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Old 03-10-2004, 10:22 AM   #1
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Default rim hardness?

I was looking at buying some new wheels and noticed orions dish rims had different hardnesses and wasnt sure why and how it would help to have say a soft rim as apposed to a hard one.
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hard ones break more easily...keeps it shape better
soft ones could take more beating...outta wack, wobble, not round
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There are three different hardness (soft, hard, extra hard) with the Team Orion rims.
Overall a softer rim will have more grip but downside is itīs a little more roll resistance and itīs less precise feeling at the track. But if it isnīt a highgrip track softer rims work better. Usually Iīm using Team Orionīs hard (medium hardness) or Proline rims or Schumacher Revlite.
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I wont say I'm an expert in this, but recently, I mounted tires of same compond in two combinations: Hard wheel with soft insert and soft wheel with hard insert. I find the soft wheel with hard insert is more forgiving, both to driving style and small bumps in the track. But the hard wheel with soft insert, wow, what a handling. Much grip, yet precise. The car handle more responsive, tending to the aggresive.
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