run. I went from 14.2 as fast lap to 13.6 at the end of the day. i also di some setup and tire adjustments and it helped. Ia m using much more ire warmers with the regular cans not the tire cookers. I pretended that i was running in the Tamiya World Cup qualifers going for tmy best lap for 3 mins. my laps improved every run.
Next run should i try to go up to 80 C all around or much hotter in the back and much cooler in the front? I also saw that newer tires helped grip better in one of the first few runs. I only warmed the tires for 3-10 mins should i go longer?
Any suggestions would be appreciated