Even drag radials benefit from a heat cycle

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 by Neal O'Neal
Drag radials we carry such as the BFGoodrich g-Force T/A Drag RadialDrag Radial 2, and Hoosier (special order) will benefit from a heat cycle procedure. Just like with other competition tires, the drag tires will have better performance and more consistent run times if properly heat cycled prior to first use.

Tire Rack offers heat cycling in house for $15 per tire on our equipment. You can also perform the heat cycle yourself at the track. If you do choose the do-it-yourself method, it's best to follow the steps below. 
  • Make a couple passes at the strip to bring the tire up to operating temperature
  • Then allow the tires to rest without running them for at least 24 hours
We recommend removing the tires from the vehicle or lifting it so no weight is on them during the 24 hour rest period

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