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Old 11-24-2005, 04:54 AM   #16
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Up to now I have been marking my tyres and always using them at the same corner. This makes the car very consistent.

The problem I have started to have at a new track I'm visiting is heavy front tyre wear which is effectively rendering the whole set useless after 1 race meeting (20mm minipins on a slippy floor).

So, I'm going to start rotating tyres to see if I can get a second or even third good week out of a set (I don't expect more than 3 meetings from a set of narrow minipins before they become completely useless).

I will be rotating in an X after every run. That way the tyres don't have much chance of getting mismatched as they will only have five minutes wear on them in each position.

I did try rotating the current set, but after approximately 8 runs on them the difference between front and rear was SO great that a car with terminal understeer became completely undriveable with massive oversteer.
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Old 11-24-2005, 02:26 PM   #17
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I rotate mine before each meeting (club) and I go Front-Left to Rear-right & Front-right o Rear left. This does not seem to affect the car compared to no rotation but helps to get a more even wear and they last longer than not rotating.
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Old 11-24-2005, 04:45 PM   #18
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I swop my 20mm mini pins front to rear after each club meeting 4, 5 minute races. (running LRP Top Grip Carpet additive, so even when the tyres are nearly bald i get plenty of grip.)

My foams i run very little camber and try and keep them on the same corner. I found that swopping foams around really upsets the handleing/balance of the car until 2+ runs later when they have bedded in.
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Old 11-24-2005, 04:57 PM   #19
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I only swap rubber tires from front to rear, never from side to side. Something happens to a tire once its run in one direction and then reversed and run the other way. When you reverse it, it seems to have less traction. This came straight from a tire distributor.
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