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Old 08-02-2012, 05:09 PM   #466
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Hey everybody! Anybody have a suggestion to start with for a very hot sealed asphalt track. Ambient temperatures usually 90*+... track temp regularly in the 115-125* range.

The asphalt was sealed so we usually prep with purple soda to get the grip up...
EXP36's with pink inserts will work good. I'm also starting to like the OG's with pink inserts.
For myself and driving style. The 36's like to over heat on the fronts when the track temps get to 110 to 120. I switch to OG's above 120 and that problem goes away. Sweep has awesome products. I like their X1 to clean the tire and then X3 for 10 to 15 minutes. Good traction throughout the run.
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:20 PM   #467
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:23 PM   #468
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Thanks, Mark. Our surface is very abrasive asphalt. I've been using tire tweak with warmers, wiping off before the run.

My "fast" combination is EXP36 with Medium EXP insert on Yellow nylon wheels. The Medium EXP insert gives me better wear than the premount thin insert, and also a more direct driving feel that I prefer. But they still drop off 2-3 tenths per lap for each of the first two runs, and I can't more than one day out of them.

When track temps come up above about 115*F or so, I switch to the 40's with the medium EXP insert on nylon wheels. All the other (more experienced) drivers say the 40s don't work at that temp, but a few of them also have Sweep sponsorships so wear isn't such an issue for them.

I also find that, especially with the 36's, my tires grain and develop the "groove of death" faster than most people, even people who look like they're pushing really, really hard on their tires. I think a bit of it is driving and some is setup. I haven't gotten to race much this summer, so I'm having to re-learn some of the things I had figured out by the end of last summer, but didn't write down.

I tried the Team Powers 36, and I think they're faster than an EXP40, but more consistent and better-wearing than an EXP36. But I can still grain them on 110*F+ asphalt, and I don't like the ABS plastic wheels.

I want to try the R36, to see where it stands.

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The nylon wheels will generally wear the tire better.

I dont have to run nearly as much camber as other tires. This will keep the shoulder wear down as well. To run EXP40 in lower heat (110*F) will require more tire warmer time.

Play around with different diameter wheels that have more size with the EXP36 + thin inserts. You will have the direct feel of the EXP36 + medium but fast start tire.

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EXP36's with pink inserts will work good. I'm also starting to like the OG's with pink inserts.
For myself and driving style. The 36's like to over heat on the fronts when the track temps get to 110 to 120. I switch to OG's above 120 and that problem goes away. Sweep has awesome products. I like their X1 to clean the tire and then X3 for 10 to 15 minutes. Good traction throughout the run.

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Old 08-28-2012, 09:18 AM   #470
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I have been thinking of switching from Sticky Fingers to Sweep X2 as my clubs traction compound. Can anyone shed some light on the X2 before I order some to trial?
BTW my guys love the Real Blues as a spec tire. I only wish you could get them unmounted because the rims are indestructible
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Hi all, just after some clarification. Im looking at picking up some Sweep EXP-30P premounts. I read earlier that there was a difference between yellow and white rims (yellow for asphalt and white for carpet).
The only ones I can find are white and I need a set for asphalt.
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How does the color of wheel change anything about the road surface? They are both nylon??
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Hi all, just after some clarification. Im looking at picking up some Sweep EXP-30P premounts. I read earlier that there was a difference between yellow and white rims (yellow for asphalt and white for carpet).
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How does the color of wheel change anything about the road surface? They are both nylon??
It used to be the color would designate which surface to use them on because they both had different inserts. White rims had the Carpet insert (LS Blue) while the yellow rims had the Asphalt insert (Aqua). But now when you order then from the site you can specify any insert for the color rim you choose.
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Hi all, just after some clarification. Im looking at picking up some Sweep EXP-30P premounts. I read earlier that there was a difference between yellow and white rims (yellow for asphalt and white for carpet).
The only ones I can find are white and I need a set for asphalt.
I did noticed that the yellow rim are stiffer than yellow rim..which the white rim flex more than yellow...
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at 2012 Blue Diamond Race Park Sweep challenge(open tires). EXP-EVO 36PP took 1-2-3 spots in Qualifying and A-main in Open Modified class. a important factor is all top 3 drivers used just 1 set of tires for Practice, 3 rounds of qualifying and the main race.

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Old 09-27-2012, 10:34 AM   #477
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My local hobby shop switched from jaco blues to the sweep 32s and I could not be happier!
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My local hobby shop switched from jaco blues to the sweep 32s and I could not be happier!
I'm with you on this one!
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We run sweep 28's or 32's as spec tires. Always great grip!
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Interesting, when will the exp evo be available?
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