Posted by Tire Guy on September 14, 1999 at 16:48:26:
In Reply to: correct information on reversing tires> whitewall in posted by Mr. Parsegian on September 07, 1999 at 16:07:55:
The information you give is incorrect. Due to tire gometry it is very unwise to turn your sidewall outward when mounting. The should always be turned inward. The increase in density do to rotational forces causes the rubber in the compound to bend slightly proportional to the direction of torque applied. When this torque is over stated as in a cornering or hard braking situation it causes the stress forces to increase even more in a lateral direction to the tread design. Using this information it is quite clear that reversing the sidewall would create a dangerous situation when the converging forces of side vectors meet the linear forces of tread movement. This is all too evedent if you examine a tire that has blown out.
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