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Old 03-10-2003, 04:15 PM   #1
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Default Truing foam tires.

I wuz thinkin if truing your tires would make a big diffference in handling b/c my tires aren't trued and have been running them like that. So my question is, are gettin tires trued really worth it???
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Well - the traction provided will be far more consistent (less "grabby" and will fight the urge to traction roll), they will not chunk as much.... and it won't look like you are running buggy tires on a road car!
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Hey lilshortyc3

It also size's them the same, so you car doesn't pull to one side. You can also camber the tire for the track. Plus truing them gives you more runs on them, by keeping the setup the same(not gearing).


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At the carpet nats, many of the factory pilots trued the tires down all the way to the wheel. Why would they do that? Anyone know?
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It removes sidewall flex.

Most foams come out of the package at 2.5 inches. That is a VERY tall tire. Going through a fast corner the tire will roll over and break loose.

I begin by truing all of my tires down to no taller than 2.4 inches. They really start to work properly about 2.28 inches though.

This does not really shorten the life span of the tire. A tall tire will pull away from the rim much easier than a short tire. This can result in chunking and other damage the can ruin the tire in one or two runs.

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Thanks Jeff.
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when using softer compunds as they wear down they get harder so a pair of 37's will act like 40's corally pink's do this heaps

this doesn't mean i dont like corally tyers there the best
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if I want to get my tires trued, should I do it myself and ask for help or just let someone else do it for me???
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If you can arrofd a truer and the arbors and all the junk you need to true tires, then go for it. Otherwise I would just pay your local track to do it, or just get another driver to do it if you see someone with a tire lathe handy. At my track its only $4 to true a whole set so the only point of really having a truer is just if you want to try a variety of sizes and dont want to pay $4 and have to wait for someone who works there to get around to it.
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No, at my track they have a tire truer there. But it's not like the small ones, it looks pretty big and old fashioned but it's me. I don't know anything about tire truers. Well I think I am going to ask the guy who runs the track to tru my tires for me if he has time. But during the day the track is pretty empty so I am sure I will have plenty of time. Thanks!!!
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