GT Radial Tire

Between passenger vehicles and SUVs, there are two major distinctions. The first is a design issue: SUVs are built in much the same way as passenger vehicles, with the exception that they are usually heavier and have front or all-wheel drive.

The design intent is the second distinction. Passenger vehicles are meant to transport passengers on paved roads; SUVs are built to transport passengers or goods over a range of terrains. These distinctions are mirrored in their separate tire types as well as other areas of vehicle design.

Basic Tire Distinctions

SUV tires are often bigger and heavier than passenger vehicle tires, with a knobbier tread pattern that is more suited to occasional off-roading than passenger car tires. Car tires are typically designed to give a smooth ride on paved roads, with the tread pattern designed to drain water away from the tire-to-road contact patches at high speeds.

Compounds of Rubber

To withstand increased frictional wear, a vehicle’s weight necessitates a harder rubber compound. As an example, a 2000 lb. A race car’s tires are extremely sticky to grip the road for cornering, a tractor trailer’s tires are concrete-hard for extended life, and the world’s largest vehicles (trains) use metal wheels. Harder rubber compositions have a trade-off: because rubber requires a certain degree of elasticity to grip the road, a harder compound provides less cornering grip and braking than a softer one.

Construction of the Sidewalls

If all other factors were equal, an SUV’s sidewalls (the vertical part of the tire that connects the tread to the rim) would flex much more under cornering. Tire engineers use thicker rubber in the tire sidewalls to combat the effects of sidewall flex under the SUV’s heavier weight. Though thicker sidewalls would provide for a rougher ride in and of itself, the greater height of an SUV tire allows it to flex more under load, neutralizing the impact.

Patterns of tread

The lateral grooves on passenger vehicle tires are often more swept-back than those on SUV tires. This increases the tire’s dry-road grip by allowing more rubber to contact the road at any given point. To boost the pound-per-square-inch force where the tire hits the ground, SUV tires often feature more squared-off tread blocks. This helps SUV tires to dig into tough terrain for traction, rather than skimming over it like a car tire.

Rating of Speed

The speed rating of SUV tires will be lower than that of passenger car tires. This is due in part to the tire’s knobby tread, which is less capable of dissipating the sustained heat of high speed than a car tire’s larger tread blocks

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