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Old 06-30-2019, 07:49 PM
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Anyone have an opinion on the Elexis tires vs the solaris. Using on asphalt in central California and asphalt temp can be extremely high.
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A lot of us are using the Elexis 40s in AZ, but might be slightly hotter than CA. Not sure which Solaris versions you are looking at, but a buddy of mine recently bought some of the "Hard" solaris tires and they didn't last more than 2 races on our local track.
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Anyone have an opinion on the Elexis tires vs the solaris. Using on asphalt in central California and asphalt temp can be extremely high.
Solaris hands down
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Comparing both brands 36’s at Speedworld where the nats will be held.....many are finding the Elexis tire to over heat during a run. The Solaris doesn't have this issue. It’s possible that you may have to run an Elecis 40 and see how it stacks up against a Solaris 36.

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but might be slightly hotter than CA.
Might be slightly hotter than Hell!!!
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Originally Posted by STLNLST View Post
Comparing both brands 36ís at Speedworld where the nats will be held.....many are finding the Elexis tire to over heat during a run. The Solaris doesn't have this issue. Itís possible that you may have to run an Elecis 40 and see how it stacks up against a Solaris 36.

For sure the Elexis 36 is way softer than the Solaris 36.
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In our experience, solaris is good for 5-8 runs, after that, big loss in laptimes.. Never tried Elexis yet so no basis for comparison
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Solaris for sure!
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Originally Posted by alteredcarbon View Post
In our experience, solaris is good for 5-8 runs, after that, big loss in laptimes.. Never tried Elexis yet so no basis for comparison
The Elexis 40's last for twice that easy.
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Iím interested this as well.

How well do the Solaris tires wear Iíve heard a few runs and they fall off a lot and Iíve heard more.

How do the Elixis tires hold up before you soo a big fall off.

Also how do the Elixis tires compare to Rush tires?

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Originally Posted by airsiler3 View Post
Iím interested this as well.

How well do the Solaris tires wear Iíve heard a few runs and they fall off a lot and Iíve heard more.

How do the Elixis tires hold up before you soo a big fall off.

Also how do the Elixis tires compare to Rush tires?

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It's hard to compare all of the tires to each other, because they really are different. On my local track I'd get about 3-4 good runs on 36 rush, but I haven't run the 40 rush. The Elexis 36 is soft and falls off after a few runs and they are pretty much done. The Elexis 40s are awesome and seem to hold up really well for up 15, 5 minute runs in 17.5 stock. I will use them for practice up to 18 runs and they are done after that. I know the solaris 40s work really well on our track also, but fall off drastically after 4/5 runs. This is all on the track I race and 17.5 stock. Also, when switching to 40s you will need to make setup changes.
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Just my $0.02..

We used Elexis 40s for the CTS round at Valkaria. I found them to be very poorly constructed. The belts in the tires overlapped making a bump in the tire that caused flat spot wear. The performance from set to set was also very suspect, some sets were OK, some sets you went out and did donuts. I donít think 40s were the right hardness choice for the conditions as the tires grained a lot, but overall I was less than impressed.

Solaria 36s were used for the paved nats at ft Myers last year. I was very happy with the tires at this race. Very consistent from set to set, and not much fall off between runs. I was very happy to hear that these will be the control tires again at speedworld this year as this means the tire situation should hopefully be drama free
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As you can see everyone has different experiences. LOL I'd suggest buying a set of each and trying for yourself.
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Also, when switching to 40s you will need to make setup changes.
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I heard someone say, "Choosing the correct tires for current conditions is a dark art."
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