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Old 06-19-2018, 03:26 AM
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Ok guys whats your thoughts on the best traction additive for a low grip large outdoor track using rush 36 tires
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Old 06-19-2018, 04:33 AM
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Clean the tires with brake cleaner then put wd-40 best combo here in Florida for asphalt
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Old 06-19-2018, 04:41 AM
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Mighty Gripper V3 works well for me.
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Mighty Gripper V3 works well for me.
what color though?
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Originally Posted by Marcos.J View Post
Clean the tires with brake cleaner then put wd-40 best combo here in Florida for asphalt
This was my regiment before trying motiv's lg2 which works well but maybe too well as it slowed times by providing too much grip. Funny though since I had a guy say it doesn't work because "over time" the brake cleaner would "dry the oils" in the tires. Which i thought was funny because there's really no "over time" when racing asphalt since you're lucky if a set lasts more than a day on asphalt, But I digress, this has proven to work well where I race in Maryland(asphalt). On our indoor carpet track we use the petroleum based gojo which also seems to work well on asphalt too but not as well as wd40.
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Old 06-19-2018, 05:27 AM
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There is no 'best traction compound'. It varies with track surface and temperature.

In the UK we use a single control tyre for our nationals, but the additive used varies at each venue.

Best bet is to ask the fast racers at the circuit you're racing at. And hope they tell the truth...
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what color though?
Red....with warmers.
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Paragon...
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Old 06-19-2018, 09:37 AM
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Sight unseen I would start with the original blue dot Trinity Buggy Grip.

Other options include Tire Tweak, Black Can Paragon, or even Liquid Wrench rust penetrant.
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I agree with LG2 for sure. Clean the tires with it on a cloth and leave just a very thin coating on the tire when done cleaning it. Let it air dry, 15-20 min should be enough, and they are ready to go. They should be dry but tacky when you put the car down. They will be sticky enough to put heat in the tires on the first lap or two and you'll be good from there. That's key for me, getting heat in the tires early.
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Mighty Gripper Yellow or LRP Top Grip Carpet.
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Ive always cleaned my tires w/ Simple Green, been doing that for years. You guys clean w/ break cleaner? ...anyone using Simple Green??
I like that SG is non toxic, ...It seems to work well to get all the crap off after a run/race. ...then I go over w/ Paragon for grip on asphalt.
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paragon white, black, trinity tire tweak all 3 work different on diff days here in south fl. hence i carry all three in my box . temp dictates which one i will use which varies throughout the day...sun, clouds, slight shower...back to sun.
get two or three that your locals run and see what works best for you. good luck...have fun
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Did anyone try WD40?
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Belt Conditioner from the auto parts store.
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