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    So I've been doing the track day thing more and more and running Dunlop Q2's and soon to be Q3's. Some people nex to me in the pis say that I need tire warmers and others say nah just give it 2 laps before ya hit it hard. Anyone have any comment as I know there are a few of us oldtimers in here that do track more regularly tha I do.

    Then it may lead me to the next questions why are the Chicken\hawk ones soooo much more than the Pit Posse ones ? And will the less expensive ones work if used a few times a year ?
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    Wish I was able to help based on personal experience, but alas I have none

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    Default Re: To Warm or Not To Warm

    You should be fine without using tire warmers, unless it is really freezing outside.

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    Default Re: To Warm or Not To Warm

    At a track day, you can just do a lap at a bit slower pace and warm them up. I used to do a lot of track day and no one (except the racers running slicks) used tire warmers.

    If you were racing, then warmers let you start out at 100%.
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    Default Re: To Warm or Not To Warm

    Cool, that is just about the same advice a dealer just gave me about warmers thanks guys. More pennies to spend on something else for the bike.
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