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Old 03-01-2011, 02:15 PM   #5981
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Its only well below 30 that my summers were truly scary... like 5-10 degrees

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Old 03-01-2011, 02:21 PM   #5982
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You think its a good idea to mount them and put them on? Is it warm enough for that?
I wouldn't, just remember what I mentioned about heat cycles.
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Old 03-01-2011, 02:32 PM   #5983
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Old 03-01-2011, 02:34 PM   #5984
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I wouldn't, just remember what I mentioned about heat cycles.
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Old 03-01-2011, 02:35 PM   #5985
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So you don't think I should drive on them today? I wont be driving hard if I do and I wont participate in the cruise either way due to my all seasons being scary at high speeds.
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Old 03-01-2011, 02:49 PM   #5986
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When talking about life pertaining to a high performance tire, R-comp, or slick you measure life by the number of heat cycles a tire goes through. A tire has a temperature at which maximum performance is reached, if a tire's average life is 40 heat cycles, then once the tire has reached that temp range 40 times the tire's limit of traction will begin to fade.

A tire can have tread left but not necessarily traction left, I hope that makes sense. Performance is not measured by the depth in tread but the consistency of the tires compound. After reaching the tires maximum heat cycle life the compount in the tire begins to harden which limits the performance.

A tires first heat cycle is very crucial to the actual total number of cycles a tire may have. Burning out on new tires is a bad idea, it causes the tire to heat up to rapidly which can shock the compound of the tire which will decrease the overall life of the tire. People commonly refer to this as the break in period.

I hope the way I worded it was easy to understand.

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So you don't think I should drive on them today? I wont be driving hard if I do and I wont participate in the cruise either way due to my all seasons being scary at high speeds.
Today would be fine but I wouldn't drive on them if it drops below 40, which it will at night.
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Old 03-01-2011, 03:18 PM   #5987
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When talking about life pertaining to a high performance tire, R-comp, or slick you measure life by the number of heat cycles a tire goes through. A tire has a temperature at which maximum performance is reached, if a tire's average life is 40 heat cycles, then once the tire has reached that temp range 40 times the tire's limit of traction will begin to fade.

A tire can have tread left but not necessarily traction left, I hope that makes sense. Performance is not measured by the depth in tread but the consistency of the tires compound. After reaching the tires maximum heat cycle life the compount in the tire begins to harden which limits the performance.

A tires first heat cycle is very crucial to the actual total number of cycles a tire may have. Burning out on new tires is a bad idea, it causes the tire to heat up to rapidly which can shock the compound of the tire which will decrease the overall life of the tire. People commonly refer to this as the break in period.

I hope the way I worded it was easy to understand.



Today would be fine but I wouldn't drive on them if it drops below 40, which it will at night.
Wow i didnt know that, thats good to know! Thanks brad! Hollllllaaaaaaa
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Old 03-01-2011, 03:28 PM   #5988
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Wow i didnt know that, thats good to know! Thanks brad! Hollllllaaaaaaa
It doesn't really matter unless your track driving, on the street it's very hard to reach that temp, nor do you need that max performance. For the street as long as you're not doing constant burn outs for long periods of time you should be good.

On the track though it is very easy to tell when a tire is starting to go.
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I'm going to try and get them on for the meet, when is it again?
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Old 03-01-2011, 03:57 PM   #5990
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I'm going to try and get them on for the meet, when is it again?
6 fool! Hollaaa from art history classs stoked for the meet holllaaaaa

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I've got mine all cleaned up, does anyone have a tow truck I can borrow to bring it out there? I should start a tow company, it costs a **** ton to get cars towed...
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Old 03-01-2011, 06:03 PM   #5993
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I've got mine all cleaned up, does anyone have a tow truck I can borrow to bring it out there? I should start a tow company, it costs a **** ton to get cars towed...
Yeah dude! Get a flatbed ad ur goldennn charge like 200$ a pop
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