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  • Speed rating versus grip => higher isn't necessarily better

  • tire? Not necessarily. Grip and performance depend on the tire's compound, bead construction and other attributes. A higher speed rating means the tire will deflect less at higher speeds due to the tire's circumferential reinforcement, but the tire's compound may not be grippy. Consider the tire

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  • More on Plus Sizing

  • …taller, narrow profile have more deflection than tread blocks on a lower profile tire. Less deflection results in more cornering force and capability. This assumes all other things are equal, i.e same tread compound, design, etc. In summary, installing a Plus Size Tire & Wheel Package changes…

  • Introducing the New Dunlop Direzza ZII

  • …of the tire, it has fewer circumferential grooves and directional sweeping treads, along with larger shoulder blocks - thus promoting better dry traction and improved stability in cornering. The Direzza ZII features Dunlop’s True Circle Profile that distributes tire deflection forces along…


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