FIGHT OF THE FIFTIES

Tests on forty expensive low-profile radial tires are described. Four general conclusions are noted: it is necessary to accept some sacrifice of wet performance to reap the best possible dry-pavement performance and vice versa; European tire makers place a higher priority on wet performance than American and Japanese makers; Japanese brands have made impressive headway since the last tests; there is little correlation between price and overall performance. Specific tire by tire descriptions are presented.

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  • Corporate Authors:

    DCI, Incorporated

    1515 Broadway
    New York, NY  United States  10036
  • Authors:
    • Csere, C
    • Sherman, D
  • Publication Date: 1986-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 42-47,
  • Serial:
    • Car and Driver
    • Volume: 31
    • Issue Number: 8
    • Publisher: Ziff-Davis Publishing Company
    • ISSN: 0008-6002

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00495747
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-039 637
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jul 31 1990 12:00AM