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Tire Terminology...

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Design Rim A rim with a specified width; used to measure tire dimensions.
Directional Stability The ability of a car to travel in a straight line with a minimum of driver control.
Dog Tracking A condition where the rear wheels do not follow the path of the front wheels.
DOT A tire branding symbol which denotes the tire meets requirements of the Department of Transportation.
Double A-Arm A suspension system which uses two "A"-shaped links or arms of unequal length to attach the upright supporting the wheels to the frame.
Drive Wheel Application Describes tires which are designed specifically for optimum performance on drive wheels.
Dual Compound Tread A tire tread with two rubber compounds.
Duals Two tire and wheel assemblies, mounted on one side of an axle.
Durometer A measure of the hardness of a rubber compound; its resistance to penetration of a spring-loaded blunt needle.
Dynamic Balance Balance in motion. The balance of a wheel while it is rotating. a condition in which a tire and wheel assemble has weight distributed equally on both sides of the wheel's axis of rotation.
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E.C.E. Symbol A tire performance certification based on regulations developed by the Economic Commission for Europe concerning physical dimensions, tire branding requirements, and high speed endurance.
Eccentric Mounting A condition in which a tire is unevenly mounted or cocked on the hub of a wheel.
ETRTO European Tire and Rim Technical Organization.
Extra Load A P-metric tire with a maximum inflation of 41 psi. This higher pressure than a standard loaded tire permits a greater load capacity.
Extrusion The process of forcing a material through an orifice to obtain a length of material; used to fabricate tire components.
 

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