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  • Proper Way To Repair a Tire

  • …object caused to the tire, reestablishing an airtight seal of the tire's inner liner and completely filling the path the object took through the tire are the three main considerations when conducting a repair. Of the many repair solutions available, a mushroom shaped patch and plug combination…

  • Shaving Tires for Competition Use

  • tire for track events or autocross.* Tire shaving will allow a wider contact patch vs. a tire "wore down"* Tire shaving reduces tire weight by a few pounds* Tire shaving will reduce tire squirm, allowing better tire response and corner handling* Tire shaving will reduce heat build up* Tire

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  • Contact Patch?

  • …or light truck tire would have a contact patch that would be more long and narrow as shown below: This shape provides a smoother, quieter ride with predictable handling, and good wet/snow traction. So the next time you are thinking about the traction (or the lack of it) your tires are providing,…

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  • BFGoodrich Winter/Snow Tires at Tire Rack

  • …and slush from the contact patch. BFGoodrich Winter / Snow Tires Which BFGoodrich winter / snow tires are available for my vehicle? Winter / Snow Passenger Tires Studless Ice & Snow Winter Slalom KSI What Our Customers Have to Say Our experience was very good and the tires arrived the next day. Jon,…

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  • Hoosier Race Tires

  • tire to run? Want to win? Go with a Hoosier -- Tires Designed for Champions. Weekend warriors have known for years that the Hoosier A6, for autocross, and the Hoosier R6, for road racing, are simply the best. These tires meet DOT requirements but are a semislick designed to maximize contact patch

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  • A few Dunlop tires worth mentioning.

  • …comfortable, and traction exists on wet and dry roads. Even in light snow. Evaqua Grooves help make this an all-season tire by evacuating water and slush from the tread. Internally, VersaLoad Technology maintains the shape of the tire's contact patch for consistent performance. See all Dunlop tires.

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  • 1984-88 Corvette Tires

  • …and 1988, you are well aware of the scarcity of 255/50R16 tires for your car. This is the only vehicle that uses this size and therefore, there aren't many manufacturers who make a tire in this size. Today, the only street tire Tire Rack carries in this size is the new BFGoodrich g-Force Sport…

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  • Best Tires for Rain

  • …an all-season tire actually gives away some wet and dry traction to gain light snow traction. Summer tires are the ultimate wet weather performers. They have sticky compounds to grip wet pavement and tread patterns designed to let water flow through and away from the contact patch. The current class…

  • Extreme Weather and Your Tires

  • …know your tire pressure can dip 1 psi for every 10ºF drop in temperature. The change in air temperature could mean your tire's air pressure is significantly lower than the recommended amount. A properly pressured tire is better suited to deal with slush and snow as its contact patch is working…


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