Originally Posted by OttoKrosse
Yes, but that's not the point.
The Tamiya 18 spoke chrome wheels will be more for looks (for an Audi R8 I'm doing) but I'd like to be able to run them in races so I'll be setting the BLING wheels up with race-able tires and inserts. If I'm going to make something up to look good I'd like it to be functional too.
Every now and then I glue up a set of sorex on some cooler looking spoke rims. I had a set on Tamiya chrome rims once. Looked awesome. They created a bit larger air gap due to being a slightly smaller rim, but worked quite well. I race mainly on carpet and usually just tear a set of schumacher JB (blue) inserts out of an old set of sorex premounts. I'd like to try the new black inserts though. They sound like they will be better than blue on carpet
For asphalt I'd use red inserts, or maybe yellow, both schumacher.
I don't have much experience with other brands of inserts, though I'm sure there are others that are very good or maybe better.