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Old 01-25-2005, 08:36 AM   #1
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tire traction additives! What have you tried!

I am intrested in hearing what people have tried for traction additives. From wd-40 to vht what have you guys tried?
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Old 01-25-2005, 08:44 AM   #2
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40-weight camel urine works well.

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Old 01-25-2005, 08:48 AM   #3
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Simple green wd40 and Paragon Ground Effect have used but Paragon seems to give equal results everytime.
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On foam tires I've tried just about everything.
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Old 01-25-2005, 09:07 AM   #5
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Niftech.

Just put in on 5-10 minutes before you heat and you are ready to go. Don't need to wipe anything off. Doesn't leave a slimey feel to your tires. Don't even need to take a couple of laps to "scrub" off the excess. Very consistant from begining of run to end of run. And.....no wintergreen smell.
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Niftech.

Just put in on 5-10 minutes before you heat and you are ready to go. Don't need to wipe anything off. Doesn't leave a slimey feel to your tires. Don't even need to take a couple of laps to "scrub" off the excess. Very consistant from begining of run to end of run. And.....no wintergreen smell.

Niftech is the best gound effects compound you can buy
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40-weight camel urine works well.

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Dumb ass guy from Pittsburg!
Yeah, everyone knows 30wt works better
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I change to use CS additive for my rubber tires and it rocks.
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I race on asphlat, and I have never found a reason to spend money on traction compounds. I simply wipe the tires down with Orange Clean a little before a race and let it dry.
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hector I used the Trinity death grip combo kit it has cleaner and traction compound. it always made me look like a super hero up front. then when it wore off my 20 run tires look out !!!!!!!!!!
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hector I used the Trinity death grip combo kit it has cleaner and traction compound. it always made me look like a super hero up front. then when it wore off my 20 run tires look out !!!!!!!!!!
Trinity Red Dot also works super well. Takes a while to dry though
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Old 01-25-2005, 08:48 PM   #13
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with the tire cleaner if you use it like the directions say it makes the tires really sticky. the apply the traction compound and man look out. i haven't tried red dot yet but I'll keep it in mind
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I have used buggy grip 1 with the most succes this past year in the parking lot. The tires had perfect grip on the first corner and it did not speed up my tire wear at all. I got this tip from some guys on the XXXS forum back in mid summer who run in Cali.

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The absolute BEST rubber tire additive I've found is to take a rag and very carefully dab the oil off the top of a pepperoni pizza and gently massage it into the tire. Wipe it off and GO!!!

The only problem is that some guy named Hacktor might chase your car around the track until he gets tired and passes out.
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