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Old 05-29-2008, 03:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Do you know the Rolling Resistance on the new treads?

I used to have the Eagle GT's on a '90 Beretta. Brand new, they hyroplaned like crazy (stuck to the road pretty well, though). With the higher pressures on my Michelins, the biggest difference is cross-wind stability. It takes a bit more steering feedback to keep it straight.

Yeah, Kansas City has a higher wind speed average than Chicago (the "Windy City").

RH77
I started from this document :

LOW ROLLING RESISTANCE TIRES - March 2003 - Page 5
http://www.greenseal.org/resources/r...resistance.pdf
Code:
BRAND                        = Continental ContiTouring Contact 
MODEL                        = CH95
SIZE                         = 205/55R16
RRC AVERAGE                  = 0.0083
PRICE                        = $64.00
TRACTION COMPOSITE           = 7.46
WOULD BUY AGAIN              = 6.10
COMPOSITE TREAD WEAR         = 7.29
COMPOSITE PERFORMANDCE SCORE = 6.95
Here's a picture of the Continental ContiTouring Contact from tirerack :



My tires are not an exact match, but they have the same "pedigree" (fingers crossed ). I didn't get the tires from the GreenSeal document because I could not get the size I wanted that was also rated at 51 PSI, .

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