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Old 11-26-2004, 09:35 PM   #1
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Default Telling vehicles apart in rain performance?

I've been wondering this for a while as I've been putting a lot of miles on lately and notice a lot of different vehicles throw up a great difference in water off the road. I'm wondering if a better rain tire throws up more or less water off the road? Or does it really matter? Just a general question.
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Old 11-27-2004, 11:45 AM   #2
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Better rain tires throw up more spray... it should theoretically but really hard to quantify and compare between tires. I guess you could say that a really well designed, and grippy rain tire really just a slick tire with an amazing water pump fitted to the contact patch.

When you watch F1 telecasts during a race in the rain they always throw in the technical tid-bit on how many "x" gallons of water/minute the tires are designed to pump at racing speeds. It's clear to see they do seeing how much spray they throw, and how quickly the track dries.
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