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Old 11-27-2001, 12:19 AM   #1
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Anyone been running the new Pits tires? How do they compare to the old pits and to the Sorex? How do the new numbers cross to Sorex?
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Old 11-27-2001, 08:11 AM   #2
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i have a set of the new pits, 20 and 24.....i have both withe the sorex med-hard insert....i love them...the same as the old pits.....i also like the sorex though....i would just try both, and see what you like.....
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Mr Losi- do the 24r/20r pits equall the 24/20 Sorex coumpound wise?
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i would say they are pretty close....i have not used the sorex 20.....i think the pit 20 has a longer useable life.....if i use sorex, i usually use 24-27.....i should try the 20 sorex, to know, but i like the pits...the carcass is thicker....so it is more consistent.....
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The Sorex tires are quicker by .2 to .4 per lap.
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The Pit's are quicker, at least .5 sec per lap.
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any proof to back those ##s up???
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Nope!
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I would imagine they would be fairly similar. Someone here tried them, and thought the sorex were better...Might depend on the track.
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...at our local track, testing has already been done with both tires. I was not there and did not participate in the testing, but that is where ACLoco got his numbers from (correct me if I'm wrong, AC). I will be testing some of both tires this weekend on a carpet track...I'll let you know...
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Sorex doesn't have 27 do they?
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We have run a lot of tires at MINNREG in Tampa FL since the Pit 30/25's dissapeared a year ago. The Sorex 24/20 combo was best but at the latest race we tried the new Pit 24R's and 27R's.

I ran Pit 24R's all around with Echo Red High Traction inserts (J4430M) and others used the 24's in the rear with 27R's in front. We all went faster. A side benefit of the new Pit/Echo combo was the outstanding wear. I ran the same set from practice last Friday morning to the Mains on Sunday afternoon. I did glue up a new set to see if they were faster than the set I had been running and they ran the same lap times in practice. I decided to save the new set for the next carpet race and ran the well run set in the mains. I went faster in the mains than in any one of my qualifiers. I'm impressed.

I'll be running Pits at all carpet races next season.
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Adrian,
Was it possible you were too stuck with the 24/20's.......???? Have you tried the 28/24 combo?
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i have run all the tire combos....i think the pit 20 24 might be best for mod, and the 24-28 best for stock.....sorec would be the same....i used the pit med hard insert......i like them better than the hpi inserts....
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Matt I'm curious to know why you choose the 28/24 Sorex over 24/20 Sorex on carpet on the Losi?

I went from 28/24 to 24/24 and finally to 24/20 and I felt the 28/24 was the worst of the bunch. I went to 24/20 and my car was fast, still dumping over a little too much but I think the low roll center will fix that. The 24/24 is what I wanted to run (for convenience sake) but the rear of the car was a little too loose.

I tried Sorex 24/20 on my Yokomo the other night and had the same results, it was as good as it had ever been. I still think that's the hot combo for Sorex indoors. Dunno about the new Pits though, I am waiting for conclusive results (like that will ever happen!) before I start dropping money on those.
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