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Tire Terminology...

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H-Rated A speed rating category for tires which is used on vehicles with a top speed up to 130 mph.
High Flotation Sizing System for Light Trucks A system using overall diameter in inches, section width in inches, type of tire construction, and rim diameter in inches (e.g.: 33x12.50R15LT).
High Pressure Die Cast A wheel manufacturing process using aluminum, alloys in special high pressure die casting machines.
Hub Centric A situation where the center bore hole of a wheel is made to match up with the hub diameter of the vehicle; the wheel is then centered by the center hole, rather than the lug nuts.
Hydroplaning Loss of traction at high speeds caused by a wedge of water which lifts a tire off the road surface.
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Idler Arm A device attached to the frame of the car which duplicated the movement of the Pitman arm and keeps the center link aligned.
Imbalance A non-uniform distribution of mass in a tire and wheel assembly about its axis of rotation.
Independent Suspension A suspension system in which the front or rear pair of wheels of a car are independently connected to the frame or underbody. In this system, deflection of the wheel on one side will not affect the wheel on the other side.
Inertia The tendency of any mass at rest to stay motionless, or any mass which is moving to remain moving in a straight-line.
Inner liner The layers of low permeability rubber which are laminated to the inside of a tubeless tire to insure the air retention quality of the tire body.
ISCA International Show Car Association.
 

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