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Old 02-19-2001, 01:52 PM   #1
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What is the deal with those incredibly thin tires?

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Old 02-19-2001, 01:54 PM   #2
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They are studded snow tyres..

thinner = better as they cut down through the snow rather than ride on top of it.

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Old 02-19-2001, 01:55 PM   #3
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Snow tires.

All the manufacturers run thin tires on snow, it prevents the snowboard effect of a wider tire. They get plenty of traction from the thin ones, they're heavily studded. I remember an interview where Colin (then with Subaru) remarked that they had more traction on snow than on most gravel stages.

[edit] rsquire! you beat me to it!

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Old 02-19-2001, 01:55 PM   #4
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Thin tires = better traction on snow and ice. Wide tires are like snowshoes, they ride on top of the snow instead of cutting thru.
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Old 02-19-2001, 01:57 PM   #5
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ice tires....
best stuff for the ice!!!


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Old 02-19-2001, 01:57 PM   #6
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exactly, why do you think snow shoes are so wide, they distribute the weight over a larger surface so you don't fall through. Well, these skinny tires do the exact opposite. the make it so the tire digs right in to the ground for better traction.
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Old 02-19-2001, 01:58 PM   #7
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Snow tires are also skinny.
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Old 02-19-2001, 02:01 PM   #8
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Where did you get that magazine?
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Old 02-19-2001, 02:11 PM   #9
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Old 02-19-2001, 02:13 PM   #10
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http://ewa1.com/mags.html

Please, have fun. A $60 a year subscription is not something I can afford.

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PS: Gimme some info out of your new mags if u subscribe.
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Old 02-19-2001, 02:31 PM   #11
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i have a subscription too. it's very good, EWA is local to me. i also subscibe to Motorsport and Evo; both good reads.
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Old 02-19-2001, 02:41 PM   #12
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hehehe i got one

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