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Old 02-22-2009, 04:08 PM   #1
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New Track Tire Question

Should you take it easy for the first few laps on a fresh set of race tires or are they good to go right out of the box. I know on street tires you should put some miles on the before you get too aggressive. I was wondering if it was the same for race tires?
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Old 02-22-2009, 04:13 PM   #2
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I don't personally- I take off the warmers and get after it. Some like to scrub tires in...

As a recommendation though, I always recommend that everyone take it easy on the first session of the day, so that will accomplish what you're asking for anyway.

One lap is usually good for scuffing, depending on your skill level.
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Old 02-22-2009, 05:21 PM   #3
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I think you should scrub them in. Mine definitely slide more when they are new. I always run warmers as well.
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Old 02-22-2009, 05:26 PM   #4
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Was curious about this as well as this will be my first year on a D.O.T. (003 Stones) and always HATED the first session out on new street rubber. One of those things where once its in your head, i feel every little ****ing slide. grrrrrr
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Seriously, easy answer here guys- your first session should never be full tilt anyway.

Personally, I've never had a problem with my 'Stones when they are new- no slides, slips, issues, etc. Right off the warmers, straight to the track, slicks and DOTs. YMMV
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I agree with Tom, and that is my practice as well. I don't ever ride full pace for the first lap of any session.

If you are wanting to though, I would think a couple of turns in each direction would be good to "scrub in" a new set of tires. Definantly by the end of the first lap they should be good to go.
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i heard all pretty much the same from an employee at cycle gear...he said you can brake 'em in at teh track, just don't try to set a new record on your fisrt lap around the track


btw...i'm finally going with something other than my pilot power 2ct's, they have been holding great for me, but I hear too much that those tires will just all of a sudden lose it without warning.
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Thanks guys. I was planning on taking it easy for the first session anyways. Now it's just good to know I can push it a little harder than I was planning to. Thanks again.
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i heard all pretty much the same from an employee at cycle gear...he said you can brake 'em in at teh track, just don't try to set a new record on your fisrt lap around the track


btw...i'm finally going with something other than my pilot power 2ct's, they have been holding great for me, but I hear too much that those tires will just all of a sudden lose it without warning.
sorry for the thread jack....

but Mike... if u are still buying ur tires at cycle gear... PM me... we have some chatting to do (and good job from stepping up from those 2ct's...bout time
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i heard all pretty much the same from an employee at cycle gear...he said you can brake 'em in at teh track, just don't try to set a new record on your fisrt lap around the track


btw...i'm finally going with something other than my pilot power 2ct's, they have been holding great for me, but I hear too much that those tires will just all of a sudden lose it without warning.
Its the reason I changed from them. I kept hearing the same thing.
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