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Last Post 04/07/2008 3:32 PM by  sub-t
side facing inwards/outwards
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02/02/2008 10:08 AM

    I have some used kumho victoracers.  Question is, what would be the effects of mounting these with the labeled "side facing inwards" on the outside?  Is there any tire construction difference between the inside and outside, or is it just the tread block design?

    These tires still have lots of potential life, but the outside tread is worn and the inside tread looks brand new.  They were run on a dry auto-x track and were not shaved.  Guessing 2 to 4 events on them.

     

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    03/23/2008 12:45 PM
    I guess we'll never know.
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    03/23/2008 8:33 PM
    People flip tires all the time.
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    03/23/2008 9:38 PM
    Yep, just flip them... Maybe it's just a rumor, but IIRC the old Victoracers used the same mold on both sidewalls... so both sides say it ... or something like that
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    03/23/2008 10:52 PM
    MotorWeek and some other car mags tested tires with directional tread to see if they were too out for wrong mounting and found there was no real difference to a normal driver in normal street driving situations.  If not directional for comp switch and run'em til they drop.
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    04/07/2008 3:32 PM

    Thanks for the responses.
    After reading up on the Victoracers, I found that the outer edges weren't as worn as I had thought.  Brand new, the outside block grooves are only 1/32
    I just bought some Azenis, so look for the Victoracers in the classifieds section.
     

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