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OK so we have ploably run one of the Slot.it Porsch 956's for about 2000 - 7 second laps using a stock scaley motor. The as supplied tyres were trued but not glued using sandpaper. The tyres now have a distinct radius on both sides about 1 mm into the width. We suspect this is sufficient to impact the grip of the tyre. Is this to be expected? Is this wear sufficient to be significant? Would it be less if we gluded the tyres on? This is not a complaint its more about re-ordering tyres (we are standardising of Slot.it P6) so that we don't run out. As we get better the laps per night are going up. In Tuesdays eveings entertainment we did about 1000 laps so tyre replacement may be an issue.
 

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The track is scaley sport we are using and no mags. I guess the issue becomes diameter if the radius is not an issue. So far we have really not addressed this, we just sand it down till its flat and the same diameter both sides. My be we need to start looking at ground clerance spacifically.
 

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Si Not sure why you think a 1000 7 second laps laps is a lot in an evening. Its about 2 1/2 hrs actual driving. We get the track up by about 19:30 and drive till about 23:30 (with tea breaks). Cleaning tyres every 50 laps not very practical for us. One session (between tea breaks was 245 laps), However P6 on sport do not degrade too quick. Have yet to try the masking tape taped to the pit lane yet. That would get us a quick clean about every 50 laps. When there is 3 of us on two lane the lap count dopps a bit as the third mamber is not as good at staying on and he insisys on a snack which takes up driving time! To me digital is about being able to drive more than wait around due to the restrictions of analouge. Plus of course it adds far more depth to the challenge. Clearly tyre wear is something we will just have to watch. Thanks for the comments.
 

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300SLR has got it. Typically we run 100 lap races with 3 or so fuel stops. Lifing the car off to clean would take way to long for the gain it would bring.
 
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