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Old 06-05-2008, 03:16 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jesse.rizzo View Post
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).
Haha, i was just getting to your question when you answered it... I may or may not add a tread wear rating to all of this, we'll see. Is the tread wear rating you're looking at the "UTQG tread grade"?

Originally Posted by Greenblazer View Post

Thanks for posting this information. Could you please explain, or make a legend on what all those numbers mean?

$108 0.00650 Michelin Symmetry P 225/60/R16

This is what I can tell. Higher or lower number is better?


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