Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by highperboi, May 25, 2003.
what is shaving and heat treating tires????
shaving tires is exactly what it sounds like its uniformly removing tread
this makes them lighter and more consistant for cornering (less tread to squirm around on)
heat cycling is a controlled breakin process so the tire will have a consistant compound and should stick better and last longer
how do you heat cycle?
heat cycling is for competition tires
you dont do it yourself
for best results have it done professionally
tirerack.com does it
discounttire.com does it
im sure others do too
here is an article describing the process
Just put your tires in the over for a while
When I used to race gokarts we would do this! It helps get old rubber of that ends up making the tires not grip as well! We took a heat gun and mounted the paint scrapper at the end it would heat the tire and than remove the top coat of the tire! It kind of looked like we had new tires everyweekend! Dont forget to soak them in traction compound! :fuckyou2:
why the fuck is that there?
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