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Are Tires Really Narrower and More Fuel Efficient?

Pulished on Apr. 20, 2020

As a Tires for Skid Steer Wholesale, share with you. In this era of increasingly expensive gasoline, the car owners also broke their hearts in order to save fuel, such as reducing wind resistance, reducing the body weight, etc., and even more to reduce the rolling resistance of Solid Skid Steer Tires directly. Compared with the original narrower tires to achieve fuel-saving purposes, but is this really good?

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Definition of tire width

First of all, the tire width of 225 mm is a watershed. It can be understood that those with a diameter greater than or equal to 225 mm are wide tires, and those with a diameter of less than 225 are narrow tires. Mini cars are between 125 and 155 mm, and small cars are between 165 and 195 mm. The compact car is probably between 195 and 225 mm.

Wide tires

From the physics we have learned, the wider the tire, the larger the contact area with the ground, which increases the friction with the ground. This undoubtedly makes the tire's grip stronger, and also during braking and turning More stable, driving will be more stable. If you think that the wider the tires, the better, then you are wrong! Because the contact area between the crown and the ground is large, the tire noise generated in this way will also increase, and the resistance of the tire will be greater, and the fuel consumption will be higher.

Narrow tires

Contrary to wide tires, narrow tires can make speed faster, tire noise is smaller, and fuel consumption will be lower. But the braking performance will not be too good. For example, for economy cars, the tires are generally narrower due to the bodywork, so although the fuel economy is saved, the handling is greatly reduced. This is the reason.

Can a wide tire be downgraded to a narrow tire?

The answer is yes, but this is premised.

1. If you want to change at least two, you must use the same size tires for the coaxial, otherwise it will cause partial wear and the vehicle will run away;

2. You can't downgrade too much. For example, if your original tire width is 225, it will definitely not work if it becomes 195 at once. It's OK to solve temporary problems in a short time, but it won't work for a long time. It is recommended that the general reduction not exceed 20 mm.

in conclusion:

Replacing narrow tires can indeed reduce fuel consumption, and once replaced with narrow tires, it is necessary to consider whether the tires can bear the weight of the vehicle. The big tires of the car are small. If the vehicle is overloaded, the tires may not be able to bear. "If it explodes directly, it will also cause hidden dangers.

Therefore, in the process of daily replacement of Skid Loader Tires, it is still recommended to replace the same model. According to your own needs, you want to save fuel, want to be more wear-resistant, want to be more quiet, and change a brand when you change the tire. Do not blindly change the size of the tire, after all, the tire is to ensure the safety of the vehicle, and you must pay attention when changing it!


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