Birel99 wrote:I heard the oil mumbo jumbo from a "Tuner" in the kart industry... There is a lot of mumbo jumbo in the kart industry.
So, I assume that the lower the tyre pressure, the faster the tyre will come up to operating temperature?
Do tyre pressure sort of 'self regulate'? Lets say that you have too low of TP's heading onto the track, they generate too much heat and the pressure rises, do they then start to cool back down with the rise in tyre pressure?
Is the surface temperature uniform across the tyre? Or do the shoulders get noticably hotter?
No, the lower the pressure the faster it does not get up to temp. Many factors contribute to tire temp. Say you scrub the tires in the front more they are going to have a higher psi then what you started with. But the psi went up because the amount of friction you put into them went up, not because you started with a lower temp. There is more to this but i feel like i may confuse you if i try to explain it more.
They will not cool down unless the amount of friction they are trying to produce is lessened.
I am not too sure on this one but tire temp across the tire should not be the same. I remember reading about this, must've been carroll smith, but it is usually hottest on the out side of the tire and then decreasing the further in you go.