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Old 07-10-2006, 11:46 PM   #31
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Does the Pepsi have the same effect as all the other cola?

For how long lasts the cola effect?
After that, the tire grips as it was before?

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Old 07-11-2006, 07:25 AM   #32
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Pepsi gives me the hiccups It worked fine for a 5 minute qualifier. After that, I agree with what was said by GrandeGixxer that it would not do much difference. Cola was a quick fix that worked for me when I didn't find enough time to set up the car properly.
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Unless you use a low calorie or diet cola which have a low sugar content.

Did anybody uses maple syrup or honey to increase traction? That would be sweet.
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Sweet indeed But you're pitman would have a hard time fueling your car with all the bees stuck to it.
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wow this topic made it to 2 pages!


i'm gonna try some spf 50 sunblock to see how that works
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Old 07-11-2006, 01:27 PM   #36
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Im no expert on the home-brew stuff and im sure really no one is. Its just what works and what doesnt. But I would stray from sticky / cola for tire traction. Id gather oil based grip enhancers will work better for your tire for the fact that the tire itself will become more plyable. Now heres where the theorizing comes. Im thinking the more plyable the less it will stick together and not chunk. Where as a dry tire with extra grip than it should have will probably chunk easier as more of the outside is grippy than the properties of the tires itself changing.

But yeah grape soda all the way for syrup stickyness. Also if you guys are stuck on Soda. Try this freeze your soda....then drain fluid from it , the ice/water will stay and you will yeild a stickier more syrup type fluid. Then set that out for a bit and hopefully the residule h2o will evaporate more and youll have like a syrup for the tires that im sure would be much stickier. I would take it a step further and just mix in some oil , like marvels mystery oil and youll have an all in one super sticky home brew sauce.
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Old 07-11-2006, 02:56 PM   #37
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I used SPF 50 on my tires this last Sunday. It works, in fact, too well. I had waaayyyyy too much steering. I'll have to cut down on how much I sauce up the fronts.

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Do the outside of the fronts only next time. This way it will work more during high speed turns, where slow speed turns youll still have a normal car.
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spf45 works best but i dont bother nemore after warm up its all the same, but on a parking lot it will help.
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Does it really work?
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I used SPF 50 on my tires this last Sunday. It works, in fact, too well. I had waaayyyyy too much steering. I'll have to cut down on how much I sauce up the fronts.

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What is SPF 50 ? Transmission fluid ?
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I think if you tried a combination of 50spf with also a outer coat of treacle
rubbed on then waxed or with a reverse clockwise direction
i think this would be killer
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What is SPF 50 ? Transmission fluid ?
It's the level of protection suntan lotion offers against the sun. SPF ratings go from 4 right through 60. The higher the SPF rating, the more protection it offers your skin against the sun.

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mmmmmmm what about a bubble gum ...
Left on the sun for about 3 mins ( of course after squezze the flavor) then pass you tires over and you will have a real grip tires ...
The grape one is the best ...
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I have to agree with most people here just get more grip with setup but heres some tips

clean your tyres after a race meet just use a damp rag to get the dirt off the tyres. and keep the tyres seal;ed somewhere sealed airtight to keep the tyres from going off.

but heres a tip for yous try some belt grip. I found it in an automotive shop for car fan belts its simply called belt grip. It make everything sticky really sticky i mean if you drive over a rock it will pick up the rock. if you do all four tyres you will have trouble getting the car to move it really is that good. unfortunatly it doesnt last long so but it is really good for drag racing. I've tried some out at The john grant internation speedway, i was able to give it full throttle on a slow corner and it would just launch forward.
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