Tire Rack - Testing Value-Priced Max Performance Summer Tires
When looking for a value, one doesn't often find maximum performance. And when you want the absolute maximum in performance, it's rare to find a real value.
There's a group of value-priced tires delivering handling that lands them solidly in our Max Performance Summer category. But how well do they combine a blend of excellent traction and reasonable pricing?
Tire Rack - Testing Max Performance Summer Tires
We always look forward to testing Max Performance Summer tires — the
proverbial running shoes for cars. They're the pinnacle in tire technology,
blending the latest in tread compounds and internal components with highly
To find out how they drive, we selected several of the best and two of the
newest to compare.
Tire Rack - High Performance All-Season Tire Test
As more and more cars are originally equipped with High Performance
All-Season tires, tire manufacturers continue to develop new or expand
existing lines to include an offering in this category.
Firestone recently introduced the Firehawk Wide Oval AS, and we wanted to
test the V-speed rated Goodyear Eagle GT. So we set out to get a better
understanding of how these tires performed against some category standouts.
Tire Rack - Winter Testing at the Arctic Circle: Studdable Winter/Snow
Once again from Northern Sweden, home to a number of great winter test
sites and plenty of snow and ice, we tested a tires ability to accelerate,
brake and drive through the Arctic snow and on ice.
This round included several Studdable Winter / Snow tires, each featuring
deep treads molded in aggressive patterns designed to dig their way through
the snow while including molded-in holes to insert optional metal studs for
enhanced ice traction. We compared the General Altimax Arctic (both
unstudded and studded) along with unstudded Firestone Winterforce and
Pirelli Winter Carving Edge tires.
Tire Rack Tire Test - Winter/Snow vs. All-Season vs. Summer Tires on Ice
First we compared all-season and winter/snow tire performance on our snowy
test track. Now watch as Tire Rack compares the difference between
winter/snow tires, all-season tires and summer tires by evaluating
acceleration, stopping and cornering capabilities — this time using an
ice rink as our test track.
Winter Tyres v Summer Tyres: the Truth! - Auto Express
Fore more videos visit: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/videos/
British motorists tend to run summer tyres on their cars all year round,
regardless of the weather. However, as our exclusive comparison test shows,
this can be very dangerous.
We headed to Sweden to compare the performance of summer tyres with winter
tyres on snow and the results were quite shocking.
HF Tire Changer
This is longer than I wanted it to be. They say the devil's in the
details, so for someone who's never used a manual tire changer, this may be
The first few seconds show quick snapshots of the process so you can see if
it's has the info you're looking for.
For a safer way to get the bead to seal, check out joshuaburks' vid
For dimension on the changer and the tool holder, here's another vid.....
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Hankook Tire: The Future of Tyre Design
The high performance tyre of the future will be very different to the tyres
we drive on today, if the results of a recent design competition are a
A Hankook Tire competition in the US has challenged some of the country's
brightest industrial design students to imagine the role of tyres in
automotive design from new angles.
The winning entry by University of Cincinnati student Ben Zavala took the
brief somewhat literally, with his Tiltread car tyre rolling into corners
at an angle like a motorcycle tyre.
Zavala's breakthrough idea was to split the tyre into three parallel ring
sections, each mounted on a corresponding split section of wheel.
As the wheel turns and leans, the three tyre sections are individually
raised or lowered, allowing them all to maintain traction with the road
Tiltread's wheels are hubless and contain an electric drive motor which
varies power to each tyre section, allowing the sections to spin at
different rates during cornering.
University of Cincinnati associate professor Ralph Zammit said the
competition demonstrated just how great an impact improvement in tyre
design could have upon the overall efficiency, ecology and economy of road
"Hankook proposed a very challenging assignment that provided the students
with real-world insights as to how tyres are currently designed,
manufactured and the performance issues they must address," said associate
"Students were especially encouraged to consider sustainability needs such
as reducing and reusing raw materials."
Second place in the competition was taken by Mark Hearn who imagined an
off-road tyre called Motiv, which features numerous height-variable,
non-pneumatic tread blocks that can adapt to extremely rough terrain
without risk of blow-out.
