Many of the Outrigger tires were designed for certain Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) based on design and efficiency needs they had for the devices they made. Because OTR Wheel Engineering has the tire engineers as well as the resources to design as well as develop its own tire molds, building new tires for particular niche markets is much easier. One more reason why there are a lot of unique dimensions in the family. With everything the Outrigger tires with the R4 tread possess kept an unique look or look that makes then standout from various other off the roadway tires in the market area.
There are 2 standard types of tire building and construction– radial and also bias– that need to be thought about when picking either a substitute tire for sure applications or when spec’ ing new tires on an initial devices car.
Bias ply tires are constructed of overlapping crossed layers of cord material and are typically made with nylon, polyester, or other materials. The crossed plies run on an angled from tire bead to tire bead and also make up an usually rigid sidewall area. Sometimes, extra crossed plies or breakers are made use of under the tread location to further tense the crown area as well as provide better wear resistance or various other performance criteria (such as puncture resistance, etc.).
Bias Ply Tire Considerations
• stiffer sidewalls provide better vehicle driver handling/feel
• reduced susceptibility to sidewall snags/hazards/rusting
• reduced preliminary tire acquisition rate
Radial ply tires are made with the cord material running in a radial or direct line from bead (at 90 levels to the centerline of the tire), and are generally made with one steel body ply or numerous body plies of other products. Under the tread area, the radial tire generally has 3 or four crossed plies or belts made of steel cord to maintain the crown location and supply far better puncture resistance. The radial sidewall location is typically less stiff than the bias ply sidewall, though the tread location is normally much stiffer. Bias ply tires have actually been designed for many years to do in several kinds of applications from all-highway to on-off road, to all off-road solution conditions. With the introduction of the radial tire and a few of its inherent advantages, the bias tire is now utilized much less frequently in long run over-the-road applications. Radial tires commonly are used in applications where warmth accumulation with bias ply tires is a problem. With the many improvements to radial tire building and construction made in the last few years, the radial tire is now used in virtually all kinds of company problems.
Radial Tire Considerations
• much better tread wear performance
• higher possibility for retreading
• much more energy reliable
• reduced susceptibility to tread slits
• far better grip qualities
Tubeless as well as Tube-Type Tires
The tubeless tire is similar in building and construction to a tube-type tire, except that a thin layer of air as well as dampness immune rubber is used on the within the tubeless tire from bead to bead to get an inner seal of the housing. This eliminates the requirement for a tube and also flap. Both sorts of tires require different rim arrangements: the tubeless tire utilizes a single-piece wheel; as well as the tube-type tire necessaries a multi-piece wheel setting up
Tubeless Tire Attributes vs. Tube-type:
• much less complicated mounting procedure because of use of a single-piece wheel
• reduced weight with lighter tire/ wheel setting up
• much less maintenance of components as well as lowered components supply
• boosted bead longevity potential from less brake drum heat arising from higher wheel clearance
• enhanced crown and sidewall toughness potential from cooler running tubeless case
• far better lateral security from lower area elevation
• lowered downtime from slits
Low Profile Tires
Low aspect ratio tires are a classification of radial tubeless tires which feature section widths wider than their area height. The ratio of tire area elevation to area size for these low aspect ratio tires are typically 65% or reduced. Low aspect ratio tires have much shorter sidewall heights and wider tread widths than their “standard” aspect ratio tire equivalents.
These differences result in the following tire characteristics:
• enhanced tread wear (much less irregular wear) on guide as well as trail axles
• lighter weight
• enhanced security and handling from higher lateral spring rate
• better vulnerability to sidewall visual damages