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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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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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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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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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Symmetrical, Asymmetrical or Directional??


…mount the outboard shoulder on the outside of the wheel. So if you have the appearance 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…

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Sumitomo HTR Z 245/45-17 Tire

Sumitomo HTR Z 245/45-17 Tire


tire developed forthe drivers of sports cars, sporty coupes and performance sedans. The HTR Z is designed to be a confident performer on wet and dry surfaces, however like all summer tires, it is not intended to be driven in near-freezing temperatures, through snow or on ice.The HTR Z features a directional
$92.00

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Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D 225/40-18 XL Tire

Dunlop SP Winter Sport 4D 225/40-18 XL Tire


…Winter Sport 4D tires provide traction on dry, wet, slushy and snow-covered roads.SP Winter Sport 4D tires utilize a motorsport derived silica-plus tread compound that delivers high levels of grip, particularly on wet roads and in low temperatures. This compound is molded into a directional tread design…
$195.00

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BFGoodrich g-Force Super Sport A/S (H- or V-Speed Rated) 205/55-16 Tire

BFGoodrich g-Force Super Sport A/S (H- or V-Speed Rated) 205/55-16 Tire


…-speed rated g-Force Super Sport A/S tires are designed to provide traction in dry, wet and wintry conditions, including in lightsnow.The H- and V-speed rated g-Force Super Sport A/S tires feature an all-season tread compound molded into an aggressive directional tread design featuring a continuous center…
$101.00

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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 tires centerline…

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Tire Tech Information - Hydroplaning Resistance...What Direction Should Your Tires Go?


…increase the tires ability to channel water from between the tires footprint and the road. Somewhat like the vanes of a water pump continually pushing water in one direction through the engine, the grooves of a directional tire are designed to push water in one direction through the tire (forward on an…

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Tire Tech Information - Diagnosing Tire Pull


…two front tires from side-to-side. Directional tires can be moved from side-to-side for testing purposes. The short time that they are on the vehicle backwards will not harm the tire. Results 1. If the vehicle pulls in the opposite direction, the defective tire is one of the front tires. (GO TO STEP…

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Best Studded Winter/Snow Tires

Best Studded Winter/Snow Tires


…one of the better studded winter tires, consider the following options. Our most popular Studdable Winter / Snow tire is the Firestone Winterforce. This tire has been around for several seasons and has a proven track record. It has a very aggressive and deep directional tread design that helps it plow…

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