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Old 06-28-2004, 03:01 PM
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tire compound outdoors doesn't work accept if the track is treated a little bit. if the track is un-prepped, you'll end up picking up a lot of dust until the compound wears off.
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Old 06-28-2004, 03:03 PM
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i'm gonna give sorex 40 a try. i use 36s normally but i'm gonna try and loosen the car up a bit with a harder tire. if it works as planned, i should get more life with a 40 than 36.
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Old 06-28-2004, 03:43 PM
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Sorexes are NOT supereor...They are overpriced!

I agree T.O's heat up too quickly for my liking. Any way of getting around that without buying new stuff (vert holes in rim?)
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Old 06-28-2004, 03:48 PM
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sorex cost more because their tires hold up better. take offs work in the right inviroment, sorex works in the same manner. run what ever the conditions call for.
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Old 06-28-2004, 03:51 PM
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Originally posted by trigger
sorex cost more because their tires hold up better. take offs work in the right inviroment, sorex works in the same manner. run what ever the conditions call for.
From what I've been hearing locally they last about 2-3 days

Agreed. Sorex & Take-off have their own strengths
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have you given sorex a good run? i've run them for a year had a half. occasionally i'll get a bad set but at my local track, take offs can't hang. even with drilled vent holes
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Old 06-28-2004, 03:59 PM
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Originally posted by The Black Kat
Sorexes are NOT supereor...They are overpriced!

I agree T.O's heat up too quickly for my liking. Any way of getting around that without buying new stuff (vert holes in rim?)
The only thing takeoffs have over the sorex's is the premounts and they're slightly cheaper. Sorex tires are hands down a better tire performance wise (the only thing that really matters). I guess there always has to be someone that disagrees though
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agreed matt.
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Old 06-28-2004, 04:11 PM
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I will say in certain instances,both tires are better then thier competition. Takeooffs work better then Sorexs in certain conditions.Where I race,sorexs are not the best choice.CS27's-32's are the tire.Then you have Speedworld where Matt races and when you have an unsealed asphault surface like that the sorexs are hands down a better tire.It all depends.
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Originally posted by racenut123
I will say in certain instances,both tires are better then thier competition. Takeooffs work better then Sorexs in certain conditions.Where I race,sorexs are not the best choice.CS27's-32's are the tire.Then you have Speedworld where Matt races and when you have an unsealed asphault surface like that the sorexs are hands down a better tire.It all depends.
I ran sorex tires at all the norcal series races (mainly bay area parking lots) and I didn't have any problems. I think for alot of people the take offs are just easier since they're premounts
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You are right on that,many will choose Takeoff because of the pricepoint and ease of use.I however have tried all different tires/combos and on the HT surface Sorexs were no faster.And this is the conclusion most racers there come up with also.So it only makes sense to run Takeoff's there.Now at RCcar,you have to run Sorex tires because they spray with vht and takeoff's dont like it very much.Speedworld is the same way.Don't get me wrong,Sorex tires are awsome and I use them where I have to.

Btw,No rubber tires will last a whole race season.At least dont expect good performance out of them.
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i'm sure you've heard of pit shimzos, those are some well made tires. the construction in my opinion is even superior to sorex. i got a set from a friend and my first impression was wow. i think they are overall a harder compound than sorex. the set i got from my friend were shimizo 36, they took forever to break in compared to my sorexs but lasted longer. i still run sorex on a regular basis because of availibilty. shimizo are availible online somewhere.
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Pit Shimizu are also an awsome tire.But the US distributor is no more.Oh well.The carcus{sp?} of the tire is thicker overall and doesnt feather very easy.Feel very similar to Sorex tires.
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I thought that Werks was importing Pits. Did that change?
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Werks is no longer importing them from what I understand.
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