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Old 09-12-2006, 04:37 AM   #1
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Hi, so far ive only raced foam tyres and i got no idea about rubber tyres. I want to know the basics for rubber tyres, like which tyres for what track, surfaces, which for carpet etc etc.
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Old 09-12-2006, 04:42 AM   #2
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Hi, for outdoors, depending on the track temp, i usually use CS's if its roasting hot i use 27's if its luke warm the usually 22's, i tried some rp's the other day both the 24's and the 30's, both good for different conditions work a treat.

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As rubber tires are the only tires we run in germany we have a lot of experiences with the tires.
Speaking about aphalt racing, the tire holding it's performance the longest is the Sorex 36.
The CS27 is the best allround tire.
Indoor on carpet we mostly run CS 27 or Sorex 28s. sometimes Vtec 27s.
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In Australia the most popular /standard tyre is Sorex, compound ratings go from 20 (very cold smooth concrete), 24 (smooth concrete) 28 (asphalt), 32(warm asphalt) 36 and 40 (hot asphalt). I'd start with some sorex 28s and if you are slipping around go to 24s, if they wear out too quickly go to 32s. I only use Sorex's, and love them...

You will also need to get some inserts, start off with sorex B medium.

make sure you glue it properly otherwise they will vibrate at high speed
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Old 09-13-2006, 11:26 PM   #5
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Default Hi!

I've raced mainly in the Philippines and we've basically got warm (hot!)/humid weather there..and we raced outdoors on an asphalt raceway.

Same thing there-- Sorex still is the choice of tires. 32's for AM racing, 36's from Midmorning to early Afternoon. 30's-28's from late afternoon to early evenings. 24's for night races.

Inserts -- I mainly like soft to medium compounds. Soft one's will give you better traction but the rubber wears out faster. Mediums will be a middlepath -- less traction but less threadwear..

Rims -- Speedmind dish rims!

Traction compounds also help...

And like PeteB said -- make sure you CA/glue them on the rims well..

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