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Re: summer tires

On Tue, 14 Mar 1995, Robert Phillips wrote:

> To add to the fray, anyone had experience with the Continental version of 
> the "aqua" thing?  They look really cool with the large channel in the 
> middle, but would certainly have to give up quite a bit in dry 
> performance due to the reduced contact patch.
> 			---Bob

	Actually, I heard from a BFG engineer, that most of the cornering 
is done on the outside inch or two of the tire, so the big groove 
in the middle probably doesn't affect ultimate grip that much.  
They feel a little weird, but they actually work not bad.  My 
codriver (who once beat Buffum at an Autox) has them on his 
Toyota, and is rather pleased so far.  He is a freak when it comes 
to wet handling though.

Graydon D. Stuckey

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