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Old 08-12-2009, 12:48 AM   #1
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Default help preparing rubber wheels for a race

hello I'm very lost with the theme of rubber wheels and would like some experienced pilot expique what steps need to do before a race, which marks return of additive used and how much time is required to be at the wheel

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Old 08-12-2009, 08:18 AM   #2
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For outdoor asphalt, I've been doing the following about 15 minutes before a race:

- Clean tires with simple green sprayed on a rag & let air dry
- Coat tires with Traction compound (I use Paragon FXII) and let stand for 5-10 minutes
- Scrub paragon off with towel
- Clean tires again with simple green to remove greasy traction compound
- Race

I run Sorex 36R tires, but this works with lots of different compounds. When I'm done, my tires are so sticky that the they will actually lift the aluminum setup board right off the table when I try to pick the car up. Give yourself a practice lap or two cause the clean tires will have rediculous grip...

BTW: The owner of speedworld (imorter for Sorex tires) recommends preping tires in this way (I haven't tried it yet):

- Trinity tire tweak 2000 for 15-20 minutes
- Add Trinity Buggy grip for 5 minutes or FXII for 1 minute
- Heat tires to 135* if applicable
- Wipe off sauce and go racing
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