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Old 08-25-2011, 10:56 PM   #1
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Cool sorex or solaris?

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I'd like to get opinions on sorex vs solaris tires from someone who tried both.

Also any suggestions from where to get either of them online?

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Old 08-26-2011, 12:12 AM   #2
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Of the two brands, Sorex still seems to be the gold standard. Solaris however is gaining ground fast with their new "premium" SP tires.

As for where to get them you could try here
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tried both back to back one practice day... solaris i think is better if your using it as a one run tire... sorex i feel is longer lasting with almost the same grip (double the price here in PH though)
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Hi there,

I'd like to get opinions on sorex vs solaris tires from someone who tried both.

Also any suggestions from where to get either of them online?

Thanks,
Apples and oranges.

Sorex are premium tires, super high grip. Solaris are spec tires. Solaris are going to have about 75%-90% of the grip of Sorex, but have a longer grip life and lower tire wear, carpet or asphalt.
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Old 08-26-2011, 11:19 AM   #7
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Apples and oranges.

Sorex are premium tires, super high grip. Solaris are spec tires. Solaris are going to have about 75%-90% of the grip of Sorex, but have a longer grip life and lower tire wear, carpet or asphalt.
Well, I have the exact opposite experience. Sorex have great grip and last a long time. Solaris has a bit less grip, and wear a lot faster.
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Well, I have the exact opposite experience. Sorex have great grip and last a long time. Solaris has a bit less grip, and wear a lot faster.
I agree. I recently shredded a couple of sets of Solaris Hards in the time it usually takes me to go through one set of Sorex, although I find you have to re-glue Sorex tires often to keep them working well for longer. They tend to tear a bit around the outer edge where they meet the rim and can cause some odd handling if you don't re-glue them constantly.
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Old 08-26-2011, 01:21 PM   #10
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I've tried many tires in the past, but I went back to sorex every single time. But, these tires are getting expensive and hard to come by sometimes. If someone can make these with the same grip/wear AND lower cost, they will make a killing. No one is up for the challenge to topple the best in the industry?
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Really liking Solaris medium on asphalt.
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I've tried many tires in the past, but I went back to sorex every single time. But, these tires are getting expensive and hard to come by sometimes. If someone can make these with the same grip/wear AND lower cost, they will make a killing. No one is up for the challenge to topple the best in the industry?
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i think Sorex is still a top shelf brand. The performance in my opinion is better than the Solaris. The cost of sorex is higher though. Solaris is a fantastic tire for economy racing. Especially when its the spec tire. Cost of Sorex with inserts, rims, is around 45-50 bucks. Solaris pre mount are 32 bucks. Can't beat that. My car loves sorex but my wallet loves Solaris.
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$32 is way too much money !!! Sweep Exp40 $25 !!!!! That's the best deal out there , and they last forever ok buddy !!!!!!!
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As far as traction, the Sweep exp40 are extreme !!! I constantly grip roll , and, eventhough I hit quite a bit , the rims don't break easy and no re-gluing ever !!!!!!!!
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