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Old 07-29-2008, 01:32 PM   #1
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Default Life expectancy of rubber tires on carpet?

I think rubber tires last a long time on carpet because the small amount of wear and the lack of heat to the tires, but what do you guys find? How many runs before you are considering a new set?

At the big races they are almost always handouts...how many runs do they fast guys get out of a set?

How do you get a new set of rubber tires ready for carpet?
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For club racing I run 4-6 weekends on a set. For prep I take it out a few laps. If I need to freshen them up I put them on the tire lathe and clean them with a scotchbrite pad and simple green.
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If the car is put on a setup board and well dialled in, I would guess 2.5 to 3 hours of racing on a set of sorex 24 in stock is do-able, maybe more but as time passes, you will notice the compromise on grip and lap times. with the 24 I found them to drop off quite slowly, unlike some other tyres.

maybe 28s are better in mod if you are looking for a longer lasting tyre on a budget Air gap too can also play a part in tyre wear, as can the type of carpet, to a certain degree, but compound will always be the main factor.

I found the cs22 used to overheat and go off very quickly, they were too soft for any carpet track, too much corner speed kills the sidewalls....
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I have been running the new Jaco Blues and they seem to wear well on carpet. Since they are a little harder of a compound I would think that they might last even longer.

I have been cleaning with simple green after a run and using Jack the gripper as a traction compound. Seems to work well...any other suggestions?
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Using Vtec 24R (either Nosram or LRP, they're both the same) I can easily get 30 races out of them racing pro stock (10.5)

Awesome value, Rubber on carpet is the future...
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Does simple green give you the same feel as buggy grip 2? I use buggy grip and would love a cheaper replacement for it..
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Does simple green give you the same feel as buggy grip 2? I use buggy grip and would love a cheaper replacement for it..
I use simple green only for cleaning...I use jack as the traction compound. I have never used BG2 so I really cannot compair the two maybe someone else can.
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I use simple green only for cleaning...I use jack as the traction compound. I have never used BG2 so I really cannot compair the two maybe someone else can.
For some reason i think simple green would leave the tire with oil? I would still need to use something for grip. Buggy grip does both. I'll give it a shot in 2 weeks when i go back to the track...
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For some reason i think simple green would leave the tire with oil? I would still need to use something for grip. Buggy grip does both. I'll give it a shot in 2 weeks when i go back to the track...
I have used simple green in the past to do both clean and to be used as a traction compound. I have found over some testing that the Jack seems to work better.

Here is what I do:
Spray SG on a rag and wipe each tire clean (when it dries it creates a nice tacky feel to the tire)

Put jack on 10-15 minutes before I race and let it soak in...if there is any excess I wipe it off before I head out to race.

Seems to work pretty well, but you could try to use SG in place of the Jack and see if you like it as well.
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Anyone tired the MuchMore Sweep LHS tires for carpet?

They only come in 28's and 32's, but are Low Height (LHS), firm inserts for carpet racing.
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