Old 08-15-2012, 08:45 AM
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pre soaking has it merrits but what if it rains on race day? The tires will be more or less useless when they get soaked too long in a bag.
We don't wear the tires in one go like they do in 1/8 scale so any additive that is still in the tires will degrade the foam further.

Tuning on the spot is not possible either.

Best thing to do is to find out how much you need to soak before it wears off during the run. Anything more is wasted and will degrade the natural rubber in the foam even more then usual. Degraded/soft foam is more wear and less traction when re-using the same tires.

At least that is my experience.
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