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Old 06-08-2014, 05:00 PM   #1
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Are sorex tyres still used in the rest of the world or is it just the uk.
If not why not..

Also have they dropped in performance or is it just because brushless and lipos have started to push them beyond their limits???
I ask as i am sure they lasted longer up until the canvas started to show...
As i stopped racing about 6 years ago and started back just 18 months ago tyres are good for a run then cant seem to get them clean tried cleaner,additive,brake cleaner seem to be oily after ????
Different additives rhiehard,mighty gripper both types,nosram,paragon fx...

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Old 06-08-2014, 05:02 PM   #2
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Best tyres on the market in my opinion!
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Old 06-08-2014, 05:15 PM   #3
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Fastest tire on the market but degradation performance drops off quite quick(maybe as fast as ten runs). Some other tires may not be as grippy when new but won't fall of nearly as fast(up to 20-30 runs)
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They're used in the States' as well, but there's a lot of choices and they're $$, so not frequently. Best for carpet, but $ makes them prohibitive.
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Sorex is basically all that our racers use. They are expensive, and getting hard to get but the performance is definitely there.
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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.
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I still like using Sorex 32 or 36 with Yokomo Super Thins and Xrnon Racing or Tamiya wheels. But they do seem harder to find but I think it is because of the cost. Retailers can sell other brands of tires for much less money.
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I think the lack of available pre mounts hurts them.

So much spec class racing now, so easy to say, pick Ride Re32 knowing wheel, tyre and insert are consistent and same for all.

Where I race tyres are open slather, but it's still nice to stick to a brand and style (blue rides work for us are cheap and easy to get) and just change compound based on temp. There is enough variables in TC already!
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Their tires are great, but in my personal experience I've found their rims to be as strong as a rice crispy wafer....
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In my opinion nothing beats sorex. However..i find that the spec tires over here..ride re32s are pretty much very close in performance...pre glued and cheaper and longer lasting ...so its a no brainer to move to rides over here.
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our local asphalt track will destroy pretty much any premount spec tire in 4 runs. Sorex will outlast all of them easily. Sweeps, absolutes, solaris, gravity, and powers just don't have the same longevity as sorex on our track.
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Sorex is basically all that our racers use. They are expensive, and getting hard to get but the performance is definitely there.
That's interesting as Schumacher build and glue the Sorex pre-builts over here and te price has recently dropped on our national tyres (Sorex 32 with Yellow insert) to $US36 a set
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SOREX is a Best Tires
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That's interesting as Schumacher build and glue the Sorex pre-builts over here and te price has recently dropped on our national tyres (Sorex 32 with Yellow insert) to $US36 a set
Still dearer than equivalent rides by about $10 though.....
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Yes rubbers are not as good as they used to be.

About 09 the rubber changed and they do not last as long.

Life depends on the surface but the 28R's & 36Rs are ok the 32's have a very short life.

The schumacher sorex has a good insert and excellent rim. IMO it is the best premount available.
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