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Ich bin ein Berliner (archive)

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Posted by John F. Kennedy on March 10, 2001 at 02:09:43:

In Reply to: I Am On A Roll... posted by dpeete on March 08, 2001 at 15:07:36:


Sorry, another screw up...

A lighter wheel can result in more wheelspin and can allow a driver to "flatspot" the tires (hitting the brakes hard and causing the tire to lock up long enough to shave a flat spot on the tire). The Hoosiers are somewhat prone to doing this, especially on cars without ABS... but I have never driven them on a BMW.

The Hoosiers are great tires... they are the best out there. But they are a very technical tire. I know the conversation is more about rotating mass, but I figured someone might be interested in the further details.

Doug





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