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What You Need to Know About Low Profile Tires

What You Need to Know About Low Profile Tires


…replace low profile tires with 'regular' tires?" These two questions are asked often by customers we deal with when discussing tire options. If the tires you're looking at purchasing are the same size, in this example it would be 245/45R17, then they will have the same dimensions and the tire's profile will…

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Low Profile Tires


If you drive a sporty coupe or sedan, you'll appreciate the performance benefits of a low profile tire. Thanks to a shorter sidewall, these tires handle curves, corners and turns with tight precision and control. But that same sidewall slightly compromises ride comfort because less rubber means less…

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Longest-Wearing Z-Rated Performance Tires

Longest-Wearing Z-Rated Performance Tires


What can drivers of sports cars and high performance vehicles with low profile, Z-rated Ultra High Performance All-Season tires do if they want to have longer wearing tires? In the past, the best a driver could hope for, in regards to treadwear, was an option that lasted approximately 20,000 miles.…

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Tire Rack's Best Max Performance Summer Tires

Tire Rack's Best Max Performance Summer Tires


…nothing but the best for your sports car? Here at Tire Rack we know what serious drivers demand out of their tires and know what they want - and that includes Max Performance Summer tires. These technologically advanced low profile, high speed tires combine computer developed designs and unique materials…

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Do Low Profile Tires Have a Harsh Ride?

Do Low Profile Tires Have a Harsh Ride?


…diameter wheel, a car must use tires with a shorter sidewall height in order to keep the same overall diameter. This concept is called Plus Sizing. Take a look at one of my previous blog posts for additional information. The chart below displays the changes in tire profile when moving up to larger diameter…

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Rough Ride from Low Profile Tires?


…when a Tire Rack customer buys a vehicle with the performance or sport package and doesn't realize the effect the sport suspension and lower profile tires will have. "I have a 2005 Cadillac CTS. The ride is very rough and I think it might have to do with its low profile tires. Can regular tires be installed…

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Review of: Yokohama Y379B


…I was wrong and this tire made by Yokohama has made me very satisfied. I run 13%22 BBS wheels with this 165 70 13 size tire. My wheel and tire combination is very light and the ride quality is very very comfy. It doesn%27t handle like it did with very low profile tires, but considering the jump…
 

Tire Test Results : Testing Performance Winter / Snow Tires: Which Have the Right Balance of Performance?


…more stabilized tire footprint, or drivers of performance or sports cars with low profile tires who want to enjoy driving it in wintertime when sporty performance summer tires would be far outside their element. To align with this blend of priorities, Performance Winter / Snow tires typically feature…

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Street/Sport Truck Summer Tires


…Winter / Snow * [-] Trailer Tires * [+] Trailer Tires * Trailer Street/Sport Truck Summer Tires You want a sport truck appearance and dry and wet road performance for your pickup, crossover or sport utility vehicle. These wide, low profile and large rim diameter tires enhance a vehicle's looks and…

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Michelin Pilot Tires


tire manufacturers create a name for a line of tires that offer specific performance traits. Like Michelin's family of Pilot tires. "Pilot" was the name Michelin gave to the world's first low-profile tires back in 1937. Today, the Pilot tires are low-profile, high speed Michelin performance tires for…

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What Causes Tire Bubbles?

What Causes Tire Bubbles?


…causes make it necessary to inspect the tire while mounted on the wheel, as well as dismounting it to inspect the inner liner for damage. While taller profile tires can be damaged by more severe impacts with deeper potholes and sharper curbs, low profile tires mounted on large diameter wheels are the…

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Want a More Comfortable Ride? Consider a Different Wheel.

Want a More Comfortable Ride? Consider a Different Wheel.


…performance tires and wheels, we can also offer "minus sizing" options for many vehicles. This allows you to move away from low profile / high-performance oriented tires and towards a more comfortable ride and better durability. While most often this practice is done when selecting a Winter / Snow Tire & Wheel…

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