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Old 03-31-2003, 08:57 AM   #1
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Default Best Tire Combo for Carpet?

I went to a new track and they only run rubber with stock (I hate rubber) but any way i was thinkin of some sorex 20R but i don't know what inserts. Its hi traction carpet. So if anyone can help please do
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Old 03-31-2003, 09:43 AM   #2
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Use the search option. There was a thread that disussed rubber tires on carpet extensively.
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If you can't find the thread, try Sorex 24R in front and 20R in rear with HPI Red inserts on a stiff wheel like Yokomo or Sorex.
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We run either Pits or Sorex 24Rs front with Hpi Red Insert(4630) but we use 24Rs rear with Hpi Yellow inserts(4629). We seem to get better wear with the 24Rs in the rear and it seems to give more rear traction.

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Ok, i've run on carpet for almost the last two years on rubber.
We started only using softer compounds sorex 20R and CS22, but we have now gone up to 28R and CS27. With inserts we use sorex, ride or take off as well but the T.O's (blue 2002 version) cause the tyre to wear on the inside too much the black one's were better. We run quite a tight track and go for soft to medium inserts. In the early rounds when the grip is a bit down we use the medium Type B sorex inserts. this give the biggest air gap we would want to run to help give the car more foward bite. The ride inserts are also very good , with the 'high pressure' ones which leave no air gap, help generate a lot of grip on the carpet.
As for additive, this is essential for running on carpet. We use Trinity conditioner and traction for rubber on the tyres for about 30mins. Lrp blue factor is also quite good. We occasionally use Trinity tyre warmers after any excess additive has been wiped off.
Using the harder compound tyres and additive mean they will last a few meetings (we usually run each set about 10 runs) so the wear is not too bad, they are still usable but not at their best. We find that it is much easier to get a TQ run on the first or second run of the tyres.
I am also interested in running the new LRP v-tec tyres or ride RS01's. Anyone tried these?
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I'd start with what mo suggested: Sorex 24s in the front and 20s in the rear. That seems to work on most carpet tracks for me. On lower bite tracks, 20/20 can work, though you may have tons of wear. On higher bite tracks you may need to go to 24/24 or 28/24 to save on tire wear, or possibly premounted tires such as the Take Off CS27s.

Start with medium or medium-soft inserts and see how they work, and go from there.
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Sorex 28 with red HPI red inserts all around or Take-off CS-27 premounted tires or Sorex 28 with Take-off inserts(the same insert that comes with the premounted tires)this combo seems to work best for me.Not sure of the part # for the inserts call Shumacher USA they can sell you these inserts.
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Try to stick with the same coumpound tires because they are in the same heat range.
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