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Does the heat affect your driving?

Hey guys n gals simple question lol. So does it affect y'all much? I mean do y'all run the car pretty hard when its hot out (for those of us plagued by heat lol)? It's been about 90-92ish with about 100-105 heat index here for a few weeks now so it's really hot and humid. I've always heard not to if its really hot just wondering what y'all think.


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104-113 here every day but practically no humidity. Heat index is usually the same as the actual temperature with rare deviations. I run my car pretty hard all the time though I notice decreases in power the hotter it gets. If it feels a little too labored I'll take it easy.

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I live in S/W Florida,and we have that heat much longer than you do and it doesn't change anything,I still drive my Mustang the same, with a MAX speed of 35 MPH,and an umbrella mounted on both side windows to give the paint some shade from the hot sun,seems to work ok.
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If your gauges read normal temps I wouldn't worry about it too much. I'm from Georgia and live in Texas so I've driven in a hot and humid climate and dry heat. My experience with cars and bikes is that they have less power in the summer and more in the winter. If you're running the right oil for your engine and outside temps you should be fine, make sure coolant levels are fine though.
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Nah, it gets really hot and humid here in eastern NC and my water temp never exceeds 195F, and actually sits around 180-185F most of the time while at Interstate speeds (I have a ScangaugeII so I am always monitoring the temp digitally).

I admit, I'm not exactly driving it like I stole it, maybe more like I was just borrowing it for a while (LOL).


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On the track driving like I stole the car my gauges read 195 to 200.

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I don't push mine too hard except early mornings and evening never in mid day heat. I also have recently added the steeda cai so I think about the heat a little more now lol.

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Designed for it unless you track as long as you have good coolant. Cars do not feel heat index - only evaporatively cooled creatures like us do.

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Designed for it unless you track as long as you have good coolant. Cars do not feel heat index - only evaporatively cooled creatures like us do.
Very true.

Don't apply human reactions to temp and humidity to a machine like your car. Your car is slower when it's hot (and humid) because there is less oxygen in the atmosphere, not because your car is hot or tired.

As long as your oil and cooling systems are working fine, no damage is being done. Using high-end synthetic oils can help.
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when its 115 in Arizona I drive nice and slow, because my AC does not like when I go to the upper RPM range. Its way to hot to not have that on full blast.

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You can Royal Purple Ice to our coolant to help with engine heat. I have done this and just recently have added Z max engine additive. I will see next track time if it helps (6/9).

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The warmer it gets, the shorter the girls' skirts get - so I usually slow down quite a bit to have a look.

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