Description of Yokohama iceGUARD SUV G075 245/70 R16 107Q winter
The Yokohama Ice Guard SUV G075 winter tire was developed to replace the Geolandar I/T-S, a popular model that had some drawbacks. The most significant of these were grip properties, significantly improved in the novelty. The use of the latest technologies and materials allowed it to surpass its predecessor in most other driving characteristics.
Universal drainage grooves To a large extent, grip on winter surfaces has been improved due to the multifunctionality of the grooves running between the blocks and ribs of the tread. In addition to drainage, these elements perform other functions. In particular, the longitudinal grooves of the zigzag shape, providing a contact patch with additional edges, improve grip on an icy surface. In addition, this design at their intersections allows the tread to better cling to the snowy surface, due to the ability to grip and hold snow.
High control accuracy Another advantage over the previous model is the increased control accuracy. This parameter was also improved due to the features in the design of the running part of the tread. A wide, unbreakable rib runs along its center, resistant to deformation, like the shoulder blocks. These elements provide a faster transfer of transverse acceleration forces to the supporting frame elements. As a result, the tire reacts almost instantly to the actions of the driver, giving the process of driving a car with precision and transparent feedback.
Sipes in all areas of the treadCompared to the previous model, the sipe density has been significantly increased. The miniature slots are spaced a few millimeters apart, as are the engagement edges they form. This was made possible thanks to the 3D design of the lamellas. This design prevents them from closing under the influence of the weight of the car, and in addition, it limits the mobility of the blocks, which has a positive effect on handling and maneuverability on various types of surface.
Optimized Rubber CompoundMost of the traction on ice comes not from tread design, but from some of the properties of the rubber compound. It contains components that allow the tire to absorb moisture from an icy surface. Such "drying" of the contact patch ensures 100% use of all the possibilities of the running part of the tread. In addition, the composition of the compound includes special polymers. With their help, the tire literally sticks to the icy surface, fitting even the smallest bumps as tightly as possible. This property is maintained even at very low ambient temperatures. Evaluate the effectiveness, in fact, of the new compound can be based on test results. Compared to its predecessor, this model demonstrates a quarter shorter stopping distance on ice.
Features of Yokohama Ice Guard SUV G075:universal grooves for account