[BiturboS4] S-03 tire noise and vibration

Ian McCloghrie ian at codrus.com
Sat Apr 19 11:14:51 EDT 2003

On Apr 19, 2003 "Paul Andresen" wrote:
> The thing that I found most odd is that everything I read and everyone I
> spoke to had nothing but good things to say about the S03's.  Handling-wise
> they seem great, but the road noise is horrible....

S03s are way superior to RE040s in dry grip, wet grip, and tread life.
They're also somewhat noisier.  The noise is a sacrifice that I'm
willing to make to get the overall tire performance.

It seems that diagonal grooves in the tire are the best for getting
rid of water (look at an F1 rain tire sometime), but they also seem to
create a lot more noise.


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