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Old 06-29-2004, 03:29 AM   #1
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Who knows the difference between the differents Xenon inserts:

-XENON MOLD TIRE INSERT
-HI-COMP MOLD TIRE INSERT
-X-TYPE MOLD TIRE INSERT

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Who knows the difference between the differents Xenon inserts:

-XENON MOLD TIRE INSERT
-HI-COMP MOLD TIRE INSERT
-X-TYPE MOLD TIRE INSERT

Thanks
Sure do...to some degree..

the regular molded insert is about 4.5mm tall and has a normal shaped bottom or section that touches the rim

the Hicomp is 4.8~4.9mm and basicaly fills the gap in the tire..I.E. a solid feeling tire.

and the X-type is 4.3~4.4mm and has a very narrow bottom where it makes contact with the rim and they have a tappered top..(which I think give your tires a weird wear pattern )

now as for how they work thats a different Question
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Thanks a lot Dave, very good answer.

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As regarding traction and tire wear, is it better to have a solid feeling tire or with a little gap?
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As regarding traction and tire wear, is it better to have a solid feeling tire or with a little gap?
It all depends on what your track conditions are like...
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Hi Dave,

In Malta, we have a large asphalt track outdoors with high frequency small bumps. Any suggestions?

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In Malta, we have a large asphalt track outdoors with high frequency small bumps. Any suggestions?

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I would try the X-Type series..
Aqua=Soft
Black=Medium
Gray=hard

I prefer them better than the other 2 types..
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I've had good luck with the X-type Grey and the hi-comp Reds in my sorex 36's with track temps between 110-150. I think the Reds were slightly better when the track got closer to 150 and the greys were slightly better when the track was closer to 110
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The black inserts were quite soft on a high traction traction. Perhaps the greys would work better. I traction rolled on asphalt with the black inserts.
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In the French championship we are allowed to use (only) Sorex 32R, do you think that the X type Grey is ok?
What do you advise me to use?
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In the French championship we are allowed to use (only) Sorex 32R, do you think that the X type Grey is ok?
What do you advise me to use?
The greys are one of my favorite inserts and they should work fine in the 32's
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Thanks a lot Matt,

Do you advise me to use Hard, medium or soft wheels?
Which ones do you use?
Do you use tire additive with Sorex tyres, if yes, which one?
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Thanks a lot Matt,

Do you advise me to use Hard, medium or soft wheels?
Which ones do you use?
Do you use tire additive with Sorex tyres, if yes, which one?
I always use the Sorex dish rims which are probably the stiffest rims on the market. I've tried different additives on the sorex tires but I could never tell a difference. I've heard of people using paragon with success on some tracks.
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I've heard of people using paragon with success on some tracks.
FXII and a little tire warmer action... works great with SOREX tires.... Well most do..... one pack specials (AKA 24R's don"t work to great with the sauce )

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do xenon inserts work in cs27?
cs27 like low profile inserts

which xenon insert is the right one for meium grip asphalt? with cs 27..
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