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Old 01-03-2009, 07:24 PM   #1
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Default Oval "Holes" of varying depth on Direzza Z1 SS Center Strip?

Ive noticed on mine and all other Dunlop Direzza Sport Z1 Star Spec, along the center tread strip, there are 4 sets, 3 holes each, varying depth. What are these for?


2nd tire from top, 2 sets are visible, 3rd tire from top, 1 set is visible.


Pretty visible here
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Old 01-03-2009, 08:30 PM   #2
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i dont know but i just got my tires yesterday and saw those.. maybe something to show how much to shave down the tire?
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thats where they stick the sensors for the gov't to see how fast you drive.
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thats where they stick the sensors for the gov't to see how fast you drive.
Thats what i heard...from a valid source
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Old 01-04-2009, 10:44 AM   #5
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They look like tread depth holes. Stick something in them, they should be differing depths.
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They look like tread depth holes. Stick something in them, they should be differing depths.
Correct. All 3 are different depths. They are to see how much depth you have left.
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Correct. All 3 are different depths. They are to see how much depth you have left.
For what purpose, though? Its much easier to measure thread depth in the wide tread voids than those tiny holes.

They are, of varying depths.
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For what purpose, though? Its much easier to measure thread depth in the wide tread voids than those tiny holes.

They are, of varying depths.


is it easier to just LOOK at the tire and tell whats left or is it easier to have to actually MEASURE them???




this thread DELIVERS
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No, but since those aren't labeled it's easier to measure than it is to find your tire owners manual and look it up.


I like the nokian ones, they have the number of millimeters of tread left stamped in the tire in a similar manner - the largest number showing is the amount of tread you have left.
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No, but since those aren't labeled it's easier to measure than it is to find your tire owners manual and look it up.

i guess the Dunlop people have ASSumed that the idiots buying these tires are smart enough to figure it out without using any tire owners manual

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I'm with Scotty.

3 holes = more than 3/4 tread
2 holes = more than 1/2 tread
1 hole = more than 1/4 tread
0 holes = buy new tires.
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I'm with Scotty.

3 holes = more than 3/4 tread
2 holes = more than 1/2 tread
1 hole = more than 1/4 tread
0 holes = buy new tires.
the clarity of thought(or lack of stupidity, whichever you want to call it) here is JUST PERFECT

BRILLIANT - BRILLIANT

WHO woulda THOUGHT.....I mean REALLY?!!??!?!?!?!?!
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