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Old 01-26-2011, 05:10 AM   #301
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Which compound do you recommend for indoors on low to med bite carpet without additive?
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Old 01-26-2011, 07:46 AM   #302
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We just started running the hards on a smaller smooth prepped asphalt track w/ 50/50 soda spayed on it and paragon on the tires and even with the weather being 40 degrees outside the tires hooked up great. Also I love the spoke design And would like to see them in some floresent colors that would be cool. Or have them in 20 spoke like the Mercedes amg Dtm wheels.
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Which compound do you recommend for indoors on low to med bite carpet without additive?
Softs or mediums work well, all depending on your set up and how quickly the groove comes up.
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Old 01-27-2011, 06:45 AM   #304
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There is no groove as no one at the club runs additive, the grip does pickup over the course of the night hence why I said low to med bite carpet.
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There is no groove as no one at the club runs additive, the grip does pickup over the course of the night hence why I said low to med bite carpet.
Additive or not, as tires wear rubber into the carpet, and any time the surface heats up, an area of higher traction on the racing line(aka 'the groove') will form.

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Softs or mediums work well, all depending on your set up and how quickly the groove comes up.
No magic to it, especially with only 3 choices for pre-mounts (S, M, and H). Start with softs, and switch to mediums if you get too much grip (traction rolling) or needed to free up the car other than by making suspension changes.

The nice thing about Solaris tires is that you'll know within just a few laps if you made the right choice.
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Old 01-28-2011, 06:09 AM   #306
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Thanks Buckaroo
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The Florida State On-road series has been using Solaris hard tires as our handout tire this season. We've sold over 200 sets over the course of 4 races. Feedback from the racers has been positive and the customer service has been unparalleled. Of the 200 sets, I've had one guy bring back 1 tire that was ruined.....and it couldn't really be determined the tire wasn't damaged in an impact. We've had excellent results using this product!
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Old 02-11-2011, 12:50 PM   #308
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Those sure look like Solaris tires at this round of ETS!
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Old 02-11-2011, 01:13 PM   #309
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solaris runs pretty well in mine, and....price wise is not too bad. while others are willing to pay an arm and half a leg . our local club down here dont have many options to choose from, and so what ever they have available is what you get (let alone parts are hard to get locally. most of us have to go offline to get them).
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Those sure look like Solaris tires at this round of ETS!
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Don't they, well et least the rim.
My first thoughts exactly.

I'll check, would be weird though since Xenon was the designated tire and sponsor...
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i was at the ETS round 3 and i can asure you guys that we used solaris tires (medium). we wanted to use xenon for sure, as it is one of the sponsors, but as far as i heared there were some problems with the new test-tires for tarmac. we will drive xenon for the next round in warsaw for sure as it is on carpet and the new xenon tires worked super on carpet in round 2.

anyhow, the solaris worked very very well, good performance, little tire wear....all around a very good wheel for any class and especially the stock classes.
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From what I've been reading in all the past posts this tire seems to work well in most temperatures. I'm hoping on-road is going to be available here in the UT in the next few weeks. I understand the HARD compound is my best bet but their site says there are (3) different inserts. Anyone have any suggestions on which insert? This track is not all that smooth (like Ripon) but will be sprayed down prior to racing. Let me know...
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I believe that the premounts all come with medium inserts. Seems to work well all around, carpet and pavement, indoors and out.
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Local Asphalt Track is running A spec Solaris tire this year!

Bought up a set of Mediums Went from jaco blues to the M solaris tire and lap times improved .2-.3 seconds allowing me to pull of my fastest time of the day a 14.8 and average of around 15.3-.9
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