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Old 11-22-2011, 01:10 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by BHarvey View Post
I lost that bet. Could have swore the RE's would've had a better load rating.

So why are the RE's better? This is the burning question as we have been sold on load rating for RR (according to most test data) and your results lean away from that.

Or is it a case of psi (weight of each corner of car) acting upon the pavement?
Construction materials would be my first guess. Higher silica content, orange peel oil or what have you. Load is not the only factor that determines RR.
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