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Symmetric, Asymmetric, Directional, Unidirectional - What Does This Mean?

Symmetric, Asymmetric, Directional, Unidirectional - What Does This Mean?


…independent tread blocks to aid wet and/or winter traction when driving straight ahead. Tires with asymmetric tread patterns allow using multiple tire rotation patterns. Two of our highest rated all-season asymmetrical tires are the Bridgestone Turanza Serenity Plus and Continental ExtremeContact DWS. Bridgestone…

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Are my Asymmetric Tires Running Backwards?

Are my Asymmetric Tires Running Backwards?


…pattern of their newly purchased asymmetric tires. While I agree the look of the grooves would lead you to have them pointing in a downward direction during rotation, the reality is there isn't a significant enough of difference for it to matter. With an asymmetric design you need the larger shoulder…

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Tire & Wheel Package Installation


…and will roll over a million times before its time to rotate them. To make those miles as pleasant as possible, you need to install your new Tire and Wheel Package correctly. Check Tire Positions If you selected directional tires and/or asymmetric tires, the first step before installing them is to match…

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If it's too loud...you're too old


…levels, the asymmetric designs allow for multiple tire rotation patterns instead of the basic front to rear of the directional tires. In summary, the new asymmetric designs are meeting and exceeding the traction levels of the directional patterns while reducing noise and allowing better rotation combinations…

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Tread Design Types and How They Differ

Tread Design Types and How They Differ


…feature the same pattern. Tires featuring symmetric tread patterns can be mounted in any direction and allow for multiple tire rotation options. Asymmetric An asymmetrical tread design changes pattern across the face of the tire. They're designed to blend the requirements of dry grip, water dispersal…

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Wheel Tech - Road Wheel Weights Can Affect Your Vehicle's Show...and Go


rotational weight includes all parts that spin including everything in the vehicle's driveline from the engine's crankshaft to its wheels and tires. This affects the energy required to change speed as the vehicle accelerates and brakes. As you would guess, reducing the weight of any of these rotating

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Review of: Bridgestone Potenza S001


…progressive but you can definitely hear the tyre scrubbing sound under the cornering load. I prefer the asymmetric tread pattern of S001 compared to the OEM RE040. With asymmetrics, I can rotate tires from right to left side to even out the tire wear, I cannot do this for the directional RE040. If you…

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Quietest Tires Available for 2013

Quietest Tires Available for 2013


…quality. This type of tread pattern also reduces your ability to effectively rotate the tire. With symmetrical or asymmetric tires, you're able to rotate front-to-back and side-to-side. With a directional tire, you may only rotate front-to-back. Consider the following options when looking for a tire that…

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Tread Patterns


…feature the same pattern. Tires featuring symmetric tread patterns allow the use of multiple tire rotation patterns. Continental ContiProContact Michelin Pilot HX MXM4 Asymmetric Tread Patterns An asymmetric pattern is often confused with a directional tread pattern and is the source of the confusion that…

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Tire Tech Information - Tire Tread Patterns


…vehicle and are intended to be rotated from the front axle to the rear axle. If different tire sizes are used on the front vs. rear axle, the tires become location-specific and prohibit tire rotation unless remounted. Asymmetric and Directional Tread Patterns Asymmetric and directional tread patterns…

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Quiet, Comfortable and Long Lasting Grand Touring All-Season Tires

Quiet, Comfortable and Long Lasting Grand Touring All-Season Tires


…named the Turanza Serenity Plus, picks up where the old tire left off with a few improvements. Featuring an asymmetric tread pattern, this tire allows for front-to-back and side-to-side rotations and provides a good host of biting edges for use in inclement weather. Using speed ratings between H and W…

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…and will roll over a million times before it is time to rotate them. To make those miles as pleasant as possible, you need to install your new Tire & Wheel Package correctly. Check Tire Positions If you selected directional tires and/or asymmetric tires, the first step before installing them is to match…

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