"Yokohama Advan ACY-255 and Super E-Spec"
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Yokohama Advan ACY-255 and Super E-Spec
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>> Okay folks, let's talk tire tech here at the SEMA [assumed spelling] show in Las Vegas. Here's Yokahama's new tire for the Mini Cooper. You just need one. Kidding. It's actually the tire for a Boeing Triple Seven. Look at this big guy. The casing is strong enough to hold forty eight tons of load. That's like a fully loaded semi that had just one tire, this could do it. They can re-groove this thing or re-tread it three times. And by the way, tread life about eight thousand miles, a half a mile at a time as it skids in for landings over and over. Now let's get serious, check this out. Here's a big new truck tire that will be for real. This is meant to replace the duals on big commercial semi rigs. So instead of running two tires to carry that load, you have one. It's kind of a green argument. Don't go through more casings than you have to that are gonna eventually end up in landfills or who knows where else. Now check out a real green story. Now this tire is for your typical passenger car, so let's get real here. It's called the Super E Spec, and the E is yeah, E. It's a green tire. Instead of using petroleum and rubber, they use citrus oil and natural rubber. So the Petro chemicals come out. They same it performs like a regular old tire, and no you don't get lemony fresh burnouts, but you don't get these gummy, stick, Petro-based tires filling up landfills. I'll tell you this. It definitely feels different to the hand. I don't know how it performs, but it's a little less tacky or rubbery than you know, all the other rubber Petro-based tires here. So that's the Yokahama Super E Spec with super nano power rubber. Lot of supers in there, but it is a Japanese product, so no surprise. First citrus oil based tire we know of.
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