Originally Posted by ghostman24
Has anybody tried the Solaris tires on carpet? And how do they compare to the Sorex tires.
I have been using them for a while now as Tony said. I love these tires on carpet. I actually just retired the ONE set of Soft compounds I've been using. 60+ runs and they still are gripping awesome, but I toasted the front right tire goofing off with some oval guys
Brand new Solaris's are worth maybe a tenth or two over some really well used sets. That is one of the cool things about these tires. Lap times stay consistent through out the life of the tire. I have taken care to document the tires performance with lap times and pictures as well. Take a look a few pages back on the Solaris thread to see the information.
These tires also perform excellent against other brands of tires too. At my local track, 17.5 drivers use a range of different brands. These tires don't have weird quirks like, super fast at the beginning of the run....no grip at the end. They start fast, and end fast. As far as comparing against Sorex, the Solaris tires don't pick up the groove like Sorex do. If you have a dark groove at your track, I've noticed the Sorex being really caked up after a run. A lot of the time this causing the car to start pushing bad or get really loose at the end of the run. The Solaris tires pick up stuff too but it doesn't seem to effect the lap times. Personally, I have pulled the same hot laps with both tires. The difference is consistency in the run. I pull the same lap times at the start of the run as I do on the last lap with the Solaris.
The Solaris tires are now the spec tire in a spec class I started at my local track. The spec drivers love them. And in the other classes people are starting to want to try them out as well. Try them out, I know you will like them.