On Sat, 26 Nov 2005 01:00:04 +0100 (CET), Nomen Nescio
>Pebbles catch in the fine sipes of modern tires and are carried in the
>tread. As the tire rolls, they abrade the roadways.
>Earlier tire designs use coarse zig-zag treads that cannot pick up small
>Car manufacturers should specify tire tread designs that do no degrade the
>roads. Only rubber compound should contact the roadways.
I've been picking pea gravel out of tires for about 4 decades. I'd be
far more concerned with
a) how well they shed water to prevent hydroplaning
b) how well they grip the road
c) chains and spikes from snow tires
d) heavy trucks on not very thick roadways
e) even, where I live, the nature of the soil; it's very brittle and
continuously slipping down the mountainsides, or washing out under the
1965 Ford Mustang Fastback 2+2, Vintage Burgundy
w/Black Std Interior, A Code 289 C4 Trac-Lok;
Vintage 40 16" rims w/225/50ZR16 KDWS BF Goodrich
gForce Radial T/As, Cobra drop; surround sound
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