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Old 05-20-2010, 04:11 PM
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Hi guys ive been practicing wheelie-ing(in a safe spot might i add) and i had i question. do warmer tires help you? or is it just the brand. or do other factors make a diff ie: type of surface.....any thoughts?
 
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Old 05-20-2010, 04:20 PM
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Lower air pressure in the rear deff. makes a huge difference. Go browse through the stunters section for some better info.
 
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Old 05-20-2010, 08:51 PM
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Are you asking about traction? Yes tires need to be warmed up to operating temps for full traction. Yes different tires have different traction. Lastly yes the road surface has a large impact on traction. As stated above air pressure also has an impact, as does suspension setup.
 
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Old 05-21-2010, 11:13 AM
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you doing a sit down or stand up?
 
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Old 05-21-2010, 11:39 AM
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I've learned my lesson trying to do wheelies or just a hard launch with cold tires. IE: expecting the front wheel to come up and the back tire slides out because it cant get traction. (with the stock Dunlops)

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get some Pilot Powers and never worry about warm-up time again lol. - but its true.
 
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Old 05-21-2010, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Sick97SS View Post
get some Pilot Powers and never worry about warm-up time again lol. - but its true.
I've gotten powers, power 2ct and now power pures to slide cold. Every tire needs to warm up.
 
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Old 05-21-2010, 07:14 PM
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my powers spin like a modda f'er
 
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Old 05-22-2010, 04:12 AM
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I keep both wheels on the ground, but if by chance my front one happens to come up my tires are always warm, and maybe only a couple pounds below reccommended.
 
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Old 05-22-2010, 12:42 PM
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yea i sit down....aint got the ***** to stand up yet
 
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Old 05-23-2010, 11:55 AM
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what gear you trying to do it in?
 

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