Third-placed Miranda Steinhauser's proposal for an eco-friendly tyre also
impressed the competition judges.
The Tessela tyre's easily removable tread components allow consumers to
replace worn-out tread when required, rather than the whole tyre carcass,
reducing tyre waste and landfill.
Models of the first, second and third placed tyres were displayed on the
Hankook stand at the 2012 SEMA automotive show in Las Vegas.
Hankook Ventus S1 noble2 Features & Technology
The new Hankook Ventus S1 noble2 (H452) represents the ideal balance of an
ultra-high performance tyre, without compromise in safety, and will be one
of Hankook Tyre Australia's volume selling tyres.
The S1 noble2 features a triple-radius profile that maintains maximum grip
under ultra high performance all-season driving conditions, and offers
lower rolling resistance for increased fuel efficiency. The tyre was also
developed through the use of 3D vibration analysis technology which
produces an advanced mould profile, designed to deliver uniform contact
pressure on the tyre's centre and shoulder blocks for secure braking
performance. Straight rib blocks are applied to the outside of the tyre to
reduce road noise.
Advanced 3D 'kerfs' have also been applied to the tyre to reinforce winter
traction and prevent wear without hampering wet and dry handling
The S1 Noble2 is available in 16-inch to 20-inch sizes, from 215 to 245
cross section, with aspect ratios of 40 to 55 and a W (270km/h) speed
rating. Priced from just $160 (incl. GST), this will allow entry into the
Hankook Great V8 promotion, until Jan 31, 2014, for as little as $640 for
the purchase of four S1 noble2 tyres.
For more information on the Hankook Ventus S1 noble2, visit
Hankook Tyre Comparison
A car wearing worn tyres which are low on air pressure will take almost two
full car lengths longer to stop from 100km/h on a wet road. This video
shows the results of a test just released.
The leading Australian tyre and suspension engineer who conducted the
tests, Graeme Gambold, says: "That's the difference between going straight
through the intersection, straight into the car or truck in front of you,
or hitting a pedestrian -- it's that significant,"
Tyremaker Hankook commissioned to conduct the braking tests as part of its
tyre safety public awareness campaign called Pump it Up.
How to stretch a tire... and how you don't.
First time we had to use fire to make a tire stretch out.
Stretching 195/45R15s on 9Jx15 BBS RMs.
Didn't work at first, but we got there!
As more and more people cry about handling and whatever when it comes to
These wheels will be going on a stanced out 1986 Scirocco 16V weekend
It's meant to look good in the first place, handling just comes second.
Stretching tires that much will make the handling in fast corners
worse...normal driving you won't notice any difference though.
On my MKIII GTI, I run 195/40s on 9" wide rims for daily use and meetings,
while I run 215/35s on 9" wide rims for track use (see my onboard videos on
215s will just stretch slightly on 9", stiffening the sidewall up only a
little, giving you a more direct steering, while still allowing fast
In combination with harder rubber bushings, more stiff suspension setup and
unbiall top mounts, etc.etc. this results in an almost GoKart like, very
direct handling...sure not the fastest setup, but fast and fun enough for
DIY: Wrapping Rims in Matte Black Vinyl
I wanted to try a new style for my winter rims, and instead of pinting them
i wrapped them in vinyl, Costs about $10 a rim.
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/321097538225 This short video shows you how to wrap
a rim quickly(sped up 3x), There really is no downfall to doing this, faster and cheaper then painting, the
vinyl only weighs .4 ounces or about 50 grams. and thats spread out
throughout the rim and if you dont like it then just peal it off. If you
want more info or you want to buy some vinyl contact me at
email@example.com Or come contact me at 8thcivic.com please don't send a
message though youtube, I don't come here often.
Check it out on ebay for the full written DIY.
Or visit my ebay page at
and scroll down to Matte Black Vinyl Rim Wrap 6x 24"x24"
Also the first song uses is a
-rusko remix its rusko hold on sub focus remix, the second song is
-supersonic the world of discotronic and the last song is the classic
-chemical brothers hay boy hay girl with a dunstep remix.