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

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


…shopping for tires, it pays to make sure you're getting the right tread design for your driving needs. The three most common tread designs are: symmetrical, asymmetrical and directional/unidirectional. Each tread design serves a specific purpose that will effect driving characteristics and tire rotations…

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Tire Tread Direction

Tire Tread Direction


…(Directional) Michelin Primacy MXV4 (Symmetric) Michelin Pilot Super Sport (Asymmetric) One of the most common questions I receive about tire tread design has to do with asymmetric tires. Their tread design makes it look like the tires on one side of the vehicle are rotating in the wrong direction. As…

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Directional Treads


tires on backwards?" The answer is "yes!" Some tires made by Hankook, Sumitomo, Bridgestone and many more tire makers are "Directional" or "Unidirectional tires." Directional (Unidirectional) Tread Patterns A directional (also called a unidirectional) tread pattern is designed to roll in only one direction

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Hankook Tires - Great Grip. Great Price.

Hankook Tires - Great Grip. Great Price.


…-shape lateral grooves help direct water through the tire's footprint to resist hydroplaning. Ventus R-S3 tires are Hankook's Extreme Performance Summer option developed for serious sports car, sports coupe and performance sedan enthusiasts looking for a race-minded street tire that can also meet the demands…

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FAQ - TIRES


…for submitting feedback on this answer. How can I tell if my tires are directional and properly mounted/rotated? Directional tires will have a rotation arrow branded on the tire's sidewall. The arrow indicates the direction in which the tire should turn. Unless they are dismounted and remounted on their…

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Tire Tech Information - Tire Tread Patterns


…ahead. Tires featuring asymmetric tread patterns allow using multiple tire rotation patterns. Directional (Unidirectional) Tread Patterns A directional (also called a unidirectional) tread pattern is designed to roll in only one direction. It incorporates lateral grooves on both sides of the tire's centerline…

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You're going the wrong way! (RIP John Hughes)


…performance directional Bridgestone summer tires to rotate the wrong way? It didn't take long for the name calling and genetic defect references to start rolling in. The general consensus was at best you would ruin the tire and at worst kill yourself and others on the road with you. The Tire Rack asked…

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Review of: Hankook Ventus AS RH07


…needed and were not directional. Price was ok, but the performance and durability are very lacking. Snow/ice traction is very bad, wife had to turn around because she couldn%27t make it up a slight incline in the ice/snow, other cars going around etc. Vehicles are garage kept but tires still seemed to be…
 

Winter Tech - Air Pressure: When & How to Set


…of measured tire pressure exceeding the maximum psi branded on the tire's sidewall by the 2, 4 or 6 psi indicated above for the various conditions. This temporary pressure increase is expected and designed into the tire's capabilities. Note: Tires on a parked vehicle exposed to direct sunlight will…

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Tire Tech Information - How to Install Your Tire & Wheel Package


…wheel and tire around your vehicle just as race teams do for pit stops." Note: If your vehicle uses two different tire sizes, be sure to alert your installer. DIRECTIONAL TIRES ONLY Refer to the rotation arrow branding on the tire's sidewall. The arrow indicates the direction in which the tire should turn…

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New Yokohama Tires: The AVID ENVigor


directional pattern, all-season silica tread compound, linked shoulder blocks, a tapered center rib and more. All of which improves traction in one way or another. Like all Yokohama performance tires, this is sure to be yet another great tire option from a brand we've come to trust. Search the Tire
 

Yokohama Winter / Snow Tires


…don't let all-season tires hold you back. Wouldn't you rather drive on winter / snow tires to help reduce travel times, tension and stress? Yokohama Tire has developed traction technologies to help drivers handle challenging winter driving conditions. As the result of direct sunlight or when ambient…

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