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  • Tire Tread Direction

  • …a variety of tread designs. The three basic tread designs and examples are listed below: Bridgestone Potenza RE970AS Pole Position (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…

  • Measuring Tread Depth

  • tread depth is critical to performance. The amount of voided area in the tread design greatly impacts hydroplaning resistance and wet traction, while also impacting snow traction in all-season and winter tires. Even the most aggressive looking tread pattern will be rendered ineffective with no tread

  • Tread Patterns

  • …Symmetric Tread Patterns A symmetric tread pattern is the most common design. It features continuous ribs or independent tread blocks across the tire’s entire tread face where both inboard and outboard halves feature the same pattern. Tires featuring symmetric tread patterns allow…

  • Dunlop Design Details

  • When one thinks about tire design, one usually thinks about tread pattern. For those willing to dig a little bit deeper, tread compound and internal construction are at least as important to a tire's performance. How about the design of the letters on the sidewall? Purely cosmetic, right? Not…

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  • Directional Treads

  • …(Unidirectional) Tread Patterns A directional (also called a unidirectional) tread pattern is designed to roll in only one direction and incorporates lateral grooves on both sides of the tire’s centerline. These point in the same direction resuin v-shaped tread blocks. These grooves…

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