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Old 01-29-2010, 08:44 AM   #1
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Default Solaris Tires

I’m starting this thread to answer any questions regarding the Solaris spec tires. So far Solaris tires were the spec tires of choice at these races:

Speedworld Cup (Speedworld Raceway)
TOP Gun Challenge (Norcal Hobbies)
ROAR 12 Regional Championships (Ripon Raceway)
Castle Classic (Norcal Hobbies)
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KO Grand Prix (West Coast R/C Raceway)

The feedback has been very positive.

Tires are offered in three compounds soft (S), medium (M), and hard (H). All the races so far have been run on asphalt with the H compound tire.

The H compound has performed well in different temperature ranges. During the Speedworld Cup, the track temp reached 168 degrees and the tires performed flawlessly! At the ROAR Region 12 race one qualifier was at night where the track temp was below 70 degrees and they still hooked up well. In fact it was during that qualifier that people set fast times.

We are currently testing tire and insert combinations for carpet and will post results.

The wheels are being changed and we are incorporating something new. I'll be posting details and pictures of this shortly.

Here are some videos from races that have used the Solaris tire as their spec tire:

KO Grand Prix (Solaris Spec Tire H Compound)

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TOP Gun Challenge (Solaris Spec Tire H Compound)

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Awesome tyres
I run them on asphalt and they work great.
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Hi EJ,

which compound, S, M or H, would be recommended for usage in hot weather? track temps >40 degrees....
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which compound, S, M or H, would be recommended for usage in hot weather? track temps >40 degrees....
I recommend the H compound in hot weather. They were ran at the Speedworld cup where track temps reached over 168 degrees (75 Celsius). Yeah it was hot that day.
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Great tires.. very consistent. now only if i can keep my car off the boards and stop cracking the rims..
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Great tires.. very consistent. now only if i can keep my car off the boards and stop cracking the rims..
Jason, new rims are coming soon. They are still as true as our current rim, but have a little more flex to them. I'll post pictures in a bit.

I think we all have trouble keeping our cars off the boards from time to time.
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The wheels are being changed and we are incorporating something new. I'll be posting details and pictures of this shortly.
Hoping the change is something less dishy looking.
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Hoping the change is something less dishy looking.
Actually, it is a spoke wheel BUT you can attach a dish to it if you like the dish look!
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Actually, it is a spoke wheel BUT you can attach a dish to it if you like the dish look!
Can I get a peek at the new stuff Saturday?

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+1 for the Solaris tires.

In my opinion, these are the best spec tires available.
These tires simply do no drop off at all in 5+ runs.

At the Castle Classic at Norcal, I went through just one set of tires for all qualifying at mains and ended up 2nd in 13.5 with no drop off in lap times.

At the KO race at WCRC - I used just one set for 4 rounds of qualifying and triple A mains. I ended up 5th for zippo drop off in lap times.

All the other spec tires I used in the past has horrible drop offs after just 1-2 runs.
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E. J.
Who sells the solaris tires? The link to buy the tires on your site does not work (at least for me).
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For the price, the Solaris tires are really good, and last several runs before they start to taper off. It's the best spec tire out for sure.
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These are good tires. I ran my handout set from the KO GP for club racing and ended up with over 20 runs with the same lap times from run 2 on.
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How do they compare to the Sorex 32 medium?
I'm looking for tires for the out door races and the Solaris are cheap and on my M-03 they run great.
Are cheap and have a good grip.
If they are like the Sorex 32 than I get them because the Solaris are cheaper.

I have tested CS27, Vtec30R, Vtec30X, Sweep, Jaco's and Sorex 32.
The Sorex have a long live time like the Sweep an jaco tires but have more grip than the other 2.
The cs27 are good but after 10 runs they are finished.
VTEC is the worst tire I have used.
The VTEC30R was after 6 runs all gone.
The VTEC30X is 3 runs good and after that it looses fast grip and has than less grip than the VTEC30R tires with holes in them. They live longer but with lower grip.
The rims rip apart and are terrible. The tire does it good indoor but on asphalt it's not a good tire. I got 1 of the first sets that were used ad the European Championship. So I don't now if they are improved but they still have the problems with the inserts that are turned around or even missing.

The only thing with the Solaris tire is the rim. they are not the best.
Will the rubber also be soled without the rims?
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