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Old 11-16-2018, 03:14 PM
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Here in the UK there are official wet tyres. Sorex XG-Rain

Not cheap for me but they work pretty dam good for my fwd chassis in the wet.
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Old 11-16-2018, 04:45 PM
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Originally Posted by lifeofbrian View Post
Here in the UK there are official wet tyres. Sorex XG-Rain

Interesting. Unfortunately not available here in States. But trying a wet tire has me curious
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Old 11-17-2018, 02:29 AM
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The tyres are great when it's wet, especially if there's standing water. They're super soft though so they don't last long if there's a lot of dry patches on the track.
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Old 11-17-2018, 03:43 AM
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These tires are also used in 1/8 racing
https://www.kiss-tyres.ch/
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Old 11-17-2018, 04:55 AM
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Originally Posted by lifeofbrian View Post
Here in the UK there are official wet tyres. Sorex XG-Rain

Are you sure they're Sorex? The ones I have here are labelled Schumacher/Shimizu.
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Old 11-17-2018, 06:05 AM
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Originally Posted by gigaplex View Post
Are you sure they're Sorex? The ones I have here are labelled Schumacher/Shimizu.
They’re labelled Schumacher/Shimizu but if you look at the sidewall they say Dunlop and some know them as Sorex
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Old 11-17-2018, 06:53 AM
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I think Sorex is the name that Schumacher give them. In the BRCA rules they are called Sorex, wet and dry.

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Are you sure they're Sorex? The ones I have here are labelled Schumacher/Shimizu.
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Old 11-17-2018, 05:40 PM
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I'd go with the standard motor position, the mid makes the car more twitchy. It's good for really tight, technical layouts. I can't imagine it would have enough grip in the wet to work well. I'm still running 2 mi5's and a mi5evo, almost never run the mid configuration for any layout.
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Old 11-17-2018, 05:50 PM
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One other advantage to the standard motor position would be that your rx and esc could be put into the same dry box as they are beside each other. In the mid motor set up your esc ends up behind the motor so you'd need two seperate dry boxes for the electronics as opposed to just one in front of your motor.
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Old 11-18-2018, 12:52 PM
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As an FYI Too, Ace makes some nice digital servos that are listed as waterproof!
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