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Old 12-08-2006, 01:00 PM   #1
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Default what is the correct way to use tire warmer?

Hi, I am relatively new to electric on road.

It is getting cold so I got myself a MMR tire warmer. What is the correct way to use it? and at what temp? I use rubber tire at socal raceway.

I tried it one time, but I took it off too early so by the time race started, it is cold already.

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Old 12-08-2006, 01:55 PM   #2
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Ha... I'd help you but then you might beat me.

No really Paco and I each picked up a set of the Reedy ones at the AE garage sale. We all will be trying to figure out the best way to use them.
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Old 12-08-2006, 02:05 PM   #3
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moose the Reedy ones are rated at 7.2V. dont connect them to a 12V or they will go into meltdown.....
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Old 12-08-2006, 08:09 PM   #4
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Depends on your definition of cold

At the rubber/carpet races at the moment, a lot of people clean up the tyres, then add additive, allow that to soak in for 10-15 mins, then use the warmers to heat up whats left.

Quite a few drivers will take the warmers off as they are about to take their car to the grid (myself included), or if you have a pit bitch, they can leave the actual warmers on the tyres and remove them on the grid.

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hi i use my ctx-w at 60 all round. and if you have got the big cups make sure that you put tissue inside the cups when you are running a smaller tire eg rp
cs etc hope this helps
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