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Old 07-15-2009, 04:24 PM   #1
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Been raining for months so I went and found a large shed to run my cars in, It didn't work out so well as the concrete was so smooth that I couldn't get any traction making it near impossible to drive the car.

Is there any tire that works on a smooth concrete surface?
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Greetings,

Been raining for months so I went and found a large shed to run my cars in, It didn't work out so well as the concrete was so smooth that I couldn't get any traction making it near impossible to drive the car.

Is there any tire that works on a smooth concrete surface?
none really.I would buy some kind of bug spray container and fill it with something that would make it tacky,soda, suger water etc and sparay it on the surface.
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Lmao, Thanks, But that would result in a severe beating and a ban.
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hmmm, I figured the fine layer of dust was acting like a layer of ball bearings, Its also brand new concrete so its smooooooooth. I swept the bugger but there was still plenty of dust.

And, Its surrounded by 10 acres of exposed ground.

Guess it might not be usable.
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We used to race in a shed like that in Sydney Australia, thye best tyres were Take Off 22's, cleaned with WD40. Was still a little slippery though, not too bad once you ballenced the rear and front ends.
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With an F1 like that running foam tires your going to have a hard time finding traction on concrete that smooth. Rubber tires would probably work better if you can still find them but even those are probably going to be a handful on that surface without some sort of traction additive sprayed on the floor.
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Not that I was there to know, but I'm pretty sure this is why the fathers of carpet racing first laid down carpet to race on.
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