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

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


pattern. Tires featuring symmetric tread patterns allow using multiple tire rotation patterns. Two of our highest rated all-season tires with a symmetrical tread pattern are the Michelin Primacy MXV4 and Hankook Optimo H727. Michelin Primacy MXV4 Hankook Optimo H727 Asymmetric Tread Pattern An asymmetric

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Are my Asymmetric Tires Running Backwards?

Are my Asymmetric Tires Running Backwards?


…excited over the tread 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…

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Funny Looking Tread? Or Ahead Of Its Time?


…time, I found it to be a very comfortable and quiet tire. The tread pattern does look a bit odd, but it works very well. I would say this tire is ahead of its time, and I would look for other manufacturers to offer similar tread patterns in the future.
 

Tire Test Results : Testing Max Performance Summer Tires


…in tread noise * Conclusion: A very well rounded Max Performance tire * Latest Test Rank: 1st * Previous Test Rank: 3rd (June '09) Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric (Max Performance Summer 225/45R17 94Y) * What We Liked: Excellent dry and wet traction * What We'd Improve: A reduction in tread pattern noise…

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Tire Test Results : Function Meets Fashion in High Performance All-Season Tires


…functional asymmetric tread patterns and eye-catching sidewall treatments to accompany the handling and road manners inherent in the product. Bridgestone's new Potenza G 019 Grid fits this mold to a T with its sporty directional tread pattern, performance pedigree and promise for reasonable tread life -…

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Tread Patterns


tread blocks across the tire’s entire tread face where both inboard and outboard halves 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

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Tire Tech Information - Tire Tread Patterns


Tread Patterns A symmetric tread pattern is the most common and features continuous ribs or independent tread blocks across the entire tread face where both inboard and outboard halves feature the same pattern. Tires featuring symmetric tread patterns allow using multiple tire rotation patterns. Asymmetric

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Tread Design Types and How They Differ

Tread Design Types and How They Differ


…independent tread blocks across the entire tread face where both inboard and outboard halves 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…

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Symmetrical, Asymmetrical or Directional??


…of two of the tires running backward when looking at the tread but have the outside sidewall mounted out the tire is mounted correctly. Below are examples of asymmetrical tread patterns: Bridgestone Potenza RE-11 Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric Continental ExtremeContact DWS

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Tire Test Results : Testing Ultra High Performance All-Season Tires


Asymmetric All-Season provided the most responsive steering control with an edgier feel than the Bridgestone and Pirelli tires. Handling of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS was reasonable, but not as crisp and precise as the others. Known to deliver good winter traction, the aggressive tread pattern

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Quietest Grand Touring All-Season Tires Available at Tire Rack: Summer 2012

Quietest Grand Touring All-Season Tires Available at Tire Rack: Summer 2012


…symmetrical or asymmetrical in design are able to be rotated front to back and side to side, thereby increasing their lifespan and allowing them to wear more evenly. When it comes to tread noise I also look for a tire that has its tread blocks closely tied together in a tight traditional pattern. For an example…

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Tire Test Results : Testing Max Performance Summer Tires


…tire features multiple compounds across the tread pattern intended to optimize dry and wet traction. The Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 2 is, as its naming suffix implies, a second-generation design that is new this year. Goodyear uses a motorsports-derived tread compound and internal construction materials…

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