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Old 03-15-2008, 05:26 AM   #1
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do you guys still use tire warmers for rubber tire touring car racing? if so, what are you using and where are you getting them from?
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Old 03-15-2008, 05:47 AM   #2
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I use the MuchMore Type S warmers for rubber carpet racing. Depending on the track conditions, they are very helpful for the first 5-10 laps. I usually plug them in for about 15 minutes and then unplug them from the power supply 5 minutes before the race, but still leave them on the tires. If they stay too hot, you will scrub alot of speed. Once traction comes up on the track, the warmers don't seem to have as much effect.
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yea sure are the best i would say is the one made by much more and is about 200 dollars and is like a station that does alot more than just tires or the easy temp controllers and cups for 100 dollars. I like to use rc mart
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Old 03-15-2008, 08:19 AM   #4
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you want muchmore ctx-w IC controlled tire warmers. You get a 120 day warranty, front and rear tires are independantly adjustable, its a car stand, and it looks sick on your pit table. Set you back $200.
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Old 03-15-2008, 12:48 PM   #5
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is rc mart the only place to get the muchmore setup? everywhere else i looked doesn't have any. i heard some bad comments about ordering from rc mart so is there anyone in the usa that has them?
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Old 03-15-2008, 02:22 PM   #6
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You could also try something alittle less expensive.

http://www.integy.com/cgi-bin/webc.c...=2980&p_catid=

Dual temperature control, with 4 strap style warmers (Not the cups) for $80 retail. I picked mine up on ebay for $40 shipped. Works great.
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do tire warmers provide any value on high grib asphalt racing?
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Many times they are just used to help bake the traction compound into the tire.
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Old 03-15-2008, 04:17 PM   #9
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Much More is the way to go, they make two type, the electronic (expensive) ones as shown in a previous post but they also make a cheaper version that uses an analog controller instead of the digital one.
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Old 03-15-2008, 07:08 PM   #10
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If you run on a track where it takes 1, 2 or 3 laps for the tires to hook up/warm up during a race or qualifier, then you should try out some tire warmers. I use them to bake in traction compound for those initial laps. Helps a lot. And you don't really need to take a warm up lap or 2. I use the cheap Eagle ones posted above and hook them directly to my power supply. But I would love to have some MuchMore cup style. If you get the MuchMore ones, be sure to get the correct size. Take off/RP cups are smaller than the Sorex cups. (Since both have different tire diameter, MuchMore made 2 different sizes to fit them correctly.)
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If you happen to have the Large tire warmer cups (like me) and the smaller tires, put a blue paper towel in the cup before you place it over the tire. Works well enough. I don't plan on buying the small ones as Take-offs are dead.
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I know for a fact you can get them at rcmart.com, rcmarket.com.hk, rc-mushroom.com, and by the end of the month towerhobbies.com will have them!
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I think they are a waste of money because what if the track is dirty and dusty and you clean the track and still get no grip at all it has more to do with your car setup to gain the traction and they dont enhance the performace of your car by much unless you race mod or competing for world championships
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I think they are a waste of money because what if the track is dirty and dusty and you clean the track and still get no grip at all it has more to do with your car setup to gain the traction and they dont enhance the performace of your car by much unless you race mod or competing for world championships
If your setup is crap you will gain little, but if you've got the setup they can make a huge difference over the first few laps.

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