06-17-2008, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Killercanary
Dirtydeeds- Thanks, I'll try that next time out. The only reason I'm running them so high is because even at 44-46lbs up front, the side walls show scuff signs. I will try it though.
Thanks! I do check it after every run, and you are right, it goes up 1-2lbs every run. If I do have to wet the tires, should I wet them and then check the air, or doesn't it really matter?
There are a couple of different camps on the "wetting issue".
I personally am indifferent. So, I'll let you draw your own conclusions.
1 camp says that the temperature goes down by cooling with water. You can off set this by reducing the tire pressure. Wetting the tire reduces traction by launching with a wet tire.
The other camp says that cooling the tire with water reduces greasiness of tires as temperatures increase.
I can't tell you if one is better than another.
My experience is that monitoring the pressures is the most effective way to maintain/increase traction.
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