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Old 09-27-2012, 12:11 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ecomodded View Post
Braking distance is severely affected by tread wear, a worn tire takes 50 to a 100% longer distance to come to a panic stop then a new tire.
I'll take the braking ability of a new tire over the RR of a worn tire anytime.
I'm having to remove my foot from my mouth after looking into your claim and finding evidence to support it.

The link shows a test in which a passenger car and truck took nearly twice as long to stop from 70mph with worn out tires when compared to new.

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Originally Posted by mcrews View Post
Kinda hard to argue with 10,XXX,XXX tires being sold With tread........

But hey, let's start saying how everybody needs to be driving on donut spares.....
That brings us to Mcrews post showing that tread is clearly thought to be important. Even if one lived in Death Valley, having tread just for the possibility of encountering infrequent rain more than justifies the marginal loss in performance and wear the other 99.9% of the time.

Tread is often unnecessary, but essential to safety some of the time.
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