Originally Posted by Archangel22
Ok so the slick tyres that I have I should go for the exact same slick tyres but get the 36 compound that you mentioned? I shouldnt change it up with groove tyres or anything like that?
The tyres you have a probably made of plastic. Or extremely hard rubber.
Proper slick rubber tyres will grip better then grooved rubber.
The 36 refers to the compound of the rubber tyres. The higher the number, the harder the compound. Normally you would tune for the temperature of the surface, so if your somewhere really cold, then you might want to go for a softer compound like a 32.
The reason I recommended those tyres in particular, is because they are a very long lasting tyre, and the compound because you'll probably run for longer then 5-6mins like we do for racing on them, so you don't want them to over heat (they loose grip when they do.).
Which is the same reason you don't just want to get the softest compound for the most grip. They wont last long, and will overheat very quickly, which will mean you actually have less grip.