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Old 06-05-2008, 01:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Would it be safe to say that the lower the tire's traction rating, the lower rolling resistance it is? So from a FE standpoint, a C traction rated tire would be better than a AA rated. Correct me if that's wrong.

Ok, I'll correct myself. The Bridgestone B381 listed above as the absolute best, still has a traction rating of A. It seems that traction ratings and rolling resistance aren't as correlated as I thought. I do notice that the low RR tires do seem to have a lower treadwear rating (ie they won't last nearly as long).

Last edited by jesse.rizzo; 06-05-2008 at 02:51 AM.. Reason: Contradict myself
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