In Reply to: Re: Yoko A032R posted by scott p on February 07, 2000 at 21:23:40:
: : : Was getting my track tires out of storage and noticed they are blue in certain areas. The storage was not climate controlled. Could the cold have caused this? They may have been that way when I stored them last fall, but I can't remember.
: Is there a way to prevent this? Or just don't drive them hard for a long period of time? Do you think another DOT-R tire would have done this?
: Thanks, sorry for all the ?'s.
My Kumhos do this as well. I've heard the same thing with the BFG R1's. Nature of the beast I say, it's a track tire so naturally we push it to the limit.
What I'm doing to try to not overheat them is to let off the gas when the car is understeering and allow the tire to come back or help it by stabbing the brakes lightly. <---For autocrossing
If this is happening during track events try taking it easy for a few laps to cool the tires down after you've done some really hot laps.