Tire Warmers

Old 01-12-2004, 09:13 AM
  #1  
CGR
Tech Regular
Thread Starter
 
CGR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Arizona
Posts: 384
Default Tire Warmers

I am interesting in getting some but looking for opinions, information and first hand knowledge.
CGR is offline  
Old 01-12-2004, 10:01 AM
  #2  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: CORONA , CALIF.
Posts: 4,074
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default Re: Tire Warmers

Originally posted by CGR
I am interesting in getting some but looking for opinions, information and first hand knowledge.
I use tire warmers.. and let me say this ,, there an excellant addition in your pit .. performance wise they will get you off the line faster,, not having to run a warm up lap to get heat into the tire befor the buzzer....youll notice an instance diffrence from the start of your race ... theres a few diffrent make out there so look around Im sure you find the ones you like..... Im using trinity...and if your running in the evenings ,or eary mornings there great..
mb racer is offline  
Old 01-12-2004, 10:59 AM
  #3  
Tech Elite
 
Cole Trickle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Denmark / Europe
Posts: 2,571
Default

Yep, better grip is the answer.

In addition, when racing in the cold like I do, it's easier to get grip, than without. An great advantage compared to not using tire warmers. In my case, I'm able to race with tires that's not as soft as the other guys. This way I have way better tire economy, and yet I'm competitive.

Basically, there are two types: The regulated ones and the non-regulated. I'm using the cheap non-regulated ones. The performance is good, but the more expensive regulated ones is also easier to mount and dis-mount. But the non-regulated ones can be run from a battery, thus you can wait with dismounting until right before the race start next to the starting position.
Cole Trickle is offline  
Old 01-13-2004, 09:02 AM
  #4  
CGR
Tech Regular
Thread Starter
 
CGR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Arizona
Posts: 384
Default

Thx guys, I know what they are for, I am looking for pros cons, personal experience with specific models of tire warmers. WHich do you have? What do you like/hate etc?
CGR is offline  
Old 01-13-2004, 09:25 AM
  #5  
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Corona, Ca
Posts: 157
Default

I have the tamiya style kind (It wraps around the tire) and i dont care for them to much. THey are to wide, and i have to take them off before i put my body on(now im losing heat ). I like the reedy warmers because it is a cup thats slides over the tire, very nice Hope this helps.
Rowdy Racer is offline  
Old 01-13-2004, 09:27 AM
  #6  
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Corona, Ca
Posts: 157
Default

there great for baking sause into your tires too

Rowdy Racer is offline  
Old 01-13-2004, 09:28 AM
  #7  
Tech Elite
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: CORONA , CALIF.
Posts: 4,074
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)
Default rowdy racer

Originally posted by Rowdy Racer
there great for baking sause into your tires too

hey so when you going to race again.....
mb racer is offline  
Old 01-13-2004, 09:36 AM
  #8  
Tech Champion
iTrader: (14)
 
TimPotter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Boynton Beach Fl > Randoph NJ
Posts: 7,481
Trader Rating: 14 (100%+)
Default

I also have the Reedy ones. They are inexpensive and work well. they do not have the temp guage on them, but for the amount of use mine get, I could not justify a more expensive set. They work well, and would suggest them to anyone.
TimPotter is offline  
Old 01-13-2004, 09:41 AM
  #9  
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Corona, Ca
Posts: 157
Default Re: rowdy racer

Originally posted by mb racer
hey so when you going to race again.....
i have no ideal!
i might be able to get the 25th off, but thats a BIG maybe

Rowdy Racer is offline  
Old 01-13-2004, 10:10 AM
  #10  
P2
Tech Fanatic
iTrader: (15)
 
P2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Oahu, Hi
Posts: 865
Trader Rating: 15 (100%+)
Default

I would suggest the Eagle Racing/Integy tire warmers. The front/rear temp is adjustable. They are a little costly though.
P2 is offline  
Old 01-13-2004, 10:30 AM
  #11  
Tech Elite
 
vtl1180ny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Wrong Island
Posts: 4,963
Default

I just got the Trinity digital ones at a price I couldn't pass up... I mostly run foam on carpet so I don't really need a lot of heat.. I've been using them to bake the traction compound in... Havent really figured out if it's worth it or not yet, I've only used them once...
vtl1180ny is offline  
Old 01-13-2004, 12:37 PM
  #12  
Tech Elite
 
Cole Trickle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Denmark / Europe
Posts: 2,571
Default

I'm using the Eagle non-regulated ones.

Pros:

- Pretty cheap.
- Battery powered, thus you can keep them on untill the last second.
- Can be on and dismounted with the body on.

Cons:

- Battery power; You have to ensure there's enough capasity.
- They aint the easiest to mount.
Cole Trickle is offline  
Old 01-13-2004, 04:14 PM
  #13  
Tech Adept
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Corona, Ca
Posts: 157
Default

instead of batteries i use a DC power supply.
Rowdy Racer is offline  

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.