SOREX tires

Old 02-17-2002, 12:50 PM
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Doug:

Haven't seen the Peaks.

One of the guys told me to use Yokomo firms 'cause they were softer than the HPIs.

I'd stick with the HPI greens as Ling seems to have the most experience and they work for me.

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Simple Green gets 'em clean, but is not a substitute for Paragon or other traction additive.

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Old 02-17-2002, 01:39 PM
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The reason I asked is because that is what several of us have been using exclusively. They work great on the indoor concrete. They make really light weight tire sets and have the needed air gap to keep them from premature wear.

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Old 02-17-2002, 06:26 PM
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The green stuff works very well. I use it straight, un-cut. Spray it on a rag and wipe the tires off.
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Old 02-18-2002, 05:48 PM
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Originally posted by Doug Gaut
The reason I asked is because that is what several of us have been using exclusively. They work great on the indoor concrete. They make really light weight tire sets and have the needed air gap to keep them from premature wear.

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I'm waiting for jb yellow and pit shimizu 27r to try at socal.
I'm no expert though I will let you guys know if they're any different from sorex 36r, hpi green combo.

My sorex are really worn out after about a month.
Due to my hard braking habit, surface of tires are melt at inner half.
Maybe I should go to 1.5 camber from current 2.0.
or different shock tower hole?

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We have tried the yellow's but they seemed to be too soft. The car had a tendancy to skate around on them compared to the blue's. The blue's handle alot like the HPI reds in the same compound tire but with a little more air gap so they tend to heat up quicker and they are a little more forgiving. Keep in mind we are on concrete so the results may be much different.
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Old 02-22-2002, 04:24 PM
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This is going to be a little difficult to get accross.

How well does the HPI insert "fill" the sorex tyre?? I am looking for an insert that will fill the tyre a little more than the Sorex type A. My 24R's lasted about 2 runs running The Type A's and i think this is due to there being too much of an air gap.

The other option that has been sugested to me is a Yokomo Medium. Any thoughts on this??
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Old 02-22-2002, 04:28 PM
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the HPI inserts "fill" the Sorex tires very well. I got about 40 runs out of one set with HPI reds.
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Old 02-22-2002, 07:20 PM
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What would be better, yokomo firm inserts or the Hpi equivalent or something else?
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Old 02-22-2002, 11:50 PM
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I run 2 Socal too,stock, with 36r with HPI green insert and they are hooked up right out of the package, if you want extra stick you should sauce your tires about 15 minutes before the race, but not soaking in sauce.

I would prolly go with 32 Rs as it get colder
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Old 02-24-2002, 07:39 PM
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Matt W- The HPI inserts will fill the tire well and leave less airgap. The tires will have slightly less grip but last longer. A Yokomo insert(37m or 37f) will leave a pretty large airgap.
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Old 02-24-2002, 08:26 PM
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Couple Saturdays ago i raced at Socal with 32r and HPI Red, the car was hooked, but started to wear pretty quickly...I know its cooler, but people are still using the 36r with success. People are also using the Yoks with the new slim insert.
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Old 02-25-2002, 07:16 AM
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Ah man 100 tires, 100 inserts, 100 wheels.......................... To choose from..


Foams end the BS. You carry 3 compounds and your set. The tire manufactures have us by the cells. (nuts)
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Old 02-25-2002, 11:43 AM
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What temperature range does the 28R work well with?
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Old 02-25-2002, 12:20 PM
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Originally posted by Ian S
What temperature range does the 28R work well with?
the 28Rs work well when the track temperature is 68 - 84 degrees.
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Old 02-25-2002, 02:47 PM
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I don't really worry about temperature, my 36R's work fine when it's freezing..
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