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Old 08-11-2010, 01:42 AM   #1
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Default 1/8th Tire Warmers

Are anybody using tire warmers on their 1/8th on road cars?

If not - why not? If you do where did you get them - I can't seem to find any on the net.

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Old 08-11-2010, 04:41 AM   #2
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And traction compound (tire additives) ? You guys use it on 18th on road?

Sorry for all the newbie questions - I raced 10th on road electric many years ago then moved over to nitro off road and now I'm back on the asphalt again.

I'm not sure how many of my old tricks is still valid today and in 1/8th nitro ...
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And traction compound (tire additives) ? You guys use it on 18th on road?

Sorry for all the newbie questions - I raced 10th on road electric many years ago then moved over to nitro off road and now I'm back on the asphalt again.

I'm not sure how many of my old tricks is still valid today and in 1/8th nitro ...
No use for a warmer....
The tire is to small and has an open structure the heat will be gone when putting the car on the track. Beside that you always get some minutes warming up the engine and with that also the tires.
Traction compouns are not always alowed, but mostly not needed as well.
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Well for 1/8 onroad tire warmers are not used but there are tire warmers for 1/8 GT cars that use rubber tires like 1/10 electric sedans.
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No use for a warmer....
The tire is to small and has an open structure the heat will be gone when putting the car on the track. Beside that you always get some minutes warming up the engine and with that also the tires.
Traction compouns are not always alowed, but mostly not needed as well.
Is that why its hard to find 'warming cups' for 1/8 scale tyres? I have seen a unit from Much More but it only comes with 1/10 scale tyre warmers. You are right about being able to warm up the tyres with the 2 minutes of warm up laps before the heats and mains
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