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Old 08-22-2018, 01:13 PM
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Default Spec tire - how to make it softer?

Hi guys, i am going for an event that will run a spec tire in a medium compound, its an outdoor clay track.

i would like to know whats the best way to soften up to a soft or super soft?

i heard about applying WD40 does anyone have any insight on this or if traction compounds will work better and the process of applying these?

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Old 08-22-2018, 01:37 PM
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The goal of a spec tire is to use them as they are, no treatment or else they are not spec tires anymore.
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You may want a harder tire on an outdoor track.
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liquid wrench, put them in a ziplock bag and put in the sun for an hour or two.
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As Roelof said, pretty sure it's not meant to be treated if its spec. Check the rules, otherwise its cheating, dont be that guy
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there are no rules against saucing, it is a spec tire event not controlled tire.

the tires come premounted and i'd like to soften them up (in a manner that will not damage the inserts) as an option for changing track conditions

"liquid wrench, put them in a ziplock bag and put in the sun for an hour or two." ----> thanks MaricopaAgent, will try this out, im sure it will be similar to WD40?

thanks for your opinions
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I will give u the best tip, simple green and sun light. Softens the tires right up in a few hours. I was amazed when I heard about it and to my surprise it works very good.

and u donít have to worry about someone calling you out making you out to be minipulating a spec tire, itís simple green and sun light. Case closed your welcome.
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