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post #7 of (permalink) Old 26th February 2006
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L20, If a tyre manufacturer had the same size in standard and in extra load, I doubt the compound would be changed. However, if one were made for the replacement market only and one was made for an Original Equipment supply then these could have different compounds, which would not only have different wear but also other different characteristics, e.g Wet grip, dry grip etc. When I say different apart from wear (which we all could quantify) the other differencies may only be perceptible by a trained test driver on a test circuit, you and me included, would probably not notice.

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