[200q20v] Re: [V8] V8 and 200q20v difference

Tom Nas tnas at euronet.nl
Wed Feb 6 23:10:50 EST 2002

"Michael L. Riebs" <michael at 1stchoicegranite.com> wrote:

>The observation about the hardness of the tire compound is founded on the
>same principals - higher rolling resistance - lower mpg, and vice-versa. And
>there are still differences in the commercially available compounds - albeit
>not as significant as, say, in F-1 racing. Take for instance the Discount
>Tire 4-wheel special for $100 with the 70K mile warranty. How do you think
>those tires rate, next to say, Pirelli P-55's, that, if driven carefully,
>*might* last 35K? Not to mention the handling - but that's another thread.

True. That's why the much-detested 'Eco' tyres use these incredibly hard
compounds for the tread.

(with a preference for Pirellis)

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