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Old 12-15-2004, 09:29 PM   #121
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30 deg c is about the track temp here. im just concerned because after each run, the tires seem to be really warm. and im already using 40r tires. should i just return the tires or should i just run the tires?
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If you can, return them. In tropical weathers, 28R is way off. I'd expect them to last maybe under 5 runs. You'll get grip for sure, maybe even too much.
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REALLY? oh no. i guess i have to return them! tsktsktsk!
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Old 12-15-2004, 10:35 PM   #124
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You guys might want to check out tire softeners ..for gokarts or race cars they seem to help but most tracks wont allow because of smell. just use it at home ..best to use is fast track.. but its expensive about 100$a gallon.
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Old 12-16-2004, 08:28 AM   #125
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I need help...... my friend gave me 28r sorex tires for xmas. unfortunately, most people here use 40r. i have been using 40r and 36r since. i do not know how this tire functions. i want tires that are durable and will last a long time. what should i do? please help me as i have a race tom and im planning to use new tires. im in the philippines. temps here are about 90degsF and the track where we race is made of cement.
Use 40R all the way in our track. This is what am using and showing good race result. If u can budget tire warmer, then buy it.
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Old 12-16-2004, 10:54 AM   #126
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Does anyone know where I can get Pit Shumizu 24RR tires?

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Not sure about Canada but here in the USA it is impossible to find Pits unless they are from stock bought last year as there is no longer a USA importer. I emailed Pit and asked them if they were going to be supplying the USA anytime soon. I was told that they ran out of necessary material to produce tires last year, and have finally received all material needed and have tires in stock again. Only problem is they still have no USA importer and the minimum order is pretty large. Hopefully someone will step up and get some ordered.
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Old 12-20-2004, 08:45 PM   #127
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as nella suggested, im thinking about getting tirewarmers as soon as i have budget..... what tire warmers do you recommend...?
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as nella suggested, im thinking about getting tirewarmers as soon as i have budget..... what tire warmers do you recommend...?
It depends on ur budget. There are cheap one and acceptable to use. U can see Oscar and Jovy's tire warmer. What am buying is the one with temperature control. It's about USD 150. U can buy the ordinary at about PHP 1500-2500.
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there is php 1500 nga tire warmers? can you get one for me nella? i think tire warmers are a must especially if the tracks are a bit cold......ive just visited the f1 website and was reminded of its importance.
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RC tyre warming is different from F1.
Our shods need about only 1/2 a lap to get warmed up, from 30 off the track to 36-40 on the track surface.
F1 tyres need a lot more temperatures.
But having a tyre warmer is indeed a convenience, no need to make a hot lap.
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there is php 1500 nga tire warmers? can you get one for me nella? i think tire warmers are a must especially if the tracks are a bit cold......ive just visited the f1 website and was reminded of its importance.
Order it thru Medy...
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speaking of tire warmers...

i noticed in pics that some pro drivers have been putting paper towels or something around the tire then put the tire warmer over it...

what's the reasoning behind that...is it to distribute the heat evenly and not creat hotspots on the tire?

like this pro4 pic...

http://home.comcast.net/~anthony.isl...4/worlds_3.jpg
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I think it's because the Much-More warmers etc. are made for Sorex tires so when you use Take-Off's the Alu cup will not sit properly around the tires....
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I normally run foams, but my buddy runs rubbers and had a brand new set put onto a set of cheep OFNA rims (8 for $8). I warned him that they would shatter. But anyways, he managed to break the center out of one of the dishes. So the Q: is, can he soak the tires in acetone to recover the tire(s) (Sorex) or will the acetone hurt the rubber?
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tommy.

i would think the acetone would be bad...but i'm not sure. some people say they boil the tires to get the rubber off the rim. that might be a better way.

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another question:

what are people running for droop with rubber tires on carpet....just looking for input i know there are tons of variables.

if you respond please let me know what you are running for droop in 'mm' over ride height....not the number on those "droop gauges"

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