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Old 11-19-2008, 02:20 AM   #1
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has anyone used them before?
how are they compared to sorex and GP?
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Old 11-19-2008, 03:38 AM   #2
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has anyone used them before?
how are they compared to sorex and GP?
absolutes are as good if not better than sorex, sweeps aren't great and generally aren't used unless it's as a control tire
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Old 11-19-2008, 05:22 AM   #3
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thanx will try a set out for sure now.
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I use Sweeps and they are not as good as the Sorex but they work very well and last long, yes they are a Spec tire and they were the tire that was used at the Worlds last week. I would say try both and see what you like the best.
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Old 11-19-2008, 09:39 AM   #5
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I ran a set of the LHS Sweeps (red carpet insert) last night for the first time and felt they were the same as RP30's but a little less side bite than the Sorex 28's. Tons of initial steering in the first part of the run( which I do not like) but settled down after a few laps. Overall I liked them.
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We use them here as our spec tire because they last so long. They were the spec tire for this years Asphalt Nationals and for the World Championships. They are also very consistent from set to set. I have sold over 600 sets and I have only seen two sets with issues. I sell them for $25 per set shipping included.
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Old 11-19-2008, 12:13 PM   #7
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Sweep 28's work well on carpet. I've got within a tenth of Sorex tires for hot laps, but I am able to pretty much match 5 minute times. Sweeps are good.
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Masami's tire after the 3rd A main at the world's (sweeps).
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That could be a fluke incident. How many others experienced that at the Worlds?
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Old 11-19-2008, 02:27 PM   #10
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I use Sweep 24 degrees with great luck. I race at Debbies RC world on carpet and they stick. Especially just using simple green. Only complaint is the tires come unglued but ive had that happen with other brands. Proly have 150-200 laps on the same tires and they are still good.
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Josh Numan who runs at BCR uses these tires as well as many other drivers and we haven't seen that problem at all.

Here are a few pictures of Much More sponsore driver Josh Numan and his first place win at the Team Orion Invitational at Bending Corners Raceway

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2XHqTEt2194
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From what I understand, sweeps are OK in high grip, or they may have done some work on them since I last used them. We used the 36s at a low-med grip asphalt event around June this year and they looked nothing like masami's when they came off the track - they were good for the first part of the first run, but dropped off by half a second/lap thereafter (if you were lucky) and there was no way you'd be able to see the mold mark after a run like on masami's, they looked more like they'd been trued with a blowtorch. Judging by Hara's cars performance in the 3rd amain at the worlds it looks like they still drop off markedly after the first run. On asphalt absolutes will outperform sweeps every time
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Old 11-20-2008, 02:30 AM   #13
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There are now THREE profiles of the Sweep tyre out there!

Original Sweep is quite a high profile tyre compared to the rest of the market with a thick carcass.

Then they released the LHS (Low Height Series) which was more of a carpet-optimised tyre.

Now they have released the QTS (Quick Traction Series) which is another lower-profile tyre that is for both carpet and asphalt and has a thinner carcass.

Now my personal experience is limited to the original Sweeps and the QTS. Original Sweep 32 aren't as fast as the equivalent RP/Sorex/Absolute, take a little while to warm up on the track, but are a popular control tyre due to low cost and good supply. QTS 28 have been great for me on carpet, even without additive or warmers they get up to temperature quickly and grip well, literally within a couple of corners. I think the European Touring Series has been using the QTS as their control tyre.

The Absolute is a fast tyre, comparable to the RP etc. I believe the Absolute is made with the "magic" ingredient that has become hard to find recently (hence the issues with RP quality over the last couple of years, and Sorex's claim to have ample supplies of it). The Sweep isn't made with it, so supply has never been an issue.
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