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Old 08-05-2016, 08:33 PM   #1
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Default Proper Heat Cycling... does it prevent friction loss within the compound?

Interested in buying a few new sets of RE71R tires, heat cycled by tire rack. It will most likely get down to around 30 degrees in the storage location.

I am wondering if the heat cycling will help prevent excess friction loss due to near freezing temperatures.

Anyone have any idea?
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I don't think the cold is what is hard on a tire, while in storage. The lack of humidity is, along with time. Consider a tire an ongoing chemical reaction. As it outgasses and dries up, its done. Heat cycling will probably not help you. Buy tires in the late winter and try to use them up by the end of fall.

Anybody find fault in that statement?
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If I get those individual tire bags, that should definitely help, correct?

Thanks for your response, btw.
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My understanding pretty much lines up with ryans
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My RE-71r stored over the winter just fine. That said, it is very humid around here usually, and the garage never gets below 50f.

The same cannot be said for my S.Drives which are what the car is stored on outside over the winter. They get harder every year.
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Pardon my newbness, but is there a sticky on proper heat cycling? And is that a once and done thing or do you need to do it every time you take the vehicle out? (Track or normal spirited driving)
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Pardon my newbness, but is there a sticky on proper heat cycling? And is that a once and done thing or do you need to do it every time you take the vehicle out? (Track or normal spirited driving)
It's a one-time thing: Tire Tech Information - Competition Tire Heat Cycling Service

If it were lack of humidity that were the sole issue, you'd think tires wouldn't survive a Phoenix summer, and AFAIK they do. Humidity may be a part of it, but freezing temperatures are a problem in and of themselves.

If you're not going to use the tires over the winter, they'll survive better if you take them off the car and store them indoors.

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Ahhh thank you
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Phoenix here. My tires survive the summers just fine. It seems to be more time dependent in my experience.
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