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    I searched the CACC rules but I was unable to find anything regarding watering down your car and leaving puddles of water in grid. At Bremerton NT last year, it was very hot (close to 40 degrees) and many many people were watering down their tires and intercoolers in between runs. Now, at a National Tour the grid is set up such that you have your own space during your heat, so your competitors don't drive through your puddles.

    Locally, watering in grid would mean other would be driving through the puddles. What do people think of this? It is a big deal? I think this will start to happen as more serious competitors begin to compete using street tires that overheat easily.
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    Re: Watering down in grid

    I've been wondering about this myself (keeping the rad/intake cool), so I'm interested to see what people have to say.

    I'd have no issue with it really, assuming people didn't go leaving little oceans in the grid that'll cool parts of your tires too much... hmm
    I'm usually more concerned about getting my tires UP to temp.
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    • #3
      Re: Watering down in grid

      Yes, I think you are going to start to see tire blankets and spray bottles showing up this year on other cars besides Peter's MR2.

      It gets done in the regular style grids too, and shouldn't be too big a problem if there is room to pull those cars aside a bit or for others to drive around them.

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      • #4
        Re: Watering down in grid

        The only issue is allowing enough room between grid and the start to give all drivers equal advantage at the start. So that people wanting to run on cooled tires aren't forcing others to roll through water at the start.

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        • #5
          Re: Watering down in grid

          Are tire blankets generally home made?
          Or is there actually a supplier you can get them from (at a reasonable cost)?
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          • #6
            Re: Watering down in grid

            IMHO, watering down in grid is OK as long as it's ONLY water you're spraying.

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            • #7
              Re: Watering down in grid

              Originally posted by Yarko
              Are tire blankets generally home made?
              Or is there actually a supplier you can get them from (at a reasonable cost)?
              Yes, they are mostly home made, from silver bubblewrap type insulation.

              Yes they are also available from a supplier, for a price but not cheap... but realllly nice, and they double as storage/carry bags. Should I say where to get them?
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              • #8
                Re: Watering down in grid

                Originally posted by motoring
                Yes, they are mostly home made, from silver bubblewrap type insulation.

                Yes they are also available from a supplier, for a price but not cheap... but realllly nice, and they double as storage/carry bags. Should I say where to get them?

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