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Old 06-09-2014, 06:15 AM   #16
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Sorex 28R are our preferred tires for the winter indoor carpet season and Sorex 36R for outdoors on asphalt in the summer. Nothing else compares.
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Old 06-09-2014, 07:14 AM   #17
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If you like Sorex tires you should try the Solaris SP35-EX's, Locally everyone's been having more luck with them over Sorex. I personally prefer them over Sorex, my car overall feels better. And I used to only use Sorex 36's with the SJR inserts.
I had read this on a different forum so I gave them a shot with my mod TC. They had plenty of grip for sure and they may be a good tire for 17.5 but after that first set I ran I won't be looking for them anymore.

A couple things I didn't like about them:

I could see right away they did not run very true.

They only lasted about 1/3 of the time my Sorex do (at Leisure Hours, Joliet IL). I got one full day out of them while on Sorex I'll get a solid three+ days.

They ended with an insert failure which the Sorex pre-mounts never do either. The rubber was done by this point anyway but running mod you never want to put a tire on that you have had any kind of blowout with.
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Old 06-09-2014, 07:33 AM   #18
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Still dearer than equivalent rides by about $10 though.....
Interesting, after the price drop, they are now cheaper than Ride's
Even the 28's etc are down to 25, 1-2 more than Ride's

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I paid under $27 AUD for ride pre mounts last week.

Bout 15 quid.
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Old 06-09-2014, 10:56 AM   #20
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Ride tires, wheels, and assembly are constantly screwing up ETS races and the TITC this year.... I think I will spend a bit more for the Sorex pre-mounts.

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Old 06-09-2014, 11:00 AM   #21
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It it pretty track dependent , which tire works best and lasts longest.

We had been a sorex only track for the last 7 or so years BUT in every class they were .2-.3 slower after two runs. Then we got the new Solaris 35EX to try and can now get the same lap times and 8 runs without laptime dropoff in 10.5 and 13.5. All the mod guys have switched as well.

I would say try both, or every tire, and see what works best for you and your track. don't listen to some random guy saying one sucks and one is awesome.
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I had read this on a different forum so I gave them a shot with my mod TC. They had plenty of grip for sure and they may be a good tire for 17.5 but after that first set I ran I won't be looking for them anymore.

A couple things I didn't like about them:

I could see right away they did not run very true.

They only lasted about 1/3 of the time my Sorex do (at Leisure Hours, Joliet IL). I got one full day out of them while on Sorex I'll get a solid three+ days.

They ended with an insert failure which the Sorex pre-mounts never do either. The rubber was done by this point anyway but running mod you never want to put a tire on that you have had any kind of blowout with.
It's unfortunate that these tires didn't work out for you.

We've been running SP35-EX tires and switched from Sorex (Both modified and spec) because the lap times were a tick faster and the tires lasted much longer before fading. The fact that they cost less was icing on the cake. I definitely love Sorex tires as well and generally ran those with Yokomo wheels and Yokomo ZR-039M inserts.

There are a lot of guys running them here (In California) with great results. There were even Reedy invite drivers using them at the warmup race setting the fastest laps of the day.
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Outdoors nothing beats the Sorex in 17.5! The 36R lasts forever, while still providing great lap times. The Solaris tires last about 1.5 race days before falling off in performance and tread. And this is in 17.5!!! For about the same price the Sorex tires have showed minimal wear after 3 race days for me so far, and still provide great traction and equivalent lap times. Other guys are saying the Sorex last the whole season, if not longer. In my opinion the best tires made! Additionally when my indoor club used to run rubber tires (now switched to foam) I ran Sorex 20R's on the low grip carpet, and no one could touch my car. Everyone was sliding, but the Sorex had plenty of traction. Still run great after 5 years of racing!
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It's unfortunate that these tires didn't work out for you.

We've been running SP35-EX tires and switched from Sorex (Both modified and spec) because the lap times were a tick faster and the tires lasted much longer before fading. The fact that they cost less was icing on the cake. I definitely love Sorex tires as well and generally ran those with Yokomo wheels and Yokomo ZR-039M inserts.

There are a lot of guys running them here (In California) with great results. There were even Reedy invite drivers using them at the warmup race setting the fastest laps of the day.
They were fast for sure but they didn't hit all the basis that the Sorex did for me. And I agree that it can be different from track to track which why I've not taken anything some random guys says as gospel. I have tried nearly every tire available and keep going back to Sorex.
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Did a search which led me to here...

whats the difference between the 36R and the 36R Worlds premounts?
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Did a search which led me to here...

whats the difference between the 36R and the 36R Worlds premounts?
Worlds have a red insert not the yellow insert which has a bit more air gap. Try them both and see what you like.
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Thank you Troy Carter
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Old 06-30-2014, 08:17 AM   #28
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Solaris SP35-EX:
3 runs and done, showing death grooves, can continue another 3 till destruction
Waiting for SP40-EX to test

Sorex 36 premount, or handbuilt:
4 days, and still running strong
Laptimes fall off .1-.2 after a day, without any further effects
Truly amazing tires, and a great value
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Old 06-30-2014, 08:47 AM   #29
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Agreed.

When our club used the Solaris tires as a spec tire, they were uncompetitive after three runs. I did not run the class because the guy with the freshest tires was always the quickest.
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They're too much faster up front to be taken seriously as a race tire. Expensive and .2 faster in the first 1-3 runs makes them a non-choice.
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