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By HERBERT SHULDINER The high-performance street tires of today are equal
in quality to the racing tires of a few years ago," former world racing champion
Jackie Stewart told me as we belted up at Goodyear's test track in Akron, Ohio.
Stewart was preparing to find the wet traction limits of a new set of tires for the
Chevrolet Camaro. To drive his point home, he proceeded to click off a half-
dozen hot laps through a flooded handling loop. I had to hold on tightly as
Stewart whipped the ...

High Performance Handling For Street Or Track

Author: Don Alexander
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 0760339945
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Ideal for road racing, track days, and high performance driving schools, the
Proxes R888 is the next-generation, street legal competition tire from The Proxes
R1R provides extreme performance for serious street driving in sports coupes
and sedans. Toyo Tire USA Continental Tire is leading the way in developing
ultra high. Most tire manufacturers offer a wide array of performance tires to fit any
number of applications. The following selections are from Toyo Tire's extensive
line of ...

Popular Mechanics

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third. generation. of. high-performance. tire. design. promises. safety,. speed. and
. (finally). foul-weather. flexibility. BY RICH TAYLOR, Contributing Editor PM
secret that the tires on your new car are far better than anything you could buy
even a few years ago. How much better? Dan Gurney told me, "The tires
available on today's passenger cars are better than the racing slicks I used at
LeMans in 1967.

Wheel And Tire Performance Handbook

Author: Richard Newton
ISBN: 9781610592512
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When your tires stick to the pavement, your car goes fast. It's that simple. Sort of.
Race tires don't need to last very long — and they don't. They don't even need to
work very well in the rain since there are special tires designed just for racing in
the rain. The one thing I should make clear is that when I speak of performance
tires in this chapter I mean tires that are used in competition. These are not high-
performance tires that are used for cruising down 1-5. These are the types of tires
that ...

Cycle World Magazine

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Wouldn't you like to be offered the same tires made available to race winners?
METZELER'S winning tires are the exact same tires sold over the counter at your
local dealer. The same features that have made METZELER tires 50/ successful
at tracks all over the world can be appreciated by street riders as well. What
Makes METZELER High Performance Tires So Good? 1. M88 Technology The
Kevlar Belts stop centrifugal growth providing a larger contact patch, better grip,
and ...

Complete Wheel And Tire Buyer S Guide

Author: Brad Bowling
Publisher: Krause Publications
ISBN: 0873496612
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Because sports car owners value handling and speed above all else, the tires
are designed to be as light as possible so unsprung weight is reduced to improve
suspension responsiveness. Great leaps have been made in the engineering
that goes into high-performance tires, with many brands benefiting from road
course racing technologies that make such products more practical for everyday
use. The downside to tires designed for high speeds and extreme handling is a
one-two ...

Racing Driver Sourcebook

Publisher: Racing Driver Sourcebook
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The Racing and High Performance Tire, Paul Haney, SAE Inc, 400
Commonwealth Dr., Warrendale, PA, 15096-0001. Order No. R-351. Covers
NASCAR as well as other classes. A trove of useful information, written so we can
all understand it. Engineer to Win, Carroll Smith, Chapter 12, “Pre And Post Natal
Care of the Racing Wheel and Tire.” Drive to Win, Carroll Smith, Chapter 3, “The
Driver's Best Friend: You and Your Tires.” Prepare to Win, Carroll Smith, Chapter
7, “The Wheels ...

Fast Car Physics

Author: Chuck Edmondson
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801898234
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Water on the track cools the tires, forcing the designers to move to an even softer
compound. The intermediates have an optimal temperature performance below
that of the dry tires. The addition of a shallow tread pattern improves its ability to
combat standing water on the track. The drivers move slightly off the normal
driving line to avoid oil fioating up off of the track surface. Paul Haney, in his
excellent book The Racing and High Performance Tire, points out that what the
drivers ...

Porsche High Performance Driving Handbook

Author: Vic Elford
ISBN: 9781616730550
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vvv Today's Bridgestone Blizzak tire provides all-around high performance in
winter conditions. As with virtually all high- performance tires today, they are
directional, meaning they can be mounted to run in only one direction.
Bridgestone My DKW was the only one running in the British Rally championship,
so although I could compare my performance against other drivers in other cars, I
had no idea how I might fare against other DKWs. Until now I had largely
considered that the tires ...