|Barry's Tire Tech|
This is a series of articles on the technical aspects of tires, their care and usage.
My primary purpose in these articles is to help people understand tires and thereby reduce the risks we all face every day.
..........and since tires is just about the only thing I know about..........
Please drop me a note if you have a topic you want to see:Barry@BarrysTireTech.com
Links to Useful and Interesting Websites:
Useful Lists and Such:
Wheel-Size.com - A listing of the tire and wheel specifications of many vehicles on a worldwide basis. They have much more than just tire and wheel info.
TirePressure.org - Lots of tire load tables as well as some related charts. I prefer this website over others that have load tables
TirePressure.com - Tire load tables and some related charts. I'm not a great fan of how they organized this.
Firestone Recommended Tire Pressures - A way to find the specified tire pressure for vehicles. I'm assuming these are US only vehicles. I've by-passed the main site and linked directly to the selection page. The main site is a consumer portal for their repair services.
Tire Rack's Main Page - I use the main page to research what's available. But the links below are likely more useful.
Top Tire Review: EU Tire Label Database - This is a database of EU Tire Labels. This database might get updated from time to time.Barry's Tire Tech: EU Tire Label Database - This is the same database as immediately above, but my own copy in case that webpage disappears. I probably won't be updating the database very often.
Top Tire Review: UTQG Rating Database - This is a database of UTQG ratings. This database might get updated from time to time.Barry's Tire Tech: UTQG Database - This is the same database as immediately above, but my own copy in case that webpage disappears. I probably won't be updating the database very often.
Code Table.net - This is a list of codes for special symbols
USE THIS ONE!! Alt-Codes.net - This is a list of Alt Key Codes - they also list Decimal () and Hex () codes,
Tire Standardizing Organizations and Related:
The Tire and Rim Association (TRA) - The US based tire standardizing organization
The European Tyre and Rim Technical Organization (ETRTO) - The Europe based tire standardizing organization
The Japanese Automobile Tyre Manufacturers Association (JATMA) - The Japanese tire standardizing organization
USTMA (US Tire Manufacturers Association, formerly the RMA - Rubber Manufacturers Association) - The trade organization for companies that manufacture tires in the US. They have many useful publications, most of them free!
European Tyre & Rubber Manufacturers Association (ETRMA) - The trade organization for companies that manufacture tires and rubber products in Europe
Tire and Rubber Association of Canada (TRAC) - The organization that represents companies involved in tires and rubber products in Canada
Tire Industry Association (TIA) - An international organization headquartered in the US that represents tire dealers, tire manufacturers, and related groups, probably best known for their training classes and manuals.
Friends and Colleagues:RV Tire Safety - Roger is a retired tire engineer. His site is devoted to RV owners.Tire Terrain - Emre is in Turkey and publishes comparisons.Top Tire Review - Edwin is in Malayasia and publishes comparisons.
Tire News:Tire Business - US based tire newspaper with, of course, a US emphasis.Tyre News UK - UK based tire newspaper with, of course, a UK emphasis.Tire Technology International magazine - News magazine with a decided technical orientations.
Discussions about Tires:Bob is the Oil Guy: Tires and Wheels - This is a website that primarily deals with oil and related products, but they have lots of discussion forums. This link takes you to the "Tires and Wheels" section. I hang out there a lot.
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