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Old 11-21-2004, 09:31 PM   #31
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I also handed the tire to several other racers to try and they all seem to find it a very good tire as well.

If you guys have any questions, feel free to post.

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Hey guys.. here's the deal on the tires.... TRY THEM.

ive been running the sorex 36Rs at socal with my 415..and the car was okay. stable.. but not fast enough. steve handed me a set of RP36 tires. i reset my 415 set up to what i had last time (i made changes to try to get more steering) where the car pushed like a pig in mud... and my car was great! the car dove in HARD and turned on a dime. transitions were extremely quick AND the car was stable.

you might be thinking.. "chris your bullsh!tting me, your trying to sell tires." No I am not. I was on the verge of selling my TRF415 (i already had my evoIV lined up and ready to go) because I couldnt get the car to turn the way i want it (like the evoIV). BUT NOW.. thanks to Steve. i have this dilemma of having these two cars

btw. im not sponsored by RP or speedtech. this is from my own experience. definitely something i will be using regularly.

btw.. sauce up the tires 3 races before your main if you want crazy LOOSE. i found that out the hard way! right steve?

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Hebiki,

what inserts and rims are you using with the RP tires?
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Old 11-21-2004, 11:15 PM   #33
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what inserts and rims are you using with the RP tires?
RP Medium inserts and the RP rims (steve correct me if im wrong). Steve set up the tires for me.
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Old 11-22-2004, 02:11 AM   #34
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RP Medium inserts and the RP rims (steve correct me if im wrong). Steve set up the tires for me.
Yes, that was the setup I mounted up for you.

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Old 12-01-2004, 08:58 AM   #35
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Has anyone tried these indoors on carpet?

RP-24R with RP-M inserts...
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Old 12-29-2004, 10:45 AM   #36
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Hi Guys,

Just a bit more update on the RP Tires. We test them out again at SoCal last night (high bite asphalt) and after a couple of previous test session I think we figure out how to sauce these tires for our track. While it take about 5-8 minutes worth of sauce on Sorex, with the RP tires, you do not need more than a minute worth of sauce on it (for this particular track). I also tried RP's hardest compound (RP40) and it still worked great even though the temperature really calls for around the RP30/Sorex 32 range. The thing I like the most about RP is that the bite is right there from the beginning (no warm up laps needed really) and I can be really aggressive and chase the cars in front in the beginning. The traction was so good, I even traction roll when I had the sauce a bit too long on the tires. RP is now also offering all the compounds in pre-glue (pre-mounts) so there is a possiblity that these also become control tires in future races

I will be doing more testing hopefully Saturday night with different compounds and I'll post my findings on here

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Steve, you have a chance to try tire warmers with them yet?
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Steve, you have a chance to try tire warmers with them yet?
Hi Jon,

Yes, I have. Too much grip! I tried putting the sauce on and then "bake" it in with the warmers and it proved to be too much for SoCal (too much initial front bite) even with the RP40 compound. I think the fact that they are sealed from the factory really keeps the tire fresh, so very little sauce time is needed and really I don't think warmers are necessary even for the harder compounds. Now, out doors might be a bit different and I haven't been testing these outdoors just yet

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We need to get these outdoors to see what they'll do. So Cal is pretty unique as you know. (Speaking of which, I'm thinking about coming up there sometime soon on a Saturday. I haven't taken the Mi2 there yet.)
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SOCAL is tough on me, it broke my RX crystal...but I had fun!

Steve - Looks like you have a good rubber tire on your hands.
I should have let you know when I was in the Southern Cali area and we could have met up.. Darn me, I think of this 10 months after I took my trip there?
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Hi Guys,

Just a bit more update on the RP Tires. We test them out again at SoCal last night (high bite asphalt) and after a couple of previous test session I think we figure out how to sauce these tires for our track. While it take about 5-8 minutes worth of sauce on Sorex, with the RP tires, you do not need more than a minute worth of sauce on it (for this particular track). I also tried RP's hardest compound (RP40) and it still worked great even though the temperature really calls for around the RP30/Sorex 32 range. The thing I like the most about RP is that the bite is right there from the beginning (no warm up laps needed really) and I can be really aggressive and chase the cars in front in the beginning. The traction was so good, I even traction roll when I had the sauce a bit too long on the tires. RP is now also offering all the compounds in pre-glue (pre-mounts) so there is a possiblity that these also become control tires in future races

I will be doing more testing hopefully Saturday night with different compounds and I'll post my findings on here

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Steve.. im not gonna let it go... LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT.

I also ran these tires last night. I ended up second overall. (sportsman stock sedan) I was able to move up from 6th in the grid to 2nd by the end of the first lap. I didnt have to wait for my tires to warm up. BUT I was using the RP36s with about 3-4mins of sauce (a "tad" more aggressive" when compared to how steve likes his set up.)

also.. i gave a set of tires (5 runs overall) to a teammate of mine. he loved them he finished second overall also. in his class.
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We need to get these outdoors to see what they'll do. So Cal is pretty unique as you know. (Speaking of which, I'm thinking about coming up there sometime soon on a Saturday. I haven't taken the Mi2 there yet.)
Jon, ill have the RP30s with me for the Feb OC Circuit race. (might miss the Jan. race due to a trip to vegas ) I'll let you know what i find.
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What insert comes in the pre-glued set?
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Jon, ill have the RP30s with me for the Feb OC Circuit race. (might miss the Jan. race due to a trip to vegas ) I'll let you know what i find.
Cool, I may be there too. Donny and I are going totry and run there more this year. 30's should probably be good for the colder asphalt I'd imagine.
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What insert comes in the pre-glued set?
medium. im not sure if its the soft/medium.. or medium/hard.
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