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Old 12-06-2004, 04:03 AM   #16
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Anther very important issue...

How do you maintain your tires, this means, how do you store them after mounted on wheels?

Dryness is the 1st enemy of rubber!

Normally I put mines on a sealed plastic bag with water.
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Old 12-06-2004, 04:14 AM   #17
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Where i drive, its 95% Sorex 36R or 40R.

I exclusively run Sorex 36/40 on warm days , 32R on nights. Inserts are usually HPI yellow, Sorex Medium/Hard.
Rims: HPI(expensive but works best), Yokomo Dish and Speedmind( cheap and effective with many choice of designs)

I find that having a couple of sets of the same tyres/inserts and using them alternatively between runs can extend the life of the tyres.
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Old 12-06-2004, 09:19 AM   #18
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what about tire warmers...

Has anyone had the chance to try out any of the Speedmind, Trinity, ect tire warmers?


Wondering if you saw a noticable difference in the beginning of the race.
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nexus, where are you running rubber tires at? rsj? ajs? just asking cause i thought everyone around here ran foams, except a few guys outdoors in tinley
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Rubber tires will last much longer then three runs before falling off to junk as was stated above. Much longer, dont beleive everything you hear or read.
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Old 12-06-2004, 09:36 AM   #21
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Default Tire warmers

They are illegal at all big UK races, but fine at small club meets. From personal experience I can say they do make a difference for about the first 2 laps, then they feel normal again. They will give you enough of an advantage to come from the back of the pack to the front in a short amount of time, trust me
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they're not junk after 3 runs, but after 6-10 they do taper off somewhat. On asphalt its worse than on carpet though too just because of the abrasiveness.
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Old 12-06-2004, 09:43 AM   #23
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Like X2 said, tire warmers are a great thing to have on the first two laps.
I have the Trinity system and it's good.
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Old 12-06-2004, 09:49 AM   #24
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my country is equatorial climate. On a regularly dry afternoon the track is already close to 40C, i guess there is not much need for warmers. I do see them in races.

What we do use regularly is Trinity Red Dot on worn tyres. They bring back some life and helps to quicken their death so that we can recycle the inserts

For me, new tyres are really good for the 1st 3-4 runs as well. When you see obvious signs of wear and camber wear, you better start thinking of getting a new set. At most, we get about 10 runs and after that it won't perform anymore. Just used as testing and control.
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So much money people are throwing away if you getting rid of your rubber tires after the first 10 runs for club racing. Not to mention the amount of people that are getting turned off of rubber tire racing because of the misinformation they here about it. Such a shame.
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So much money people are throwing away if you getting rid of your rubber tires after the first 10 runs for club racing. Not to mention the amount of people that are getting turned off of rubber tire racing because of the misinformation they here about it. Such a shame.
did I say they are thrown away after 10 runs?
I'm just saying they lose performance,not to mention thickness that affects handling.
don't be naive, all touring tyres have very short lifespans.
I think you better come see how these high grip tyres loose rubber quickly.

Misinformation?
Which part ?
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Did I say that you were?
Im quite aware of how rubber tires work,(touring tires in general) .

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nexus, where are you running rubber tires at? rsj? ajs? just asking cause i thought everyone around here ran foams, except a few guys outdoors in tinley
primus.

i mainly race at RSJ and Trackside....both of which have good turnouts for the stock/rubber class.

i haven't been to aj's this year....but i have raced there and there was a decent turnout for stock/rubber as well.

foams are probably still more popular....but at trackside and rsj you will find plenty of rubber tire competition.



i will be at trackside tomorrow.
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Nexus,

at AJ's the stock rubber tire class by far has the largest turn out. The average number of people this season for classes has beed the following:

stock rubber - 18
stock foam - 10
19 turn - 8
12 scale - 6
open mod - 5

but let me say that stock foam, 19 turn and mod is the same guys so it differs from week to week depending on what class everyone runs
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At our track, RainCity Raceway, we run on carpet all year long. Sorex and TakeOff tires are the tires to run. Depending on the type of carpet and the groove you'll want to run sorex 24-28 or Take Off 22-27. For conditioning and cleaning we use WD-40. Store your tires in ziplock bag to keep them fresh.

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