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Old 2010.12.07, 05:10 PM   #31
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I got mine in I will check it out tonight
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Old 2010.12.12, 10:33 AM   #32
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Here are photos of EMU's Tire Warmer:



It also can be used as a car stand:

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Old 2010.12.12, 10:59 AM   #33
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This product works as advertised. I tried it out last night at the shop and it worked great. Tires had grip right from the start. This piece of gear will be most useful at the shop as the floor that the RCP goes on (concrete) does get cool in winter, so usually we all have to run 6 deg rear and 10 deg fronts. And as noted in an earlier post, it would take a minute or so of running to bring all tires up to temperature.

My only gripe would be that the actual cups seem to fall off the tires too often. A quick fix was to simply scotch tape one cup to the other at the tops. I figure this is due to the fact that Atomic made these to fit both touring car and F1, whereas F1 tires are larger diameter. I was using with my touring car.
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Old 2010.12.12, 12:25 PM   #34
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The fitment of the cups is my primary concern, especially since I use smaller diameter front wheels. I only use them on the rears, at a low temp setting, to give the rear a little more grip when the car goes down, and the fronts come up to temperature much faster since there is less rubber. This came in handy for LM rear tires, which normally take a long time to warm up.

If we could get alternate cups for different diameter, or a wrap with velcro, that could help fix the fitment issue, and more evenly apply heat to the tire. I used the system on two cars at the same time, rear tires only.

If you are waiting on the grid for a while before a race, you will lose heat, so I find this a better tool for practice than racing, so you can find a good tire balance for when the tires are warm, and dont have to go through a bunch of nervous laps to get the car up to temp to see if the tire balance is working.
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Old 2010.12.12, 05:41 PM   #35
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I agree the cups suck and fall off when sitting there. I just put some tape over the top so the caps do not slip off.
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Old 2010.12.12, 05:48 PM   #36
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What concerns me, is not the cups falling off, but resting on the wheels. There will be no airgap between the cup and the top of the tire, but there will be air gap everywhere else on the wheel. This is why full size cars use a wrap and not a solid cup. I am just happy that these are finally here, and can fit LM/F1 wheels and tires. Especially because they take so long to warm up on the track...
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Old 2010.12.12, 05:53 PM   #37
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PChan modified a much more kit that wrapped the tire a while back. Maybe we can modify the heating elements in the cups? i am currently looking into this right now.
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Old 2010.12.12, 11:08 PM   #38
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Larger scale tire warmer cups are slightly oversized also and what racers without exception do is cut an appropriate size piece of those blue shop paper towels and slip the cups on top of those & then onto tires...it does 2 things, doesn't let the hot cup stick to the tire & secondly traction compound can be baked on tire without making a mess of the cups.

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Old 2010.12.14, 07:54 PM   #39
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I ended up cutting the fingers off my sons old gloves and sliding them over the tire then putting the cups on. they fit snug and the tire does not get burnt on the cups itself and the tire warm up evenly.
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Old 2010.12.14, 09:19 PM   #40
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So what is the optimum temperature settings you guys discovered?
Starting at 40 C seem quite warm already since it claims can be set up to 90 C which I think I can cook a pigeon eggs in it!
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So, anybody played around with the warmer in the meantime? I received mine now and would appreciate a good hint on how much temperature you guys apply before a race, how long you have the warmers on and so on.
Currently I only go to #3 on the scale which should be around 50C. Than I can even rest the tires directly in the cups without problems. But I would assume that higher temperatures would need a different approach. But are even warmer tires better? Or does no one of you go higher in temperature?
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Old 2011.01.12, 11:14 AM   #42
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Humidity / track material / condition / age and room temperature all contribute to tire performance. Therefore there is no hard rule for what temp. setting is ideal.

This video is the latest 2WD Mod race I TQ'd and won. The car only handled well with warm rear tires but not cold tires. Watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFR4PbMbChs
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Old 2011.03.07, 06:45 PM   #43
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has any one else had a problem with the cups not fitting the rear tires when running a tri damper. mine will not fit on the rears without completely redoing my rearend. anyone have any advice
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Old 2011.03.07, 08:21 PM   #44
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They touch the side shocks on mine but still cover the tire completly. Ive bee using some finger tips from some cheap gloves to hold them on.
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i put a brace across the to of the two cups and they stay on the tires no rpoblem... they sit rite up against the side shocks..
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