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Tires are hiding lots of engineering secrets inside their black rubber casings, and the variations in tire builds are endless. Even the black rubber itself is full of high tech and carefully guarded secrets. Each component in the mix contributes a specific set of properties that the manufacturer wants in the finished tire. The hidden secrets of modern tires are...
Replacing a standard size steel wheel with the same size of cast light alloy wheel improves performance and road-holding considerably, without any reduction in comfort. Further improvement in road-holding comes with increased wheel size, combined with a corresponding reduction in the height of the tire walls, a procedure called “Plus-Sizing”.
Finding the right tire to fit on a vehicle is not easy. There are different profile tires, there are different rubber compounds and there are tire tread patterns for all kinds of weather conditions. The tires you buy must have a load rating and a speed classification that fit your vehicle.
Smart Car Fortwo was available in the following models:
ELECTRIC DRIVE • PASSION • PASSION 165 FRONT TIRE • PASSION 175 FRONT TIRE • PASSION CABRIO • PASSION CABRIO 165 FRONT TIRE • PASSION CABRIO 175 FRONT TIRE • PASSION CABRIO BRABUS • PASSION CABRIO STYLE PKG • PASSION STYLE PKG • PURE • REG