Formula Use Guide

This is a very basic guide to the use of Monster Grip RC tire prep formulas. There are MANY ways to apply / use the formulas. Everyone has their own way they prepare, breaking and prep their tires and it comes down to personal testing and tuning to see what is going to work for your set up.

Remember, car set up is CRUCIAL to a straight / fast run (with drag racing). Any tire traction compound needs to be “learned” and used to learn how it will work for your set up.

If your car does not go straight before u use ANY tire sauce formula, it will be WORSE when trying to use sauce. Sauce enhances SPEED, NOT GOING STRAIGHT!


Pre-Grip (treatment / conditioner) is formulated to open the pores in the rubber to soften the tires. This helps the tires stay softer and last longer when done correctly. This is done between events and the tires are put into containers that keep air from getting to them.

This helps prolong the life of the tire. This also gives the tires a bit of “tack” from making them soft which does give a bit of grip (mild) but can be used as a traction enhancing compound under the right circumstances. It also helps in the activation of the other formulas offered by Monster Grip. 

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OG Grip

OG Grip is formulated as a mild traction enhancing formula (sauce) and is the original formula. Og Grip works very well in cooler and colder conditions. Because of its mild tackiness it is also excellent on dirt tracks both packed and lose, inside and out. OG Grip is good up to about 115-to-120-degree track temps. OG Grip is an all-around formula for all types of tires.

If using on harder compound tires, we do recommend tire warmers to heat the tires to get the correct tackiness (especially for reactions). 

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X Formula

X formula has been formulated to work on harder compound tires. Reactions are the most popular tire this formula has been tested on with EXCELLENT results, but it will also work on Hoosiers and other hard compound tires. X formula contains (within the liquid) encapsulated resin particles that will stick to the harder compound tires to further enhance the traction. Very little (2 to 3 second) burnout is needed and very lightly (tires helps just about the surface so they just touch the ground).

X Formula does work on soft compound tires however is difficult to remove because the resin particles get “burned” into the tires and is very difficult to remove. This is definitely a harder compound tire formula.

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Grip +

Grip + is the next level above Og Grip. Based on the same formulation as Og Grip, it then offered a faster flash rate (meaning the tackiness comes out sooner giving you traction quicker) and it has about 20% more tackiness then Og Grip.

This formula is excellent for the hotter temps and when U need that extra level of tackiness. It also works on all tire types. 

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