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Old 02-08-2010, 11:17 PM   #1
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hi guys i am new to this forum i wanted to know what tires are best on low traction asphalt i currently use HPI advans with HPI med firm inserts but they are becoming scarce so i was looking for a good slick tire to use any suggestions
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hi guys i am new to this forum i wanted to know what tires are best on low traction asphalt i currently use HPI advans with HPI med firm inserts but they are becoming scarce so i was looking for a good slick tire to use any suggestions
it depends on track temp...but here in Fl. I like RP 30's or takeoff 27's
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track temps are between 80f to 90f i was looking at the Muchmore Racing Absolute Touring Rubber Tires 24 or 28
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try Sorex tyres...really good indeed...
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Lowe traction use RP or TakeOff Tire bester than SOREX !
& can choice Orion JB Foam insert !
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if memory serves me, we used hpi red inserts, with sorex 28's on jb medium wheels.
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Lowe traction use RP or TakeOff Tire bester than SOREX !
& can choice Orion JB Foam insert !
Bad english aside, this post is wrong. It's Mr RC MArket pushing his gear, and fair enough, but i've used Sorex and TakeOff's on medium/low traction asphalt, and i'm Sorex all the way. R32's are good for warm (not hot) weather.
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ok thanks guys i will try the sorex n see
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sorex. no other brand comes close.
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On our track low grip asphalt, much more absolute 32's are the best for the temps you mention. A lot faster than sorex but don't last as long, and the pre-mount gluing is generally bad.
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On our track low grip asphalt, much more absolute 32's are the best for the temps you mention. A lot faster than sorex but don't last as long, and the pre-mount gluing is generally bad.
I didn't have much luck with those on our dirty asphalt parking lot track. Hot ticket for us is Advan A038 33R with HPI Green inserts. X-Patterns in the most sticky compount (Pro I think it is) with the 24mm Green inserts work ok too.

Solaris RP look to be a new entry to try as well.
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