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Old 07-27-2009, 03:47 PM   #1
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Default Muchmore Tires - Sweep vs Absolute

I'm looking at Muchmore Racing Tires. Can anyone tell me the difference/tradeoffs between the Sweeps and the Absolutes?
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Old 07-27-2009, 04:01 PM   #2
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Absolute will usually be faster.

Sweep is intended as a reasonably-priced control tyre, however in certain conditions it can be just as competitive as anything else!
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Absolute will usually be faster.

Sweep is intended as a reasonably-priced control tyre, however in certain conditions it can be just as competitive as anything else!
Will the sweeps last a little longer?
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Old 07-27-2009, 04:06 PM   #4
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In my experience about the same.
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Old 07-27-2009, 04:11 PM   #5
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I have never ran Absolutes but the Sweep rims SUCK!! If you plan on hitting a lot of stuff avoid sweeps at all cost because the smallest hit will crack the rims
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I have never ran Absolutes but the Sweep rims SUCK!! If you plan on hitting a lot of stuff avoid sweeps at all cost because the smallest hit will crack the rims
I decided to try the Absolute 28s and they performed well. However on the 5th run on the tires I hit one the boards and the front two rims were cracked! There is a fine line in producing a rim that is stiff and ductile.
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Old 07-27-2009, 04:38 PM   #7
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The newer rims marked with "Sweep" are of a superior material to the ones marked "MuchMore".
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The newer rims marked with "Sweep" are of a superior material to the ones marked "MuchMore".
I was going to chime in that I haven't had any issues with durability using sweep rims. I use them all the time for tire combos I make up and I am happy so far with them. Haven't actually seen one crack yet. And for the price they can't be beat in my opinion.
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Absoulutes are much better rubber, probably in excess of 1s faster per lap on an untreated track, and unlike sweeps which go off by 1/2 a second between first and second runs they can pretty much repeat their first run pace down to the canvas. They all use the same rims now, and yeah they crack easily if you hit the boards (no easier than sorex). I find absolutes about 3 tenths quicker than sorex at my track too
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