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Old 08-06-2008, 12:14 PM   #1
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Well, I've been looking to try Xenon tyres and wheels, but I'm curious as to if anyone else has used them, and any feedback they might have?

Are the wheels brittle/soft? What's the wear rate and traction like?

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hi, xenon wheel work great on my car..it's better than sorex wheel which will easily crack.... reconmended you use xenon rim + sorex tyre....they both great combination and consistent time too.....
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Old 08-07-2008, 04:02 AM   #3
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hi, xenon wheel work great on my car..it's better than sorex wheel which will easily crack.... reconmended you use xenon rim + sorex tyre....they both great combination and consistent time too.....
yes, i can double that. The wheels are rigid and lightweight, and have a perfect fit for Sorex tires (you should get the high-rib version of the wheel)
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yes, i can double that. The wheels are rigid and lightweight, and have a perfect fit for Sorex tires (you should get the high-rib version of the wheel)
Do you have a part numbern for this rim? What benefits does the high rib do for the tire?

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I believe the high rip version will reduce the traction, because the rip will push the insert upwards, making it feels slightly harder. Please correct me if I am wrong.
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Well, I've been looking to try Xenon tyres and wheels, but I'm curious as to if anyone else has used them, and any feedback they might have?

Are the wheels brittle/soft? What's the wear rate and traction like?

They were the spec tire at carpet nats and not many people liked them. I for one thought they were sub-par. The rims seemed fragile and they would easily come unglued.
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tire and rim are great.........the whole package is a little bit heavy but the rims run true and don't break...........

tire behaviour is similar to sorex......
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hi, xenon wheel work great on my car..it's better than sorex wheel which will easily crack.... reconmended you use xenon rim + sorex tyre....they both great combination and consistent time too.....
Agree with you when i went to hong kong i manage to buy 2 set of Xenon Rims they are stronger than sorex rims.I used Xenon rims combine with 36R sorex.... I have difficulties finding xenon rims in my country.
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Agree with you when i went to hong kong i manage to buy 2 set of Xenon Rims they are stronger than sorex rims.I used Xenon rims combine with 36R sorex.... I have difficulties finding xenon rims in my country.
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Hi,

I ran the xenon preglued 28 compound at my local club last friday and i was pleased with them.
I normally use vtec 27 also preglued, the xenon tires feel smoother and seem to have a touch less steering, they are also a little more consistant over 5 mins and dont heat up as much.
Deffo worth a try.
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Rim is very weak... I spent a month running them before the carpet Nats and really disliked the whole rim/insert/tire combo.
This was on carpet... maybe they will be better on asphalt.
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Rim is very weak... I spent a month running them before the carpet Nats and really disliked the whole rim/insert/tire combo.
This was on carpet... maybe they will be better on asphalt.
it's quite durable for me with d price that i paid for it...usd2.8 for 4pc of rim...

every rim will crack if u bang it hard....no rims are bullet proof....
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it's quite durable for me with d price that i paid for it...usd2.8 for 4pc of rim...

every rim will crack if u bang it hard....no rims are bullet proof....
Maybe so... but the only rims I broke during all of last years indoor season were Xenon's.
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Well, I've been looking to try Xenon tyres and wheels, but I'm curious as to if anyone else has used them, and any feedback they might have?

Are the wheels brittle/soft? What's the wear rate and traction like?

XENON are the worst wheels, tyres and inserts I have ever used in RC. The rims cracked after one race meet and even with traction compound they were terrible, I had a whole day od testing with these tyres both in EP and GAS with the same results. I currently use sorex 36R with c mediums on revlite rims and they are fantastic, I have not had one issue with them.

Be careful mate, maybe borrow a set for testing.

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We used them in Cleveland as the spec tire. I wasn't impressed. The wheel can crack, and they came unglued for everyone. There's better options on the market (Jaco blues, Speedmind/Sorex28...).
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