Tire Preparation

Discussion in 'Brakes, Wheels and Tires' started by Dale Hall, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. Dale Hall

    Dale Hall TMO Intermediate

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    Ordered MPSC2 tires online and had these two track prep options

    1. Heat cycling
    2. Tire shaving

    Does anyone have experience with either of these?
     
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    The tread depth is very shallow on these tires, so nothing to shave.

    Can't answer about heat cycling, Tire Rack, I assume. I've never had it done.
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  3. Bill Pemberton

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    Probably would not have shaved ( they have 4/32nds and they likely took them down to 2/32nds ) ,though heat cycling usually has some benefit with many tires --some actually stress it as imperative ( Hoosier for instance).
     
  4. Dale Hall

    Dale Hall TMO Intermediate

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    Here's what I found about shaving

    Track and Competition DOT Tires

    The following tires are manufactured with only 4/32" to 4.5/32" of molded tread depth and do not require tire shaving for autocross or track use.

    • BFGoodrich g-Force R1
    • BFGoodrich g-Force R1-S
    • Hankook Ventus Z214
    • Hoosier A7 Radial
    • Hoosier R7 Radial
    • Toyo Proxes RR
    Most other Track & Competition DOT tires begin with 6/32" to 8/32" of molded tread depth and typically do not require shaving for autocross use, driver's schools, track days and competitive track use in dry conditions. Shaving these types of tires may offer a slight improvement in initial lap times, but will result in a commensurate reduction of tread life.

    Michelin Pilot Sport Cup Optional
    Michelin Pilot Sport Cup+ /N-Spec Optional
    Pirelli P Zero Corsa System Autocross - Optional /Track - Required
    Toyo Proxes RA1 Recommended
    Toyo Proxes R888 Optional
    Yokohama A048 LTS Optional
    Yokohama A048 M Optional
    Yokohama A048 MH Optional
     

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