Choosing the right tyre - Treadwear?
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    Default Choosing the right tyre - Treadwear?

    Apart from reading through everyone's opinions on tyres, might it also be good to look at a few specifications on the tyre in order to get one that performs well?

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    Apart from the right size & load rating, is there only the treadwear?
    I cant really find any figures on treadwear on different tyres on manufacturer sites, & general info on what it means!
    How is treadwear scaled? (linear, logarithmic?)

    Also would choosing a similar tread pattern to a known "good" tyre be a wise idea (if only they imported SX-GTs!!!)

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    Wheels have tested cheap P6000 copies from India... they performed quite badly indeed. So tread matters less than the actual compound used.

    This might be what you're looking for...

    http://www.tireguides.com/tip8.html

    I don't find treadwear to be a particularly useful indicator of tyre performance. Tyres which exceed your load rating requirements should make for a better tyre.

    Interesting that RSC owners rave on about the SX-GT so much, yet that same tyre on a Xsara VTS doesn't get much praise at all. Certainly the VTS at Wakefield was hampered by this tyre.
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    ummm i was talking about the treadwear figure on the sidewall... i thought it might give an indication about how soft the compond is?
    or am i completely off track....

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    Quote Originally Posted by nate
    ummm i was talking about the treadwear figure on the sidewall... i thought it might give an indication about how soft the compond is?
    or am i completely off track....
    Yep, lower the number the softer the compound
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