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Old 10-06-2001, 05:17 AM   #1
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My dealer sells tirewarmers, is this a wanna have or a serios tool for more grip.

the are the same like in the formula 1.
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Old 10-06-2001, 06:54 AM   #2
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save your money.
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Old 10-06-2001, 09:10 AM   #3
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It depends on when and where you race. I always thought tire warmers were jsut for posers until I started racing at night here in the northeast. It's a lot colder here then down in Texas, and its colder still at night... The first three laps of a heat or main in these conditions are spent sliding around until the tires warm up and start workign. A few of the guys at the track were usiing tire warmers and they were able to go fast right from the start.

I bought a set and they made the a BIG difference for me... but the only place you'll ever have use for them is on a COLD track...

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They work great on carpet too!
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tire warmers can also speed up the drying of tire compound
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Old 10-09-2001, 10:40 AM   #6
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If it's cold enough to wear a jacket outside then it's cold enough for tire warmers. I use mine only 4 months out of the year here with an obvious advantage on the first few laps. If you take a couple warm up laps before your race then you wouldn't need the warmers but then you lose your battery peak so it's your call.
I prefer the trinity ones for its ease of use. They're big and bulky but are easy to put on and take off. The Integy's i've tried look cool (F1 style) but are a tight fit and a pain to put on.
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Here at our local small track, we race on Sat. night. Its no big deal during the summer months, but as we get closer to the colder months those tire warmers really come in handy. The people who had the warmers got huge early race leads during the cold nights. Leads that usually couldn't be made up by people who didn't have them.

You can always run really soft tire compounds during the cold weather and they will hook up. But having the warmers lets you avoid those high wear compounds and still lets you get traction.

But, unless you race year round where its cold, you'll only get to use them for about one-two months out of an average season.

Still, there something good to have in you pit bag.
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Old 10-09-2001, 12:05 PM   #8
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Integy has introduced a new trinity style warmer. www.integy.com

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I tell you how good they are-we raced two saturdays ago(4-10pm), the outside temp was about 60 degrees(cold front came through that day) and after the first 5minute heat we saw that our tyres weren't hooking up till about the middle of the heat. After that race I told myself I gotta get some tyre warmers. The races went on like that-3 heats and a main. I sure wish I purchased my set earlier but lucky for me that night i had a bic lighter. You gotta like roll the tyre pretty quick and hold the flame just right so you don't melt the tyre. It worked but I'll be using my tyre warmers for now on.

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