R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-21-2002, 07:47 AM   #1
Tech Regular
 
snoopy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: West Oz
Posts: 449
Default Sorex Vs Takeoff

Just wondering how the takeoff CS27 compare to the sorex 24r for use on carpet?
traction and wear rate.
Any experiences would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers
Sam
snoopy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2002, 05:35 PM   #2
Tech Champion
 
Matt Howard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Abilene TX
Posts: 5,952
Trader Rating: 6 (100%+)
Default

pretty much what you would expect from the different compounds, the 24's will give more traction and the 27's will last longer.
Matt Howard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2002, 11:29 PM   #3
Tech Fanatic
 
shrekair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 946
Trader Rating: 9 (91%+)
Default

cs27 is comparable to the sorex 28r
shrekair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2002, 06:15 AM   #4
Tech Elite
 
BigDogRacing's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 2,955
Trader Rating: 12 (100%+)
Send a message via MSN to BigDogRacing
Default

Quote:
Originally posted by shrekair
cs27 is comparable to the sorex 28r
The CS27 is comparable to the sorex 36 on asphalt... just in case you wanted to know...
BigDogRacing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2002, 12:01 PM   #5
Tech Fanatic
 
shrekair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 946
Trader Rating: 9 (91%+)
Default

is it that far off? i didint think it was. on carpet they are generally pretty close although the cs27's take an extra lap to come in but that isint too bad
shrekair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2002, 12:06 PM   #6
Regional Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 1,329
Send a message via AIM to Mike F
Default

so are they equally as good, in regards to wear and tear, as well as performance?
Mike F is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2002, 12:10 PM   #7
Tech Fanatic
 
shrekair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 946
Trader Rating: 9 (91%+)
Default

use sorex.
shrekair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2002, 12:12 PM   #8
Regional Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 1,329
Send a message via AIM to Mike F
Default

so you used them both and think Sorex are the better tires? I use Sorexs now, 32 and 36's but I keep hearing about the CS.
Mike F is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2002, 12:15 PM   #9
Tech Fanatic
 
shrekair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 946
Trader Rating: 9 (91%+)
Default

on carpet use either sorex, pit-shimezu, or yok 139's.

on asphalt sorex 36's work, hard pit's work, depends on the surface abrasion, surface material, and amount of rubber laid down
shrekair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2002, 12:19 PM   #10
Regional Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 1,329
Send a message via AIM to Mike F
Default

cool, thanks. I run on asphalt, little bumpy some traction. Thanks again
Mike F is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2002, 01:03 PM   #11
Joe
Tech Regular
 
Joe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Greeley, CO
Posts: 273
Default

I really like take-off tires alot more than Sorex. I had a set of Sorex 36r's that lasted about 12 runs with sorex type a hard insert. The take-off 27's have given me almost 25 runs now, with the included medium insert, and in my opinion, have equal if not better grip than the 36r's. BTW if you want to try take-offs get the pre-glued ones that are mounted on the cross 15 spoke wheels, it saves you alot of time.
Joe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2002, 01:19 PM   #12
Moderator
 
Speedo's Avatar
R/C Tech Charter Subscriber
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Posts: 3,431
Default

On carpet it takes alot of work to get the CS27 to work, and even then the sorex are a little faster.

I heard the CS27 is an excellant asfault tire though.

Josh
Speedo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2002, 05:48 PM   #13
Joe
Tech Regular
 
Joe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Greeley, CO
Posts: 273
Default

Oh yeah, I do race on asphalt.
Joe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2002, 07:18 PM   #14
Tech Regular
 
snoopy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: West Oz
Posts: 449
Default

Sounds like i'll have to get some of the sorex tyres to try.

How about the 20r's? are they too soft?
snoopy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2002, 09:38 PM   #15
ASM
Tech Master
 
ASM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Palm Bay, FL
Posts: 1,493
Trader Rating: 21 (100%+)
Default

The CS27 works very well outside, and the premounted tires can be had for about $35 for a set of four. They also work very well inside too. I did not experience having to wait several laps for them to come in at all during indoor use either. They worked immediately, but this result may be depend on your particular type of carpet. I was given a set in late 2001 to test indoors to give an opinion for this tire to possibly be the choice for the Florida State Series spec tire. A spec tire was not implemented.....however, a mid-season vote showed the racers had change of heart and the CS27 is now the spec tire for the 19t and modified classes. It turned out that many racers were using it anyhow. This tire will be used on asphalt and carpet as well. Hope some of this helps you out.
__________________
Scott Meeks

2016 & 2017 ROAR Region 4 VTA Champion
USVTA Member #116
ASM is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
f/s rubber tires (takeoff, sorex...) seaball R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 11 07-21-2008 04:19 PM
Takeoff CS 27s Customworksking R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 3 10-05-2006 06:31 PM
WTB sorex 36R or Takeoff CS27 calstarjig90j R/C Items: Wanted to Buy 3 09-01-2005 11:49 PM
TakeOff CS27s and Sorex 28Rs Nexus R/C Items: For Sale/Trade 1 06-09-2003 04:59 PM
TakeOFF? AE_Racer Web Links 1 10-10-2001 05:26 PM



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. It is currently 06:53 PM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net