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Old 07-28-2018, 03:41 PM
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hey guys, with indoor season coming up, I’d like to find a tire saucing routine that would work for me.

I understand that not all track and conditions aren’t necessary to sauce.

But on conditions where a saucing can save a tenth, what do you guys do???

Also your recommendations on tire break in would be appreciated!

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Old 07-28-2018, 05:23 PM
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Well you've got to experiment to figure what works for you and the track you attend the most

If running brand new tires, I'll use a cuticle cutter to get rid of the mould seam. Allows the tire to be broken in much more quickly

Saucing wise - I clean the tire (I'm experimenting here - Simple green, naptha, Muchmore TCR and citrus degreaser have worked well for me)
Let the tire dry
Add sauce on to tire
Tire warmers -10 mins
If not being lazy, will wipe off the excess
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Old 07-28-2018, 05:47 PM
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1. Paragon white on tire.

2. Let dry 5-10 min

3. Team powers tire sauce on tire.

4. Let dry for another 10-15 min.

5. If cold use tire warmer
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Thankfully most tracks in run at have spec sauce
only options are for cleaner
ive never seen heat / tire warmers work on carpet

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Thanks guys appreciate the help!
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Old 07-29-2018, 12:32 AM
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I used to clean tires with brake cleaner then add my sauce of choice and warm them for 10-15 mins.

Now I find that cleaning the tires are pointless as it makes no difference and I just sauce the tires directly after each run and warm them up.
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With CRC Black carpet, is it possible to run without sauce?

I've asked that a long time ago but nobody wants to try...
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With CRC Black carpet, is it possible to run without sauce?

I've asked that a long time ago but nobody wants to try...
If it's been run on a lot and is tacky, I think that perfectly dry tires would pick up goo from the track and be inconsistent, like the un-sauced outside of a touring car or 1/12 front tire.

As for my personal sauce ritual, I like to clean my tires off with some brake cleaner, dry them off completely, then re-sauce with the spec sauce. I find that if the tire has been run before it needs a thorough cleaning to make it have consistent grip run-to-run. Lighter fluid can also make them a little slippery when using SXT 3.
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To be honest I stopped saucing as I am concerned of the cancer risks from all the toxic ingredients in most tire sauces. I just clean my tires w/ non-toxic Simple Green and that's it. Do a few warm up laps just before the actual race starts and you should be good.
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Originally Posted by Airwave View Post
With CRC Black carpet, is it possible to run without sauce?

I've asked that a long time ago but nobody wants to try...
Where I race in Texas the track temps can get pretty hot and in the summertime your car will slide all over the place on the CRC carpet if you don't sauce. In the winter when the track is cooler and the carpet has been run in on a long race day you could probably get by with no sauce but I don't think it would be as consistent.
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Originally Posted by Airwave View Post
With CRC Black carpet, is it possible to run without sauce?

I've asked that a long time ago but nobody wants to try...
After 3-5-10 laps, most of my cars will pick up enough goo off of CRC black carpet, that the car handles no different from saucing. Sauce for me, means I can do my half lap to scrub in, then go full pace.
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Put sauce for 10 mins, run tire, have fun.
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Originally Posted by disaster999 View Post
I used to clean tires with brake cleaner then add my sauce of choice and warm them for 10-15 mins.

Now I find that cleaning the tires are pointless as it makes no difference and I just sauce the tires directly after each run and warm them up.
on Black CRC carpet you need to clean your tires after every run, big difference if you dont
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All the racers at our track clean with brake cleaner, then sauce with SXT 3.0. Some will sauce again if there's time after the first round of sauce
"dries in". Racing on a small track, Black CRC carpet, running Jaco Blues on our TC/GT's and stock Tamiya tires on our TT02 class. Most of us have to clean our tires after running. Tires will usually start gunking up a bit after 20-25 laps and the car will start getting a little loose. As the night goes on though, the grip does get better and you hear some occasional screeching of tires in the corners. I love it when that "groove" starts to come in and I can really hammer my T4 around the track. I've managed to traction roll my TT02 on several occasions, it's quite spectacular when it goes barreling into the pits!
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