Using slicks in current weather

Using slicks in current weather

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j1mmy

Original Poster:

41 posts

56 months

Tuesday 20th October
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Hi,

I’m looking for opinions on using slicks in the current weather on a track day? Say it’s dry temperature around 10-12c, too cold or won’t be problem after a few laps to warm them up? Yes my car has a cage before anyone asks 🤣.

alfa-alex

28 posts

11 months

Tuesday 20th October
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What kind of slicks?

Are they brand new or scrubbed?

And what car do you have?


4.7

147 posts

129 months

Tuesday 20th October
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Fine. Raced plenty early/late season in those temps. First lap(s) building heat. Need some spare wheels as mornings start wet and a lot of days won't be dry. Can be a proper faff swapping wheels throughout the day and you don't need to win so would avoid personally.

Sam.M

1,966 posts

10 months

Tuesday 20th October
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Have used Yokohama A032R and A048R through winter in a turbo 200hp/tonne FWD hatch with LSD and suspension work with no issues. Standing water was the only real concern so drove accordingly in the wet. No issue at all on cold dry days.

Might be a different story in a RWD car.

j1mmy

Original Poster:

41 posts

56 months

Tuesday 20th October
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Yeah ive got AD08RS to drive down on and do early sessions. There dunlop clio cup slicks and the car is a DC5.

j1mmy

Original Poster:

41 posts

56 months

Tuesday 20th October
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Also they have got about 3mm to the markers iirc so plenty left on them. I got them off a mate and I’ve got spare wheels etc so wondering if it’s worth taking them.

Sam.M

1,966 posts

10 months

Wednesday 21st October
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Really it just depends if you can be bothered taking them with you and swapping them around.

The AD08 will serve you well on track anyway.

j1mmy

Original Poster:

41 posts

56 months

Wednesday 21st October
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I havent got a garage so ill have to take a support vehicle anyway. Cool thanks matey.

Sam.M

1,966 posts

10 months

Wednesday 21st October
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No worries, enjoy!

Hol

5,799 posts

159 months

Monday 26th October
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j1mmy said:
I havent got a garage so ill have to take a support vehicle anyway. Cool thanks matey.
If I have booked a garage and its raining, I usually let other people use it to swap over tyres under cover, rather than watch them struggle as most have space for two cars.

All you have to do it ask the people in the garages, as most people understand.

j1mmy

Original Poster:

41 posts

56 months

Wednesday 28th October
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So update never got to use them as it was wet. The AD08RS were exceptional in the wet I was noticeable quicker than many cars of a similar category (DC5 250bhp)