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Old 2011.03.07, 09:45 PM   #46
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I have to make sure that the narrow part of the warmer cup is where the shock is. Otherwise, no problems.

Dont use with new LM tires, you wont be able to get them off until they cool, as they will expand Found that out the hard way...
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Old 2011.03.07, 10:24 PM   #47
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i must really be doing something odd as they will not go on the rear. im using the pn shock support and it is so close to the tire i can not get the cup between it and the tire, plus i did not like having it rest on tire in one spot. also the shock support sticks out pass the edge of the tire and only allowing me to get in on half the tire. i may just have to go back to the drawing board
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Old 2011.03.07, 11:36 PM   #48
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Put a piece of velcro tape across the cups(front & rear separate velcro); the tension will hold the cups together and somewhat avoid touching the tires at one spot. The cups also won't fall off.
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Old 2011.03.08, 05:27 AM   #49
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Put a piece of velcro tape across the cups(front & rear separate velcro); the tension will hold the cups together and somewhat avoid touching the tires at one spot. The cups also won't fall off.
It works to certain extend until the heat melts the glue off the velcro strip. Be care not leaving it too long on the rear wheel especially by the diff side since it will end up dissipating the grease out of your diff.
It is a great item if you throw you car on track right away to drive but most time before a qualify or race, you loose all the heat during the time everyone is checking in.
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Old 2011.03.08, 01:08 PM   #50
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hello,

whats the minimum amp required for this tire warmer? only stated 12v input but no amp rating.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 2011.03.08, 05:19 PM   #51
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none that I can see i run mone off my 30amp power supply
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Old 2011.03.08, 06:43 PM   #52
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Im not sure... I use a 10A PSU with my LRP Pulsar 2 and warmers and have no problems...
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Old 2011.03.28, 08:48 PM   #53
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I recently bought one of these warmers and actually they were very effective, however only after a couple of uses one of the tire cups stopped working and stays ice cold while other 3 are fine. It's not the unit since when I switched plugs it still didnt work yet the other cup worked where the defective one was originally. also inspected the plug and it seems fine so probably something wrong with wires below the plastic cover on the cup itself.

Has anyone had the same experience and/or any possible fixes? I don't think Atomic sells the cups individually...
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Old 2011.03.28, 11:52 PM   #54
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For warranty issue please have receipt ready and write to us_support@rcatomic[dot]com
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Old 2012.02.14, 08:28 PM   #55
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hello,

whats the minimum amp required for this tire warmer? only stated 12v input but no amp rating.

Thanks in advance!
2.5 to 3 amps minimum. I run mine off a radio shack adjustable voltage brick power supply which I also use to run my tire truer. You can pick one up for 40 bucks if you want something to just run the tire warmer, but I put a deans plug on mine so I can run other things with it.
What I would like to know is I found in the shop and on atomic's website is a coil that fits inside the cups and it looks like it makes a perfect fit on the tires. But my question is why do they sell two different types? They sell them in soft and hard. And how many do they sell in a pack? Enough to put in all four tire Warmers or two? They don't say in the description on either web sites.
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Old 2012.02.15, 04:53 AM   #56
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hi there,

thanks for ur answer for my q's...for the coils, hard ones is thicker and soft ones is thinner...

hard coils = thin tires/used tires/front tires
soft coils = thick tires/fairly new tires/rear tires

but if u use 21mm wheels, even the soft coils will not fit coz the wheel is too big...but the cup alone is a bit too big but still works.

hope this helps
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I guess the idea behind the warmers at this scale is to go way above the normal running temp so the tires will cool gradually as the race goes. But I would be curious to see how long it would take all that heat to dissipate out of the tire and rim. If the temps fall back to what the tires would be after 2 warmup laps, then the only time a warmer would make sense would be for those first few laps. But if the warmed tires a higher temp than normal throughout say, half the race... then it would seem to be a good thing to have.

I used to cup my hand around the rear tires and breathe into them to warm them up when we used to run in a garage and if I'm throwing a new set on to test with, seems to help alot. (or it's just a weird habit/ritual that I convinced myself that it works )
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hi there,

thanks for ur answer for my q's...for the coils, hard ones is thicker and soft ones is thinner...

hard coils = thin tires/used tires/front tires
soft coils = thick tires/fairly new tires/rear tires

but if u use 21mm wheels, even the soft coils will not fit coz the wheel is too big...but the cup alone is a bit too big but still works.

hope this helps
Thanks for the info. I ended up ordering both springs from here at the shop to see the difference. I wasn't sure why they made different one's. Again thanks for the info.
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I guess the idea behind the warmers at this scale is to go way above the normal running temp so the tires will cool gradually as the race goes. But I would be curious to see how long it would take all that heat to dissipate out of the tire and rim. If the temps fall back to what the tires would be after 2 warmup laps, then the only time a warmer would make sense would be for those first few laps. But if the warmed tires a higher temp than normal throughout say, half the race... then it would seem to be a good thing to have.

I used to cup my hand around the rear tires and breathe into them to warm them up when we used to run in a garage and if I'm throwing a new set on to test with, seems to help alot. (or it's just a weird habit/ritual that I convinced myself that it works )
Ed, I used my tire warmer a couple times at the HFAY races and the tires seem to hold the heat for atleast about half of a 8 minute main. And it is a little more consistent on the start. I think its worth buying.
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Been eyeing these up for a while, and trying to justify buying them too.

Now that we are actually in a series again I'm feeling like there is a bit more of a reason to.
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