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Old 12-06-05, 02:41 AM
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Question Tire warm ups?

A while back when I was at the track (first time running) Jose Rotary was there and I asked him for advice on what to do, he told me to go around the water and NOT warm up the tires as it would be just a waste of tread. I watched everyone else warm up their tires everyone from the "big un's" to the civics with intakes and thats about it. I never seemed to have a traction problom with all that VHT (I think thats what it is that tire sticky crap) I just griped and went away, didnt run as well as I hoped but that was my first and I was haveing turbo issues. Anyways whats your thoughts on this.

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Old 12-06-05, 08:01 AM
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for street tires, warming them up wont really help THAT much. Civics just do it because they think they are cool. I would recommend warming them up just alittle though, espically if its a cold night out. Ernie T or LUPE would know more on this subject, i think drag racing sucks
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Old 12-06-05, 08:40 AM
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Yea I dont care for doing all to much my self but its the "in" thing for the car scene down here and I just have to show them all what a 7 can do! Speaking of which I raced a supra later that day which have the SAME mods (except he had a boost contoller) as me and he beat me on the first run becuse he turned up his boost, the second run he kept it noraml (so he claimed) and I killed it (1 car lenth but hey its a win)
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If you've got street tires, drive around the water box. Drag radials, Et Streets and slicks needed to be heated up.
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Slicks or drag radials-....drive around the water box then back up into it and get tires wet. Roll out of burnout box forward then about 2 feet. Then begin burnout.

What et/mph did you run? What were the air temps?
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