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Old 08-29-2011, 07:03 AM   #16
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Used Schumacher/Sorex XG-32 BM after my MM's shattered yesterday. On the medium grip asphalt track they worked great, rims are very strong, price is too much for me though.
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Old 08-29-2011, 07:26 AM   #17
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Have you considered the Ride Revolution tyres?

Extremely good quality tyre with good grip and durability.

Comes in 28, 32 and 36 compounds

Can get lose or premounted and glued with marked rims
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It was nice to meet you yesterday Brodieman.

I cracked (minor compared to MM) a few of those Schumacher revlite rims during the winter, but some of the sets I've seen recently look like they are a slightly more flexible plastic than the ones I had. I still mainly use Sorex on speedmind rims. You can't beat Sorex grip, but you pay a bit more for it. They can outlast some of the tires with worse grip, that cost a third less too. Even an old set of Sorex are often better than a new set of many other brands.

Modified TC on an asphalt track like DRCRC can be a bit hard on the wallet. I used up a couple of sets of Sorex 28 yesterday and a set the night before. High speed sweepers + abrasive surface + 5.5 with boost = tire killer. Crazy fun though.

Strangely, I DNF'd 2 of 4 blinky 21.5 races yesterday and almost didn't finish the A-main either, after I clipped the corner coming off the straight and messed up my steering alignment, but had I zero breakage in Mod all weekend. Just some worn out tires.
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Old 08-29-2011, 10:51 AM   #19
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I'll be see you in a few weeks Locked. Going to bring my World GT car next time. My JRX-S Type R has been retired and looking for a new home & my new Mi4cx is only allowed to play indoors

Aside from wheel breakage & the dreaded losi camber link pop offs, I came out unscathed in GT1. Even had some 12.1 lap times in practice.

Schumacher is selling Sorex tires on their new wheels. No longer the VTEC wheels. They wheels are tough and the Sorex had lots of grip but I did notice they faded noticeably after one heat but DRCRC. Still lots of grip but the first 5 mins on them was supperb. Man I don't know how you guys can afford to run mod there so hard on tires and the Schuey/Sorex premounts are 45$. ouch. no wonder GT2 has such a good turnout.

Talked to my LHS today and they are going to apply to become a Sweep Racing distributer so we can get good quality, affordable spec tires for the club.
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:58 PM   #20
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so hard on tires and the Schuey/Sorex premounts are 45$. ouch. no wonder GT2 has such a good turnout.
yeah, the price is ridiculous knowing I can get a set of 1/8scale buggy tires for a little more. The amount of material just don't add up. Still waiting on affordable tires that will rival sorex. The only saving grace is that you can use the sorex tires down to the belts.

I use speedmind rims, and they never broke on me. I've broken every other rim But if you need the response from the rigidity, you have to take the risk.
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I use speedmind rims, and they never broke on me. I've broken every other rim But if you need the response from the rigidity, you have to take the risk.
Ive been using Speedmind rims. They are really flexi (thats why the dont break)
Any disadvantage of a flexible rim over a hard rim ??
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Ive been using Speedmind rims. They are really flexi (thats why the dont break)
Any disadvantage of a flexible rim over a hard rim ??
For some reason it is slower even though it feels better.

I used to buy titan rims from one of the HK shops.... They could be brought in hard or soft and I have never broken one of either. $2.50 for a set of four.
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