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Old 11-01-2008, 04:05 PM   #1
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Default Tire warmers for rubber tires on carpet

Can anyone chime in on whether they notice a large benefit to using tire warmers in this situation? If so, what system do you recommend?
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Old 11-01-2008, 05:10 PM   #2
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Yes because you will have traction when you tire will normally take time to warm up
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We just started running rubber tires last year and some people used them, some didn't. I tried them out and liked them. Without them, it would take 2 or 3 laps to get the tires up to temp and I was losing between 3 tenths to a second per lap. If I left the warmers on until just before the race, the tires would bark and scrub a lot of speed, so I turned them off about five minutes before the race and left them on the tire to maintain the heat. That system seemed to work very well for me. Give them a try and see what works best for you. I'm using the MuchMore can warmers without the temp control.
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Thanks for the thoughts guys.
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Old 11-01-2008, 10:02 PM   #5
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I have found them to be helpful when it is cold out like under 50 degrees. If the ambient temp is around 70 or more I have not seen much of a help except for the first couple of laps.
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