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Old 02-13-2006, 07:54 PM   #1
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hi there i have just purchased tyre warmers and would like some advice on the best way to use them. basically will be runnin outdoors alot this year and want the best way to use and prepare my tyres. i have the much more ones can type and the controller seems a good set up. now as i am a virgin to them i would love some tips on how to get the best from them. thanks
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Old 02-13-2006, 08:01 PM   #2
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where i race, my tires come off the track at 32degC, which is its terminal temperature, it pretty much wont go much hotter than that no matter how long you run them.

what it do is try to get the tires to around 32deg at the start. that way it will be consistant during the race. thats how i do it, anyone correct me if this is not the right way of using them.

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Old 02-13-2006, 08:56 PM   #3
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do u put anything on the tyre b4 the warmers ie tweek or additive
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Old 02-14-2006, 01:05 AM   #4
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Stop it you bell,
You know how to use them.
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Some people put additive on them, I don't as my glub doesn't allow it.
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Old 02-14-2006, 01:52 AM   #6
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Hey Drew thats quite an interesting point!
Do you think the warmers give a big advantage over cold tyres? Maybe you don't need to use addative with them? Or do you wish you could use both?

What surface does your club race on?
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I run on an indoor asphalt track where sorex 36's are the hot ticket. I use the much more warmers.

I put on sauce, and wrap part of a paper towel around the tire, so the 'cans' stay on a bit tighter, then just 5 min before the race, I turn them up to about 50 on the dial. once they turn off automatically, I just turn them off, but keep the cans on there. Put on the track, and it is stuck as heck!!
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Thanks PitCrew.

How long do you get to put the car down? Is 5 mins too long to wait?
Sometimes we have to pit quite far from the track so this is a big concern to me.
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andys tires felt warm for a few mins after he used the warmers, but it was in my nice warm dining room , but i think 5 mins will be far too long to wait in the coldish out doors.
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Thanks for the reply Revs, but I was after info from somebody who has actually used them at a race meeting, like PitCrew.

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lol merv me to pitcrews info is useful hope i can get some more info soon
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its okay poo,

Just remember tire warmers arnt always needed.
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Yes Revs, your probably right.
I guess you don't need them if say, it's warm and there's a soft control tyre?
Hopefully somebody with more experience can help us with this, i can tell we have a lot to learn.
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tyre warmers will be a very useful tool and as the weather in the uk is unpredictable and the tracks do get cold we will be grateful the brca has allowed the use of them. furthermore even a softer tyre sometims does not work as the track temperature is just to low but with the help of these tyre warmers we may well be up for some good racing and in addition to that GRIP.
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