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nuts4racing
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted November 18, 2002 10:51 PM
Our track is going to a speck tire for next year. We've been running street tire's (soft as possible), but know were going to NASCAR knock-offs. They will be a harder compound and we have to groove them ourselves. This is a new area for me. Does anyone have any insight that will help me out as far as grooving and setting the car up so it can react without breaking them loose as easy? We run the older 70's model car's (Malibu, Cutlas, Grand Prix, and so on) mine will be a Malibu or Cutlas. And we have a 3400# weight rule. PLEASE HELP. Thanks

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redneck bubbas racing
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 213
posted November 19, 2002 08:44 PM
www.hoosiertire.com has some real good articles about grooving.

nuts4racing
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted November 21, 2002 11:21 PM
I can understand if nobody want's to give up info (or tricks) for every one to see but if you can either p.m. me or e-mail me at "brianshafer6@aol.com" I would be very apreciative! By the way I race in Dallas Tx incase that helps out your decision to help.

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Scoot
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 330
posted November 22, 2002 12:38 AM
Go to www.circletrack.com and go under Race Tech then Tips and Tricks then click on Eight Things to Know About Dirt Tires, it should help you alot. We have to run the tires your talking about. I bought some pre-grooved from someone at the track and just tried to copy what they did. After I did that I turned my blade over and started siping them. After they are run you might want to either grind them with a grinder or use a sander to take the glaze off of them. It does work, makes them better from my experiance. If you can afford it get one of the GOOD groovers, I went for the cheaper one. It works good, but not as neat as the other one. Hope this helps some. Someone here I'm sure can tell you which ones are softer, I've not learned all that just yet.

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Scoot
Smith Racing Team
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outlawstock17
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 620
posted November 22, 2002 07:02 AM
you can soften the tires by soaking them in diesel fuel or mineral spirits.

Flatlander
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 310
posted November 22, 2002 12:18 PM
Also these tires have been thru heat cycles so they will be different in hardness I would find a durometer and check them the main thing I would look for is consistency so you won't get you're set up right and have to change a tire just to find out it's totally diff. I ran this type of tire a while ago and was surprised at how well you could make them work

go4win
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 61
posted November 22, 2002 06:04 PM
where in DFW area, are they making you run those tires?

nuts4racing
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted November 23, 2002 02:11 AM
I will be running at The Devils Bowl Speedway. And thanks for the info if there are any more suggestions out there feel free to jump in!

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