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Re: How safe are our tyres?

Correct me if I am wrong (I know you all will) but the instance with the
Testarossa was that the idiot had an H-rated tire or something equally
stupid on the car and was driving at a _sustained_ speed in excess of the
rating. A blast up to 150 and back down on a tire rated for 130 or so won't
blow it. It is sustained use at a speed in excess of the rating.

Jon Linkov
'96 A4q
ICQ# 8826028
-----Original Message-----
From: Philip Ross <morphalex@yahoo.com>
To: quattro@coimbra.ans.net <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
Date: Saturday, December 05, 1998 5:15 PM
Subject: How safe are our tyres?

>A report in Top Gear magazine tells about two people being killed on
>the Silver State Classic race because they used “road tyres” which
>blew out at 170mph on a Testarossa, a Mustang blowing a tyre at 170
>and a Pantera blowing a tyre after hitting a kink in the asphalt at
>165.  This left me wondering how safe our “road tyres” are.  Are the Z
>rated tyres on various Audis really safe or are they liable to pop at
>Philip S Ross
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