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Old 06-05-2008, 08:16 AM   #8 (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).
Also those ratings are not an industry standard. So one companies AA rating may only be another companies A rating, etc.. as always YMMV.

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