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Old 03-17-2013, 11:39 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I don't mind their concern, but I wish they had made two lists then: one with the straight LRR capacity and other adjusted for their opinion of what is the proper balance of LRR and braking. I'd like to judge for myself.
So what was their "assessment" of the Xi3 winter tire? Did they feel it had a good "balance", or whatever?

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Old 03-18-2013, 04:40 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Europe rates all their tires, is there any good source of this info that could be applied to the same US branded tire?
Only if it's the exact same tyre - and usually, they aren't.

So the entire grading scale (G, worst, to A, best) of the EU tyre label is already fully used up, mere months after it came into use.

But even within a "class", there are considerable differences between tyres.

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Nokian has the first AA (best LRR , best wet braking performance) rated tyres available on the market (the Nokian eLine).
This article claims that these Nokian tires will become available in Europe in Spring 2013 but maybe not in the USA until 2014.
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This article[/url] claims that these Nokian tires will become available in Europe in Spring 2013 but maybe not in the USA until 2014.
And likely not made at the same plant and with different specs like most tires sold in both the US and Euro zone.

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