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Old 01-12-2004, 10:13 AM   #1
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I am interesting in getting some but looking for opinions, information and first hand knowledge.
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Old 01-12-2004, 11:01 AM   #2
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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..
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Old 01-12-2004, 11:59 AM   #3
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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.
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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?
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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.
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there great for baking sause into your tires too

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there great for baking sause into your tires too

hey so when you going to race again.....
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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.
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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

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I would suggest the Eagle Racing/Integy tire warmers. The front/rear temp is adjustable. They are a little costly though.
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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...
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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.
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instead of batteries i use a DC power supply.
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