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Re: Tire pressures
Earlier, Robert Phillips wrote:
> I think you are referring to what "they" call breakaway characteristics.
> Some tires, usually street tires, exhibit a very gradual breakaway. When
> they approach the limit of adhesion, they break away (loose traction)
> little by little. This usually compromises the ultimate grip of the
> tire, but makes the vehicle more controllable, especially to a
> novice/regular driver.
> A cut-throat "race" tire like my Yokohoma A008RS, while still being DOT
> legal, reacts more like a real race tire. The grip is phenomenal, but
> when it goes, it goes in a hurry! They tend to break loose all at once.
> This is not a problem to someone who knows where the limit is, but finding it can be a bit scary the first few
I disagree. Actual race tires will exhibit gradual, controllable, breakaway.
With race tires, it's a lot easier to get one end (or both) hung out, be
half sideways, and still control what's going on. Race tires will get very
sticky when warmed up - I've returned to the paddock area and have had gravel
from the access road stuck all over the tires.
Some of the street radials behave like you describe.
Charlie Smith firstname.lastname@example.org 614-471-1418
Columbus, Ohio USA
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