first track day with the car tomorrow. I'm just sondering what the operating temperature is for these tires that I should be looking for. Thanks.
Interesting question. I think that the SCCA Spec Racer Ford class, while somewhat of a tank but still lighter than an Elise, was running A048s.Evil Twin said:This topic merits discussion. Thanks for floating a thread on it. :clap:
The first question -- what absolute temperatures I'm generating -- is interesting, as it speaks to whether or not the A048s are appropriate for the light weight of the car. I confess that I've not found them as grippy as I'd have expected, but then again I have likely heat cycled mine after 8 events, particularly in the back (the car's gotten increasingly tail-happy; the rears have worn well past the tread indicator bars to the point where they're esssentially slicks).
I think this is true unless the track and ambient temps are very low. The other issue is getting even heat so that you wear evenly and get max contact in the turns. At neg 2.5 camber rear I'm finding the insides still heat up 10 deg more (167F) than center and outside. Is anyone getting more even temps with les neg camber. If so, does it improve wear and/or traction?pchop said:I've done quite a few track events with various car clubs as well as racing schools and races with Skip Barber. And I can say with CERTAINTY that based on my driving ability the tire temperature is NOT going to have a major affect on my lap time. My advise is to do 1 to 2 warm up laps and get the rubber up to temperature. If your paces is slow, my guess is that it has more to do with your lines than your ruuber temperature and pressure.