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Old 09-19-2004, 03:07 PM
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well up here in connecticut winter is right around the corner and my racing slicks are doing me no good on the cold asphalt, what are some good high traction tires for cold conditions?
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you talking a real car right.

if you are talking about a real car, try Nokian WR or Nokian Hakkapellis i think they are called.

i ahve WR's on my cavalier they are a good year round tire and are better in wet conditioons. I use the WR's for ice racing in january. they the one of choice for a rubber tire. Hakka's are better snow/winter only tire.


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try the Team Sorex 22's. Here in Florida we use those alot during the winter. Also use some sort of tire compound so u get a little more traction. Also Try putting softer oil in your shocks so that your car can handle well in cold weather. Cause if u have thick oil your car will be harder to drive than normal. I hope this helps u.
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Where in Connecticut are you racing?
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no 1/10th scale, leadfoot me and some of my r/c buddies set up a little pratice track in this huge church parking lot in ledyard, but everynow and then i take the 1 and half hour trip up to rc maddness to race on a real track! www.rcmadness.com
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what about foams?
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Old 09-19-2004, 09:11 PM
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Originally posted by kh15
no 1/10th scale, leadfoot me and some of my r/c buddies set up a little pratice track in this huge church parking lot in ledyard, but everynow and then i take the 1 and half hour trip up to rc maddness to race on a real track! www.rcmadness.com
Take Off CS-22 work well.. but then again winter in Southern California consists of a high of 68 and a low of 52.
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Rubber can act funny in really cold weather. If you can run foams, do it.
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Use 22's with no airgap, and soften your oil. Damper Oil gets harder in cold conditions too.....

Up here in Norway, snowy weather is just around the corner, but we still run Sorex 36's... Great grip, don't you guys have tire warmers, and strong Norwegian tire compound to keep both you and the tires warm?
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Originally posted by MartinSorlie
Use 22's with no airgap, and soften your oil. Damper Oil gets harder in cold conditions too.....

Up here in Norway, snowy weather is just around the corner, but we still run Sorex 36's... Great grip, don't you guys have tire warmers, and strong Norwegian tire compound to keep both you and the tires warm?
Whats the proof of your compund? I usually try to stay away from anything more than 70% unless its after the races. LMAO

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Originally posted by MartinSorlie
Damper Oil gets harder in cold conditions too.....
Not many tires on the market work well in degrees under 50*F without traction compound and tire warmers. I usually coat the tires (when new) in Paragon traction compound and then 'bake' it in to the tires using the tire warmers. Then before I go racing I do it again. Tends to work pretty good but your tires won't last as long.

BTW Shock oil is silicon and doesn't change viscocity due to temp changes. Grease will.
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yea pretty soon i will be racing is 30degree weather, and i'm not looking forward to it
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Guess it's time to invest in some mini snow chains.
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You should check out www.hobbychamber.com. Its probably a half hour closer to you. Its an indoor track with plenty of space and its heated in the winter.

If you are going to keep running outside in Ledyard I would recommended the Take-Off CS22 with Medium insert. I also recommend using tire warmers.

You may want to raise your ride height a bit and soften up your oil

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BTW Shock oil is silicon and doesn't change viscocity due to temp changes. Grease will.
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