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    avoiding water?

    I was wondering if there is any way not to drag water on to the starting line with street tires I would just drive around it but the local track doesn't have room to drive around it so is there anything I could do to lessen the chance of getting everything wet?

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    I think they pasted the law, that you have to do the burn-out !!! LOl !!!
    At least do a short one to dry the tires.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bills98ta View Post
    I think they pasted the law, that you have to do the burn-out !!! LOl !!!
    At least do a short one to dry the tires.
    One of the tracks I go to is the same way where you have to drive through the water, and I hate it. Just make sure to do a small burnout to get the water off as best you can. I do a few dry hops to make sure that I am going up dry as well.

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    For a while, my motto was " I win, so I can do another Burnout " LOL !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by wenn_du_weinst View Post
    I was wondering if there is any way not to drag water on to the starting line with street tires I would just drive around it but the local track doesn't have room to drive around it so is there anything I could do to lessen the chance of getting everything wet?
    Hire a crane to pick you up and drop you in front of the water box so that you don't have to track water to the starting line. That's the way I roll.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wenn_du_weinst View Post
    I was wondering if there is any way not to drag water on to the starting line with street tires I would just drive around it but the local track doesn't have room to drive around it so is there anything I could do to lessen the chance of getting everything wet?
    Why would you not want to do a burn out? Don't like getting traction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adam3566 View Post
    Why would you not want to do a burn out? Don't like getting traction?
    Personally I don't do much of one either if can help it. I spin them over for is not the heat, but to clean them off.. Street tires do not usually respond well to very much heat.

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    Waterbox for street tires is about useless. As someone posted just clean em off and get them a bit warm. Lots of street tire shootouts around here. Seems like when im dicking around on the street that if I get them too hot they become slick and not the good kind of slick.

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    I was under the impression that street tires get greasy when hot

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    Quote Originally Posted by wenn_du_weinst View Post
    I was under the impression that street tires get greasy when hot
    Depends on each tire, my BFGs tend to like a little heat, but not very much more then just a little. Sure there are others that act very differently.

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    when i test and tune (on street tires)i try to go around and back in the box so the fronts dunt carry water in front of the rears...

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