SWEEP vs SOREX

Old 12-05-2012, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Pattojnr View Post
last 2 weeks i have done some testing. S411, 3.5T with boost and turbo.

i have tried many tyre.
Edge 36R
Solaris M and H
sweep 36R
Sweep 40R
Sorex 36
Ride 36R

all tyres new, all tyres about 20 mins with warmers.
Edge gave me 16.9
Sweep 36R 16.5
Sweep 40R 16.2
Sorex 36 15.6

then following week
same track different conditions
Solaris M and H , i pulled the car off the track, or the marshall did.
Sweep 36R 17.2
Sweep 40R 16.9
Sorex 36 16.7
Ride 36R 16.2

for our track, we have used sorex 36 most of last year. this was our controlled tyre for the Nationals. they definaltey work well. however, our track, 3rd run, and they just cant cut it. they are slow. First run on sorex and i dont think you will find a better tyre.

Ride 36R
times i thaught were slow, 17.0 16.7 and i think after the 6th run with the tyres 16.2 . i did 8 runs with the rides and also had others use them to try.
and i got them back i think after 10 runs, and still was able to hit 16.5 . these tyres just last. they are slowish to start with, but after a couple of runs, they just get faster each time. so count up the costs. Sorex for the day maybe 3 sets of tyres. Rides, used them all day, and still can be used. i am sold on Rides.

but as far as sweep, i was very surprised that Sweep40R were faster then the 36R. again the sweep40R did last about 8 runs before they tapered off. but for Sorex and 3rd run thats it. is a huge cost to race at the pointy end. i think Rides are just as fast , specially using paragon Fx2.

just my findings over the last 2 weeks or so.
Man, this is such an extensive experiment. I love it.
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At my track we are forced to use sweeps I dont like them in less in 10 minutes the center ridge is worn off and the ring of death is barely starting to show on the inside.
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Originally Posted by skypilot View Post
At my track we are forced to use sweeps I dont like them in less in 10 minutes the center ridge is worn off and the ring of death is barely starting to show on the inside.
I'm curious, are you talking about carpet or asphalt?

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Old 12-06-2012, 02:04 AM
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Hey
Ive tried sorex ride and i like both but sometimes depending on conditions i like the ride 32 blues. But i have heard very good things about them new sweeps that came out recently.
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