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Old 07-28-2004, 05:15 AM   #1
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Just wanted opinions on which tyre warmers to buy?
I use take off 27 or 22's on asphalt

Some brands I have seen are Trinity , speedmind, reedy

is there an ideal temp to warm them too and is it worth paying more for adjustable temp type of warmer?

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Old 07-28-2004, 05:29 AM   #2
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I have the trinity ones and they are good ...!!!
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Old 07-28-2004, 05:31 AM   #3
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I'm not sure about the need for regulated temperature.

I'm a casual club level driver, and at this level, I dont find the need for the expensive regulated types. I'm using tire warmers in the winter season, because our carpet track is quite cold in the winter. I'm running with rubber tires. From my experience, it dont matter much, if I have the warmers on for 10 or 20 minutes. But 5-10 is minimum.

Whatever you choose, I would look for some which are easy to mount and dismount.

If you choose a non-regulated type, I would also look for some, which can work from 7,2 - 12 volt, since it's easier to find a proper 12 vol main supply, than a 7,2 volt.
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Old 07-28-2004, 06:10 AM   #4
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Hello,

I have the "Much More Racing" tire warmers and I love them!
It's just an aluminium cup that you put over the tires, very cool and easy to use!!!
They are only 50$ + 20$ for the temperature control box if you want that as well...

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Hello,

I have the "Much More Racing" tire warmers and I love them!
It's just an aluminium cup that you put over the tires, very cool and easy to use!!!
They are only 50$ + 20$ for the temperature control box if you want that as well...

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Sounds nice... can you provide a link? If it's only 20 more, I would probaly get the regulator at once, if it was me...
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Old 07-28-2004, 06:24 AM   #6
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There are basically 2 types of tyre warmer, irrespective of brand.

There are those similar to the ones used on real racing cars, which warm the tread area only, and those that warm the whole tyre and wheel unit.

The latter have the disadvantage of warming bits you really don't want warmed, like the tyre sidewalls and the wheels. That's why they are not used by real racers. RC car wheels are made of plastic and the suppleness of plastic varies dramatically with heat, so you definately don't want a tyre warmer that in any way effects the temperatures of your wheel rims.

The conventional tyre warmers warm the tread area, which is the only area you want to warm.

Either way, there are plenty of manufacturers, and I'm sure they're all good.

Just depends what you want to warm.
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Old 07-28-2004, 06:33 AM   #7
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the best warmers I've seen are the Yokomo ones. Very well built, can also use as a car stand but it's pricey!

If you're planing on leaving the warmers on Just before the race is to start, then the yokomo's arnt the ones to get! a little big to carry back and forth unless you don't mind.





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Good point, John Bull.

Seems like the Much More Racing version of tire warmers heat up the whole wheel, since they use a aluminium cup...

Suddenly, I became very happy with my current Eagle warmers again. They are made out of some textile material, so they aint the easiest to mount. But they dont heat up the whole wheel and I bought them second hand for half the price
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I use this one http://rc-mushroom.com/product_info....roducts_id=744 from Eagle racing, and I;m very pleased

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