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Old 05-18-2009, 06:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I'm a little lost at the application here.

Are we just looking at the crr of the tire?

Are we hoping to be able to go into a tire store and locate the best tires by bouncing them?

Are we looking to measure the crr of tires on a vehicle? (and what about the rest of the drivetrain?)

It is an interesting exercise to bounce a tire, have to get it square on every bounce and growth, temperature, etc. But it does seem more practical to just see how much force it takes to move a vehicle that has just been driven around to warm everything up.

Is there an intended audience of the tire bounce test? Sorry if I'm not getting it, just not sure what problem it solves.
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