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Old 06-24-2007, 02:42 AM   #1
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set up tips for wet surface

what type of tire do you use when it rains?

set-up tips please!

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Old 06-24-2007, 02:38 PM   #2
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what type of tire do you use when it rains?

set-up tips please!

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The main tyre of choice in the UK when wet is the Pit Shimizu D-20 compound tyre, looks a bit like a motorbike tread pattern and is 21mm wide so you use narrower wheels.

Most guys seem to lay front shocks down, rears up, add some front toe-out and soften the suspension etc and possibly use a 1 way.

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Old 06-24-2007, 03:35 PM   #3
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Do you know where can i buy pit shimizu online to ship worldwide?

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Old 06-24-2007, 04:07 PM   #4
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Hi

you can get them from Wim at AMC in the UK just drop him an email at

[email protected].

I pretty sure i saw them in his shop last week.

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http://www.microtechracing.com//prod...me=PIT+SHIMIZU

Got the 21mm and 26mm wets, the intermediates and the D20 slicks
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Old 06-24-2007, 05:11 PM   #6
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Might be worth Google'ing to see where you can get them from.

PS0044D is the part number for a pair;

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Thank you for your help!
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Forgot, spray some WD40 etc on the outside of the bearings to help stop water getting in them.

Clean the bearings when you've finished racing as they will seize if left.

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I can absolutely NOT recommend a oneway in rain...you need the brakes. Trust me!

The bearing thing; I can only concur with Skiddins about them seizing up. There was a funny story at the 2005 Euro's. One of the local drivers had qualified in the rain. When he was done for the day, he prepped the car for the next day and left. In his first main the other day, he discovered that the cars drive train was nearly blocked. He later found out that all the bearings were full of rust.

Morale: always clean your bearings when driving in the wet. It's a blast driving, but every metallic, non-alu stuff (like bearings) will have to be cleaned and oiled afterwards.
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One-way in 27t yes, 19t maybe but mod no way. I've used a one-way in the wet in 27t and it was fine. Never spun out, got into the corner good and basically made you drive smooth whilst others were spinning around

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